ADDITIONAL READING OPTIONS
Bolen, Jean Shinoda. Goddesses in Every Woman. New York: Harper &
Borysenko, Joan. A Woman’s Journey to God. New York: Riverhead Books,
Chittister, Joan, Heart of Flesh: A Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
Duerk, Judith. I Sit Listening to the Wind: Woman’s Encounter Within Herself
San Diego: LuraMedia, 1993.
Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories
of the Wild Woman Archetype. Ballantine Books, 1992.
Godwin, Gail. Evensong: A Novel. Ballantine Books, 1999.
Killen, Patricia O’Connell. Finding Our Voices: Women, Wisdom, and Faith
New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1997. McGehee, J. Pittman and Thomas, Damon J. The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2009
Palmer, Parker J. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
Umansdky, Ellen and Ashton, Diane, eds. Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s
Spirituality: A Sourcebook, 1960-1990. Beacon Press, 1992.
Winter, Miriam Therese. Defecting in Place: Women Claiming Responsibility
for Their Own Spiritual Lives. New York: Crossroad, 1994.
Belenky, Mary Field; Clinchy, Blythe McVicker; Goldberger, Nancy Rule;
Tarule, Jill Mattuck. Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind. Basic Books. 1997.
Harris-Perry, Melissa. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in
America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
Kahf, Mohja. The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf. New York: PublicAffairs, 2006.
Rosas, Liz Carson. August Freedom. Lexington KY, 2012
Schaef, Anne Wilson. Women’s Reality: An Emerging Female System in a
White Male Society. Minneapolis: Winston, 1981.
Baldwin, Christina and Linnea, Ann. The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.
Markham, Donna J. Spiritlinking Leadership: Working Through Resistance to Organizational Change. New York: Paulist Press, 1999.
Phillips, Jan. The Art of Original Thinking:The Making of a Thought Leader.
San Diego: 9th Element Press, 2006
Sinetar, Marsha. The Mentor’s Spirit: Life Lessons on Leadership and the Art
of Encouragement. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Wheatley, Margaret J. Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to
Restore Hope to the Future. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002.
Wheatley, Margaret J. Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.
Wilson, Marie C. Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change
Everything. New York: Penquin Books. 2004.
Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schussler. But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical
Interpretation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
Graff, Ann O’Hara, ed. In the Embrace of God: Feminist Approaches to
Theological Anthropology. New York: Orbis Books, 1995.
Hancock, E. Lee, ed. The Book of Women’s Sermons: Hearing God in Each
Other’s Voices. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999.
Johnson, Elizabeth. She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological
Discourse. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1996.
Reuther, Rosemary Radford and Keller, Rosemary Skinner, eds. In Our Own
Voices: Four Centuries of American Women’s Religious Writing. San Francisco: Harper, 1995.
Russell, Letty M. ed. Feminist Interpretation of the Bible. Phildelphia:
Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions. Harper San Francisco, 1991.
Winter, Miriam Therese. WomanWord: A Feminist Lectionary and Psalter.
Women of the New Testament. New York: Crossroad, 1990.
Winter, Miriam Therese. WomanWisdom: A Feminist Lectionary and Psalter.
Women of the Hebrew Scriptures: Part One. New York: Crossroad, 1991.
Winter, Miriam Therese. WomanWitness: A Feminist Lectionary and Psalter.
Women of the Hebrew Scriptures: Part Two. New York: Crossroad, 1992.
A study by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress released in 2009, reports both achievements and challenges as women now represent half of the workforce. The research reveals how the growth of women’s voices in the workplace has challenged the status quo: “What we heard loud and clear is that the Battle Between the Sexes is over… Now we’re engaged in Negotiation Between the Sexes. Virtually all married couples told the pollsters they’re negotiating the rules of their relationships, work, and family.” (The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, A study by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, edited by Heather Boushey and Ann O’Leary with Karen Skelton,Ed Paisley, Leslie Miller, and Laura Nichols, October 16, 2009)
Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller - Interactive Graphic at
Today’s woman in America has access to education, employment, and positions that were not available to our grandmothers. In spite of these advances, a woman’s paycheck continues to reflect real gender gaps. A typical full-time, full-year woman worker brings home 77 cents on the dollar, compared to her male colleagues (A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, p. 57). To view current pay discrepancies for specific professions go to Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com.htm to view The New York Times research data comparing payscales for a variety of positions from waitress to CEO.
“Women in the World Summit Starts Something in the Name of Freedom” by Mary Kate Cary
Inequality for women is not just an American reality, it is a global concern. Hillary Clinton recently addressed the Women in the World Summit, held March 12-14, 2010 in New York, stating, “Women’s rights are human rights. Women’s progress is human progress.” The Summit gathered women with influential voices from around the world to share stories of women making a difference. The message from the conference to young women is; while much has been gained and the glass ceiling reflects many cracks broken open by women’s relentless courage, passion and voice, there is still work to be done so that women around the world are safe from violence, have access to education, and their voices are heard.
Are Women Really Present Today in Leadership?
Barbara Kellerman, the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Harvard Business Review,
Kellerman assesses the current presence of women in leadership in the U.S. "I'm sick of hearing how far we've come. I'm sick of hearing how in some cases women are superseding men, progressing to positions of middle and upper management. Above all, I'm sick of hearing about the pipeline, about the path to the top supposedly thick with women who will, in the fullness of time, be rewarded for their patience and virture. The following fogures speak for themselves: Three percent of Fortune 500 companies are headed by women; 16.8 percent of members of the U.S. Congress are women' 7 percent of tenured engineering faculty in four-year institutions are women. The fact is that so far as leadership is concerned, women in nearly every realm are hardly any better off than they were a generation ago."
Campaign linking millions of efforts to end poverty for girls and boys in the world. Facts and information regarding global realities for girls and boys, mothers and fathers, towns and communities around our world.
IVoW EXPERIENCE READING LIST: 2012-13
Baldwin, Christina, Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture. New
York: Bantam Books, 1998.
Kidd, Sue Monk. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. San Francisco:
Knowlan, Amina, Matrix Communication Networks: Transforming Groups
Knowlan, Amina, Creating a High Feedback Culture: An Essential
Knowlan, Amina, Opening the Channels - weaving the Web: Forming a
Matrix of Person-to-Person Communication in the Eyes and Ears of the
Wheatley, Margaret J. Leadership and the New Science: Learning about
Organization from an Orderly Universe. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
Baldwin, Christina and Linnea, Ann, The Circle Way: A Leader in Every
Chair. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2010.
Duerk, Judith. Circle of Stones: Woman’s Journey to Herself. San
Francisco: Inner Ocean Publishing, 1989.
Flinders, Carol Lee. At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual
Hunger and a Feminist Thirst. San Francisco: Harper, 1998.
Hirshfield, Jane ed., Women in Praise of the Sacred. New York:
HarperCollins Press, 1995.
Kristof, Nicholas D. and WuDunn, Sheryl. Half the Sky. New York: Knopf,
Phillips, Jan, Divining the Body: Reclaim the Holiness of Your Physical Self.
Woodstock: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2005
Indiana Voices of Women, P.O. Box 2203, West Lafayette, IN 47996-2203 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Black women who perceive God more as mother than as father, and those who perceive God more as lover than as judge, are significantly more likely to feel called to reduce suffering and pain. This is powerful empirical evidence supporting the feminist claim that female imaging of God has an important influcence on the creative possibilities of believers. Those with a more womanist divine imagination are more likely to believe themselves responsible for moral and eithical action." Melissa Harris-Perry in Sister Citizen: Shame Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, p. 250.
"'It's not that a woman's voice is awrah normally,' Eyad said. 'It's just - well, you have to admit, Khadra, your voice when you're reading Quran with all the tajwid stuff is pretty awesome. I heard some of the guys talking about it. Talking about you. It's almost like, if some girl's singing in a sultry voice. You wouldn't want to do that would you? And I don't want to be put in that position, with guys listening to my sister and getting, well, almost turned on. Do you want me tohave to be in such an uncomfortable position?' Of course she didn't want to be seen as a vamp. A Quran-reciting vamp. She quit doing the recitation. In fact, she stopped going to CMC (Campus Muslim Center) meetings altogether for awhile." The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf, p. 204
A 2010 study reveals that the number of women in a group is linked to the group's effectiveness in solving difficult problems.
The Earth Institue, Columbia University
Educate a boy and you have educate an individual, educate a girl and you educate a community. African Proverb
Susan Karuti from Nairobi shares Millenium Village strategies for addressing the multiple factors which prevent girls from receiving educational resources.