Yearly Archive: 2014

Planting the seeds of women’s leadership

In an opinion piece for the Tennessean a few weeks ago, former Federal Communications Commissioner Debi Tate wrote about how important it is that leadership reflect what we look like as nations in which half the citizens are women. Writing … Read more

Have a say in your future: Cast your vote on Nov. 4 and be thankful that you can

As early as 1848, numerous women’s groups were lending their time, their energy and their imaginations to the fight for the right to vote in the United States. The suffragettes were not victorious until 70 years later when the 19Read more

A petition to give volunteers a seat at the world’s table

Just back from the 23rd conference of the International Association of Volunteer Effort, inveterate volunteer and AJLI Executive Director Susan Danish added her voice to the organization’s petition of the United Nations which calls for volunteers around the world be … Read more

Mitigating a hazard to Florida’s children

Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old and under when they are traveling in … Read more

Expressing gratitude to a forgotten workforce

In this increasingly mobile world, hotels have become an essential channel of communication for important messages. Past campaigns have alerted guests to the millions of gallons of water used in washing towels and educated travelers about the signs of human … Read more