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Incredible, Brilliant Women Who Left a Mark on Science

In the current political climate, it's become increasingly clear to women all over the country how important is to make their voices heard. Last year's Women's March, which took place in several cities and countries all over the world on Jan. 21, was only the beginning of what has become a global …

24 Women Our Favorite Entrepreneurs Want You To Know

International Women's Day was started to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. This year, …

Entrepreneurship

Top Women In Tech Name The Women Who Inspire Them

International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women who motivate and inspire you, whether that's your mom, best friend, or a …

How I Became An Unapologetic Woman

<i>Kirsten Wolberg is the Chief Technology Officer at DocuSign. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>We’ve all seen the sad and discouraging statistics on …

India’s First Female Pro-Skateboarder Has Big Plans For the Future of Female Skaters

Atita Verghese went to the park with some friends from who happened to knew about the opening of the first public skate park in her city of …

Street Style

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg challenged a room full of Wall Street guys to be better mentors for women

Sandberg is worried about how #MeToo could hold women back.<p>Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has a challenge for the powerful men on Wall Street: Be better mentors for women.<p>Sandberg and Facebook CFO Dave Wehner were interviewed Wednesday at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San …

This Badass Woman Is Using Microwaves to Fight Cyber Attacks

<i>Badass Women spotlights women who not only have a voice but defy the irrelevant preconceptions of gender.</i><p>As the Air Force Research Laboratory's …

The 2018 Golden Globes: Oprah Leads a Decisive Feminist Takeover

It shouldn’t have worked. Award shows are stage-managed, prettified, self-justifying, emotionally incoherent affairs at which, occasionally, something meaningful or surprising happens. The Golden Globes are the wackiest of the bunch, mostly because everyone gets to drink. And the red carpet is …

Red Carpet

We love Ashley Graham's response to nasty comments about her workout video

Model and author Ashley Graham is a body-positive activist. She routinely shares Photoshop-free images of herself, videos of her workouts and uplifting messages.<p>But even supermodels aren’t immune to internet haters. When the 29-year-old shared an Instagram video of her working out with a personal …

Ashley Graham

Meet The Woman Working To Make Podcasting More Diverse

Laura Walker, president and CEO of WNYC, is a cofounder of the all-women podcasting festival aiming to get women to full representation in the medium.<p>Although women make up more than half of the U.S. population and 48% of the workforce, gender bias, wage gaps, and underrepresentation in leadership …

Travel Fanatics Are Obsessing Over This 31-Year-Old Pilot's Glamorous Life

She's got 72,000 followers on Instagram.<p>Cockpit selfies are taking off on Instagram as pilots share their stunning sky views, glamorous vacations, …

From war orphan to ballerina, Michaela DePrince shares her incredible story

<i>Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream. The 2017 TODAY Style Hero wouldn't let anything stop her from becoming a professional ballerina: not her childhood, race or vitiligo.</i><p>Without knowing her violent past, it might be hard for anyone to imagine that ballet …

Dancing

Marine Corps Set to Have Its First Female Infantry Officer

The Marine Corps is set to have its first female infantry officer, a milestone in its nearly 250-year-long history.<p>The lieutenant is scheduled to graduate with her all-male peers on Monday after she completed all of the graduation requirements in the service's grueling 13-week Infantry Officer …

Have a daughter with curly hair? She needs to read this book

<i>With her 2016 children’s book, "Curlee Girlee," Atara Twersky inspired countless little girls — and their moms and grandmothers — to celebrate their curly hair. Now, the book is part of a larger movement encouraging kids and adults to embrace their natural beauty. That's exactly why Twersky is a</i> …

Hair

'I am the toughest that it gets': This military vet is also a YouTube makeup star

<i>Missy Lynn is not someone to mess with. An Air Force veteran turned YouTube beauty guru, the 2017 TODAY Style Hero is living proof that "girly girls" can often be the strongest people around.</i><p>Missy Lynn is here to remind us that women can be both feminine and super tough.<p>The Louisiana native, 28, is …

Military

Melinda Gates: The VC industry 'needs to clean up its act'

Melinda Gates first heard about the controversial memo written by an engineer at Google from her husband, Bill -- the billionaire founder of Microsoft.<p>"He basically said, 'You're not going to believe this,'" Gates told Poppy Harlow at CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast in New York on Tuesday.<p>…

Silicon Valley

Meet Gwynne Shotwell, the Woman Who Could Take Us to Mars

The SpaceX president sees no extraterrestrial challenge too big to tackle.<p>Few things about Gwynne Shotwell shout "rocket scientist." Sure, the president of aerospace startup SpaceX holds a mechanical-engineering degree and a master's in applied mathematics from Northwestern University, but she …

Mom’s Letter to Sephora Goes Viral After Sales Associate Helped With Her Daughter’s Self-Esteem

By now we know all about the power of makeup. It's not just a shallow hobby. Makeup can make you feel strong and powerful. It's a way to show off your artistic skills or show the world who you <i>really</i> are. It can also help with self-esteem, which is what one mom from Ontario, Canada, found out last …

Asata Maise Wants To Make The Clothing Of Your Dreams

Catching up with the budding designer<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, w</i><i>e’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through</i> <i></i><i>profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds</i><i>. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that</i> …

There’s An Empowering Stationery Line That Features POC

Meet the founder of Mae B<p>Bianca Lambert is changing the way we communicate with one another. As the founder of stationery line Mae B, she provides consumers with a diverse line of products that celebrate brown skin—a rarity in the world of invitations and greeting cards. Below, we talk with Lambert …

Walmart Cashier Pays Half of Grocery Bill for Family of Five: 'I Think Y'all Need a Blessing!'

A South Carolina mother of three, was “absolutely blown away” when a Columbia Walmart cashier insisted on covering half of her $200 grocery bill …

Here's the Empowering Reason Reese Witherspoon Really Produced 'Big Little Lies'

In case you haven't heard, an all-star cast—including Adam Scott, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Zoë Kravitz—is working alongside …

How an All-Female Radio Station in the "Rape Capital of the World" Is Changing the Conversation

It's the nation's first program by and for women.<p>Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as the "rape capital of the world," are often portrayed in the media as tragic figures. Douce Namwezi, a 28-year-old Congolese journalist, was tired of seeing the same clichéd stories and felt …

Cry of the Week: UConn's indefatigable women and the world they made

<i>Welcome to our new</i> <i>weekly</i> <i>series "</i><i>Cry of the Week</i><i>," in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our</i> <i>couches</i> <i>the most in the past seven days.</i><p>…

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer With NASA

And she’s yet to graduate from MIT... with a 5.0. Yah.<p>Tiera Guinn is just 22 years old and she’s already working with NASA.<p>As a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for the Space Launch System that aerospace company Boeing is building for NASA, Guinn designs and analyzes parts of a rocket …

Middle School

How Writer Ashley C. Ford Helped Pay Student Lunch Debts Across the U.S. With Just One Tweet

New York City writer Ashley C. Ford hated knowing that thousands of school children—saddled with unpaid lunch accounts—were being offered embarrassing substitute meals in their school cafeterias. Wanting to make a difference, Ford took to Twitter, imploring her 66,000 followers to take action.<p>"A …

Personal Finance

14-year-old Maanasa Mendu Takes the Title of America’s Top Young Scientist

We’ve all heard how important it is that girls and women get involved in science, and the good news is, they <i>are</i>. In fact, they’re leading the charge! …

Twitter's Best New Trend Is #DisabledAndCute

On February 12, Keah Brown, 25, was feeling cute. So she thought to herself, why not share it on Twitter? The journalist pulled together four great …

How #BuiltByGirls Plans To Build A Network of 20,000 Women In Tech

The organization’s new Wave platform is designed to help girls connect with mentors and grow their personal network.<p>Last year the group #BuiltByGirls found its way into the spotlight when former First Lady Michelle Obama joined forces with the organization for the Let Girls Build Challenge, a …

This 14 Year Old Just Became America's Top Young Scientist With Plans to Sustain Third World Countries With New Energy Source

Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with her HARVEST energy device, securing the …

Nonprofits