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Prominent Native American Politician Announces Bid For Idaho Governor

Paulette Jordan , a Native American politician from North Idaho, will run for governor in the Gem State in 2018. Jordan, a Democrat, announced her …

Elections

Microsoft's Peggy Johnson is having a spectacular career thanks to a fluke conversation she had in college

• <b>Microsoft's dealmaker Peggy Johnson studied engineering in college due to a fluke.</b>• <b><br>She was a business major but when she found herself running an errand to the engineering department she had a conversation there that changed her life.</b>• <b><br>Thanks to that conversation she discovered engineering and has</b> …

Careers

About Lucy - Lucia McBath for State House

On November 23, 2012, Lucia McBath’s son, and his friends stopped at a Jacksonville gas station, with their car stereo playing loudly. Within a …

Soledad O'Brien

InVision’s Stephanie Shaw shares advice for women in tech

The inspiration behind Studio’s creation, her path in product management, and the challenges and opportunities she sees for women in the …

Diversity

Hi, It’s Us, All the Fourteen-Year-Old Girls in America

Hey, guys. We’re the fourteen-year-old girls of America. There are a lot of us, but we talk to each other. We’re on a group thread.<p>We hear that the …

Humor

Women’s lifestyle startup Tara&Co brings on board advisory council

Despite a belief that women don’t support each other, Tara&Co. is bringing on three female leaders in the tech industry to serve on the lifestyle startup’s advisory council. Hearsay Systems CEO Clara Shih, Google GM of small and medium business ads Kim Spalding and Etsy COO Linda Kozlowski are all …

Startups

These Three Black Women Are Making Tech History

On February 23, 2017, fittingly on the cusp between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, three women held the first <i>Black Women Talk Tech</i>, an all-day event featuring 40 black women tech entrepreneurs who “gathered at Google New York to network, share our stories and tackle our unique …

Startups

40 Badass Women in Emerging Tech to Follow on Twitter

Investors are the gatekeepers, holding the keys to who gets funded, who gets to scale their product, and what products get brought to market for mass …

Startups

Hidden Figures: Inside Jenny Abramson's Female First VC Fund

Venture capitalist Jenny Abramson is holding her once-a-month open office hours at Hera Hub, a women’s co-working space in Washington, D.C. With her long, straight black hair swept out of the way over her right shoulder, she deftly jots notes with a stylus on an iPad while maintaining eye contact …

Venture Capital

Rose McGowan: 'They Really F--ed With the Wrong Person'

Rose McGowan doesn’t care if you like her or not. TIME recognized McGowan for by naming her one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, …

Feminism

Why older women will rule the world: The future is female, MIT expert says

As we live longer, women over 50 will have more power than ever before.<p>If you’re a woman with a bit of life experience, you already know you’re the boss.<p>You’re more likely to drive health care decisions in your family, control household spending, care for millennials <i>and</i> elders, start a business and …

MIT

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Feminism

Iceland’s new PM is a 41-year-old anti-war feminist and environmentalist

<b>Iceland’s new prime minister is a 41-year-old anti-war feminist, democratic socialist, who is also an expert on crime literature.</b><p>Katrin Jakobsdottir …

Iceland

The Cost of Devaluing Women

My first job out of college in the late 1980s was at Salomon Brothers, a trading house of cigar-smoking, expletive-spewing strivers. One day, I leaned over a colleague’s desk to work on a spreadsheet, and heard loud laughter from behind me; one of the guys was pretending to perform a sex act on me. …

Disney Princesses Become Superheroes in This Awesome Disney x Marvel Crossover Fan Art Series

Our favorite fan art series yet? Well, when you cross two of our favorites like this, it’s hard to say it isn’t! Robby Cook has used his talents to …

Comics

Our favorite empowered girl gifts for fierce young females of all ages

We’re thrilled to bring you this selection of awesome empowered girls’ gifts on behalf of our sponsor IAmElemental, the collection of mom-created, …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Welcome to Hell - SNL

Entertainment

"Too Fat," "Too Short," "Too Pretty": This New Campaign Proves Sexist Stereotypes Won't Stop Us

“Too Fat,” “Too Short,” “Too Pretty”:<p>This New Campaign Proves Sexist Stereotypes Won’t Stop Us<p>It’s a new world. Women are no longer relegated to …

Feminism

These Disney Princesses Work Modern-Day Fashions Perfectly

Disney princesses tend to mostly live in times when riding horseback was a thing people did all the time. Let’s just say this — we can’t think of …

Walt Disney Company

Dana Nessel Is Running For Office And Hitting Them Where It Hurts

What we are seeing in the landscape of gender in the workplace is unprecedented. Dominoes are falling daily and it takes a ferocious tending to the news cycle to stay abreast of the climate and the charges. As predators are taken down, we see new leaders emerging.<p>When Michigan Attorney General …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

12 Inspiring Female Staff Engineers to Watch

Job titles and seniority vary across employers, and often the size of company (early-stage startup vs. Fortune 100) hints to how many engineers & …

Dolby Atmos

Welcome to our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! Whoo!

Discount codes, whoo!<p>Speaking of bargains, it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide without lots and lots of discount codes, so we’ve …

Shopping

Katie Couric: What I’ve Learned Over the 19 Christmases Since My Husband Died

IDEAS<p><i>Couric is an award-winning journalist, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and currently working on a six-part documentary series with National</i> …

Katie Couric

30+ feminist gifts, all supporting women makers and women-owned shops

<b>Be sure to enter our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway and help support more indie makers and artists this holiday!<br>- Click for more details! -</b><p><i>All picks</i> …

Shopping

Building the Relationships You Need Could Be a Meal Away

This founder met her CTO through a foodie meetup and then started her own.<p>Communal dining can help build relationships that can lead to people into finding the perfect job or even one's soulmate. One way to find a group is Nommery, a social dining networking platform which connects you with the …

CTOs

Meghan Markle: I'm More Than An 'Other'

Suits star Meghan Markle on creating her identity and finding her voice as a mixed race woman. Originally written in July 2015 published in ELLE …

Meghan Markle

Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Woman

In this post-Weinstein moment, Democrats are pining for the karmic justice of defeating Trump with shards from a glass ceiling. Here’s how it could happen.<p>One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic …

Leon Wieseltier

Women in Business Q&A: Alexis Grant, Executive Editor, The Penny Hoarder

Alexis Grant is executive editor of The Penny Hoarder, which was ranked by the Inc. 500 as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. A member of the company’s three-person executive leadership team, she oversees the editorial side of the company with a focus on strategy and …

Tim Ferriss

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 …

Silicon Valley