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    Each Day in America

    The Children’s Defense Fund is an over-40-year-old nonprofit organization advocating for children throughout the country, particularly poor children, children of color, and children with disabilities. It recently released The State of America’s Children 2017, a summary of national and state data measuring the status of children in 11 areas:  child population, child poverty, income and […]

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    A Report on Gender Diversity

    Last fall, McKinsey & Company released a report providing a look-back at 10 years of increasing gender diversity in the workplace and its contribution to the global economy. Women Matter: Ten Years of Insights on Gender Diversity highlights the company’s research on how to build gender parity in corporations, including chapters on “creating gender-neutral organizations” […]

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    Women’s History Month: Nevertheless, She Persisted

    March 1 marks the annual recognition of Women’s History Month, celebrating the courage and contributions of women throughout our history and today. First launched by the Education Task Force of Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women, “Women’s History Week” was chosen to be the week of March 8 which is also International […]

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    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    Chrysalis has long invested in a variety of violence prevention and awareness efforts and the organizations that deliver these services in Greater Des Moines. In 2013, Chrysalis partnered with Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines to create GirlPower, a Chrysalis After-School program intervention component that focuses on reducing dating and relationship violence among girls. Each […]

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    Marketing Trends for 2018

    Closing in on the end of the year, Chrysalis looks ahead for what are predicted to be marketing trends coming in the next year. Walter Thompson Intelligence is a company-driven practice to provide brand and business research, data, and analysis.  Its trend reports include Gender Bias in Advertising, the New Natural, and Food + Drink […]

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    Intersectionality of Gender and Race in US Health Outcomes

    CNN recently released a report on childbirth that presented a shocking statistic: between 700 and 1,200 women each year die from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the United States. This is more than anywhere else in the developed world. This fact is appalling in itself, but here’s even more for concern: black women are 3-4 […]

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    From Executive Director, Terry Hernandez, Revisiting Iowa View (2007)

    Key to our work is understanding that we may not be able to change the way society views and treats women; rather, we work to build the resilience, self-confidence, and “grit” that girls and women need to face any challenge. Much of this work early in my “Chrysalis career” was based on what I had […]

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    A Labor Day Message

    Labor Day is here: an occasion to honor working people throughout America, a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer, a time with family and/or friends. It’s also a reminder of how many people feel they are working harder than they ever had, but for less in return, including taking time off from work. […]

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    “Depictions, Perceptions, and Harm” In Advertising

    England’s watchdog for “truth in advertising” came out this week with strict new standards prohibiting ads that portray “potentially harmful” gender stereotypes. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the United Kingdom’s independent regulator of all media advertising.  Based in London, the agency enforces rules established by the Committee on Advertising Practice, looking to promote responsibility […]

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  • NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 9: Hundreds of tourists take photos of 'The Fearless Girl' statue as it stands across from the Wall Street's famous Charging Bull to draw attention to the gender equality and lack of female managers on March 09, 2017 in New York City, US. Third largest asset manager worldwide State Street Global Advisors installed the statue on March 08, 2017. (Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)

    Who knew that a small girl could face down Wall Street…and win?

    “Refusing to quit” is the term used by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to describe the statue’s symbolism as he explained his decision to leave the “Fearless Girl” statue in place well beyond the artist’s initial plan. “In her sort time here, the Fearless Girl has fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership and […]

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