Barbie, the iconic doll, invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), has had more than 150 careers in her lifetime -- doctor, nurse, football player even president. But the Huffington Post suggests her “latest gig might be her toughest challenge yet.”
It’s amazing to me that women nationwide are still making 77 cents on a dollar compared to their male counterparts. In Florida, women make 84 cents on the dollar. Several weeks ago, I went to Tallahassee to speak on this issue and to encourage our legislators to pass a paycheck fairness bill.
Karen DeCrow (née Lipschultz) must have been familiar with the phrase:“Well-behaved Women Never Make History.” Along the way, this feisty American feminist made history for women both on this planet…and in outer space. She pressured NASA to recruit women as astronauts. She led campaigns to ensure that collegiate sports would be included under the scope of Title IX.