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...]

Bacteria has Good, Bad and Dangerous Qualities

Bacteria are everywhere, including your entire body. The bacteria in our body weighs as much as our brain–3 lbs! Bacteria can be harmful, but some species of bacteria are needed to keep us healthy. The bacteria on our skin, in our airways, and in our digestive system are the first line of defense against foreign “invaders” (pathogens) that can cause infection and other problems. Bacteria also act as “tuning forks” for our body’s immune system, making sure it’s pitched just right. The immune … [Read more...]

Impact on Employment for Women in Engineering, STEM Career

ARaymond shares Insights on How they are Investing in Education for Women: In view of the increasing shortage of skilled workers, women are an important target group when recruiting for many manufacturing and engineering companies. We spoke to Franziska Gempp (32), HR Manager, at the international automotive supplier ARaymond in Lörrach, Germany, and the trained technical draftswoman Yvonne Maschat (34) about how the specialist for fastening and assembly solutions is doing at its German … [Read more...]

Menopause Mood Swings: 7 Effective Tips to Manage It

After not having periods for more than 12 months, women enter menopause - yet another challenging phase in a women’s life. Mood swings are always on the rise at this stage. However, even doctors do not know why women experience such drastic mood swings as menopausal symptoms, but they believe fluctuating hormones are a huge reason behind it. Influence of Hormonal Changes on Your Mood The deduction in estrogen will impact how your body manages serotonin and norepinephrine - which are … [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...]

The Benefits, Cause and Effects of Gratitude

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Berkeley Good Science Center states in article BY JOSHUA BROWN, JOEL WONG: "Recent evidence suggests that a promising approach is to complement psychological counseling with additional activities that are not too taxing for clients, but … [Read more...]

Psychology of War: Selfish Genes

Read any book about the history of the World and it’s likely that you’ll be left with one overriding impression: that human beings find it impossible to live in peace with one another. With this recent standoff between Russia and Ukraine which has been developing over the last few weeks, it seems a good time to ponder why this seems to be the case. How Can We Explain Pathological Behavior? Evolutionary psychologists sometimes suggest that it’s natural for human groups to wage war because … [Read more...]

Health and Wellness Trend – Are You Sober Curious?

What is Being Sober Curious? Sober curious is a movement that involves becoming more aware of your drinking and developing a healthier relationship with alcohol. The sober curious approach is ideal for people who tend to drink socially and do not have an addiction or dependence on alcohol. Dry January began as a public health initiative in 2012. The challenge? To start the new year with a healthy little detox and possibly some self-reflection, too. The idea of a booze-free month, following … [Read more...]

Can Free Education Benefit Global Economy?

Free education is education funded through government spending or charitable organizations rather than tuition funding. Many models of free higher education have been proposed around the world. Primary school and other comprehensive or compulsory education is free in many countries (often not including primary textbook). Tertiary education is also free in certain countries, including post-graduate studies in the Nordic countries. The Article 13 of International Covenant on Economic, … [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...]

Global Mental Health: Escalating Psychiatric Care Shortage

"Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health. Yet, relatively few people around the world have access to quality mental health services. In low and … [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...]

Women in Finance Build Global Sustainability

Sustainable Finance Sustainable Finance is the process of taking due account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to increased longer-term investments into sustainable economic activities and projects (European Commission). The Global Program on Sustainability promotes the use of high quality-data and analysis on natural capital, ecosystem services and sustainability to better inform decisions made … [Read more...]

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