The 26%: Women Speak Out On The Tech Industry’s Diversity Crisis

The 26%: Women Speak Out On The Tech Industry’s Diversity Crisis

August 18, 2015 by

According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, despite the tech industry’s rapid growth, the percentage of female workers has actually decreased, from 35 percent in 1990 to just 26 percent today. Re/Code, the tech news site, has launched a video series called ... [Read More]

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Remembering Human Rights Pioneer Jemera Rone

August 12, 2015 by

Jemera Rone, lawyer turned pioneering human rights researcher, passed away at the age of 71 on July 29th in Washington, DC. The cause was ovarian cancer. Her friend and colleague Leslie Lefkow, Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Africa Division, reflects on Jemera’s steadfast commitment to her work and indelible contributions. ... [Read More]

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Meet Legendary Session Musician Carol Kaye “The First Lady Of Bass”

August 12, 2015 by

Meet Carol Kaye, the “First Lady of Bass” and one of the most prolific bass guitarists of all time. You may not recognize her name, but you have definitely heard her play. Born in Everett, Washington to musician parents, Carol, now 80, has played guitar professionally since 1949. Starting her career ... [Read More]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 22 Years As A Justice And Still As Supreme As Ever

August 10, 2015 by

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered a legal world where the best jobs were off-limits to women and emerged as a Supreme Court Justice." - Columbia Law School 22 years ago today, on August 10, 1993, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, RBG was sworn in as the second woman and the 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The now "Notorious," 82-year-old ... [Read More]

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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]