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7 Ways To Combat Manterrupting

January 22, 2015 by

Studies show when women speak up at work, they are more likely to be interrupted and less likely to be credited for their contributions. As a result, women speak up less than their male counterparts. However,  manterrupting and bropropriating don’t just harm women. This pattern stifles teamwork and holds back innovation. This guide for men, women and bosses, by graphic artist Kathleen Edison was inspired ... [Read More]

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Meet The Six Chix… The Reigning Queens Of The Comic Strip World For The Last 15 Years

January 19, 2015 by

Fifteen years ago, on January 3, 2000, a sextet of female cartoonists started a revolution in the largely male dominated comic strip world with the launch of Six Chix, a syndicated daily comic strip featuring their collective artistry and humor. The goal was to spotlight the talents of six different women creators every day ... [Read More]

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Sheer Exhaustion: Accomplished Career Firefighter Still Confronting Ignorance Of Skeptics

January 8, 2015 by

By Linda F. Willing - It happened again the other day. I’m sitting in a coffee shop with a group of people, some of whom I have just met for the first time. Small talk about work leads to my friend mentioning that I used to be a career firefighter. At this point, the conversation screeches to a halt and I am faced with mostly ... [Read More]

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Photographer Sophie Kirchner Honors Women Breaking Barriers in “Male Sport”

January 5, 2015 by

German photographer Sophie Kirchner focuses much of her work on documenting social issues and giving a voice to disadvantaged groups through her art. With her series, Male Sport, Sophie hopes to inspire a conversation about gender parity by honoring women who love their sport, ... [Read More]

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A Lean In Circle Hosted By Mrs. Claus

December 23, 2014 by

Said the woman running a massive global operation, who very smartly hired the best person for their biggest job of the year. What an epic punchline... one that would probably make Sheryl Sandberg oh so proud. This Jack Corbett cartoon is licensed by Women You Should Know from CartoonStock. Republishing is not permitted. ... [Read More]

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Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience

December 19, 2014 by

In late 2009, airline transport rated pilot Mireille Goyer was searching for events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first female pilot license earned worldwide by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910. To her dismay, she found none. Determined to not let this important milestone for women pilots go unrecognized, ... [Read More]

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“Deplorable!” 7% Of U.S. Marines Are Women, Yet Less Than 1% Of FDNY Firefighters Are Women

December 10, 2014 by

Fact: There are only 44 women out of over 10,000 uniformed firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the largest and most elite fire department in the world. This amounts to less than 0.5% and the lowest number of women out of all major fire departments in the U.S. Fact: Cities like Minneapolis and ... [Read More]

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Artist Captures The Beautiful Intricacies Of Women She Knows In Stunning Series Of Large Scale Nudes

December 2, 2014 by

Spanning a massive 7 by 10 feet, It Was The Sound Of Their Feet (above), is one of those paintings that simply stuns. From its scale, to its incredible photo realistic quality, to the beautiful intricacies it captures, the piece feels alive and draws you in. It was our very first introduction to ... [Read More]