You can see it in the many paths we take and in how we come together to create something greater than any one of us could alone … Women change the world every day! ~ Anonymous

::: Over on Brain Pickings, Maria Popova has curated new year’s reflections from some of the world’s greatest minds: and here

::: The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations in multiple categories for their 2017 award.  Full details and the nomination form are on the SBA’s website:

::: Are you drowning in unwanted subscriptions?  This new application looks promising.  Thanks to Nora Lee for pointing us to UnrollMe.

::: Here’s another great list.  12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy.

::: The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump.

::: We were not familiar with the Soma bra company until Jaime Rosier pointed them out.  These boutiques will accept your old bras that are in need of some repairing, fix them up and donate them to women’s shelters.  Check out the local boutiques on the website here:

::: In celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2017, Assemblymember Chris Holden  will honor outstanding women whose service and work have made a positive impact in the 41st Assembly District. The awards are open to all women who live or work in the 41st Assembly District: La Verne, Monrovia, South Pasadena, Upland, Claremont, Pasadena, Altadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Sierra Madre, or San Dimas. His selection committee will select one woman to be honored from each city listed and among those selected; one woman will be selected as the 41st Assembly District Woman of the Year where she will be honored at a special ceremony in March 2016 at the State Capitol. For more info contact Kayleen Maya-Aviles at or 626-351-1917.  The nomination deadline is February 15. Applications available on line at

::: On Friday, January 6, at 7 p.m. Friday, Thelma Reyna and other southern California poets present Altadena Poetry Review Anthology 2016, a compilation of 134 poems of varied styles and topics, written by 86 distinguished Southern California poets.  Vroman’s calendar shows that there are several women authors scheduled to speak in January.  Check out their calendar here:

::: Don’t throw out that broken item.  Instead, bring it to the Repair Café at the Pasadena Senior Center on Saturday, January 7 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Talented volunteers will repair it in no time.  And be sure to bring something to donate to the Really Really Free Market, where all items are 100% off!

::: The Women’s Rally at the Rotunda of Pasadena City Hall is just four weeks away.  Save the date, January 21, at 8 a.m. and plan to join women from all over town in solidarity and affirmation.

::: On January 25 the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will be offering a Day of Resistance. Stay tuned for details and plan to attend.

::: Jobs

. Neighborhood Church (Pasadena) seeks a Director of Religious Education

. Altadena Library District seeks a full-time Children’s Library Associate, a part-time Volunteer Coordinator, and a temporary (six month) Library Associate-Collection Development.

. Latino Theater Company/Los Angeles Theatre Center seeks a Managing Director and a Development Director  

. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre seeks a Program Director

. P.S. ARTS seeks an Events Manager

. Pepperdine University Center for the Arts seeks a Theatre Operations Manager  

. California Community Foundation seeks a Development and Donor Operations Associate

. Otis College of Art and Design seeks a Director of Alumni Relations

. Woodbury University seeks a Dean of the School of Media, Culture and Design

. County of Los Angeles seeks a Library Administrator

. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts seeks a Human Resources Manager

. California Science Center seeks a Campaign Director, and an Associate Campaign Director, Major Gifts

. Theatre Of Hearts/ Youth First seeks an Assistant Program Coordinator

. UCLA Hammer Museum seeks a Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations

. SCI-Arc seeks a Development Services Coordinator

. Alliance for Children’s Rights seeks a President and CEO

. The Trevor Project seeks a CEO/Executive Director

. Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County seeks an Emergency Management Coordinator

. KCRW seeks an Events Department Assistant and Box Office Manager  

. Five Acres seeks a Chief Program Officer

. UCLA School of Law Office of Public Interest Programs (OPIP) seeks an Executive Director

. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks a Director, Foundation Relations

::: Wired Women remains free (and ad-free) and takes me untold hours a month to research and write. There are monthly expenses as well. If you find pleasure or value in this free, weekly e-newsletter, and if you have never supported it with a donation before, please think about supporting it this last week of 2016. Consider a donation of your choosing, between the cost of a cup of tea (or something stronger) and a nice dinner. This link will take you to Paypal: Checks payable to Monica J. Hubbard are happily received, too. Mailing instructions are at the end of the newsletter. Thank you!

Enjoy these last few days of 2016! ~ Monica

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