Today marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate ... [Read More]
Rachel Bloom, of The Golden Globe-winning series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, takes on workplace inequality in #Ladyboss, an “ode to the confusing conundrum of being both a leader and a woman at the same time.”
On point, hilarious and all too real, Rachel and her back-up crew ask the tough ... [Read More]
This week the FDNY academy's graduating class included six women. While this is not the largest number of women in a graduating class, they bring the total number of women firefighters to 64 (or .6 percent), the highest number of women in FDNY’s history.
While the United Women Firefighters ... [Read More]
“Media representation matters!” That’s what nonprofit strategist and women and girls empowerment champion Alejandra Santaolalla told us about her inspiration for the totally awesome coloring book, Color with Luna.
Written by Alejandra and illustrated by Gina Kim, Color with Luna was created “to empower girls and build the ... [Read More]
For the past 20 years, Rachel Ruiz has worked as a TV writer and producer. But after spending 2012 working for President Barack Obama and consequently fielding questions about her intriguing work from her then 3-year-old daughter, Rachel was inspired to write her first children's book. An adventure in imagination, this is… When Penny Met POTUS. ... [Read More]
6 pounds. That was the starting capital of Freelance Programmers when Stephanie Shirley founded it in 1962 with the mission of creating software by utilizing the neglected brainpower of England's programming-savvy mothers. It was a mad idea on so very many levels. At the time, independent software companies simply didn't exist. ... [Read More]
Based on this trailer, STEP is definitely going to be a must see.
The feature-length documentary, developed and directed by award-winning producer and filmmaker Amanda Lipitz, follows the senior year of a Baltimore girls’ high school step dance team as each one tries ... [Read More]
In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]