“My Hero, Sonia Warshawski”… The Heartfelt Essay That Won This 5th Grader An Award

June 22, 2017 by

When Olivia Tavernaro was in the 5th grade, she was asked to write an essay about her personal hero. She chose a local Kansas City woman she knew whose life has been nothing short of triumphant, against the most unthinkable circumstances and the greatest odds. Olivia recited her essay dressed as her hero, ... [Read More]

We’re More Than Just “Pretty Faces,” A Poem By 15-Year-Old WriteGirl Addissyn

June 19, 2017 by

After we contributed to a fundraising poetry drive in July 2014, a poem was written for us by 15-year-old Addissyn, a participant in WriteGirl, an innovative Los Angeles-based writing and mentoring organization that matches girls with women writers to promote creativity, self-expression, and leadership skills to empower ... [Read More]

Google And Wonder Woman Join Forces To Inspire Girls To Learn Code

June 5, 2017 by

Inspired by the strength and courage of Wonder Woman, Google has released new interactive project to teach girls a new superpower… coding. On the company’s blog Google explains: Wonder Woman’s strength is more relevant today than ever, especially in the technology space, since girls are less likely than ... [Read More]

Woman Creates Animated Series Featuring Trio Of Ethiopian Girl Superheroes Who Fight Injustice In Their Country

June 1, 2017 by

The word "tibeb" means "wisdom" in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. And it’s wisdom, along with self-reliance and self-worth, that Bruktawit Tigabu wants to impart on young Ethiopian girls through her animated series ... [Read More]

Dear Microsoft: Absolutely Not.

May 9, 2017 by

And it has nothing to do with your software. It has to do with your new ad campaign, which I happened to see while I was at the gym last week. Here’s the gist: brilliant young girls express their ambitions to cure cancer and explore outer space and play with the latest in virtual reality tech. Then—gotcha!—they’re shown a statistic that only 6.7% of women graduate with ... [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]

Hidden Figures of “Computer Science For All”

May 2, 2017 by

By Ruthe Farmer - You might have noticed computer science and “coding” have become the cause du jour. Celebrities and athletes, governors and mayors, tech icons, and media giants have come out in support of reinvigorating K-12 computer science education in US schools. Coding is now a commonly known term and in January 2016, building on ... [Read More]

‘She Persisted’, New Children’s Book By Chelsea Clinton Celebrates 13 Inspirational Women

March 21, 2017 by

Inspired by Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced in the Senate, Chelsea Clinton is writing a children’s book titled, SHE PERSISTED. The picture book celebrates thirteen American women “who never took no for an answer.” "I wrote this book for everyone who's ever wanted ... [Read More]