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Started from Scandal Recaps Now We Here: My Book Was Optioned By Shondaland

My LifeTV<p>— February 23, 2017<p>0<p>Two weeks ago, news dropped on Deadline.com that Shondaland To Develop Luvvie Ajayi’s Book ‘I’m Judging You’ As Cable …

Shonda Rhimes

The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017

In honor of National Engineer's week (February 19-25), we bring you our annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in tech.<p>Yes, the tech industry is doing a well-documented terrible job in attracting women into engineering. And once they enter this male-dominated world, some women are …

Innovation

Harvard Women Speak Out Against Sexual Objectification

It seems that every year there is another report of a group of male college students ranking their female peers on a scale of attractiveness or …

A powerful Notorious RBG pin that supports organizations doing good

I’m a super fan of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She’s an incredible, inspiring female role model for my girls and a serious badass too. …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

100 Women, 100 Stories: Shireen Mitchell

<b>Where do you live?</b> Washington, D.C.<p><b>What is your profession?</b> Founder, I guess a serial Founder of diversity and tech related companies and …

Education

Herstory in Black

12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

Move over, Einstein.<p>Can you name five female scientists from history?<p>Maybe you named one, or two. Chances are you remembered Marie Curie, the famed two-time Nobel Laureate whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Yet there are hundreds of female scientists whose work has been foundational …

Marie Curie

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

Chief Human Resources Officers

Donald Trump Messed with the Wrong Journalist

April Ryan will always win.<p>And now the latest dispatch from the "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" file.<p>Meet April Ryan, a veteran journalist from the American Urban Radio Networks. She's having a strange week. Well, we're all having a strange week—it's America in 2017—but April Ryan is having an …

Congressional Black Caucus

Young Consumers Tap Online Market for Recycled Apparel

Kaimi Quipotla rarely asks her parents for money to buy clothes. The 18-year-old high-school student, who lives in Las Vegas, mostly recycles her apparel using online marketplaces.<p>“I’ll wear something twice and then sell it and buy something new,” she said. “If you’re smart about it and know how to …

Abercrombie & Fitch

The women scientists who took India into space

<b>Two years ago, as Indian scientists successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, a photograph that went viral showed women dressed in gorgeous saris with flowers in their hair celebrating at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the southern city of Bangalore.</b><p>It was reported that …

Mars Mission

Ashley Biden Partners with Gilt on “Livelihood” Clothing Line

The e-tailer will be selling hoodies to benefit different under-resourced zip codes.<p>Wearing clothes that are made in the U.S.A. is almost a political statement these days. President Trump makes a point of highlighting any news that manufacturing jobs are being moved back to the United States, even …

For Teens

A Melinda Gates Birth Control Pledge Aims to Serve 120 Million Women

In an op-ed piece published last week in <i>National Geographic</i>, a Melinda Gates birth control pledge was reiterated. The wife of tech magnate Bill Gates reinforced the bold statement on birth control that she had ignited in 2012: She wants to provide contraceptive options to 120 million women around …

Women's Rights

St. Louis mayoral candidate's brave open letter has people all over the country applauding

[The entire letter has been reprinted here with the author’s permission.]<p>Two weeks ago, you used some of your ink to outline what questions you would …

Liberal POV

How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage in a Trump World

If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.<p>Have you heard about the latest outrage? Can you believe what the administration just did? I’m …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shondaland To Develop Luvvie Ajayi’s Book ‘I’m Judging You’ As Cable Series

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, along with ABC Signature Studios have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book <i>I’m Judging You: The Do</i> …

The rise of femtech: women, technology, and Trump

ANALYSIS:<p>The market is flooded with products tailored to the needs of men: viagra, penis enlargement pills, fitness apps, and more. But a new sector dedicated to women is emerging. Femtech, or female technology, is tickling the curiosity of hungry venture capitalists who are beginning to sniff an …

Health Care

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer At 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 for 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 …

NASA

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

1 of 7<p>Every February, in recognition of Black History Month, we’re reintroduced to influential people in our history who have left marks in their …

Black History

Chrissy Metz: "When I Booked This Is Us, I Had 81 Cents in My Bank Account"

One year ago Chrissy Metz, costar of <i>This Is Us,</i> had 81 cents in the bank. She plans <i>never</i> to forget that.<p><i>As told to Alex Morris</i><p>I was born in Homestead, Florida. My parents divorced when I was eight; I never really knew my dad, and my mom raised my older sister and brother and me alone. It was …

Money

Meet the first woman to win the "Nobel Prize of Mathematics"

On Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in 78 years to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in …

Marie Curie: 7 Facts on the Groundbreaking Scientist

This seventh of November commemorates the birth of legendary scientist Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skłodowska) 148 years ago. With her husband, …

Charisma

Kristen Stewart Co-Wrote a Paper About Machine Learning

Which director is making the most interesting use of technology? Right now, that’d be Kristen Stewart, and she has the academic receipts to prove it. …

Machine Learning

GM launches partnership with Girls Who Code

Getting more teens in the engineering pipeline<p>Mary Barra, the CEO and chairman of General Motors, believes that one way to build up more women leaders in the auto industry is to reach teenage girls who are interested in math and science. To that end, GM is investing in a new partnership with Girls …

Education

Backstage Capital is raising a second fund to invest in as many women of color as possible

When Backstage Capital Founder and Managing Partner Arlan Hamilton first stumbled upon Silicon Valley — as an area and a state of mind — she realized she had found her people. But after spending some time there and sussing it out, she realized something that ultimately changed her path.<p>“I noticed …

Venture Capital

18 Women Influencing a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

These powerful, intelligent and inspiring women are having a major impact.<p>It might still be a man's world in so many ways but with women already running Germany, Britain and perhaps soon the United States for the first time, the world is increasingly looking fairer... and more feminine.<p>And the same …

Chief Brand Officers

Talents Beyond Childbirth: Why Tech Startups Need To Hire More Female CEOs

<b>We don’t usually invest in female CEOs. It’s not because of any kind of prejudice. Just think about it carefully, besides giving birth, what can women do better than men? Nothing.</b><p>This quote by Luo Mingxiong from Jingbei Investment in an article by Tech in Asia almost made me spit out my morning …

Women's News

Viola Davis Wins SAG Supporting Actress Award for ‘Fences’

Viola Davis has won the SAG Award for best supporting actress for the searing drama “Fences” opposite Denzel Washington.<p>Davis won the award — …

Viola Davis

Mary Richards wasn’t trying to be a feminist icon. She would have marched anyway.

<i>Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is author of “Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted” and “Seinfeldia.”</i><p>Mary Richards wasn’t trying to be anyone’s feminist icon. She became an associate producer at a Minneapolis TV station not because she was trying to make a statement but because she needed a job to support her …

Feminism