NYWF In the Know – June 13, 2015

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Building Inclusive Leadership
This week, there have been many public discussions around diversity in leadership including NiemanReports’ Race and Reporting: The case for more inclusive newsroomsHarvard Business Review’s Qualified Black Women Are Being Held Back from Management,  Forbes’A New Take on Global Journalism, Led By Women, and the #BlackWomenAreLeaders hashtag on Twitter started by NYWF’s Celebrating Women Breakfast honoree, Patrisse Cullors. We are pleased to see these conversations happening and hope that people across all sectors are listening and reflecting on how they can further their commitment to creating more inclusive leadership. We know we are.
Cross-cultural collaboration is an explicit part of NYWF’s mission and is fully integrated in all aspects of our work.  Our dedication to diversity in leadership over the past 28 years has taught us many lessons and we’d like to share a few. Click here to read more.

How to pay the help
A huge job site is partnering with a domestic worker advocacy group, the National Domestic Worker Alliance, to educate families on what’s fair.
Domestic Violence on Campus Is The Next Big College Controversy
Student activists convinced the country to care about campus sexual assault. Can they do the same for domestic violence, which is just as common on college campuses?
The Crisis of America’s LGBT Youths in Foster Care
Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths are more likely than their heterosexual peers to be placed in the foster care system.
Turkey elects record number of women
A record 96 women have won seats in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly in Sunday’s elections, bringing the amount of female deputies to a historic high of 17 percent, compared with 14 percent after the 2011 elections.
A Child Moves From ‘She’ to ‘He’ With Confidence
Q Daily, a third grader who attends a Brooklyn public school, describes himself as silly, curious, and nice – all of the qualities that he likes about people. He is a lover of Michael Jackson, a wearer of trendy hats and isn’t shy about dancing in front of a crowd. And, now that he identifies as a boy, he feels more alive than before.
Former South Carolina Officer Is Indicted in Death of Walter Scott
A former police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge on Monday in connection with the April 4 shooting death of Walter L. Scott, which was recorded by a passer-by and became a resonating symbol in the national debate about police behavior.
The gender gap in American newspapers, in 2 charts
Over the past few years, there’s been an ongoing (and much needed) conversation about diversity in journalism. The Women’s Media Center (WMC), a nonprofit media advocacy group, just released its annual report on the status of women in media, and the organization found that journalism still has a lot of inequality in who is writing. In a survey of major newspapers across the United States, only the Chicago Sun-Times had more stories written by women than by men.
At Sing Sing, Redemption in Degrees
Mercy College graduated 21 prisoners as part of a program run by Hudson Link. Executive Director Sean Pica said the recidivism rate among those who have completed the program is 1%, compared with 42% for New York state’s overall inmate population.
Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality
The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not only will Ford direct all of its money and influence to curbing financial, racial, gender, and other inequities, but it will give lots more money in a way grantees have been clamoring for: it hopes to double the total it gives in the form of unrestricted grants for operating support.

From NYWF: 
Women & The New Economy Join NYWF & The Hildegard Fund on Monday, June 29 at 6pm as we convene a panel of experts to discuss the challenges around the New Economy and how women are at the forefront of the efforts to create an economy that works for all. Click here to RSVP.
RADIANCE is a striking photo book celebrating 46 grantee partners of The New York Women’s Foundation– some of the most powerful and daring activist, visionaries and community leaders transforming and illuminating New York City. Click here for more information and to purchase your copy today!
2015 Celebrating Women Breakfast Highlight Video Click here to watch!

From Our Partners In The Field:
Bronx Summer Fest Enjoy outdoor festivities on a car-free street as  NYWF Grantee Partner WHEDco, the Bronx Music Heritage Center, and the Southern Boulevard Merchant Association shut down the streets for live performances, face painting, games, free health screenings, arts activities, and much more! Click here for more information.
The Trials of Spring: A Multimedia Initiative Click here to purchase your tickets to see The Trials of Spring at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 6/12-6/17
The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century This new report from Demos and the NAACP examines the differences in retail workers’ occupations, earnings, and schedules to reveal how employment in the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce and, as a result, perpetuates racial inequality. Click here to read the report.

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