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How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman? Meet Dr. May Edward Chinn

April 15, 2015 by

In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]

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Rock Pioneer Joan Jett To Get Her Rightful Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

April 13, 2015 by

This Saturday, April 18, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will, at long last, be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Among the 8 legendary groups and artists being inducted this year, Joan Jett is the only woman, which is an all too familiar spot for this fearless pioneer who has fought for everything she's achieved over ... [Read More]

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Aurora Anaya-Cerda: Moving Her Community Forward, One Book At A Time

April 9, 2015 by

By Career 2.0 - Opening an independent bookstore at time when most were shuttering their doors against the Amazon giant might seem like a risky and even foolish venture to some. But not for Aurora Anaya-Cerda. The determined California native spent six years working multiple jobs before ... [Read More]

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Emily Howell Warner Was The First Woman Who Could Say, “This Is Your Captain Speaking…”

April 8, 2015 by

How many times have you gotten on a plane and heard a woman's voice come over the speaker, uttering the familiar phrase, "This is your captain speaking..."? Likely never. That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. To put that number in perspective, there are roughly ... [Read More]

A Few Words On Gender Equality From Major General Kristin Lund… Leading Change, & Paving The Way For Many

A Few Words On Gender Equality From Major General Kristin Lund… Leading Change, & Paving The Way For Many

March 13, 2015 by

Major General Kristin Lund of Norway is the first woman ever to be appointed as Force Commander in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation, and is currently serving with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). ... [Read More]

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Women Talk: Faustine Tarmasz, Illustrator And Tattooist

March 11, 2015 by

By Sara Barnes - Faustine Tarmasz, known simply as Tarmasz, is a French illustrator and tattoo artist who also has some impressive ink of her own. I had the opportunity to speak with her about her non-traditional tattooing style as well as the awesome adornments on her legs, collarbone, and back. There aren't many illustrators that double ... [Read More]

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She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]

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Catastrophic Fail: The Day HBO and Withoutabox Underestimated Armies Of Diverse And Female Writers

March 5, 2015 by

By Angela Dee - Look. We live in a time where everyone knows that there needs to be a change in the entertainment industry. We need to see more women and minorities on TV and in our movies. We need their voices. There is a huge gap in the market that must be - needs to be - filled. We all seem to finally agree on this point, right? ... [Read More]