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Girls in Tech’s Sophia Mahfooz Promoted to COO | Girls in Tech

We have exciting news on the Girls in Tech Corporate front: we’re expanding our leadership team by promoting Sophia Mahfooz to Chief Operating …

Innovation

How to Show Up For Black Women

On election night, as data shows, black women showed up in droves to support Hillary Clinton in her race to become the first woman President. …

Black Women

How Does She Do It? 7 Work-Life Hacks From Silicon Valley's Leading Ladies

For too long, there’s been a harmful myth in the startup world that, in order to be successful and make it big, you have to sacrifice everything—your family, your relationships, your hobbies, your sanity. This is not necessarily the case. These Silicon Valley leaders have figured out a way to …

How a laid-off woman in her 50s learned to code and launched a whole new career

Gillian Reynolds-Titko Gillian Reynolds-Titko<p><b>Gillian Reynolds-Titko is the new face of today's classic American career story.</b><p><b>When her 20-year-long, high-paying career as a research physicist vanished, she was a woman in her 50s who had to retrain herself for a new career.</b><p><b>She decided to become a</b> …

Programming

'Dear Mr. Google Manifesto': Epic Response From Chemical Engineer, Corp VP, Mother Of 5

"Women in science and engineering fields need to start telling their stories," she says.

São Paulo

Surviving as an Old in the Tech World | Backchannel

<b>About 15 years ago,</b> I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” …

The Workplace

Hear Us Roar: A Manifesto for Women and Minorities in Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

In the last 48 hours, a Google Engineer released a hailstorm of outdated and twisted psychological and biological myths to mask his personal …

Gender

Hilary Duff Just Clapped Back at the Body-Shaming Haters in the Most Delicious Way

Ms. Duff is not here for your body-shaming b.s.<p>Perennial favorite Hilary Duff in in Hawaii on vacation with her son, Luca. Two quick points: She looks like a million bucks and she isn't here for the haters.<p>In an Instagram post of her backside, Chesty Peters, (<-- watch <i>Younger</i> to understand that …

Hilary Duff

How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide

<b>By Renae De Liz</b><p><i>The following was originally posted on Renae’s Twitter feed. It is collected and reprinted here with permission.</i><p>As an artist, what can …

Badass Woman's Response to the Man Who Fat Shamed Her For Running in a Sports Bra

Kelly Roberts wasn't always a runner or confident in her body's strength. Despite being called hippo in school, Kelly never thought she was overweight — just "unconventionally skinny."<p>However, after her younger brother unexpectedly passed from acute alcohol poisoning at 16 years old, Kelly quickly …

Fitness

How This Powerhouse Turned Her Fashion Styling Business into an Empire

It's not just about dreaming big (but it helps).<p>Irma Martinez is the biggest Latina stylist working today—from album and magazine covers with stars like Pitbull and Sofia Vergara to the Latin Grammys to the Latin Billboard Awards, she's done it all. But decades ago, when she was laid off from her …

Success

15 EdTech Leaders You Should Revere — That Just Happen to Be Women

Mission-driven leaders pegged to authenticity, evidence, and purpose<p>As educator, edtech investor, and ecosystem advocate, I have had the sincere …

K-12

After Selling Questar For $128m, Jamie Post Candee Takes The Lead At Edmentum

Via News Release“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edmentum, a leading provider of web-based learning solutions, today announced the appointment of Jamie …

K-12

Jess Lee: How She Became the CEO and Saved Polyvore

What’s a community and why does my startup need it?<p>For most people, being asked to build a strong community is kinda like a cooking noob like me …

Startups

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary has a theory about why companies run by women make him the most money

Entrepreneurship

What happens when girls in one of the world’s largest slums start coding and building apps

Three steps into the Naya Nagar neighbourhood in Mumbai’s Dharavi area is a room full of books, laptops, and maps. There, children from one of the world’s largest slums are now learning to code and build smartphone apps.<p>That’s Dharavi Diary, a non-profit organisation run by documentary filmmaker …

India

Jessica Williams Is More Than Incredible

When Jessica Williams slides into the seat across from me at the Vulture offices, the first thing she says is that she’s happy she’s being …

Feminism

America's Richest Self-Made Women List

These Two Women Senators Are The Real 'Mavericks' Of The GOP Health Care Vote

McCain cast the unexpected vote, but Murkowski and Collins never wavered.<p>Senator John McCain made headlines early Friday morning when he cast an unexpected “no” vote against the Senate GOP’s Health Care Freedom Act (a.k.a. “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act). His vote was indeed surprising …

Lisa Murkowski

Steve Jobs' Widow to Take Majority Stake in The Atlantic

Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective is taking control of the magazine from chairman David Bradley.<p>In a normal news cycle, at a time before …

Steve Jobs

America Made Me a Feminist

I used to think the word “feminist” reeked of insecurity. A woman who needed to state that she was equal to a man might as well be shouting that she was smart or brave. If you were, you wouldn’t need to say it. I thought this because back then, I was a Swedish woman.<p>I was 9 when I first stepped …

Feminism

Tesla just welcomed this CEO to its board. Here’s why it’s a big deal for Silicon Valley

Tesla has bucked its trend of appointing mostly men to its board of directors. And the move could mark a new direction for other Silicon Valley …

Diversity

Girls set AP Computer Science record…skyrocketing growth outpaces boys

Ten years ago, just 2,600 female students took the AP Computer Science Exam.<p>Fast forward to 2017. Over 29,000 female students took an AP CS exam this …

Education

Latina Immigrants Raise $30 Million Venture Fund In Silicon Valley

<i>“Our uniqueness as immigrant Latinas makes us stronger and anti-fragile.”</i><p>Babel Ventures, a Silicon Valley firm founded by two young immigrant Latina entrepreneurs, just announced $30 million raised to help start-ups. These funds aim to empower entrepreneurs, many who struggle to receive funding, …

Venture Capital

Travelzoo Becomes the Only U.S. Listed Company with an 80% Female Board

NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO) today announced it has become the only U.S. listed …

Cards Against Humanity for Her: The most absorbent pack…ever!

What do we girls do after we’ve fixed our men their martinis, fetched them their slippers, and they retire with the paper to catch up on those boring …

Women's News

Priscilla Chan is running one of the most ambitious philanthropies in the world

Chan and her husband — Mark Zuckerberg — are using Facebook’s billions to try and end disease and change education.<p>Priscilla Chan remembers the moment she decided to become a doctor.<p>She was a 21-year-old undergrad at Harvard College working at an after-school program for students from a nearby …

Philanthropy

Writing and Speaking After Her Cancer Recovery: Darryle’s Story

<i>Hit with a cancer diagnosis in her 40s, Darryle found solace and healing in making mosaic art. A desire to sell her art online would lead her to</i> …

Mel Brooks

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

AWARDS CEREMONY<b><br>Wednesday, April 12, 2017</b> <b><br>Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Singapore</b><br>Check out the photos & videos

Awards