As the mother of a seventh-grade girl, to say that I’m navigating through the treacherous waters of middle school, bullying, drama and various cyber-issues would be an understatement. Sometimes it feels like I have things under control, but I know that’s just a fantasy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she survives, without too much [...]
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)!
“Leadership is about making a difference.” I couldn’t agree more with a high-profile woman that I probably don’t agree with much of the time — Carly Fiorina. The former head of Hewlett-Packard, a former Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from California and a campaign surrogate for John McCain when he ran for President in [...]
I’d like to introduce a new weekly feature here at The Broad Side — Six Things You Need to Know Right Now — as a way to bring you some excellent reads from around the web. We know it’s hard to keep up on all the best content, so we’re going to try to help [...]
I have been an admirer of Sheril Kirshenbaum since friend and Broad Side Contributor David Wescott introduced us via E-mail. I haven’t yet met Sheril in person, but I love her work, so for Valentine’s Day, I thought as long as we were talking about the science of love, it only made sense to also [...]
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day here at The Broad Side? We’re not a mush-gushy bunch, at least when it comes to our writing. But how about a look at the science of love? This video explains why and how we experience love — it’s all about the brain, not the heart! Even with all this [...]
For years, I’ve had a pet peeve with President Obama. I knew he wasn’t as progressive as many Democrats thought he was in 2008. Don’t get me wrong — I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 ad 2012. But many people the first time around thought he was going to be the champion of so [...]
Usually when presidential remarks are released to the media, they are embargoed until they are actually delivered. This evening, the White House has released the following excerpts of the State of the Union address to give you a flavor of what’s to come: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of [...]
The White House just released the list of guests who will be joining Michelle Obama in the traditional First Lady’s Seating Box for the State of the Union address. There are always some Americans invited whose stories are personally compelling and add something along the lines of what sportscasters call “color commentary” for an event. [...]
I have been wondering for a while how Malala Yousafzai’s recovery was really going. We’ve seen the images that seemed to suggest she was doing well, even though she’s undergone many surgeries. But I was stunned when I saw the amazing and inspiring video of Malala talking about her goals and her mission as she [...]
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