Amy Poehler On Giving Young Women A Voice

And other reasons why Amy Poehler defines "matriarch"

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I subscribe to the Church of Amy Poehler. And fortunately, her recent interview with Fast Company has reminded me why.

"I have these meetings with really powerful men and they ask me all the time, 'Where are your kids? Are your kids here?'" said the mother of two. "It's such a weird question. Never in a million years do I ask guys where their kids are. It would be comparable to me going to a guy, 'Do you feel like you see your kids enough?'"

BINGO. See? The woman is wonderful.

Poehler's also one of the co-founders of Smart Girls at the Party, an online presence that seeks to give young women a voice. (Which isn't surprising considering the comedian is a vocal supporter of women in comedy, having even produced "Broad City.") And on top of that, she also works with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, a cause that's quite near and dear to her heart.

"When I'm with my kids, I feel so lucky to have all this love in my life," she explained. "But these orphans have nobody who lights up when they come into the room, and that's really, really heavy."

Jane Aronson, the organization's CEO and president went on to sing Poehler's praises: 

"When do an event, she wants to talk about how to do it, what we should talk about," Aronson said. "We have meetings all the time. We talk, we text. I took her to Haiti with me; she's going to Ethiopia with me in the fall. She's better than a board member, she's a partner."

AMY POEHLER FOR QUEEN.

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