HOW WOMEN
WILL SAVE THE WORLD
By Lori Sokol, PhD

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SHE IS ME
HOW WOMEN
WILL SAVE THE WORLD
Loreen Arbus
Suzanne Lerner
S. Mona Sinha
Edna Adan Ismail
Marcy Syms
Swanee Hunt
Cheryl Wills
Lenora Lapidus
Danielle Belton
Kristen Prata Browde
Kimberly Seals Allers
Katja Iversen
Karen Haycox
Kathy Hochul
Jessica Houssian
Jamia Wilson
Mariam Jalabi
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley
Lauren Embrey
Dr. Marianne Legato
Blanche Cook - C.Coss
Alice Dear
Linda Stein
Carol Jenkins
Taina Bien-Aime
Amy Ferris
Leymah Gbowee
Billie Jean King
Gloria Steinem
Sarah Ferguson
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SHE is ME is My Story, and YOURS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Lori Sokol, PhD, currently serves as the executive director and editor-in-chief of Women’s eNews, a nonprofit news organization that reports on the most crucial issues impacting women and girls around the world. As an entrepreneur, scholar, journalist, and psychologist, Dr. Sokol’s career spans over thirty years of reporting, writing, researching, and publishing on such pertinent social issues as gender equality, the needs of working parents, environmental sustainability, and strides made by female professionals determined to smash the proverbial “glass ceiling.” As a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, Dr. Sokol’s research specifically focused on the media’s influence in crafting gender roles, further seeking to expose how stereotypes are created and maintained. She has published academic articles on psychology and the media, and served as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Departments of a number of colleges and universities.

 

Dr. Sokol has also served as a speaker at numerous global women’s conferences throughout the United States and Asia on topics related to gender equality and human rights. Her articles have been published in the Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, and in Slate.com, and she has been profiled in a variety of major publications, most recently in The Wall Street Journal and on Forbes.com. She has also been interviewed on MSNBC, CNBC, WPIX, NY1 and Fox Five Live.

Her first book, Flex Primer for the New Future of Work, was published by Working Mother Media in 2011.

Follow Dr. Sokol on Twitter @LORISOKOLPHD

Lori Sokol, PhD

 

BOOK QUOTES

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SARAH FERGUSON

Duchess of York: Page 3

“You’re probably wondering why I chose to wear turquoise stockings with this suit.

 It’s because I no longer care what other people think of me.”

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AMY FERRIS

Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis: Page 8

“I want women to forgive themselves for all those old antiquated belief systems that were engraved in their lives by others who didn’t know any better.”

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LEYMAH GBOWEE

Nobel Peace Prize recipient: Page 17

“When you get to a place where death is better than life, you have nothing to lose.”

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BILLIE JEAN KING

champion athlete: Page 24

“At 29 years old, beating a fifty-five year old guy was no thrill for me, (but) I thought it would set us back fifty years if I didn’t win that match.”

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GLORIA STEINEM

author and activist: Page 30

“We need to gather people together on the ground to get as many people to vote as possible…and the best way to do so is through bitable bites.”

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TAINA BIEN-AIME

executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women: Page 41

“Women have always saved the world by fighting against evil. If we didn’t, the world would have become extinct a long, long time ago.”

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KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS

maternal and infant health advocate: Page 47

“Why in the land of American exceptionalism do we suck at breastfeeding?”

LOREEN ARBUS

disability rights activist: Page 52

“Everywhere I go, raising awareness about women and people with disabilities is never more than a second away from me.”

DANIELLE BELTON

Editor-in-Chief, The Root: Page 60

“I want others who have also suffered from depression to know they can have lives as well.”

KRISTEN PRATA BROWDE

candidate for NY State Assembly: Page 66

“Having lived first as a man and now as a woman, I can tell you that white male privilege is real!”

BLANCHE WIESEN COOK and CLARE COSS

feminists and activists: Page 72

“I have Eleanor Roosevelt’s FBI file, and eighty-percent of it is about her battles against lynching and racist terror.  J. Edgar Hoover hated her -- he considered anyone who fought for peace, and wanted to end poverty, communists!”

ALICE DEAR

former ambassador to the African Development Bank: Page 78

"You need someone to have your back, and you need to guard the back of others."

LAUREN EMBREY

philanthropist: Page 83

“I don’t understand why people feel they need a billion dollars!”

KAREN HAYCOX

CEO, Habitat for Humanity New York City: Page 88

“We build walls that matter!”

KATHY HOCHUL

NYS Lieutenant Governor: Page 93

“We need to address why women don’t run for office in the first place.”

JESSICA HOUSSIAN

co-founder and co-CEO, Equality Fund: Page 100

“I’m always aware of my place in the ecosystem – I must build from the top up,

rather than from the top down.”

SWANEE HUNT

former US Ambassador to Austria: Page 106

“People say war is good for the economy?  It fails the economy!”

EDNA ADAN ISMAIL

Foreign Minister, Somaliland: Page 112

“If their husbands don’t agree to life-saving surgery, I then say to them, ‘Then sign on this line instead, next to the words: I want my wife to die.’ Not one man has!”

KATJA IVERSEN

president and CEO, Women Deliver: Page 119

“Once we break old gender norms, men will be better able to build their full lives.”

MARIAM JALABI

founding member, Syrian Women’s Political Movement: Page 126

“It’s important to know the enemy’s language.”

CAROL JENKINS

copresident and CEO, The ERA Coalition: Page 132

“We have women in our database who could build an atom bomb if they wanted to, but they would never do it.”

LENORA LAPIDUS

former director, Women’s Rights Project, ACLU: Page 138

“Dissent is patriotic.”

DR. MARIANNE LEGATO

founder & director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine: Page 145

“Women have a gift to give men that they can’t refuse.”

SUZANNE LERNER

cofounder and president, Michael Stars: Page 151

“They were sending a message: This is our school and you’re not welcome here. It was full-force exposure to racism and racial inequality.”

DIANNE DILLON-RIDGLEY

environmental activist and former executive director of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future: Page 160

“When I wrote it’s time to mother earth, I used ‘mother’ as a verb. She has been here for us for thousands of years, but we have abused her!”

MONA SINHA

feminist, activist, philanthropist: Page 166

“When Mother Teresa told me she didn’t need me anymore, I cried.”

“But just as Mother Teresa encouraged the children in her orphanage to explore the world, she did the same for me.”

LINDA STEIN

feminist artist and activist: Page 175

“Imagine having to wear something designed for a skin color that is different from your own, with few other options!”

MARCY SYMS

entrepreneur, author, and president of the Sy Syms Foundation: Page 181

"Women must be equal under the law."

CHERYL WILLS

award-wining television news anchor, NY1/Spectrum: Page 187

“What you love you will give your time to. I’ll take that to the grave!”

JAMIA WILSON

publisher, The Feminist Press, CUNY: Page 193

"helping other people realize their dream of publishing a book is also a dream come true for me."

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Today, on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, I am again keeping my children at home.

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IN THE PRESS

FORBES MAGAZINE

How The Pandemic Is Negatively Impacting Women More Than Men, And What Has To Change

Part of Kathy Caprino’s series “Today’s True Leadership”

 

Jul 13, 2020, 11:30am EDT

To learn more about how women have been negatively impacted by the pandemic in ways that men have not, I caught up with Lori Sokol, PhD, a veteran journalist and trained psychologist who currently serves as the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Women's eNews, an award-winning, non-profit news organization covering the most crucial issues impacting women and girls throughout the world. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it has over 2.5 million readers.

​THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Lori Sokol on Defying Other People’s Limits

A self-made entrepreneur, journalist and activist discusses overcoming odds in WSJ’s ‘Secrets of Wealthy Women’ Podcast

 

July 26, 2019 9:25 am ET

When Lori Sokol was growing up in public-housing projects in Brooklyn, her parents wanted her to marry a millionaire so she wouldn’t have to work. They also discouraged her from pursuing an education.

Ms. Sokol, who is the executive director of Women’s eNews, a nonprofit digital news service that covers women’s issues, refused to listen.

She...

MY WEEKLY PODCAST

WOMEN SAVING THE WORLD with Lori Sokol, PhD

A podcast about women saving the world...

Podcast Description:

WOMEN SAVING THE WORLD with Lori Sokol, PHD -

Expert information from professionals on issues that are critically important to improving the lives of women and girls including: 

1. Equality At Work/Equal Pay

2. Equality At Home

3. Women's Health (Physical & Emotional)

4. Domestic Violence & Sexual Harassment

5. Parenting

6. Financial Independence

7. Immigration

8. Politics

9. Diversity & Culture

10. Sustainable Living

Live interviews conducted with experts on each of these topics to provide the most current and in-depth information available.

 
 

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