Friday, February 4, 2011

The Lipstick LobbyList 2.4.2011

Boston magazine's Most Powerful Women list includes some of my favorite women in Massachusetts: State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sheriff Andrea Cabral, GLAD legal powerhouse Mary Bonauto,  Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson, and on and on.

Boston is losing a fantastic federal judge, Judge Gertner.  I can't wait to check out her memoir this summer.

Congrats to Sen. Gillibrand, who is now serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Her leadership on the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal and the 9/11 First Responders bill passage make her an incredible asset to the work on this committee.

Love Attorney General Coakley's quip at last week's Government Affairs Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast: "twice now in the past year, the voters have said they want me to stay as attorney general."  On a more substantive note, I was so impressed to hear her use the opportunity to call on the business community to join in signing an amicus brief supporting her case challenging DOMA.

A $17,000 gender pay gap with starting salaries among doctors?  Sigh. 

"Her"story continues to be excluded - this time with Wikipedia and the predominance of male contributors.

So many interesting things being said about this article over the past week: Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above  I loved this part:
Starting with the 2000 census, Americans were allowed to mark one or more races.
The multiracial option came after years of complaints and lobbying, mostly by the white mothers of biracial children who objected to their children being allowed to check only one race.

I would have loved to have seen this dual: Larry Summers vs. the Tiger Mother at Davos.

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