Newsletter September from IMOW, San Francisco

11 09 2008
International Museum of Women
Remarkable Women
Her Vote. Her Voice? A Moment for Your Feedback Final Chances to be Featured in Women, Power and PoliticsWhy So Few Women in Entertainment and Politics? Join I.M.O.W. Today and Make a Difference Happenings Around the World

Her Vote. Her Voice?

September Focuses on the Power of a Vote


Travel to voting booths and suffrage movements throughout time and place— including Kuwait, which just granted women the right to vote in 2006. This Kuwaiti voter education poster
reads, “For Your Voice to Rise…
Use Your Right: Get Involved, Vote, Participate in 2006 Elections.”

Does voting really give women a voice? In September, the Women, Power and Politics global online exhibition looks at the women who have fought for the vote Then and Now and travels to Kuwait—the most recent nation to grant women the vote—for Kuwaiti Women’s 1st Election Day.

Our September podcast introduces you to Saudi Arabian business woman and activist Rasha Hifzi, who speaks from and about one of the few countries where women cannot vote.

Melinda Henneberger, U.S. political journalist and author of If They Only Listened to Us, gives us insight into what every political candidate is aching to know: What Women Voters Want. Pulitzer Prize nominee Susan Griffin, who just published her new book, Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, takes on voter apathy by answering the question Why Vote?

Curator Masum Momaya makes voting personal by sharing her own voting experiences and asks what is on many women’s minds: Do Women’s Votes Really Matter? I.M.O.W. community participants from six countries answer with their inspiring Voting Memories. Share your own voting memories in our featured forum thread throughout the month.

Subscribe to the RSS Story Feed to receive the latest stories from the Women, Power and Politics exhibition as they’re posted.

A Moment for Your Feedback

Take 10 Minutes for the Women, Power and Politics Exhibition Evaluation

The International Museum of Women is currently conducting an evaluation of the Women, Power, and Politics global online exhibition. We would like to invite you to participate in a brief online survey about how the exhibition has impacted your life.

Your feedback is very valuable to us! The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time.

Take the Survey

If you prefer to complete the survey in Arabic, French or Spanish, please contact the project evaluator, Deborah Puntenney, Ph.D., at to receive a translated version via email.

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hearing your comments.


Final Chances to be Featured in Women, Power and Politics

Now Accepting Submissions for October and November


I.M.O.W. wants your essays, art, photography, film and other creative work for our final Women, Power and Politics monthly topics! This is your opportunity to be chosen as a featured community voice within the exhibition. Submit your work now for the final categories:

  • October: Campaigns and Elections

    We’ll be looking at the many ways women candidates experience campaigns and elections. What’s it like to campaign? What does it take to win elections? Submit before September 15, 2008 to be considered for a featured story.

  • November: Women Working Together Across Borders

    How do women working across international borders share strategies and issues? What happens when they return home? Submit before October 15, 2008 to be considered for a featured story.

For more information, visit

Why So Few Women in Entertainment and Politics?

Girls’ Club Entertainment Asks for Your Thoughts

Help shape a new documentary project on women’s under-representation in entertainment and politics. Girls’ Club Entertainment, founded by I.M.O.W. Board Member Jennifer Siebel Newsom, makes the link between what we see on the silver screen and what plays out in the political arena. Both cast a picture of women’s exclusion from power and the need for change.

Read more about the issues in Girls’ Club Entertainment’s community story, Why So Few Women?, and share your thoughts in the featured forum thread.


Join I.M.O.W. Today and Make a Difference


Now is the time to show your support for the future of I.M.O.W. If you’re not yet a member, please join today and be part of this innovative and unique social change museum. As a member, you’ll receive discounts on Speaker Series tickets, special invitations to events, up-to-date information on women’s issues worldwide, and much more!

Your membership makes a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world. Join Today!

Happenings Around the World

September 10 – San Francisco, Cal USA & Worldwide Three U.S. women started a successful networking group they named SKIRT (Sharing Knowledge, Information, and Resources Together) and decided to share what they learned in a book. If you purchase a copy of SKIRTworking: How to Network Using SKIRT on its launch day, September 10, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to I.M.O.W. and you’ll receive a free “entrepreneurial swagbag.” Learn More >

October 19-22 – Manila, Philippines The Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics and Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) invites you to the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance Focus on Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. Learn More >

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