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]
The 2012 election was a mandate for women's leadership. Women have made enormous strides in recent decades, but there's one glass ceiling left to shatter... sending a woman to the White House.
EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has launched the new national campaign - Madam President - to put a woman in the White House. ... [Read More]
Asma Hanif is one woman impacting the lives of many. For more than a decade, she has been providing free healthcare for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, as well as running, Muslimat Al-Nisaa, the only known shelter in the country that serves Muslim women, exclusively. Not only do the women who come to Asma get help, they also get a healthy dose of hope. ... [Read More]
There was more than one champion at this year’s Masters Golf Tournament and we’re not talking about Adam Scott, who won his first major yesterday. We’re talking about the women… the first women to be present at the Tournament as official members of Augusta National Golf Club in its 80-year history.
Females have played golf at Augusta National before, but it wasn’t until last summer that women ... [Read More]
Men are saving more than twice as much as women, according to a new data report by SaveUp. The data shows that men are saving more aggressively for retirement, and that women may not be as financially prepared for the future as they should or could be. Although behavioral factors do play a part, there's also an intrinsic cost for just simply being female that is staggering.
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Women are still celebrating a lot of firsts when it comes to sports, but trailblazers like Lauren Silberman, who became he first woman to try out for the NFL last month, are willing to challenge the gender rules when it comes to competition. That’s exactly what Baylor University basketball sensation Brittney Griner is hoping to do in the NBA, if given the chance. Last week, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks owner ... [Read More]
Angelina Jolie lent her voice during the 4th annual Women in the World Summit in New York on Thursday. The event is dedicated to bringing to light the stories of pioneers fighting for the rights of women and girls - from grassroots activists and courageous private citizens to top government officials and CEOs.
Angelina delivered a powerful speech in honor of one particularly inspirational young woman - ... [Read More]
This week marked, the mother of modern feminism, Gloria Steinem’s 79th birthday. Regardless of what you may think of the feminist movement, the world, as we know it today wouldn’t be the same without her.
On the frontlines as a journalist, theorist, speaker and activist of issues such as abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and labor rights, she continues to challenge and inspire us to strive ... [Read More]