Tampon Talk: 5 UK Students Campaign To Get Free Sanitary Products in Public Bathrooms

February 22, 2017 by

Meet Molly Blackwell, Kelly Thurston, Zoe Taylor, Kyle Austin, and Ida Mua, five Lancaster University (England) students behind a new campaign called Tampon Talk that aims to get free sanitary products in the public bathrooms on their campus and in the local city center. Inspired by a class assignment on social activism, ... [Read More]

Courtney Church Discovers The Formula For Nerd-Chic With Periodically Inspired Brand

February 7, 2017 by

It was a cold Rhode Island winter in 2010 that led Courtney Church to start scanning the Periodic Table of Elements. She wasn’t looking to bone up on her chem savvy; she just had the sudden urge to try to create words and phrases using the one and two-letter abbreviations of the elements’ names. Little did she ... [Read More]

Out: Sexism In Super Bowl Ads. In: Brands Supporting Pay Equality And Women in Tech

February 2, 2017 by

For the past couple of years Super Bowl ads have taken a decidedly different turn, with several brands losing the sexism that drove their earlier advertising campaigns. While there are still a handful of offenders, we are making some progress. So what can we expect to see on Sunday? ... [Read More]

Pride And Paraphernalia: An Array Of Jane Austen Inspired Goodies For Devoted Janeites

December 16, 2016 by

To commemorate what would have been her 241st birthday, we're celebrating Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817) with an assortment of not-so-sophisticated, but downright awesome goodies that pay homage to the woman considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history. ... [Read More]

Delightful Doodle Magnets Celebrate Women in Science, Music and Sport

November 1, 2016 by

Jodi Lynn, an illustrator from Detroit, MI, has been doodling ever since she could pick up a pencil, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, when she made her first shrinky dink, that she decided to share her delightful doodles with the world. And boy are we glad she did! “I did my first shrink film doodles while watching the Cosmos. ... [Read More]

20 Reasons Women Are Superior To Men… According To A 1971 Virginia Slims Ad

October 18, 2016 by

In 1971, this ad from cigarette brand Virginia Slims told women they were superior to men. That's right... superior. And how did they go about selling said superiority? With a list of 20 biological 'advantages,' which range from the obscure to the downright laughable, unless, of course, you actually believe that a lesser inclination to "defective tooth enamel" gives our ... [Read More]

#FightPinkTax: Women Pay Almost $2,000 Per Year More Than Men Pay For Comparable Services And Products

October 7, 2016 by

"We fight tirelessly to close the wage gap, but what about the price gap?" This is the question our friends over at GIRLTALK HQ have taken on in their new campaign for price parity and to get the Pink Tax banned in Canada. According to a recent study conducted by Toronto-based ParseHub, ... [Read More]

Entrepreneur Inspires Political Activism With VOTE 2016 Products For ‘Smart Women’

September 27, 2016 by

For the last several years we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Julie Hellwich, a hardworking entrepreneur who has been inspiring, empowering and entertaining ‘smart women’ everywhere since 1999 with her clever, witty, and oh-so-WYSKy line of Smart Women Company lifestyle products. As November 8 fast ... [Read More]

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