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

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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 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!

  • Meet this year’s Women Who Mean Business, a group of change makers chosen by Washington Business Journal and named the most successful women in the region. [Washington Business Journal]

  • A student reproductive justice group is bringing emergency contraception to Georgetown University’s campus. [H*yas for Choice]

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan praises sweeping parental leave policy. [The Washington Post]

  • See how a universal free preschool program in D.C. helped bring moms back to work. [Vox]

  • D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman defends a paid family and medical leave law at a D.C. Council Candidate Forum. [The Washington Post]

  • Inova Health Foundation names Sage Bolte as its new president and chief philanthropy officer. [Washington Business Journal]

  • October 5: This year’s annual female leadership summit will feature women from the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers.

  • October 11: Washington Business Journal will recognize the region’s most influential women.

  • October 13: The Black Girl Magic yoga workshop offers an afternoon of guided meditative movement and discussion followed by a breakout session to discuss feminine and social justice issues.

  • October 14: In McLean, Virginia, the Reston Chorale will highlight 900 years of music composed by women, from Hildegard of Bingen to Lili Boulanger to Lee Ann Dresser.

Michelle Goldchain contributed to this newsletter.