For several years, United Women Firefighters, a group of women firefighters working in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), has partnered with New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) to provide a specialized training program for any woman interested in being a firefighter in the FDNY. To celebrate the impact it’s ... [Read More]
From Where I Stand is a powerful, new editorial series from UN Women that is capturing the unique stories of women and girls around the world.
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States last September, UN Women is taking a look at how women are ... [Read More]
In August 2014 LEGO released the Research Institute, a set of female scientists, which included designs that were submitted to the LEGO Ideas contest by geochemist Dr. Ellen Kooijam. The response was overwhelming, and the set sold out, several times.
Since then, we've seen the company include other women in STEM and non-traditional fields in their minifig offerings ... [Read More]
From 1975 to 1979, thirty-four years after the feminist icon's comic debut, Wonder Woman was brought to life by actress Lynda Carter on what was "the first, longest running and most successful syndicated television show with a serious female action hero." Captivated by her golden lasso of truth and bullet deflecting bracelets, we watched her death defying leaps and ... [Read More]
In 2013 Lauren Silberman became the first woman in history to try out for the NFL. While she didn’t make the team, the attempt was a significant and inspiring statement to women and girls who dream about playing a sport that has been almost exclusively for men. But the dream doesn’t have to be limited to the NFL, today women are ... [Read More]
How many times have you gotten on a plane and had a woman come over the cabin P.A. to make the official cockpit intro, "This is your captain speaking..."? Rarely to never (depending on how often you fly). That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. ... [Read More]
On June 1st, we proudly profiled 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. Two weeks later, the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and changemaker ... [Read More]
By Julia Landauer - Imagine you’re in a firesuit and helmet, strapped tightly into the seat of a racecar. You’re going full throttle down the straightaway; the car is vibrating and the engine is roaring. You hit the brakes and the weight shifts to the front of the car as you turn in, using all your core and arm strength to wrench the wheel. ... [Read More]