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Cartographer Marie Tharp: Her Game-Changing Work Was Once Dismissed As “Girl Talk”

November 16, 2016 by

This 4-minute video tells the extraordinary story of Marie Tharp (1920-2006), considered "one of the most outstanding cartographers of the 20th century." Without ever going on a single oceanic mapping expedition (it was feared women would bring "bad luck" at sea), she created the first scientific map of the entire ocean ... [Read More]

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Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman… Artist Matt Jones Shows Us Why

November 16, 2016 by

We need zero convincing that Wonder Woman is the greatest superhero of all time, but we still love it when an artist chooses to creatively illustrate her unparalleled badassery. So in early 2015 we connected with multimedia storyteller and 3D animation guru Matt Jones about his original comic - Wonder Woman Is Better Than Superman. It's the perfect blend ... [Read More]

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The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Introduces Us To Dame Stephanie Shirley, Digital And Entrepreneurial Pioneer

November 15, 2016 by

In its latest episode of The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, NOVA introduces us to Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, digital and entrepreneurial pioneer. Before Dame Stephanie Shirley, no one developed and sold computer software ... [Read More]

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As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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Rethink the Past to Reshape the Future… A Women’s Historian Weighs In

November 14, 2016 by

By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going. Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]

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“Her Impact”: 14-Year-Old Adds Her Voice To Post-Election Conversation In Powerful Essay

November 14, 2016 by

By Emma Crowell - I remember being six years old, driving through a mall parking lot, and noticing a yard sign with Hillary Clinton’s name on it. My mom, hoping to educate me about current events, pointed it out and explained that she was running for president. I asked her who else was running, and she told me ... [Read More]

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2016 by

"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]

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“I Don’t Want Kids… And That’s OK!” A Comic By Illustrator Kate McDonough

November 10, 2016 by

Kate McDonough is an illustrator and writer currently living in Iowa. She creates a series of comics called "Pretty, Pretty Ugly" that focus on living with anxiety and trying to see the humor in awkward moments. From a young age Kate has always known that she didn’t want children, and like so many of us who have made this choice ... [Read More]

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