"Without a doubt, I think the worst question I have gotten was whether I cried when we got malfunctions in the simulator." - Sally Ride, 1983
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7. Following her history-making flight, Sally ... [Read More]
A collective exclamation of "Holy Hera!" was heard in our office today when this business card case, a recent purchase by one of our own, got passed around. There really can’t be anything cooler than going to hand one of your cards to someone after whipping it out of this metal receptacle of badassery, which clearly lets them know, "Yeah, that's right… I am a Wonder Woman."
Now imagine you had this case ... [Read More]
When it comes to women and film, the news really hasn’t changed much over the past decade. Women are still significantly underrepresented in the film industry, particularly behind the camera. But this gender disparity isn’t due to a shortage of women filmmakers, it’s due to a perception problem.
In their latest round ... [Read More]
By Maggie Young
Disclaimer: All events described are based upon my accounts of the events that occurred on the evening of November 27th, 2015.
My passengers are always surprised to see me.
I’m almost always the first female driver they’ve had.
We are a rarity, at only about 19% at Lyft, 15% at Sidecar, and 8% at Uber.
As a new author and freelance writer, the gig works for me. There’s no ... [Read More]
Following a thank you email sent on a whim by her mom to the company behind Lottie dolls, six-year-old Abigail was given an extraordinary opportunity by its co-founder Lucie Follet. The stargazing, space-loving girl, who counts retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, as her personal hero, was ... [Read More]
This delightful, entertaining and educational short animation was created in celebration of Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer,” on what would have been her 200th birthday.
Told from the point of view of a girl today, the story unfolds to show how Ada’s incredible accomplishments continue to nurture and inspire a new generation of explorers and creators. ... [Read More]
For its legendary, annual calendar, Pirelli, the Italian tire company, has always “called upon the photographer of the moment to portray ‘the beauty of the world’ through images.” And over the last 50 some years, their definition of “beauty” has been fairly one-dimensional… models and supermodels posed ... [Read More]
This month marks the first anniversary of Lady Hawk Day in the city of Grand Forks, ND. Mayor Mike Brown established the day in recognition of the “Flight of the Lady Hawk,” the longest flight without air refueling on record for a military aircraft, led by an all-women team.
The idea for the record-breaking flight came from 348th ... [Read More]