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LEGO Minifigures Continue To Include More Women In STEM And Non-Traditional Fields

June 30, 2015 by

In September 2013, LEGO made brand history when it added its first female scientist, Professor C. Bodin, to its 35-year-old minifigures collection. The following August, she got some much needed female company in the lab when the brick maker released Research Institute, its first set of female scientists, ... [Read More]

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Frances Glessner Lee: The “Godmother of Crime Scene Investigation”

June 24, 2015 by

By Roman Mars - The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland is a busy place. Anyone who dies unexpectedly in the state of Maryland will end up there for an autopsy. On an average day, they might perform twelve autopsies; on more hectic days, they might do more than twenty. ... [Read More]

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Maureen Hickey Becomes First Female Firefighter To Join Milford, CT Fire Department

June 11, 2015 by

Less than 4% of our nation's firefighters are women, and more than half of paid fire departments have never hired a female firefighter. Well, that just changed in Milford, CT where Maureen Hickey has become the first female firefighter to join the Milford Fire Department. ... [Read More]

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The Truth Behind Her Title: One High-Achieving Woman’s Candid Story Of Depression, Suicide Attempts, And Hope

June 10, 2015 by

By Michelle Tenzyk - For many years I have been thinking about corporate and professional women – the increasingly difficult paths we have forged for ourselves by "leaning in" just a bit too far at times. The seeming lack of open, honest support structures. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: 10 Interesting Things You Should Know About Norma Vally… Our Toolbelt Diva

June 5, 2015 by

This Woman You Should Know is so many things... a seasoned veteran of home repair and improvement, the former host of Discovery Home Channel’s series "Toolbelt Diva" and a show on Sirius Satellite Radio by the same name, an acclaimed author, a proud aunt, a mom to rescue kitty Dexter, an accomplished cook, ... [Read More]

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“Women Can Build” Photo Series Honors Modern Day Rosies

June 4, 2015 by

The Jobs to Move America coalition and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy are hosting a wonderful exhibit called, Women Can Build: Re-envisioning Rosie, at Los Angeles’ Union Station that highlights the images and stories of “modern day Rosies.” ... [Read More]

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What’s The Worst Question You’ve Ever Been Asked At A Job Interview?

June 2, 2015 by

With the latest crop of college grads on the hunt for career launching jobs, ThomasMansfield, a UK based firm specializing in employment law, wanted to find out how seriously companies take discrimination laws. So they decided to ask graduates... what's the worst question you've ever been asked at a job interview? ... [Read More]

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Today’s Google Doodle Salute To Sally Ride Is Spectacular

May 26, 2015 by

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space, serving as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. The female physicist, who was 32 at the time of her mission, not only broke down barriers, but she pushed the limits of possibility for women and girls. ... [Read More]