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“Dear Sirs”… Attorney Takes On Firm’s Archaic Use Of Male-Centric Language, Inspires Change Toward Gender Equality

October 20, 2016 by

Megan Castellano, a capital markets attorney based in London, recently proposed and led an initiative to ban the use of “Dear Sirs” in all communications and legal documents globally across Freshfields, the first of Britain’s top legal firms ... [Read More]


Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison: Five Facts You May Not Know About The Trailblazer

October 17, 2016 by

Today we celebrate Dr. Mae Jemison on her 60th birthday! By Allison Lantero - Dr. Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She is also a trained medical doctor, ... [Read More]


Before There was Sagan: How Helen Sawyer Hogg Brought Astronomy to the People

October 10, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Before, “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be,” there was, “The stars belong to everyone,” the watch-phrase of a woman who spent three decades in energizing the wider world, through her newspaper columns and television appearances, ... [Read More]


Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]

John Greathouse’s Article Exposes The Sexist Underbelly Still Present in Tech

October 4, 2016 by

If you follow the Wall Street Journal or tech media like I do, you may have seen yesterday’s deplorable article by John Greathouse, advising women in tech to use only their initials in order to get ahead in the tech world. The idea that in order for women to succeed in tech, ... [Read More]

Domestic violence victim, a young woman being hurt

Philanthropy Isn’t Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

October 4, 2016 by

By Lori Day - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers. From September 11, 2001  to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ... [Read More]


Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

By Lydia Solodiuk Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor. In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]