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Shining A Light on Girls’ Education

This past Tuesday, October 11, was International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to celebrating and empowering girls around the world. To commemorate the day, the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative and Glamour magazine hosted an incredible event to discuss the importance of empowerment and education (you can check out the video here). The event, featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Yara Shahidi, and girls from all over the […]

Few women are benefiting from surge in tech jobs

The technology sector is booming, but there’s been no progress in boosting women’s share of some of the state’s best-paying jobs.

Women remain vastly underrepresented in so-called core tech jobs, holding little more than a quarter of positions such as programmer and cybersecurity analyst for which computer and math skills are paramount, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

The trade group found the number of men […]

15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015: Published by Colors Lines/Race Forward

Since you loved our 2014 list of 14 women of color who rocked, we thought it was only right in 2015 to present 15 incredible activists, organizers, artists, writers, builders and entertainers who made major moves in 2015. Check out our list—which is in no particular order and in no way exhaustive.

1. Misty Copeland 
Misty Copeland debuts in Broadway’s “On The Town” on August 25, 2015. Brad Barket/Getty Images
Misty Copeland brought even non-ballet lovers’ attention to the world of dance in 2015 when […]

KEDS BRAVE LIFE PROJECT STUDY

Our inaugural study, Dare to Dream, Dare to Act: What Girls Say About Bravery,explored how teen girls and boys define bravery, what prevents them from being brave, and the assets youth need in order to live brave lives.

Sponsored by the Keds Brave Life Project, the study surveyed 1056 girls and 455 boys ages 13-17. Among our findings:
59% of teen girls define bravery as a heroic act in a dangerous situation – […]

Mission & Action: AAUW’s Newsletter

STEM

Inspiration from a Mom in STEM

Working mothers often juggle competing priorities, but one daughter wouldn’t change a thing about growing up with a mom who worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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JUSTICE

New Term, Same Stakes

The new U.S. Supreme Court term will be an important one for women and girls. Here’s your guide to upcoming cases that threaten affirmative action, contraceptive access, and other reproductive rights.

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LAF

Perpetuating […]

Press Release: SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL LAUNCH THE YOUNG WOMEN’S INITIATIVE

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

City Hall
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-7116
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
October 8, 2015
SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL LAUNCH THE YOUNG WOMEN’S INITIATIVE
First initiative in the nation to specifically target and address systemic disparities faced by young women
Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative, a multiplatform coalition aimed at supporting young women in […]

Tamika Catchings’ greatest legacy? Making sure she’s replaceable…

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s one thing to leave your mark on a team and a sport. It’s another to leave a piece of yourself that stays on after you’re gone.

And regardless of how corny or cliché it might sound, that is exactly what Indiana forward Tamika Catchings is doing. She has been forthright about how much time is still on the clock. The curtains will close on her playing career next […]

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