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Teen Vogue Makes it Official, Appoints Elaine Welteroth Editor in Chief

Condé Nast has named Elaine Welteroth editor in chief of Teen Vogue.<p>Welteroth, who held the title of editor, oversaw the title with digital director …

Fashion

The Rebirth of YouTube Beauty Pioneer Michelle Phan

After 10 years and over a billion views, she stopped posting and “peaced out.”<p>“I completely disappeared. I just left. I stopped uploading to YouTube. I’m an Aries so I’m either very hot or very cold,” says Michelle Phan, who stopped by the Racked offices on a recent whirlwind press junket to …

Skin Care

A new set of trading cards featuring badass women in history.

If you’re tired of your kids’ obsession with trading Pokemon cards (yeah, us too), we’ve found a totally cool, totally feminist alternative: …

How Sheryl Sandberg’s Sharing Manifesto Drives Facebook - Bloomberg

On the last day in January, about two dozen prolific users of Facebook were invited to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. There, …

Facebook

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Nearly 15 years after her first space launch, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American, at more than 534 days. Whitson, 57, is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station.<p>"It is one of those rides that you hope never ends," …

NASA

Meet the Woman Who Took Bill O'Reilly Down

He was the most popular figure on the country's highest-rated television network. But he was no match for New York Times reporter Emily Steel.<p>I 'm not the story," Emily Steel insists. It's Monday morning and the 33-year-old reporter is sitting near her desk at the <i>New York Times</i>, taking a break from …

Journalism

Women founders are making startups grow faster: study

In TINYpulse's recent report on startup culture, an interesting finding emerged: The fastest-growing companies that logged 200%+ growth over the past year are <b>75% more likely to have a female founder</b>. In fact, in all but one growth category, companies founded by women outperformed those of their …

Startups

Kip is using data to make therapy better for both patients and therapists

I started going to therapy about five years ago, and it was quite possibly the best decision I ever made. But at times, it was difficult to determine how much progress I was making on a week-to-week or even month-to-month basis.<p>Kip seeks to change that by connecting its users with qualified …

Mental Health

The Women Changing The Face Of AI

Women in Machine Learning has been a vital network for a sorely underrepresented group of computer scientists for the past 10 years.<p>The idea was born in a hotel room.<p>In 2005, Hanna Wallach, a machine-learning researcher, found herself bunking with colleagues to attend the Neural Information Systems …

Machine Learning

Top 20 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2017

Every year, female entrepreneurs take their ideas and change the world around us and 2017 is going to be no different. CIO’s Top 20 list of female …

Chelsea Clinton Is Facing Backlash for Being a Woman Who Won't Shut Up

Male pundits can't seem to accept the fact that a bright woman with a political pedigree might have something to say.<p>With Donald Trump proposing tax cuts for the very richest, deporting immigrants who have been in the U.S. nearly their entire lives, and potentially hurling us into nuclear war with …

Feminism

ESSENCE Presents 'Woke 100 Women'

Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s House Minority Leader<p>Follow her @staceyabrams<p>Photo by Stacey Abrams<p>Maria Adams-Lawton, Executive Director, Tindal Recreation …

Black History

Google.org's Jacquelline Fuller Invests in Tech-Savvy Social Entrepreneurs

Jacquelline Fuller is a charming woman who has one of the best jobs in Silicon Valley or, for that matter, the world.<p>She is president of Google.org and the Google Foundation, organizations that dispense $140 million a year to worthy social entrepreneurs and non-profits. She also finances good ideas …

Philanthropy

Guardians of the Planet: 12 Women Environmentalists You Should Know

12 Trailblazing Female Environmentalists Who Have Changed the World.During April's Earth Month, we're celebrating the incredible women who are …

Women's News
Hair
Virtual Reality

As a Hot Woman, I'm Heartbroken

I am a hot woman. I don’t have a name because I never needed one because I’m so hot. (Like a lot of hot women, I don’t even have a social security …

Harvard Business School

5 Things to Know About Maria Borges, Elle’s First African Cover Girl

African women are not new to the fashion world. Supermodels like Iman graced coveted runways in the ’80s and ’90s, paving the way for generations to come. While the fashion industry struggles with claims that it lacks diversity, one African model, Maria Borges, is breaking new ground. Added to a …

Fashion
Venture Capital

Motorcyclist takes global adventure after ex-boyfriend deemed it 'too dangerous' for her

Canadian traveller and overall badass, Nikki Misurelli, is taking the global motorcycle trip of a lifetime inspired by an ex-boyfriend's warning that she "probably couldn't handle" the trip.<p>30-year-old Misurelli, known as Alaska Moto Girl to her social media followers, told <i>The Independent</i> that her …

Travel

The wife of the Alabama governor who just resigned orchestrated his downfall after she caught him cheating

When a former Alabama governor started sending suggestive texts to a member of his staff, he probably didn't expect them to sync with the state-issued iPad he had given his wife.<p>Robert Bentley resigned on Monday after an ethics report concluded he used state resources to conceal an affair with his …

Corruption

21 Silicon Valley Women Who Are More Qualified to Be on Your Board Than Mark Cuban

In the search for disruptive technologies and new ways to approach the same business issues, women are proving to be game-changers here in the Valley.<p>Silicon Valley is no longer the domain of men because some of the best minds in tech are proving to be those of the female persuasion.<p>In the search …

Men Bet She Would Fail; Now She Runs a $26 Billion Fund

From the moment Dawn Fitzpatrick stepped onto the American Stock Exchange trading floor as a clerk in 1992, she sensed that the odds were against her. Surrounded by men in jackets barking trade orders<b>,</b> she stood out in her pleated skirt and twin sweater set. Traders around her began wagering over …

Wall Street

30 Inspirational Women to Watch in Tech in 2017

Whether they work for a non-profit or one of the most successful companies around, these women are leaving their mark on the technology world right now.<p>Roughly half of the world's population is female, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the technology sector in the U.S.<p>According to the National …

Innovation

#500FAMILY

Recently, a 500 colleague posted this on social media:<p><i>“Diversity and equality is NOT about women who succeed because they sacrifice everything else</i> …

10 Best Countries to Live in If You're a Woman

The United States doesn't make the cut.<p>In 1909, the first International Women's Day was celebrated. It came after a strike that protested against horrible working conditions for women, and since then, plenty of other women's issues have been brought to the world's attention.<p>Today, according to a …

Women's News

5 Women Who’ve Shaped the History of Computing

When celebrating the heroes of technology and IT, men like Bill Gates and the Steve Jobs get the lion’s share of the glory. However, every computing …

Programming

You Will Never, in Your Entire Life, Get the Best of Maxine Waters

Honey! Your fave, Maxine Waters, is <i>back at it again</i>. She showed up on <i>All In</i> with your bespectacled boo, Chris Hayes, last night, and they did a double act to beat the band.<p>And I know what you're thinking, "I don't think Hayes got in more than three words in that interview." Girl, three is generous! …

Maxine Waters