Issue #27: The women making history in Congress

Issue #27: The women making history in Congress

It’s a new year, and that means new goals! In late 2018, I asked readers to fill out this Google Form to offer feedback on what changes should be made to the Capital Women newsletter. Two big requests were that it should emphasize on events more and that it should publish at a higher frequency. Feel the same? Please let me know by filling out the form so I can know what you would enjoy.

For now, let’s move forward to the newsletter, itself! Today, we’ve got lots of big news worth checking out, including an elite junior tennis player, the National Gallery of Art’s new director, and the queen of Congress Heights. When it comes to cool events to consider, don’t miss Women Uncorked, the free admission at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Femme Fatale’s meetup.

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Issue #26: Career tips from a powerful female Smithsonian director

Issue #26: Career tips from a powerful female Smithsonian director

Hello for the first and last time for the month of December 2018! Due to the holiday season, expect only one Capital Women newsletter and podcast for the remainder of 2018. During this brief delay, we will still be here, keeping our eyes peeled on any news and events that may be relevant to you. Before 2019 creeps up on us, though, we want to hear what our dear readers and listeners have to say about Capital Women, itself. It’s been over a year since Capital Women started, and it’s time to learn your thoughts on our progress, visual style, and anything else you believe is worth sharing. Please fill out this Google Form to offer your feedback.

So far, we’ve already gotten a few responses, one of which was, “More events! Send the newsletter more often.” Because of this, here is one new change you can expect for 2019: a bigger emphasis on events in the newsletter. Whether or not the bi-weekly newsletter will switch to weekly will also be up to you and any new responses we receive. In the end, you matter, and we are only here to please.

Thank you as always for subscribing to Capital Women, and I hope you have a very happy end to a very turbulent year.

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Issue #25: Local comedian discusses her workshop for funny women

Issue #25: Local comedian discusses her workshop for funny women

Greetings once again, dear Capital Women readers! First, I would like to begin this newsletter with apologies for only providing one newsletter and podcast episode in the month of October; typically, Capital Women publishes on the first and third Monday of every month, but in October, it was only on the first. The delay was due to me coming down with a pretty terrible cold, but I’m all better now (save for the occasional cough), and I’m happy to provide the latest news you should read and upcoming events you should keep an eye on. When it comes to the podcast, get excited for an interview with local comedian Nicki Fuchs, who discusses The Clitorati, a safe, creative workshop for up-and-coming, female-identifying comedians. Thanks for subscribing, and expect more in two weeks!

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Issue #24: The D.C. area's most successful women

Issue #24: The D.C. area's most successful women

October is finally here, and that means lots of lattes, pies, and pumpkin picking. This month, there are more things worth talking about than just the changing weather; news publications have been following the results of a universal free preschool program in D.C. (see the link to Vox’s article) as well as celebrating the many women in the D.C. area who are truly kicking butt and taking names (see the link to Washington Business Journal’s article). Best of all, in today’s Capital Women podcast, you will be able to hear from the founders of SongRise, a D.C.-based women's social justice a cappella group. For now, have a happy Monday and a great rest of the week!

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Issue #23: See why women are singing in the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden

Issue #23: See why women are singing in the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden

Autumn is almost here, and that means more than just (thankfully) cooler weather. With this season of change, I plan on transforming the Capital Women podcast into something bigger and better. These changes will debut in 2019, but I would love to hear what thoughts you have, whether they be positive or critical. Please fill out this Google Form to offer your feedback. When it comes to what to get excited for today, there is so much news worth catching up on. The events are just as thrilling, and today’s podcast is sure to be filled with lots of great advice. For now, thanks for stopping on by, and expect more next month!

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Issue #22: A women-centric ride-hail service is coming

Issue #22: A women-centric ride-hail service is coming

Welcome back to the Capital Women newsletter and podcast! For the past month, we underwent a brief hiatus due to Michelle Goldchain, Capital Women founder, having to finish many deadlines, one of which being a new book for Arcadia Publishing (details to come). For today's newsletter issue, expect a variety of must-read reporting, covering everything from the good (a new park!) to the more than unfortunate (the obstacles pregnant women face in D.C.). The next podcast episode will be delayed until September 17, but be sure to watch the latest episode with chef and dietician, Jessica Swift, below. As always, thank you for joining Capital Women in this latest issue/episode, and expect more in two weeks.

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Issue #21: The women who dominated the D.C. Primaries

Issue #21: The women who dominated the D.C. Primaries

The Fourth of July is almost here, and there is so much to celebrate. First of all, there were a variety of women who dominated in the recent D.C. Primary Election, from Muriel Bowser to Mary Cheh. Women were also able to get in the spotlight through Washingtonian's Best of D.C. article. Here, see what Capital Women has to offer with links to different news articles and events you should stay on top of as well as today's podcast episode with chef and dietician Jessica Swift.

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Issue #20: Local creative, political, and fashionable women worth knowing

Issue #20: Local creative, political, and fashionable women worth knowing

Hello again, Capital Women readers and listeners! Tomorrow is a big day for Washington, D.C. because it's the June Primary. There are several voters guides out there, and Washington City Paper and Current Newspapers created a few definitely worth checking out. You can also learn more about Ward 6 Councilmember Candidate Lisa Hunter here. Once you're done researching (and soon voting!), be sure to listen to Capital Women's latest podcast episode with the founder of POPNOD, a marketing studio that champions women-led brands. For now, see all of the news and events you should know below.

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Issue #19: A success for the #MeToo movement

Issue #19: A success for the #MeToo movement

Long time, no see, Capital Women subscribers! You may have noticed that there was only one newsletter and podcast for the month of May, rather than the usual two. My sincere apologies, dear friends! I'm currently writing a book and freelancing for several publications in the D.C. area, so my focus has been all over the place lately. I'll do my best to continue to ensure that you all know that Capital Women is a priority of mine--and so are you! 

For now, I have a special announcement: Capital Women is looking for D.C.-based women to feature on the podcast. The podcast has featured everyone from a Council candidate to a pageant founder to an art collector. If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more, please email michelle@capitalwomen.news with a brief bio. 

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Issue #18: CARE National Conference is coming soon

Issue #18: CARE National Conference is coming soon

Happy Monday, Capital Women readers, listeners, and followers! Did you know that these past few weeks have been chock full of great content, all tailored to you? Below, check out what you might have missed, including an article about the National Air and Space Museum's first female Director and a super interesting article about how being a woman in D.C.'s Go-Go scene can be an uphill battle. This week's podcast also features the woman behind Washington, D.C.'s first lash salon, while this month's advice column offers advice on how to secure a new position with a high-end salary.

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Issue #17: D.C.'s first women-only coworking space opens

Issue #17: D.C.'s first women-only coworking space opens

Hello and good morning, Capital Women readers and listeners! A lot has happened since the last issue, and we're so excited to show you exactly what you should know. For the first time, Washington, D.C. has a women-only coworking space (which has gotten rather mixed reviews). There is also a new resource that lists coworking spaces and workshops that are female-focused. But before all of that, listen to Capital Women's interview with Tara Huber, the founder of Take Five Meditation.

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Issue #16: A guide for discovering women-focused monuments 👍🏼

Issue #16: A guide for discovering women-focused monuments 👍🏼

While warm spring weather is certainly taking its time to come to the D.C. area, Capital Women is here to keep you feeling cozy by making sure you are aware of all of the important, local, women-focused news and events happening. First, hear the latest Capital Women podcast episode on a Georgetown businessowner. Then, learn about an 11-year-old activist who turned heads at the March For Our Lives. Finally, see all of the events coming up that are sure to be both fun and impactful.

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Issue #15: A new women-focused mural debuts in D.C. 🖌

Issue #15: A new women-focused mural debuts in D.C. 🖌

Hey, CaWo readers! Welcome to a new newsletter, a new podcast episode, and a new advice column! There's so much to be thankful for this month—a new mural from The Washington Post's The Lily, great insight from Frances Reimers of Firestarter, and even a fun, new event from the National Building Museum, totally focused on women architects. See what you should keep your eyes on here.

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Issue #14: D.C. is the nation’s top city for women in tech 💡

Issue #14: D.C. is the nation’s top city for women in tech 💡

As we march into this new month ... of March ... it's time for a new podcast episode of Capital Women! This month, it's all about Pineapple—but we're not talking about the fruit, but instead a collaborative for women in the food industry. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to the news as well, from Michelle Obama's "unusually intimate" memoir to events on women in technology and women's history. Get excited!

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Issue #13: The Emotional Labor Union is here to empower you 🙌🏼

Issue #13: The Emotional Labor Union is here to empower you 🙌🏼

Ever been in search for an outlet to make new friendships with local women? There is a new resource for that! The Emotional Labor Union was created in September 2017 (the same month as Capital Women was created!) in order to allow women to open up to each other, learn from each other, and become vulnerable in a safe space together. In today's podcast, learn about that and much, much more with news and events that are relevant to you below.

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