I’m A Woman In Tech, Here’s How I Think We Can Recruit More

May 24, 2017 by

By Danielle Merfeld - I get a kick out of the instant reactions some people have when I tell them what I do. It’s not exactly revolutionary that women can be technologists but often people betray a flicker of disbelief, an automatic response they can’t completely hide. I’m guilty too: I remember a hint of surprise when a man I was talking to told me he was a nurse. ... [Read More]

Meet Ellen Ochoa… 2017 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee

May 20, 2017 by

As a young girl, Ellen Ochoa (1958- ) was fascinated by the Apollo astronauts as they launched to the moon. But she could only dream about traveling beyond the earth since women weren't selected to go into space at that time. Undeterred, Ellen focused her studies on physics and engineering, excelling at both. So when NASA eventually opened its astronaut class to women ... [Read More]

Dot of Light: Short Documentary Tells Inspiring Story Of 3 Women Astronauts

May 9, 2017 by

For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt, in partnership with Google, released Dot of Light, the story of three female astronauts - Dr Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott, and Anousheh Ansari - and their journey to the stars. The captivating ten minute documentary is told through ... [Read More]

May 4th: A Birthday Shared By Some Extraordinary Women

May 4, 2017 by

May 4th is day filled with several birthdays of extraordinary women, some you may know, others you should know. ... [Read More]

Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) And The Battle For Medical Women

May 3, 2017 by

There are cases where the towering homogeneity of Victorian culture is exaggerated. The era of Prince Albert and Lord Palmerston was, after all, also the age of George Eliot, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Beneath the deceptive appearance of total societal conformity ... [Read More]

Brilliant New Documentary ‘Citizen Jane’ Chronicles Activist Jane Jacobs’ Battles Against The Urban Planning Establishment

April 25, 2017 by

In 1960 urban planner Jane Jacobs took on the “urban planning establishment” with her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which explored the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. ... [Read More]

Rachel Bloom Takes On Workplace Inequality With Original Song and Video #Ladyboss

April 22, 2017 by

Rachel Bloom, of The Golden Globe-winning series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, takes on workplace inequality in #Ladyboss, an “ode to the confusing conundrum of being both a leader and a woman at the same time.” On point, hilarious and all too real, Rachel and her back-up crew ask the tough ... [Read More]

United Women Firefighters And FDNY Are Looking For More Women To Join New York’s Bravest

April 20, 2017 by

This week the FDNY academy's graduating class included six women. While this is not the largest number of women in a graduating class, they bring the total number of women firefighters to 64 (or .6 percent), the highest number of women in FDNY’s history. While the United Women Firefighters ... [Read More]

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