Celebrating Women Inventors

In Honor of Women's History Month Female inventors have played a large role in U.S. history, but haven’t always received credit for their work. Besides the fact that their contributions have sometimes been downplayed over overlooked; particularly women of color have historically had fewer resources to apply for U.S. patents and market their inventions. Enjoy, as this list celebrates a handful of truly life changing inventions for our world created by Women that you may not know: Feeding … [Read more...]

Paulette Chaffee Highlights Why Women Make Good Leaders

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good,” said author and educator Joanne Ciulla. Paulette Chaffee, educator, attorney, and the current Ambassador for Orange County’s 4th District, often refers to this quote when faced with the question, “Why do women make good leaders?” Women have had to fight against a wave of negative stereotypes discrediting women as … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Educators

Women Educators Looking back throughout history, there have been many women educators who have made significant contribution to the field. The nineteenth century saw major advances in educational opportunities for women and girls, from the common school movement in the early part of the century to multiple opportunities in higher education at the century's close. In the 1800s, women began to play central roles in education - as teachers. The selection below is only a handful of amazing … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Construction

Women in Construction: Women in Construction (WIC) Week is an opportunity to amplify women’s voices and show appreciation for one another and all they do to make construction better, says a representative with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). This year’s theme is “Envision Equity.” NAWIC and companies across the country are putting on a wide variety of events between now and March 12 to mark the occasion. To learn more about WIC Week and to find events in your … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Sociology, Past & Present

Women Sociologists of Twentieth and Twenty-first Century: Their Contributions in the Field of Sociology We are sharing this information to celebrate the contributions of ten women sociologists, and how they had made their place in the male-dominated academic sphere. It’s important to take a look at the eminent women sociologists who played roles as important as their male counterparts but have been constantly overshadowed by them. The women scholars of Sociology have historically gained … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women Making History so far in 2022

Role models are recognized as crucial to helping the world overcome gender bias and achieve gender equality: if women can see themselves represented, they can do it. A role model is other-focused as opposed to self-focused as they are usually active in their communities, freely giving of their time and talents to benefit people. Role models are highly important for us psychologically, helping to guide us through life during our development, to make important decisions that affect the outcome … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day – March 8

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate Women's Achievement Raise Awareness Against Bias Take Action for Equality Thanks to International Women's Day … [Read more...]

Badass 18th Century Pirates – Women’s History Month

The eighteenth century was, as any landlubber knows, the Golden Age of swashbuckling Pirates-of-the-Caribbean style piracy. Eighteenth-century pirates (as opposed to their unglamorous modern counterparts) have acquired their own roguish mystique. What is less commonly known is that women, too, had their place in eighteenth-century piracy. Mary Read, Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Anne Bonney and Mary Read are the most famous — and ferocious — women pirates in history, and they are the only ones … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Psychiatry

The history of psychiatry is replete with examples of poor outcomes for women in need, often women who sought medical help. Lobotomies are an extreme but illustrative example, as most lobotomized patients were women, although most institutionalized patients at the time were men. In 1937, Freeman and surgeon James Watts published on the surgery’s benefits, based on a case study of six patients with psychiatric symptoms. They credited the surgery for alleviating patients’ symptoms: “insomnia, … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women in Government

Full active participation of women in legislatures that hold seats equal to men is not just a goal in itself but is central to building and sustaining democracies. The equal presence of women, their leadership and their perspective in governments is essential to ensure greater responsiveness to all citizens’ needs. Our world is slowly recognizing this need. Over the last 20 years, the proportion across the globe increased from 13% in 2000 to 2% per cent in 2020. Africa has increased the … [Read more...]

5 Historical Facts about the Women’s March

The Women's March on Washington was a historical event. The protests were the most significant mass electoral participation in U.S. history. This has not been forgotten. Some readers may agree with the Women's March, while others disagree. Regardless, it is essential to know that women and other minorities have struggled to gain equality for centuries - even to reclaim simple aspects of their identities. This article has outlined some interesting historical facts regarding the Women's … [Read more...]

March: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This honored month provides an opportunity to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our character as a people. International Women's Day on March 8 received formal recognition internationally started in 1910, when a women by the name … [Read more...]

Women World Banking Leadership Program – Apply Extended

Application deadline extended! ​​​​​​​​​​The Leadership & Diversity Program for Regulators is now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Join our 12-week program that equips senior officials (gender inclusive) from central banks and other regulatory agencies in emerging markets with the skills to create an enabling environment for women’s financial inclusion and develop women leaders within their institutions. From May 2 - July 29, participants join a series of interactive, live … [Read more...]

Strike a Pose: Evvy Gets High Praise From Vogue

Evvy is revolutionizing the way the world views vaginas and the vaginal microbiome. The brand’s at-home vaginal microbiome test is finally giving women answers as to what’s up down there by decoding the vaginal microbiome and how it might be related to vaginal symptoms and overall female health challenges. As the first company to use metagenomic sequencing in vaginal health testing, their work is a bold step toward closing the gender health gap — and Vogue took notice. Evvy was recently … [Read more...]

Women Who Code – Mentoring Girls to Code is Key

Coding is not, and has never been, gender-specific. Some of the very first programmers in history were women! By learning code at an early age, girls develop a better grasp for the technology, which helps them find better solutions and manage failure. Teaching girls to code gives children the chance to experience the feeling of failure, so that they learn not to give up when something doesn't work out, but rather begin again. Coding helps girls with academic performance and problem … [Read more...]

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