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]

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Women’s Equality Day: A Reminder Of How Far We Have Come

August 26, 2014 by

Katherine Milhous, the artist who designed this postcard, is known for her work as an illustrator and author of children’s books. But before she began her career in children’s publishing, Katherine was an advocate for the Woman Suffrage Movement. Produced and copyrighted in 1915, when Katherine was just 21 years old, this propaganda postcard ... [Read More]

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Women’s Equality Day: A Look At Its History, Obama’s Thoughts On Its Present

August 26, 2014 by

It's 2014 and although women have made enormous strides in achieving equality, the fight is certainly not over. As a reminder of those pioneers who came before us and fought for women's rights against the greatest odds and adversaries, today, August 26th, is Women's Equality Day, a national designation established in 1971 to commemorate ... [Read More]

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In Her Words: Sarah Butters Was Sexually Assaulted On Spring Break By Three Men. They Got Expelled… After Graduation

August 25, 2014 by

By NO MORE - It was an unfathomably lenient decision: In June, Virginia’s James Madison University punished three Sigma Chi fraternity members for sexually assaulting a female student on spring break by banning them from campus - after graduation. ... [Read More]

Many Have Done It, But Few Admit To It… Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

Many Have Done It, But Few Admit To It… Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

August 22, 2014 by

Many have done it, but few admit to it. So before we all enjoy the last two "official" beach weekends of summer 2014, we needed to know, once and for all... is it OK to pee in the ocean? Fortunately for us, on behalf of beachgoers everywhere, the American Chemical Society decided to answer this very question in the latest video in their Reactions series, which ... [Read More]

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Emily Calandrelli Shows Off Coolest Aspects Of Space In New FOX Series For Teens

August 19, 2014 by

Emily Calandrelli, a 27-year-old astronautics expert, has been named host of “Xploration Outer Space,” a new syndicated series set to air on FOX-owned stations beginning in September. Its goal is to show off the coolest aspects of space and science to high school aged teens. As the show's host, Emily will take viewers on a fascinating journey to the outer reaches ... [Read More]

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It’s Simple, Invest In A Girl, Invest In The World

August 6, 2014 by

This infographic, courtesy of UNICEF, Every Woman Every Child and UN Global Education First Initiative, illustrates how investing in women and girls, is an investment in the world. A girl multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her. When girls and women earn income, they are likely to reinvest 90% of it into their families. ... [Read More]

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16 Coding Bootcamps And Scholarships For Women

July 31, 2014 by

By Kira M. Newman - In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups, and particularly ... [Read More]