What a weekend! Several underrepresented voices were celebrated at the Academy Awards (including Olivia Colman, pictured above). But how are women lifting each other up in the nation’s capital? In the past few weeks, there has been so much worth featuring, including a story on how two women have risen up the ranks of D.C.’s fire department and one woman who recently became the first female singer in the nation’s oldest college a cappella group. Be sure to expect much more in a week from now before Women's History Month and the imminent International Women’s Day. For now, don’t forget to read this month’s advice column.Read More
Happy Monday, beautiful! We at Capital Women hope your week is starting off well. Below, you'll be able to catch up on the latest news and upcoming events worth keeping your eyes on. In case you don't know, you can still have your feedback heard by filling out this Google Form. Doing so can only make this newsletter better!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief bio.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More