Why Do Washington's Women Leaders Make Less? →
"Even as the government takes steps to reduce the pay disparity nationwide, the gender gap remains a reality at the highest-paying jobs at Washington’s top trade associations, professional societies, think tanks, labor unions, and public-interest groups. Men overwhelmingly hold more of the top jobs—and they’re better paid for their efforts."
"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited."
"A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships."
The independent bookstore lives! Why Amazon’s conquest will never be complete →
Borders might have gone the way of the buffalo, but indie booksellers are actually growing. Here’s why
Stop carving that gravestone. Brick-and-mortar bookstores aren’t dead, yet. On the contrary, independently owned bookstores are growing in number. According to the American Booksellers Association, since hitting a nadir in 2009, the number of indie bookstores in the U.S. has grown 19.3 percent, from 1,651 to 1,971. The current total is less than half the 1990s peak of around 4,000. But it still serves as a rebuke to the conventional wisdom that equates Amazon’s relentless rise with the inevitable death of the physical bookstore.
What explains this renaissance? The collapse of Borders in 2011 is one big piece of the puzzle. (Removing a dominant carnivore from the savannah gives all the other animals a little more breathing room.) The end of the recession also contributed to a more nurturing economic environment.
But there’s more to the story. There is increasing evidence that the same digital transformation that has so dramatically reshaped the publishing industry, and driven millions of consumers online, also paradoxically rewards locally rooted authenticity. Our digital tools are steering us toward brick-and-mortar stores that promise a more satisfactory consumer experience than either chain stores or online emporiums can provide.
In a world increasingly influenced by our social media interactions, it’s turning out there may well be enough room for the little guy to survive — and perhaps even thrive.
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We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Women of Achievement (YWA) Awards!
YWA is the annual celebration of highly talented up-and-coming young women leaders making a difference in the community. YWA acknowledges young (35 years of age or younger), pro-choice, Democratic women of excellence who have made strides in their field and a real difference in the world.
The 21st Annual YWA Awards will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1530 P Street NW.
As a WIN member, you have the privilege to nominate young women leaders you believe have made a real difference in the community. Awardees will be recognized in 6 categories:
- Women in the Choice Movement
- Community Organizing/Labor Work
- Service/Nonprofit Advocacy
- Political/Campaign Work
Click here to fill out a nominations form.