At just five years old, Abby Harrison knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Most kids at that age have big dreams, the kind that usually fade away with time, but not Abby’s. Today, as a result of her incredible passion and “sticking with it” attitude, this 15-year old is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first astronaut on Mars.
After a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center a ... [Read More]
By Norma Vally, the Toolbelt Diva - I approach buying tools with passion and savvy - much the way I shoe shop. My mantra guiding me through the tool corral is you get what you pay for. Your initial thought may be, “Hey, I only need this tool (shoe) for one project (party), so why spend a lot?” The truth is projects always come up (as do social functions) and a high quality tool (shoe) will go the ... [Read More]
Jaime Moore is a Texas based lifestyle photographer and a Woman You Should Know. Last month, when her daughter, Emma, turned five she decided she wanted to do something different with her birthday portraits and starting looking around for creative inspiration. What she found was one abundantly recurring theme: young girls dressing up as Disney ... [Read More]
At the end of April, NPR launched a special series called The Changing Lives of Women. Offering the perfect blend of information and inspiration, it explores how times and roles are changing due to the incredible force that women are in the world today. As legions of women are continuing to leave their homes to enter the paid work force (an estimated 1 billion in the coming decade), economic growth is ... [Read More]
A two-week joint trip to Africa shadowing nurses and physicians in local hospitals opened the eyes of Rice University Professors of Bioengineering, Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden to the immense need for basic healthcare technologies in the developing world. They realized how much potential there was for their students ... [Read More]
Meet Tawanda Jones. Some refer to her as “Camden’s First Lady Of Soul” and others call her “WaWa”. To us she is quite simply... a Woman You Should Know. As the founder and director of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team (CSS), a dance based, non-profit youth organization, Tawanda strives to provide a safe haven and the opportunity for positive development to young girls who ... [Read More]
Meet New Relic. They’re a San Francisco based app performance management provider. Too techy of a description for you? Then think of them this way... they are like the best friend that every web and mobile app developer wants to have. Why? Because they are helping change (for the better) the way the world’s developers and operations teams build, deliver and manage software (all that fun and helpful ... [Read More]
In addition to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, one local California chapter of the Girl Scouts is now committed to fostering girls' interest in the largely male-dominated industry of video game design.
As recently reported by GirlGamer.com, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) have teamed up with Women in Games International ... [Read More]