Leadership By Example: Women’s Equality Day History Tour

On Women’s Equality Day, August 26th, join Take The Lead and Women’s eNews for an evening of leadership focused empowerment!


6:00 pm: Doors open for a wine & treats reception at Women’s eNews HQ

6:30 pm: Welcome & discussion about women and leadership from Gloria Feldt (Take The Lead) and Rita Henley Jensen (Women’s eNews)

7:00 pm: Women’s history walking tour celebrating pioneering women who exemplify the effort to create gender equality using agency, power and leadership.

The walking tour stays within the local area of Downtown Manhattan, leaving from Women’s eNews HQ and ending at St. Paul’s Chapel (Fulton Street and Broadway).

Date: Wednesday, August 26th
Time: 6.00 pm8:00 pm
Location: Start at Women’s eNews HQ
Tickets: $20
Spaces limited. Registration ends Tuesday, August 25th, 5pm 
6. Ernestine Rose

Ernestine Rose

Learn about Ernestine Rosea leading Jewish feminist of the first wave movement who campaigned for married women’s property rights!
Hear the story of Elizabeth Jennings, the first African American to bring a successful lawsuit against race discrimination on public transit in New York City.
Hear the inspiring words that led to the foundation of the suffragist newspaper, The Revolutionat “Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Corner.”
Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

Visit the street where Ida B. Wells’ refused to be intimidated, and had her controversial article published despite mobs burning down her newspaper in Memphis, TN.

For more information and to Book your tickets today

Meagan at meagan@womensenews.org or call at 212-244-1720

Recording Powerful Women’s Voices: Gloria Steinem

From our archives: Originally Posted Friday, December 17, 2010 on WEWALK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF OPENING THE WAYEDITED AND UPDATED ON 07/22/2015.

GloriaSteinem2The audio component of Opening the Way’s interactive online tour is coming quickly to an end as we wrap up recordings at our studio in uptown Manhattan.* On Monday, Women’s eNews is excited to take footage from second-wave feminist Gloria Steinem as the legendary Margaret Sanger.

Gloria Steinem came to prominence as an activist and organizer during the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She has also contributed to a number of other social justice movements and causes, and to this day still speaks in America and around the world on issues of equality. Her website describes her as “particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.”

Steinem is the author of several books, including Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions and Revolution Within. She co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972, and remained its editor for fifteen years. She co-founded the Women’s Media Center in 2004, and also helped found the National Women’s Political Caucus and Choice USA. She has been featured in or contributed to an extensive number of magazines, newspapers, textbooks, television shows, and documentaries.

Steinem has said that the answer to equality is not simply making women equal to men, but eliminating gender stereotypes and roles completely–and that therefore, male participation ought to be an integral part of feminism. In an interview with Marianne Schnall, she remarked: “Once men realize that the gender roles are a prison for them too, then they become really valuable allies. Because they’re not just helping someone else, they’re freeing themselves.”

Gloria Steinem has already secured her place in history, and Women’s eNews is infinitely grateful to her for contributing her time and efforts to a project that honors the women who came before her.

*Completed in 2010, this material is now available. See Contemporary Women Leaders of Opening the Way for the full list of the women who participated in our audio and video tour, then find the historical woman you would like to hear in Our 21 Stops!