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In honor of Women’s History Month, the Center of
Public Service is paying tribute by highlighting women who are
leading the way in public
service or leaving their mark in history and public service.
Below you will find spotlights on organizations honoring women of our past and
present and women who are making a difference across the world. Faculty articles also touch on issues faced by women today.
I am a full-time faculty member in the School of Education at Kaplan University and have been an educator for over 15 years. During this time, I have taught in variety of settings, from elementary classrooms to university Teacher Education programs.
By Elizabeth Donnellan, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty
Faculty member Elizabeth Donnellan looks at female leaders who discovered their passion for helping others despite suffering personal tragedy.
“When I was a senior in high school, I remember my parents accompanying me to the local police department. I recall being told, in not so many words, that it was very difficult for woman to get hired. Luckily, that didn’t stop me!”
By Jane G. McElligott, Faculty, Legal Studies Program
The “Pink Tax” refers to the “tax” or surcharge (“her-charge”) women pay for goods and services that are identical to those for men. Faculty member Jane G. McElligot discusses how important it is for women to vigilant when shopping at a retail store and notice the difference in pricing between women’s and men’s products.
Meet early childhood development graduate Kelly Condie and how she applied her Kaplan University education to her career as the director of a nonprofit childcare center.
Celebrating women who have devoted their lives to promoting global environmental policy and health.
Professor Karla Drenner is a modern-day renaissance woman. Read her faculty spotlight and learn about her work in public service, including serving as a Georgia State Representative for 14 years.
Faculty member Ramona Atkins blogs about President Obama’s Equal Pay for Equal Work and the Paycheck Fairness Act and touches on the need to improve equal pay.
By Jane McElligott, JD, MSCJ, Professor, Legal Studies Faculty Member
Professor Jane McElligott, JD, MSCJ discusses advances in equality for women in sports and some of the impacts of Title IX Education Amendments of 1972.
Learn about green jobs and a guide commissioned by the Women’s Bureau to raise awareness about green job opportunities for women.
Learn about the National Women’s History Museum and their work to raise awareness about the contributions women have made throughout history.
Learn more about the positive impact of Bachelor of Science in Human Services graduate Melissa Bowermaster is making working with abused children. Click here to learn more.
Women’s History Month began as a national celebration back in 1981 by an act of congress that requested then President Reagan to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”
The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) is a global initiative dedicated
to advancing women to positions of influence in governments and civic
MAKERS.com is a online platform featuring hundreds of compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. To view one of the largest collection of women’s stories click here.
Condoa Parrent , adjunct faculty member for the School of Education, shares her story about overcoming obstacles and reaching for your goals. Read more about her accomplishments here:
“From GED to EdD”
Professor and Georgia state representative Karla Drenner shares six tips for women who want to enter public service.
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