Title IX Passed 45 Years Ago Today, Marking Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2017 by

Forty-five years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Richard Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for girls and boys, women and men in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]

“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]

Girls Garage: Where Emily Pilloton Is Cultivating A Community Of ‘Fearless Builder Girls’

June 15, 2017 by

Meet Emily Pilloton. She’s a designer, a builder, and the creator of Girls Garage, a super cool concept and space in West Berkeley, California that offers hands-on after-school programs, summer camps, and a full range of workshops designed to inspire girls and young women to… "Fear Less. Build More." Within the 3,600 ... [Read More]

“Because I Moved 5 Shirts”… Portrait Of An Unexpected Twitter Storm

June 15, 2017 by

By Katie Hinde - Woooo buddy, it’s been quite the 34 hours. Sunday night I was looking for super hero t-shirts in the “girls” section at a Big Box Store, not finding them, and then unwittingly jumped down a rabbit hole. From the home, to the classroom, to the store, our culture reinforces limitations on children due to their sex/gender. As a scientist who works on inclusivity in academia and ... [Read More]

Women’s Magazine Posts Meme That Makes A Crack About The Economics Of Raising Girls… Social Media Reacts

June 5, 2017 by

A self-described “trusted friend” to the over 5,000,000 women who read it, Redbook seems to have traveled back to 1903, the year in which the iconic women’s magazine was first published. In a bizarre attempt at humor, they posted this video clip to ... [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]