How do you see yourself? Is it the same way others see you? Odds are, it’s not. And that’s a very sad statement about women’s self-awareness. Now Dove, the company that brings you soaps and lotions, and has also been waging campaigns for years to shake up how the “beauty” industry portrays women, has released [...]
About Joanne Bamberger
Joanne Bamberger is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Broad Side. She is a political and media strategist, author, journalist and “recovering” attorney (formerly known around the blogosphere as PunditMom). She is the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America (Bright Sky Press).
Joanne was awarded the 2013 Advocacy Innovator Award by Campaigns and Elections Magazine for being one of the first proponents of the belief that women online in non-political spaces like “mommy” blogs not only address political and policy matters through their non-traditionally political venues, but also directly and indirectly affect political and policy discussion.
Joanne was named in 2013 by Working Mother Magazine as a “must read” online writer, and as one of their Most Powerful Moms in Social Media in 2011. She was nominated for the Women’s Media Center 2011 Social Media Award. A new media expert and authority on political involvement of women, Joanne has contributed commentary to USA Today, CNN.com, Huffington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, XM Radio POTUS, among others. Joanne speaks frequently to a variety of groups about women, politics, social media and how their confluence is increasing women’s power in all aspects of women’s lives. Joanne is an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent a decade as a radio and television reporter before attending law school. Joanne spent 15 years in private and government practice, including a stint as Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. And, no surprise, you can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @JLCBamberger! Her journalism “brushes with greatness” as a cub reporter many years ago included interviews with Henry Kissinger AND Aldo Cella (but not at the same time)!
Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin graced the cover of the New York Times Magazine on Sunday as the one-time political power couple is trying to regain that status in Democratic circles. As you might recall, Weiner was a U.S. Congressman from New York until he forgot that it’s not a smart move to [...]
In the latest episode of “Wow, Now I REALLY Feel Old,” I learned this week that Julian Lennon — son of the late Beatle John Lennon — turned 50. To celebrate, he created a music video with one of his dad’s semi-contemporaries, Steven Tyler. Feel free to share this video around your parts of the [...]
The Masters Tournament — perhaps the premiere golf event of the year — begins in Augusta, Georgia on April 11. Aside from the questions like whether four-time winner of the Masters’ green jacket Tiger Woods will be up to the challenge or not, the Masters’ Tournament has become in recent years something of a lightning [...]
Who are these “broads?” We really don’t know, but they were seen in New York City last fall, and they seemed like a friendly pair! Do you have any good pics of some interesting “broads?” If so, send them to us at thebroadsidedanielle (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll try to feature them for all [...]
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. I’ve never known exactly how I should feel about Thatcher — I was pleased that England had a woman leader who wasn’t afraid of what was necessary to actually lead. But she wasn’t exactly cut from the political cloth I tend [...]
It’s time to make a pact. From now on, if you are in a professional setting and you’re thinking in your head, “Now that is one attractive man/woman/person/employee/colleague/business associate, etc.” this is what you must do from this day forward – Keep. It. To. Yourself. This is especially important if you are the president of [...]
The blogosphere is a pretty crowded space today. Over 42 million blogs are taking up space on the Internet, and still more people are racing to get in on the perceived fame and fortune! Well, probably not fortune or fame, but at least an avenue to create a business, express their opinions or fulfill their [...]
There was a time when Texas wasn’t as “red” as it is now. I know that’s hard to believe. But before Rick Perry and before George W. Bush, there was Democrat Ann Richards, the first woman elected in her own right as governor of the Lone Star State. She famously appeared at the 1988 Democratic [...]
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