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APA Planning and Women
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A division of the American Planning Association, committed to supporting and promoting women in planning.
A division of the American Planning Association, committed to supporting and promoting women in planning.

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Jessica Shortall has eloquently presented the moral and economic case for paid parental leave in America. We couldn't agree more.

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NYC launches effort to support women-owned businesses. "Female entrepreneurs surveyed said they were not proficient in financial management, accounting and math. They were also more likely to lack confidence and fear risk than men."

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Boston is sounding pretty great. Mayor Martin Walsh created the new Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement in 2014, and now is providing free salary negotiation workshops for women - aiming to train half of Boston’s working women, or 85,000 women, over the next five years.

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Josh Levs advocates for fair paternity leave in his book All In. 

"When dads try to take paternity leave, they're often rebuffed. Women, meanwhile, face the opposite pressure. Today's gender-discrimination polices women into caregiving roles and men out of them."

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Take charge of your health no matter what your age! The FDA has launched a free Healthy Aging kit to learn what you need to know about a variety of health issues that older women face.

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New York's 50 Most Powerful Women, according to Crains. Business moguls, political elite, and a few civics.

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Another company supports working parents! A much more limited benefit to what Netflix has established, but superb progress that working Americans have been waiting for!

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VOTE! Cast your ballot for APA and AICP executive leadership positions. Shape our professional organization and speak up about what's important to you!

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What great news that Netflix is taking up the mantel to support new working parents! Let's see America follow suit.
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