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
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
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
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
What an exciting few weeks it's been! This past weekend, thousands of women marched together for the anniversary of the Women's March. Capital Women was also one of the guests at the Justice Fair in Sixth and I's Empow(HER)ed event, which featured speakers like D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Fatima Goss Graves. Today, it's time to take a look back at this year's Women's March on Washington, a cool upcoming event by women’s social justice a cappella group Song Rise, and another interview for the Capital Women podcast, this time with the founder of the Miss Black USA pageant Karen Arrington.Read More
Starting out the month of December, learn about two powerful women on Washington City Paper's newest podcast, check out a women-led webinar about body language, and see what Kim Stiens has to say on networking successfully.Read More
Get excited! New things are happening in Washington, D.C. that are worth throwing a party about. In NoMa, there's a brand new pop-up filled with women-owned businesses. Below, readers will also be able to take a look at some of the District's coolest fashion designers. And don't forget to check out the National Museum of Women Artists' newest exhibition!Read More
It's October, ladies and gents! While most might be focused on their next Halloween costume or pumpkin spice latte, we at Capital Women are instead stoked on a brand new advice column and a variety of events, including the traveling art event SUPERFIERCE. See what there is to get excited about this month here.Read More
In the very first issue of Capital Women, we're going to look at some of the biggest news that has happened in the last month or two. Expect to learn about a D.C. lawyer who ditched her career for fashion, a women's only event at The Potter's House, and a new online group, called Troll Patrol: Defending Choice.Read More