Jill Biden: It's time for men to step up for women's rights
First lady Jill Biden on Wednesday used a Women's History Month event at the White House to call on men to step up and fight to protect women's rights. The first lady, speaking ahead of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, didn't mince words as she lamented that women find themselves relitigating “battles that we thought we had won a long time ago.” “We need more men to hold each other accountable when women are being hurt or being left behind,” she said.news.yahoo.com
Mother-daughter duo reveals the recipe to their sweet success
The first day of March marks the beginning of National Women’s History month and what better way to kick off the month than acknowledging women business owners. One local mother-daughter duo discovered that life is what you “bake” it when they came together to continue the legacy of their family bakery. Jodie Polk and her daughter Jessica Barris joined Tati Amare and guest co-host Blaine Fowler to discuss the success behind Culinary Combo Bakery.
These pro bowling champs will help you strike big your next game!
Did you know Metro Detroit is sometiems called the bowling capital of the world? We have more bowling centers and league bowlers than most places, and Jason Carr is one of them. Michigan is also home to several bowling champions, including Jason’s coach, Michelle Mullen, and her business partner Aleta Sill.
Tigers head groundskeeper marks 22nd season in her ‘dream job’
DETROIT – For the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day game against the Cleveland Indians, there’s no doubt the field at Comerica Park will be looking pristine. READ: Ranking 22 Detroit Tigers questions we can’t wait to learn the answers to this seasonIt’s all thanks to Tigers head groundskeeper Heather Nabozny. Her path to the Detroit Tigers started as a teenager. After two years at Northern Michigan University, she transferred to Michigan State University, for its Turf Management Program. READ: More Women’s History Month coverageAdMORE: Detroit Tigers news
Watch VP Kamala Harris speak with NASA astronauts in space for Women's History Month
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris made a special call to the International Space Station (ISS) to celebrate Women's History Month and some of the ground-breaking work astronauts are doing in orbit. Video: VP Kamala Harris calls space station! Last month I spoke with Astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station. pic.twitter.com/tQR5lK7JSYMarch 24, 2021 See more"Last month I spoke with Astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station. In February she called the orbiting laboratory to congratulate NASA astronaut Victor Glover for becoming the first Black astronaut to fly a long-duration mission to the space station.space.com
Easing the mental load on women: You don’t have to do it all
With demands at an all-time high, it’s a bigger mental load that is taking a toll. “Women are often told to do it all and be it all and I, as a therapist, am here to say you don’t have to do it all. “What we call the mental load is the invisible responsibility that women often have for making sure that life gets done. Are there any days off coming up?’ So all of the mental load is the invisible pressure on women, as well as the physical, and many times that’s heavier than the physical burden,” she said. AdResearch from Michigan State University shows nearly 68% of women say they’re stressed out right now because of the mental load they’re carrying as opposed to 58% of men who were surveyed.
We asked. You answered. Here are the Ann Arbor women who inspire you.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor has some really inspiring women. She is very involved in her local community with many local charities. Marsha was my supervisor as a referee at Ann Arbor Rec Ed. AdMarsha Mumm has inspired students, players, youth, and families of all kinds through her leadership within Ann Arbor Rec Ed for 40 years, her 32 years of teaching at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, and her countless associations with recreational/athletic/wellbeing initiatives in the A2 area. She is awesome, a true community collaborative leader.” - Susan S.AdWant to see another list of amazing Ann Arbor women?
The pivotal role first ladies play in Black churches in Detroit
DETROIT – In Black churches across the country, first ladies play a pivotal role in their communities. The role of first ladies in Black churches has evolved. You absolutely will find that you have to have ministry for women,” Ellis said. I’m trying to be authentically me, lady,” Vann said. We’ve been able to do programs, young ladies of distinction, making sure that our young ladies are equipped for -- To handle all aspects of their lives,” Ellis said.
How Michigan’s women lawmakers are breaking barriers
DETROIT – A group of Michigan women hold powerful positions in Washington, D.C., representing all of us in the House of Representatives and Senate. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. When it comes to Michigan’s voices in the halls of power, many of those voices are women. “I believe in listening to people, hearing what they really have to say,” Dingell said. “She said, ‘Make sure you always know that you’re representing women everywhere.’”And women everywhere now look to Michigan for their advice.
Stephanie Chang, first Asian American woman to serve in Michigan Legislature talks about pursuing politics
DETROIT – For years, Michigan Sen. Stephanie Chang counseled women with the Detroit Asian Youth Project and now as an elected official runs a fellowship program called Girls Making Change. Like so many working mothers Chang juggles having a toddler and her job, in this case as a state senator. Chang is the first Asian American woman elected in Michigan. While the landscape is changing, Chang says young women and women of color in particular face an uphill battle. Following the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight including six Asian American women, Chang helped lead a Detroit rally in support of the victims.
How Jackie Kallen broke barriers in the world of boxing
Jackie Kallen is often called the “First Lady of Boxing,” but her reign of managing world champs didn’t begin with much fanfare. Kallen’s boxing career began during another barrier breaking role as a sports journalist in the 1970s. When she interviewed Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns, Kallen fell in love with boxing. READ: How one woman is helping inspire students at Schoolcraft College“Jackie Kallen changed my life,” McKart said. She had James “Lights Out” Toney and it was the hottest thing going.”“I knew from the beginning that he (McKart) would be a world champion.
‘It’s about being unapologetically yourself’: MSP Lt. Col. Amy Dehner writes letter to younger self
Despite already having 17 years on the force, Lt. Col. Amy Dehner said she feels like she is just getting started with the Michigan State Police. “Not only to mentor young women in the department, but the young men as well. AdFor Women’s History Month, Lt. Col. Dehner was asked to write something for Women’s History Month, and decided to write a letter to her younger self. Letter by Lt. Col. DehnerThere are many reasons she loves her job, one of them includes her many opportunities with the department. Letter by Lt. Col. DehnerLt. Krebs said seeing women in high-ranking positions like Lt. Col. Dehner is inspirational.
How one woman is helping inspire students at Schoolcraft College
LIVONIA, Mich. – For years Van Nguyen would drive up and down Haggerty Road and see Schoolcraft College and not think twice about it. “As a first generation Vietnamese American, as well as a first generation college student on both sides of my family. Gaps that Nguyen is working to eliminate with her role as the chief marketing and communications officer at Schoolcraft College. She hopes to use her role as an inspiration to students, specifically women of color, that Schoolcraft College can be a great way to make their dreams come true. “To see other first generation students walk through our door here at school.
Up your social media game while staying on task with this Boss Lady
For Women’s History Month Live in the D has been highlighting Boss Ladies who are breaking the glass ceiling and supporting others as they climb to the top. Today’s ‘Boss Lady’ is in the business of helping your business grow and sustain a brand and social media presence. She uses Youtube to teach others how to grow their followers on social media and use video storytelling. This will help you stay on task and end your day knowing you crossed the important things of your list. To learn more about Erin on Demand, watch the video above.
Metro Detroit women run Michigan’s only mother daughter orthodontics practice
A mother-daughter duo runs an orthodontics practice in Metro Detroit -- and they couldn’t be more alike. Jana McQueen and daughter Janelle McQueen operate McQueen Orthodontics Specialists in three Metro Detroit cities. It’s the only mother-daughter orthodontics practice in Michigan. AdThe mother-daughter duo now work together at the practice Dr. Jana started in 1998, when her daughter was just a baby. Their joint orthodontics practice is unique -- and their patients love it.
Metro Detroit woman turns hobby into thriving business
At the Red Wings games, Monica Notaro’s talent was pretty obvious to fans, but the local mother had another hidden talent, which she turned into a booming business. Notaro has been performing in front of crowds for her 4-year-old daughter Mila’s entire life. At the beginning of 2019, Notaro started Urth -- a meal delivery company based on her popular vegan and vegetarian recipes. So that’s kind of our window for when we cook and to keep everything completely fresh,” Notaro said. Notaro said her next big goal is to open a storefront for her business.
Dress like your headed to the party of the century like this legendary Boss Lady
This Boss Lady was revered for her impact in the world of media. ‘Live In The D’ host Tati Amare chatted with Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan about the legendary chief, Katharine Graham and her style influence. This was known as the party of the century and Jon Jordan says this was a moment in fashion history. Jon Jordan recommends simple ways to incorporate the color-blocking style into your wardrobe. If you don’t have any spectators, Jon recommends heading to the craft store to paint your own.
‘Women can be tough’: Hear from the CEO of Dynamic Computer Corporation
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Dynamic Computer Corporation CEO Farida Ali started her tech career while working for her father. Even back then he never really thought of it any differently.”READ: Coupon book aims to help boost women-owned businesses in DetroitFida H Bohra immigrated to the U.S. from India in the late 60s with just $10 in his pocket. They had just started selling Apple computers and my dad believed everyone was going to have a computer on their desk -- and he was right,” she said. Bob Werner worked for a global life sciences company and as a customer, he knew Ali before she was CEO. Women can be tough and competitive and smart.
Meet Dr. Celeste Williams: Head of Michigan’s largest cardiac transplantation program
DETROIT – Dr. Celeste Williams is the head of Michigan’s largest cardiac transplantation program. Williams is the first person a heart failure patient would see before being placed on the transplant list. Williams is a nationally-known cardiologist from Henry Ford Hospital. She’s a leading authority on advanced heart failure and transplants. Williams is tasked with leading the cardiac transplantation program, the largest in the state of Michigan.
How Michigan expert’s ‘No’ vote on Pfizer vaccine helped change the approval process
The FDA advisory committee that recommended the Pfizer vaccine largely agreed it was safe and effective. One of those No votes came from Dr. A. Oveta Fuller, a virologist and viral pathogen researcher at the University of Michigan. Ad“I was aware that there were not that many people of color, not very many African Americans and I remember thinking surely this is so fascinating. And so, with some help of others we founded a chapter of the National Technical Association, which is a stem across the organization of African Americans. This brings us back to her yes vote for the emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines and the no vote to Pfizer.
How Mother Waddles devoted her life to helping those in need in Detroit
DETROIT – You may know the name Mother Waddles because you’ve heard of the charitable car donation program. But, Mother Waddles is not just a name. The Reverend Charleszetta Waddles devoted her life to providing food, hope and dignity to thousands of the city’s poorest citizens. Now her grandson is on a mission to have the city of Detroit bestow long overdue honor for her years of work. Click here to visit the Mother Waddles website.
Advancing women in their careers for Women’s History Month
Live In The D is continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting a new Boss Lady. This native Detroiter has had a successful career and is now dedicated to helping other women blaze their own trails. “Live In The D” host Tati Amare chatted with Dr. Lisa Wicker about advancing women in leadership and helping young girls along their career paths. This Boss Lady not only helps to advance women in their careers but also helps young girls hone their skills for their future career path. AdWatch the video to learn more about this trail-blazing Boss Lady.
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño on supporting mothers who are professional athletes
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño on supporting mothers who are professional athletes March is Women's History Month. Olympic runner and seven-time USA champion Alysia Montaño joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new nonprofit, called &Mother, supporting mothers in sports.cbsnews.com
Track and field star Dawn Harper-Nelson on motherhood, training for Olympics
Track and field star Dawn Harper-Nelson on motherhood, training for Olympics March is Women's History Month. Dawn Harper-Nelson is a two-time Olympic medalist in track and field, who's setting her sights on the Tokyo Olympics. She discusses her journey in motherhood and the hurdles she's faced from sponsors. She recently received a grant from &Mother, an organization supporting female athletes who are mothers, while she trains for the Olympic trials.cbsnews.com
Dream realized: Rochester Hills native named NASA flight director
So I know from firsthand experience what it’s like to realize a lifelong dream. Ask anybody here at Local 4 who’s the happiest guy in the building and there’s no doubt that they’ll talk about me. I truly cherish every day I open the door and walk into the building -- it’s like being paid for my hobby! If you know a child with a dream, then you really need to show them this story. It’s about a kid in Rochester Hills who loved science, grew up and eventually got a job at NASA and, just recently, was named to the cherished position of Flight Director.
‘Never give up’: Metro Detroit entrepreneur hopes to empower other women by sharing story
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Linda Schlesinger-Wagner is sharing her story and hopes to help empower all women. I learned a big lesson that I think a lot of women have to learn. Ask for help,” Schlesinger-Wagner said. Schlesinger-Wagner did ask for help. READ: Meet the Detroit women business owners staring in new Mastercard commercialShe has advice for other women.
The movie writers bringing a piece of Detroit Lions history to life
The first Black drafted player to ever play in an NFL game was Detroit Lions running back Walley Triplett. In 1949, three black football players became the first black players to be drafted into the National Football League. The first of these draftees to play in an actual game was Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett. Triplett’s story is not widely told, and movie writers Camille Tucker and Mandy Hart want to change that. They are writing a movie all about Triplett’s life from his days as a student at Penn State to his time on the Detroit Lions.
‘I wanted to make an impact’: The Lip Bar owner hopes to challenge the way people think about beauty
Melissa Butler owns The Lip Bar, a makeup company in Detroit. So she started The Lip Bar. It’s a vegan, easy to use cosmetic company that challenges the way people think about beauty. It didn’t take long for The Lip Bar to gain national attention. AdClick here to learn more about The Lip Bar.
Detroit Pistons host Girls Dream Big speaker series for Women’s History Month
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons are celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting a web series designed to inspire young girls to dream big. The second annual Girls Dream Big speaker series went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers said that going virtual has had a positive impact. READ: More Women’s History Month coverageHow to register for Girls Dream Big speaker seriesThe three-part, webinar-based series will highlight female leaders in sports, media, leadership and entertainment. Click here to learn more about the Girls Dream Big Series and RSVP/Register for the event. Girls Dream Big Speaker Series, Women in Media and Entertainment (Panel #2)When: March 18Featured Small Business: Cooking with QuePanelists: Brittni Brown- Founder and Publicist, The Bee Agency Daniella Mason- Recording Artist Molly Qerim Rose- Reporter, ESPN First Take Deborah Joy Winans- Singer/ActorGirls Dream Big Speaker Series, Inspiring Leaders (Panel #3)Ad
Meet the Detroit women business owners staring in new Mastercard commercial
DETROIT – A Mastercard commercial is airing that features Black women business owners from Detroit. The commercial features Pashon Murray, who owns Detroit Dirt, Deirdre Roberson with Eumelanin, Erika Boyd with Detroit Vegan Soul, and Rashida “The Glam Doctor” LaShawn. The women didn’t know that the commercial would also feature J-Hud or the other ladies. Detroit Vegan Soul is a restaurant offering vegan takes on soul food. AdREAD: More Women’s History Month coverageWatch the commercial below:More information on each business is available below:
Ann Arbor-based network Shine & Rise holding free virtual event about workplace diversity, inclusion
ANN ARBOR – Shine & Rise will hold its first public-facing event on Friday, March 26 in honor of Women’s History Month. While its regular monthly events are members-only, the March 26 event titled “Challenge Your Team: Gender Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Work” is free to the public. Her talk will focus on how employees can challenge their companies to better practice diversity, inclusion and equity. Throughout the month of March, Shine & Rise is also collecting donations to support Girls Who Code and Alternatives for Girls. AdFor more information about Shine & Rise and to learn how to become a member, visit www.shinerise.org.
Meet the Metro Detroit woman vying for Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games
While men’s weightlifting has always been an Olympic sport, women were unable to compete until the 2000 Sydney games. In Tokyo this summer, a Metro Detroit woman is setting her sights on the weightlifting medal podium. But when she found weightlifting as a 16-year-old girl she found her true passion and now she’s on her way to Tokyo. But that’s life, right?” Nye said. Nye said that it was her positivity that helped her get through last year, even though the COVID pandemic postponed her Olympic dream.
‘More than cookies and crafts’: Girl Scouts aims to grow STEM program
Girl Scout troop leaders have spent decades encouraging young girls to explore their potential. In 2017, the Girl Scouts introduced 70 new STEM badges and over the past year, 127 girls across all age levels earned some of those badges. “I think Girl Scouts are so much more than cookies and crafts,” troop leader Jeni Prahler said. Prahler said that Girl Scouts has evolved immensely since she was a kid. I know when I was a Girl Scout my mom was a leader and she didn’t camp,” Prahler said.
Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak president leads way through COVID pandemic
Nancy Susick was the first in her family to graduate from college. But that’s just a small note in her long, inspirational story that leads to this moment amid the COVID pandemic at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. Watch the full story above. View: Nancy Susick, RN, profile from BeaumontCORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Tech Time with Andrew Humphrey: Dr. Ciara Sivels is a pioneer in her field
For Women’s History Month, Local 4 is celebrating the incredible women who are making a name for themselves. READ: More Women’s History Month coverageDr. Ciara Sivels is a true trailblazer who accomplished a groundbreaking achievement earning her doctorate. Sivels is a nuclear engineer and the first Black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan. The university was considered the top nuclear engineering program in the United States. “I would come back and say, ‘Oh, I think this teacher thinks this about me,’” Sivels recalled.
Coupon book aims to help boost women-owned businesses in Detroit
DETROIT – The founder of a Detroit company has come up with a simple and affordable way to bring more attention to businesses that are run by women. People pay $35 for a book with coupons for more than 35 Detroit small businesses that are all owned by women. She came up with the idea to sell the coupon books to support these businesses. READ: Detroit company Rebel Nell working to empower women through jewelry“What it is is making so many people aware of the amount of talented, incredible women-owned businesses here in Detroit and how can we support and uplift them,” she said. She and so many other female-owned businesses in Detroit had to prove they’re as tough as the city they work in.
Could you get by with a wardrobe of only 7 items?
When it comes to style and fashion, there are plenty of women who have made their mark in the industry. This month Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan is going to highlight some women he thinks changed fashion as we know it and he’s starting with Donna Karan. This is a collection of just 7 items that you can mix and match together to make outfits for any occasion. Jon illustrated how this can be done with clothing items he found at the store “Shops On Top” in Detroit. You can see that, and learn what to do if you want to take this approach with your wardrobe, by watching the video above.
How Kym Worthy broke barriers becoming first Black female Wayne County prosecutor
DETROIT – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy achieved several milestones when she took the position in 2004. “I took the bench in January of 1995, and then returned to the prosecutor’s office nine years after that as the elected prosecutor,” Worthy said. Worthy has been working in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for decades, but when she took office in the early 2000′s, she became the first Black woman in the position. We convicted on-duty white police officers for beating to death a Black man, and juries convicted them of murder. It was the first case in the United States where that had happened where on-duty police officers were convicted of murder.
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater to launch series of films centered around women’s stories Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Theater has partnered with Toyota to add a Diversity Film Series kicking off this month in its Virtual Movie Palace. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the series will start with four films centered around women’s stories during the month of March. AdBelow are the four feature films in the series, with synopses by the Michigan Theater. The film opens virtually on March 12. AdThe film opens virtually on March 26.
Relativity Space teams with HI-SEAS, NASA to celebrate International Women's Day
California-based aerospace startup Relativity Space will celebrate International Women's Day (March 8) and Women's History Month with a new video highlighting an all-woman analog astronaut crew. The new video, which Relativity Space released today, highlights the crew and mission of Sensoria M2 , the second all-woman mission at the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) habitat, in October 2020. It followed the first such mission, Sensoria M1, which took place in January 2020. Live updates: Our mission to 'Mars' at the HI-SEAS habitatMore: HI-SEAS' 8-month mock Mars mission in picturesRelativity Space highlighted the Sensoria M2 mission at HI-SEAS for the 2021 International Women's Day. Relativity Space said in a statement, found in the image above.space.com
Barbie celebrates International Women's Day with new Eleanor Roosevelt doll
Mattel is celebrating Women's History Month with a fitting new addition to the Barbie family: An Eleanor Roosevelt doll. Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, Barbie announced that Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical role model to join its "Inspiring Women" series, which helps fund women-led research on media representation. The longest-serving first lady, Roosevelt served in the White House during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms in office, from 1933 to 1945. "A champion of policies around civil and economic rights, Eleanor Roosevelt's passionate advocacy was unwavering, even when faced with resistance," Mattel said in a statement. Eleanor Roosevelt's new Barbie doll wears a floral print dress, pearl necklace and black hat.cbsnews.com
"Untamed" author Glennon Doyle and soccer star Abby Wambach on women's rights, empowerment
"Untamed" author Glennon Doyle and soccer star Abby Wambach on women's rights, empowerment March is Women's History Month. Only on "CBS This Morning," soccer star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle discuss equality and their work on behalf of women. Doyle's book, "Untamed" has sold more than two million copies worldwide.cbsnews.com