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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

October 14, 2014 by

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of inspiring women in science, technology, engineering and math... a.k.a. STEM badasses! Ada Lovelace, born Ada Byron in 1815, is recognized as the first computer programmer, ever! Fearing that Ada would inherit her father’s penchant for poetry (Lord Byron), Ada’s mother raised her with a strict curriculum of science, logic and math that encouraged ... [Read More]

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Take Back Halloween: A Costume Guide For Women

October 13, 2014 by

Once again nothing seems to be safe from being transformed into a sexy costume this Halloween season. Last year, we introduced you to the sexy hamburger, and that was just one of hundreds of cheesy iterations of food costumes you could find in the shape of a tube dress. This year, things have gone even further (as if that's possible) into the sexy realm, and not just for women, ... [Read More]

It’s International Day Of The Girl. Little Eunice Has Something To Say, And We All Need To Listen

It’s International Day Of The Girl. Little Eunice Has Something To Say, And We All Need To Listen

October 11, 2014 by

On the occasion of International Day of the Girl, Eunice, a 5th grader at the Kibera School for Girls in Kenya, reminds us to “DREAM,” and makes the point better than anybody could. ... [Read More]

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And The Grand Prize Winners Of The Google Science Fair 2014 Are…

September 24, 2014 by

…Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey and Ciara Judge, three 10th graders from Kinsale Community School in Ireland. The trio won the global online science competition for a project that examined the use of natural bacteria to increase crop output in an effort to combat world hunger, and to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture ... [Read More]

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

September 23, 2014 by

Imagine what our country would be like if every single American woman was registered to vote, and voted. Yeah, that would be pretty terrific. But in fact, in 2012, only 64% of U.S. female citizens reported being registered to vote. Voting was an ugly battle for our foremothers who fought long and hard to secure this sacred and undeniable right. It's the simple act of ... [Read More]

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

September 19, 2014 by

This morning, President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off the campaign It’s On Us, a public awareness campaign to help prevent campus sexual assault. The initiative seeks to engage college students nationwide with the message that it’s everyone’s responsibility to create ... [Read More]

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Supporting Girls’ Sports Nationwide Brings Equal Opportunities To Play And Excel

September 18, 2014 by

By Diana Lustig - Currently, there are nearly 3.67 million girls competing in high school sports in our nation. This is a staggering jump from the 250,000 girls that were participating forty years ago. As Deputy Director of Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) for the New York City Department of Education, one of my main responsibilities ... [Read More]

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

September 16, 2014 by

Co-directed by journalists Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, She Started It is a documentary film about the rise of women technology entrepreneurs in the US and Europe. It is estimated that women have formed only 3% of all tech start-ups, and that women run only 4% of fortune 500 companies. In Silicon Valley, women receive less than ... [Read More]