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When women are empowered to contribute to their community, in business and as leaders, society thrives, yet women who dare to lead are still plagued by a biased media narrative aimed at keeping them on the back burner. Great leadership and empowerment benefits both women and men. My book, “Dirty Words on Clean Skin,” spent 16 weeks at #1 on Amazon’s Women in Politics books and is on the curriculum at Pasadena City College. Tackling today’s sexism from all angles, I offer a touchstone and a prescription for women to break past the status quo, first by defining those messages and then sharing how to succeed beyond them. I offer a refreshing, common sense, from-the trenches perspective that will resonate with any audience.
I am a principle contributor to EPIC TIMES and an ongoing commentator to: the top-rated Jerry Doyle Show (#3 in syndication in the country), America’s Radio News Network and The Michelle Jackson Show. I’ve been interviewed by over 100 different news and radio programs including The Daily Drum, The Bill Cunningham Show, Kendall Moore Show/Talk of Chicago, The Grindstone, xoJane, Knoxville Journal, Diversity Central and U.S. News & World Report. On the senior writing staff of The New Agenda, a bi-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, my work is regularly Editors’ Pick on BlogHer and has also been featured on Real Clear Politics, MemeOrandum, FishbowlDC/Media Bistro, along with several other popular political blogs.
As an actor and native New Yorker living in Los Angeles, Anita Finlay has worked primarily in television for over twenty years, on such network series as “Perception,” “Castle,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “24,” “Hannah Montana,” “Boston Legal,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Vanished,” and “Judging Amy.” For seven years, I portrayed Dr. Nora Thompson on “The Young and the Restless.” I starred in a number of feature films and will soon be seen on “Greys Anatomy.”