By Jen Jones - From 1872 to 1883, Emily Warren Roebling oversaw one of the greatest engineering triumphs in history, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. She toiled daily, against all odds, in a determined effort to bring her late father-in-law and bed ridden husband’s dream to fruition - to build the largest suspension ... [Read More]
Like so many moms around the world, Nina Levy, an artist from Brooklyn, NY, began drawing on napkins for her young son Archer’s nursery school lunches. But what started out as simple black marker drawings for just one, has turned into over 2,000 elaborate, mini works of art for her now two very lucky boys.
Each napkin, which takes Nina about 1-2 hours to create, comes with ... [Read More]
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opened this weekend and crushed box office estimates with a record breaking $94 million in sales, marking the biggest opening for an August film since the $69.2 million release of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. What’s more... a record number of women went to see this comic book adaptation ... [Read More]
After unveiling Under Armour's “biggest-ever” ad campaign and clothing line for women yesterday, CEO Kevin Plank admitted that properly marketing to women didn't come naturally for the brand, which has built its success on dressing muscle-bound men sweating in weight rooms and crashing on football fields. ... [Read More]
National Girlfriends Day is an annual holiday commemorated every year on August 1st. While its origins are "unknown," we need no convincing to embrace a day that celebrates the friendships between women. It's a day that reminds us to cherish all the women we know - girlfriends, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, etc. - who make our lives better. ... [Read More]
Last year, on the 40th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, ESPN Films and espnW launched the phenomenal Emmy-nominated documentary series Nine for IX, which celebrated nine stories of women in sports told by female filmmakers. Playing off of that enormous success, this week ESPN and espnW debuted Nine for IX shorts, an extension of the original series.
Among those athletes profiled in the six ... [Read More]
Since we just covered the woman who was likely the face of Rosie The Riveter on the famous "We Can Do It!" poster, we thought this was a perfect time to tell you about our new favorite summer camp for middle school girls... Rosie’s Girls, which takes its name from the symbolic World War II ... [Read More]
Born 90 years ago today, on July 31, 1924, Geraldine Hoff Doyle was just 17 years old when a United Press International (UPI) photographer snapped a picture of her while she was operating a metal-stamping press at American Broach & Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the summer of 1942. She was a beautiful girl whose friends were fighting in World War II ... [Read More]