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Humble Bundle Makes It Easy (and Cheap) to Read More Scifi and Fantasy by Women

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> isn’t just making people nervous about the upcoming dystopian apocalypse, it’s also amping up interest in female-authored science …

Science Fiction

Exclusive: How to Break Up the Silicon Valley Boys’ Club

Susan Wojcicki, the C.E.O. of YouTube, explains how the tech industry can disrupt its own glass ceiling.<p>Every year around this time, we hear the same story in Silicon Valley. This year, it was <b>Susan Fowler’s</b> distressing account of her year at Uber, followed closely by <b>A.J. Vandermeyden’s</b> story …

Silicon Valley

32 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models

In order to empower girls and raise them to become confident women, we must provide them with a diverse set of positive role models – from courageous …

Children's Books

She's Being Called the Next Albert Einstein

One of the things the brilliant minds at MIT do — besides ponder the nature of the universe and build sci-fi gizmos, of course — is notarize aircraft …

Physics

Teen Scientist Pioneering a New Treatment for Brain Damage

Meet the winner of this year's Regeneron Science Talent Search: 17-year-old Indrani Das. Indrani joins WSJ's Tanya Rivero to discuss her winning entry into the nation's most prestigious science and math competition as well as her plans for the future.

Brain Damage

Marion Kelly, the BBC Interview Kid, Is Not Going Anywhere (And We Can't Get Enough)

Oh, hello. Welcome to the United States of Marion Kelly, the BBC Interview Kid. Or the USMKBIK , for short. You may have thought you were finished talking about the precocious little girl who interrupted her father's Skype interview last week but Marion Kelly, who never met a door she wasn't deeply …

Library of Congress

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.<p>One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in …

Silicon Valley

The New Wonder Woman Trailer Promises Something Unique: A Superhero Origin Story

Everyone loves superhero movies, those thrilling tales of masked men and women who appear out of nowhere to fight evil for no reason. But did you …

Superheroes

20+ Badass Women Who Changed The World We Live In Today

March 8 is International Women's Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women's rights. Throughout …

The funding is female: 18 founders and VCs changing the tech landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we've created a list of 18 female entrepreneurs and venture investors making their presence felt in the tech …

Venture Capital

8 Women You Had No Idea Saved Your Ass

Who needs superheroes when you have these ladies?<p>1. Anna Connelly<p>Fire escapes are usually shown in pop culture as an easy spot for a smoke break, a balcony for peasants, or a convenient spot for a clandestine romantic tryst, but fire escapes are actual life-savers, y’all. Before Connelly submitted …

Women in Science

Honoring International Women’s Day and the Day without a Woman as a Female Entrepreneur

Today is International Women’s Day, which was created to commemorate the movement for women’s rights. Following last year’s presidential election and …

Women's Rights

Strike or not, 10 ways to honor International Women's Day with lasting impact

This March 8 is International Women’s Day, and for many, it’s also become A Day Without A Woman, which is described as an action “for equity, …

Women's Rights

A $2.5 trillion asset manager just put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull

The world's third-largest asset manager installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street's iconic charging bull statue on Tuesday morning as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.<p>State Street Global Advisors, a nearly $2.5 trillion …

Wall Street

Helen Thomas dies at 92; journalist was the feisty scourge of presidents

Thomas's work as a White House watchdog began with the Kennedy administration. Although her career ended in controversy, she was celebrated as a pioneering woman in journalism. Thomas died July 20 in Washington. She was 92.<p>Thomas's work as a White House watchdog began with the Kennedy …

Mashable’s new editor, Jessica Coen, wants her writers thinking like Gawker

Coen, who spent two years at Gawker.com and five at Jezebel, is focusing Mashable on the stories it can tell best.<p>Mashable, which once catered to social media managers and marketers, now wants to reach people who are passionate about a lot of topics, ranging from “Game of Thrones” to old Nokia …

Journalism

The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 19-25), we bring you our annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in US 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 …

Women in Tech

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 …

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

Because Women's History Month is the perfect excuse to stay in with a book.<p>This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladies.<p>We've rounded up 11 biographies of 11 vastly different women, whose …

Women's History

I'M JUDGING YOU: The Do

Order now!<p>An INSTANT NY Times Bestseller!<p>With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a …

Social Media

The Women of NASA LEGO set is coming! #Shero!

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a very LEGO day at Cool Mom HQ. First we find the awesome Hamilton Musical LEGO set concept that you can vote for …

Lego

Viola Davis Just Became The First Black Woman To Win An Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting

Whoopi Goldberg is an EGOT winner, but she won her Tony for producing, not acting.<p>When Viola Davis walked onstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress, she also vaulted herself into one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world.<p>With the win …

Hollywood

Monday Manifesto: Shame Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

All throughout my life, I’ve watched in awe as certain people move through the world with seeming ease, seemingly unfettered by the weight of their …

Mind

The Limit Does Not Exist: Kate Fehlhaber Puts Neuroscience In Focus

, Women@Forbes<p>Dr. Kate in her lab at UCLA. (Photo courtesy of Kate Fehlhaber.)<p>Listen to the full episode here:<p>Kate Fehlhaber, this week’s guest on The Limit Does Not Exist, is a neuroscientist, photographer, pianist, and science communicator, who beautifully articulates her multiple interests on …

Neurology

These rad prints celebrate badass women in STEM, beyond Marie Curie.

We are pretty freaking thrilled that women in STEM are getting much-deserved attention finally, from fantastic story books to card games, and yes, …

Charisma

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 …

TV

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 …

Gender

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