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Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

Lubna Olayan remembers the date. It was April 15, 1983, when she and her father sat down to dinner in Riyadh. Olayan and her American husband, John Xefos, had just returned to her native Saudi Arabia after nine years in the United States.<p>"Over dinner he says 'Lubna, what are you going to be doing …

In ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Homeland,’ two heroines judged by their devotion to motherhood

Timeliness was “The Handmaid’s Tale” big draw last year, premiering a few months after President Trump took office while he quickly showed an affinity for those working from a neo-nationalist playbook. With half the country hyped up from hourly outrages and all too eager to envision a dark descent …

Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates

<b>Tucson, Arizona (CNN) —</b> Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired Colonel is well accustomed to doing from her 26 years …

What does consent look like in the #MeToo era?

In an honest and enlightening debate about the new rules of sexual engagement moderated by Zainab Salbi, host and executive editor of the PBS series …

The Renaissance Youth Center Choir @RenYouthCenter on @WomenintheWorld stage who's mission is to empower underserved, inner-city youth through music and the arts. #RiseUp #WITW https://t.co/6ziamJKfal

No girl's period should force her to miss school, and this startup is making sure of that

Growing up as a young girl in Nigeria, Folasade Bamisaye didn't have access to sanitary pads or tampons. She would cut off parts of her foam …

7 Remarkable Women on the Moment They Got Fired Up

<i>Something’s snapped. After the 2016 presidential election, women nationwide wanted to make a scene. We flooded streets in protest. We filled out ballots. Whispers gave way to battle cries. We didn’t do it for “attention”; we did it for progress. In “Fired Up,” ELLE.com explores women’s rage—and</i> …

Doctors who work in peril: ‘It is not easy to watch your own people die daily’

It used to be that when a person was ill in rural Venezuela, their most pressing concern was how to reach an urban center for adequate treatment. In …

Misty Copeland opens up about the fateful moment that was ‘the first time I came alive’

Misty Copeland felt a bit off walking onto the Women in the World stage at Lincoln Center, which is normally home to the world’s greatest ballets. …

Post-Weinstein, SAG-AFTRA Wants to End Auditions in Private Hotel Rooms and Homes

SAG-AFTRA wants to keep actors safe by making one problematic Hollywood practice history. On Thursday, the actors’ union called for an end to professional meetings in private hotel rooms and homes—a tactic that Harvey Weinstein allegedly exploited to sexually harass many actresses.<p>To do this, …

7 Things Millennials Want Generation Z To Know About Feminism

The generational follow-up to millennials has been a long time coming, but only recently got a full-fledged definition — Generation Z, according to …

Radical women: how Latin American artists rebelled with their work

In 1968, Argentinian artist Graciela Carnevale created an unlikely art exhibition: she invited people into an empty gallery, locked them inside, and left.<p>But Lock-up Action, as the artwork was called, came to a swift end when the trapped gallery-goers flagged down a pedestrian, who broke a glass …

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for $200 million reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

Before Jess Lee became the first female investing partner at Sequoia Capital's Silicon Valley firm, she was a successful entrepreneur. Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion e-commerce company that was acquired by Yahoo for about $200 million.<p>But in Polyvore's early days, Lee struggled to raise money …

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Bipartisanship is alive in the senate - happy to interview @SenGillibrand and @lisamurkowski #WITW @WomenintheWorld @TinaBrownLM https://t.co/fLaTF9bTAw

6 must-know leadership tips from boss-babe execs at the Women in the World Summit

Today some of the most powerful female CEOs in the biz gathered for a panel moderated by Katie Couric (pictured, far right) at the Women in the World …

Tina Fey Wants You to Know That Women Are Not ‘Cappuccino Machines’

This year, <i>Variety</i> held its annual Power of Women event at Cipriani on Wall Street, presented by Lifetime television and sponsored by Karma Automotive …

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding. Why aren't women in the picture?

Culture Matters<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how</i> …

How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their Screenplays

How do you create a memorable female character? It helps if you get it right from the very beginning, as Joseph L. Mankiewicz did in his screenplay …

Hillary Clinton leads charge on pushing back against inexorable rise of strongmen around globe

“I was thinking how rare it is to actually allow brilliant women to have a conversation, develop ideas — in fact, to finish a sentence,” Tina Brown …

‘They told me I’m brilliant — but they won’t pay me like a man’

It’s a problem that continues to pervade all industries, across the world. From doctors to restaurant workers, from Hollywood to Washington, from …

‘Death is everywhere’: bombings, cholera and famine ravage Yemen

When she heard airstrikes were headed to her neighborhood in Yemen, Bushra Aldukhainah woke up her husband and son early and fled her home. “I cannot …

Sally Yates talks about being fired by Trump, the Mueller probe, Jim Comey and Jeff Sessions in interview with Tina Brown

“I think you just won the nomination,” Tina Brown joked as she was joined onstage by Sally Yates, stepping out to rapturous applause, at the ninth …

Standing ovation for @hillaryClinton as the panel she is moderating begins at #WITW https://t.co/USS7YDX93R