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Sara Shaffer To Be Awarded National Firefighter Of The Year

August 26, 2014 by

Sara Shaffer (31) can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a firefighter. Following in the footsteps of her father and other family members, Sara started chasing her dream at an early age. Today, Sara’s hard work, heroism and commitment to her community - Prince George, Maryland - has earned her one of the most illustrious awards ... [Read More]

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Daughters Of A Cymbal Maker: Zildjian Women Are The New Keepers Of A 400 Year Old Legacy

August 21, 2014 by

What do the greatest rock bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and marching bands have in common? Zildjian… a percussion brand that is synonymous with the finest cymbals in the world. In Turkish or Armenian, the centuries old word means “son of a cymbal maker.” But today it has evolved to include the “daughters of a cymbal maker,” ... [Read More]

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A One In 8.4 Million Chance Meeting Between A Young Woman With A Dream And A Pioneering Female Firefighter

August 20, 2014 by

To toast the three year anniversary of our founders meeting WYSK Brenda Berkman, who became the subject of the very first video profile we premiered on our site, the ladies headed over to the W Hotel for an evening of celebratory cocktails. They never could have predicted what ... [Read More]

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Writer Monica Byrne’s Response To Rejection? Try, Try and Try Again!

August 18, 2014 by

By Monica Byrne - When I decided to be a writer, I settled on a goal that might sound modest, but isn’t: I wanted to make a living from my art. Eight years later, I sold my first novel “The Girl in the Road” to Crown Publishing, a division of the biggest publishing house on the planet—and the goal of self-sufficiency ... [Read More]

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Female Fantasy Office: What If Workplaces Were Designed For Women By Women?

August 13, 2014 by

What if workplaces were designed for women by women? That’s the question Fiona Smith, a journalist at the Australian Financial Review, and BRW Magazine, recently set out to answer. But rather than come up with her own personal vision board for what a “female fantasy office” would look like, she took to Twitter and Facebook ... [Read More]

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CBS Sports Network Announces All-Female Sports Talk Show

August 11, 2014 by

Coming this September, CBS Sports Network will be launching the first all-female sports talk show in American history. According to The Big Lead, the new weekly show will not only feature an all-female cast, but will also be produced and directed by women. Although the network hasn’t disclosed the format or the women involved ... [Read More]

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16 Coding Bootcamps And Scholarships For Women

July 31, 2014 by

By Kira M. Newman - In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups, and particularly ... [Read More]

Mary Poppins Quits Over Minimum Wage Pay [VIDEO]

Mary Poppins Quits Over Minimum Wage Pay [VIDEO]

July 24, 2014 by

Actor Kristen Bell channels her inner Mary Poppins in this hilarious new video for Funny or Die. She sings, dances, performs magical feats, and keeps a smile on her face while raising a banker’s kids, for minimum wage pay. Today marks five years since the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. ... [Read More]