Tag Archives: equity

The Color Pink

For most of my life, I’ve disdained the color pink.  It brought to mind the stereotypes of women, the arbitrary allocation of traits, desires and capabilities based solely on biological sex.  It reeked of superficiality and concerns with the froth … Continue reading

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Something to Raise our Spirits

The election of Donald John Trump was so demoralizing that I could not write.  But yesterday, the 22nd of January 2017, has so lifted my spirits that I am again moved to put fingers to keyboard. In December, I was … Continue reading

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Trump’s Victory and its Ramifications

I woke this morning at 6:30 AM, a mere three hours after going to bed wretched from Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.  She had failed to gain the needed 270 electoral votes to elect her President of the United … Continue reading

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Women (and Non-White Men) at the Top (or Not?)

For two decades, I’ve been involved with the CG system—-that’s the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, an umbrella body that supervises some 15 or so international agricultural research centers.  One of the Directors General (DGs) is about to leave; … Continue reading

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