Labeling Sally Ride as a “gay astronaut” completely misses the point—and disrespects her wishes, writes Amy Siskind.
Amy Siskind is a national spokesperson, writer, and expert on helping women and girls advance and succeed. A highly successful Wall Street executive, she’s co-founder and president of The New Agenda, a national organization working on issues including economic independence and advancement, gender representation and bias, sexual assault and domestic violence. Some of her television and radio appearances include CNN, FOX News, CNBC, PBS, NPR, POLITICO, U.S. News & World Report, AOL News, CNN.com, The Boston Globe, Forbes, and The Hill. She’s a regular featured contributor at The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. Amy speaks on college campuses and to young women about economic empowerment. She serves on Cornell University’s highly prestigious President’s Council of Cornell Women. A pioneer in the distressed debt trading market, she has a lifetime of experience with failure and remarkable success and knows what it takes to win. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner. She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from The NYU Stern School of Business.
Fewer women seem to be climbing the corporate ladder on Wall Street these days. Amy Siskind says it's time to get rid of bad managers with gender bias—it would only be good business.
Women voters are fed up with the state of America's leadership, and are ready to elect a female president. Amy Siskind on why Sarah Palin—or someone else—needs to step up and capitalize on women's outrage.
Chris Matthews, former poster boy of sexism, was educated. Martha Coakley won a Senate primary because of her gender. And women were mobilized against the new mammography recommendations. Amy Siskind tallies women’s progress this year.
The House Speaker pushed the Stupak amendment through—then moved to block the woman bidding for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Amy Siskind on how the most powerful woman in politics betrays the sisterhood.
The heath-care abortion mess is just the latest example of how Barack Obama took women’s votes—then let the country’s majority constituency down.
The brutal gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in Northern California last weekend is a wake-up call for all parents.
Obama garnered 56 percent of women’s ballots last fall. And they have precious little to show for it from this administration. Amy Siskind on why Sarah Palin deserves a second look.
Teddy fought for equality, but his track record on women’s issues was lacking. Amy Siskind makes the case for ending his family’s hold on the Senate seat—and giving it to a woman.
With the silencing of Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand, is it any surprise that a brave woman from Alaska might decide to take a road less traveled?