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Celebrating Marie Wilson's Birthday: A Woman Labors for Representation

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Wilson is also co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking, 2004).

In light of Wilson's labors, it's fitting that her organization is honoring her 70th birthday on Labor Day by offering an opportunity to help midwife a new, more balanced era that includes representation "of the women, by the women, and for the women."

Birthday greetings and donations can be sent through Facebook Causes or donate $7, $70, $700 or $7000 in honor of Marie's 70th birthday to The White House Project's scholarship fund:

The White House Project is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, donations are tax deductible.

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The White House Project is a national, nonpartisan organization which works to advance a critical mass of diverse women into leadership roles. For a full listing of trainings and events, please visit:

Read The White House Project's Benchmarking Women's Leadership report, (pub. Nov. 2009) for national statistics on women in leadership in ten different sectors ranging from business to academia. In the U.S., women's representation in leadership positions is 18% across the board.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing for over 25 years. She studied art with Harold Ransom Stevenson in Sea Cliff NY for seven years before opening her own art school. Stevenson had (more...)

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Check out The White House Project's Benchmarking W... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:29:38 AM
...year, this article got me fired up to GO AGAIN!... by Anita Stewart on Monday, Sep 6, 2010 at 10:22:07 AM
And I'm so glad to hear that their program fired y... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Sep 6, 2010 at 10:24:01 AM
Long time no see. Great article, great-sounding mo... by GLloyd Rowsey on Monday, Sep 6, 2010 at 7:21:48 PM
Thank you, glad you liked it! ;-)... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Sep 6, 2010 at 7:28:47 PM
I find it most disheartening that the US ranks 73r... by Gail Davis on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:39:37 AM
Yes I was disappointed by our ranking too...and em... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 at 10:47:56 AM