“The summary of how it feels is like every day you’re drinking from a fire hose,” Abedin explains one evening, about the constant onslaught of her job. Wearing a pink-and-navy print dress, she is sitting in her light-filled corner office in Clinton’s downtown Brooklyn headquarters. One wall is covered with framed photos of the candidate. … On the shelves are Clinton’s Hard Choices; Dana Thomas’s Gods and Kings, about Alexander McQueen and John Galliano; and Christine K. Jahnke’s The Well-Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best. Read the full story here.
This former Marine Captain has taken her voice to Capitol Hill on behalf of victims of sexual assault in the military. Anu foresees a military where all those in uniform serve their country free from the threat of assault, harassment, or intimidation. In 2013, the Pentagon reported over 3,500 cases of sexual assault. With her boots on the ground experience, Anu is leading an effort to bring justice to the victims and transform the culture. Learn more about the organization she heads, the Service Women’s Action Network.
Brenda is a geochemist on a mission to close the gap between the science on climate change and what the public understands. As a researcher on an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, she witnessed how the earth’s warming temperatures are melting ice and raising sea levels. Brenda outlines ways you can reduce heat trapping emissions in a new book Cooler, Smarter.
New York City firefighter Sarinya Srisakul didn’t think twice about covering 100 flights of stairs as she rescued victims of Hurricane Sandy. This dedicated professional wants more brave women taking part in search and rescue missions. Out of a force of 10,000 firefighters, New York only has 37 women. Other large metro areas have far more. As president of the women’s firefighting association, Sarinya is speaking out on behalf of the qualified women who are ready to join the ranks.