It's way past the deadline set by Congress - 35 years past - but women are organizing in North Carolina and nationwide around a bit of unfinished business: ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Sarah Delia

When you think about the stereotypical drinks ordered by women in pop culture…certain cocktails come to mind. Fruity daiquiris, maybe a piña colada and of course the pink drink that was popular on the HBO series Sex and the City the Cosmopolitan.

Whiskey isn’t usually included on that list. But a group of women in Charlotte is out to prove it’s not a man’s world when it comes to the liquor.  

Women March In White At National Baptist Convention

Sep 5, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

The National Baptist Convention has been in Charlotte all week for its annual session. It’s billed as the nation’s largest and oldest African-American religious convention, and organizers say it attracted people from 49 states and the Bahamas. One of the convention’s signature events was Wednesday’s Women in White March. Women dressed in white (the color of choice for missionaries) to raise money and also show off their state pride. WFAE's Tasnim Shamma produced this audio postcard from the event.

Owning a business is an ambitious venture for anyone. But as a female business owner, there are particular challenges that one might face. In the late 1980s, women owned only ten percent of U.S. business. Now, women own forty percent of all privately-held firms. This considerable rise of women leaders has helped shift the business landscape and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for aspiring female entrepreneurs and small business owners. Two female Charlotteans started the company, Towne and Reese, and continue their rapid rise of success. A conversation about being a women and owning a business, when Charlotte Talks.

Vanity Fair's Elissa Schappell On Women

Sep 24, 2012

This election year, the women’s vote has made headlines over and over, and women’s issues have turned into major political debate. That attention has brought women into the spotlight in a variety of ways, including through literature. We’ll meet a Vanity Fair contributing editor who is not only a book critic for a women’s magazine, but who writes stories about women as well. Elissa Schappell joins us to talk about writing for and about women, but also about women’s role in society today and in the political landscape.