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We’re here to shine a spotlight on women who are making things happen in their world. They have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. And they may just inspire you to change the course of your own life.

“Embracing the Dark Side” With Visual Artist Catherine Moore On Star Wars 40th Anniversary

May 25, 2017 by

In celebration of #StarWars40th, a day commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of the iconic film (May 25, 1977), we are sharing this print by visual artist Catherine Moore, which sent our Facebook page into a frenzy when we first posted it back in September 2015. Catherine calls the work "Embracing the Dark Side”… ... [Read More]

Listen: New Sia Song ‘To Be Human’ From Wonder Woman Soundtrack

May 25, 2017 by

Wonder Woman and Sia… it does not get much better (or badass) for us. Just out today, this is Sia’s 'To Be Human' featuring Labrinth from the Wonder Woman soundtrack. Crank up the volume. ... [Read More]

Holy Hera! DC Just Declared June 3 “Wonder Woman Day”, Massive Global Celebrations Planned

May 24, 2017 by

If you read our site and follow our social pages, our love of Wonder Woman is palpable. She’s a feminist icon who made her comics debut in 1941. She’s a badass Amazonian Princess. She’s a pop-culture icon (thank you Lynda Carter and 70s TV). She’s a fierce warrior. And she’s - finally - a formidable Hollywood blockbuster action hero ... [Read More]

Woman Wins Ultramarathon While Running 31 Miles In Sandals, A Skirt & Scarf

May 23, 2017 by

Who says you need expensive running gear - or even sneakers for that matter - to win a running race? 22-year-old María Lorena Ramírez, a runner from from Chihuahua Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community, came in first among women in the challenging Cerro Rojo De Puebla ultramarathon (50km/31 miles) wearing sandals, ... [Read More]

Filmmaker Captures Big Impact Of Inspiring Holocaust Survivor… Her Grandmother

May 23, 2017 by

As a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Leah Warshawski would look at the tattoo on her grandmother’s arm and wonder what it meant. That’s because Sonia didn’t speak about the Holocaust and all she endured. But six years ago, as a 33-year-old, accomplished filmmaker, Leah realized that Sonia was one of the last ... [Read More]

Copywriter Gives Print Ads A Feminist Makeover In #100DaysOfFeministAds Project

May 22, 2017 by

Ever since she was a little girl, Eileen Matthews dreamt of writing headlines for the Miller Lite billboard at Wrigley Field in Chicago. While she may not be doing that exactly today, Eileen is copywriter, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands. In her spare time, Eileen likes to work on ... [Read More]

Meet Ellen Ochoa… 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee

May 20, 2017 by

As a young girl, Ellen Ochoa (1958- ) was fascinated by the Apollo astronauts as they launched to the moon. But she could only dream about traveling beyond the earth since women weren't selected to go into space at that time. Undeterred, Ellen focused her studies on physics and engineering, excelling at both. So when NASA eventually opened its astronaut class to women ... [Read More]

200 Volunteers Crocheted 1.5 Million Loops To Make This Stunning Mural Of Susan B. Anthony

May 19, 2017 by

On May 7th, a "billboard" was installed on the facade of a building at 438 West Main Street in Rochester, NY. But this billboard is like no other; it’s a textile mural meticulously made with love by 200 volunteer crocheters over the course of two months. Using 150 pounds of yarn, they collectively crafted 1,516,320 loops to honor ... [Read More]