Get ready for a stylish 4th of July
Monday is one of the biggest events in Detroit with the Ford Fireworks show, and the 4th of July is the weekend right after, so lets get ready for some fun. Today on “Live In The D” Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan got everyone ready to showcase their red, white, and blue in a fashionable way. Let’s span our horizons and avoid looking like Uncle Sam! Jon says you can be stylish and still be patriotic.
University of Michigan police investigate online shooting threat targeting women on Ann Arbor campus
The University of Michigan Police Department is investigating a message posted on a Russian-operated confessions website indicating an intent to carry out an active shooter incident targeting women on campus October 4 with the year not specified.
3 things you women should start doing to lead a healthier life
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and it is also the kick-off to National Women’s Health Week, which is a reminder to women to take care of themselves and make their health a priority. Nutrition and Fitness Expert, Jody Trierweiler, has suggestions on how you and the women in your life can do just that.
Gleaners Community Food Bank to hold virtual 2021 Women’s Power Breakfast, address child hunger
With child food insecurity on the rise, some of southeast Michigan’s most powerful and influential corporate, civic and nonprofit female leaders will unite virtually on May 4, 2021, from 7 to 9 a.m., during Gleaners Community Food Bank’s 2021 Women’s Power Breakfast in support of the organization’s work to end childhood hunger.
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?
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
‘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.
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:
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.
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.
A4 Survey: Which Ann Arbor women inspire you?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s Women’s History Month! To celebrate, A4 wants to honor the women that make A2 great, but we need your help. Tell us which woman (or women) in Tree Town you want to hear about. Nominees can be current or historical but they must live (or have lived) in Ann Arbor OR had an impact on the area. Let us know below!
Metro Detroit women share challenges they’ve faced throughout the COVID pandemic
DETROIT – Four women shared the challenges they’ve faced and their worries for other women amid the COVID pandemic as we mark International Women’s Day. Local 4 brought four women together to speak about the impact of the pandemic, the challenges they faced and the determination they had to fix the problems COVID-19 magnified. She has been fighting to keep her business alive during the pandemic and throughout that fight, she has focused on feeding others. Ad“All of a sudden it went from a lake of need to an ocean of need all around us,” Shand said. You know, as far as child care, family leave, the pandemic shined a light -- and you know, exposed those cracks,” Shand said.
Live Stream: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to deliver remarks in celebration of International Women’s Day
Then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with his running mate, former Sen. Kamala Harris, arrive to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School on Aug. 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Getty Images)
41 years ago, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed a historic trail for women in the legal profession
Sandra Day O’Connor not only had a degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world -- Stanford University in California -- but also a law degree she earned from the same institution in just two years.
Women’s History Month: Who inspires you?
Who inspires you? March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to honor and share the stories of women who have helped pave the way in their respective fields in the United States, and beyond. We’d like you to share stories about the women who inspire you. She could be a famous person or someone close to you. Related: Women’s History Month stories
Study: Women in Michigan are paid 22% less than men
Women in Michigan are making 22% less money than their male counterparts, according to a study from Business.org. Women don’t have a higher average salary than men in any US state. Vermont has the smallest pay gap, with women earning only 9% less than men overall. Wyoming has the largest pay gap, with women earning 35% less than men overall. This is Business.org’s third such annual study on the gender pay gap.
Biden campaign to microtarget Michigan women in new ads
According to the campaign, the ads, which Local4 was given advanced copies of, will feature women from the towns where the ads will be aimed. It didnt have to be this bad, Rose Dady, Biden for President Michigan Coalitions director, said in a release about the ad campaign. The President will, however, have to make up ground with women in Michigan, according to polling from August which showed Michigan women preferred Biden to Trump 50 percent to 37 percent. The Trump campaign announced it had reached 5 million voters in MI early this week and the Biden campaign has been promoting virtual events across the state with the election 2 months away. Read back: Biden campaign announces $280 million ad buy through fall
Make Lovely Things: How Michigan womans coloring workbook helps change lives
Growing up, you likely used coloring books for fun but one local woman says they can be much more than just fun. It sounds simple, but a coloring workbook is helping to change lives. My passion in life has always been to use art to help people, said Kim Bonner, CEO of Make Lovely Things. I felt like lovely things kind of encompasses all of those ideas.The company makes and sells thoughtfully designed printed goods with a special mission to give a free courageous coloring workbook to every middle and high school-aged girl in foster care. For each workbook purchased, Bonner donates a book to a young girl in foster care.
Washtenaw County teen group tackles period poverty in Michigan
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. Teens at Washtenaw County International High School are working together to tackle period poverty in the state of Michigan. The group talked with the representatives about raising awareness among community members around Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. According to Orlyanchik, the financial impacts of COVID-19 has pushed affordable menstrual products even farther out of the reach of those already struggling or unemployed. More and more people are becoming unable to purchase period products for themselves.She emphasized the medical consequences of unsafe or unsanitary period hygiene that may occur when individuals are unable to afford the products they need. Young said that PERIOD@WIHI has taken its advocacy online through virtual meetings, hosting speaker panels, donating menstrual products and sending out newsletters to partnering organizations.
Ann Arbors second annual Nevertheless Film Festival to go virtual in July
ANN ARBOR Nevertheless Film Festival has announced it will be taking place online this year July 9-12. At least half of the films featured in the festival are produced, written or directed by womxn (a term which includes non-cisgender women). According to festival organizers, the benefit of a virtual festival is that anyone in the United States can access the program. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to pivot to a virtual platform for the 2020 Nevertheless Film Festival and continue forward with our mission of elevating the work of womxn in film even during these uncertain times, Meredith Finch, founder and director of the festival said in a news release. For more information about Nevertheless Film Festival, visit www.neverthelessfilmfestival.com.