All week leading up to International Women's Day, the "CBS This Morning" podcast has featured conversations with inspiring and influential women with backgrounds in entertainment, sports, politics, business and food. The women we spoke with discuss the determination, skill and grit it takes to succeed in each of their male-dominated professions. They explain how they have carved out opportunities for themselves and how they are inspiring the next generation of women. Listen to the conversations below and subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" podcast on any major podcast platform including Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud and TuneIn. Chef and James Beard award-winning author Samin Nosrat Growing up in San Diego, California, Samin Nosrat says she didn't fit in. Her parents had moved from Iran to the United States just a few years before she was born and as Nosrat put is, she didn't look like anyone else, her family's … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: Influential women reflect on their journeys on the “CBS This Morning” podcast
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Feb. 12, 2019, 6:25 PM GMT By Chris Fuchs Shiv Dass, 82, recalls fondly the time he met Hillary Clinton when she visited Jackson Heights, in the Queens borough of New York City, while campaigning in the 2016 presidential election. Dass, the owner of Lavanya, an Indian apparel store on 74th Street for almost a quarter century, described the Clintons as having a close relationship with the Indian-American community, owing in part to what he said was Bill Clinton’s support of India when he was president. Now that a woman with Indian roots, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is running in the 2020 presidential race, Dass, a Democrat, will have some decisions to make. “I am proud that she is Indian, but I will not support her because she is Indian,” Dass, who immigrated to the United States in 1966, said. “I will support her if she is good for us, good for the country.” Harris, who kicked off her campaign in her hometown of Oakland in late January, was born to a … [Read more...] about In Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, Indian Americans want more opportunities to connect
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault Supported by ByStephanie Saul and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Feb. 8, 2019 A second woman came forward Friday with claims that she had been sexually assaulted by Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax of Virginia, intensifying the weeklong political crisis in the state and leading some top fellow Democrats to call for Mr. Fairfax to resign. The woman, Meredith Watson, accused Mr. Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000, saying in a statement that his actions were “premeditated and aggressive” and demanding that he resign immediately. Ms. Watson spoke out two days after Vanessa C. Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps College, said she was assaulted by Mr. Fairfax in 2004 during the Democratic … [Read more...] about Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain Former president George W. Bush (C) reaches past President Donald Trump to greet former first Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former President George W. Bush speaks during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, for former President George H.W. Bush.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Former first lady Michelle Obama chats with the audience during a book-tour stop in Washington on Saturday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph … [Read more...] about Why do so many Americans adore Michelle Obama? She keeps it real (even at a funeral).
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff August 29, 2018 At the beginning of every Boston City Council meeting, Ayanna Pressley places in front of her a framed photograph of her mother, Sandra, holding her at 3 months old at a tenants’ rights rally in Chicago in 1974.The black-and-white photo is a reminder of how Pressley’s personal story, as the daughter of a single mother and a father who was often incarcerated, informs many of her actions on the council, where she has used her modest perch to highlight the needs of women and girls. RELATED: Opponent Michael Capuano follows ‘all politics is local mantra’ while still attacking Trump As the first African-American woman on the council, she formed a new committee devoted to issues facing women and families, held hearings that explored how school disciplinary policies disproportionately target girls of … [Read more...] about Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley makes her mark by advocating for women and girls