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Rising Talents Initiative Shines a Spotlight on Female Leadership

A businesswoman steps forward in a line of businessmen, signifying female leadership.

  For most of history, the accomplishments of women have been discounted, downplayed, and overlooked. But thanks to a newfound emphasis on diversity and inclusion, female leaders are finally getting the recognition they deserve. An increasing amount of initiatives aimed at honoring the achievements of female innovators is proof that times are changing. Take, for […]

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Women Entrepreneurs Finding More Access to Startup Funding

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  When Tory Burch started designing her fashion collection in 2004, she had no idea of the obstacles faced by women entrepreneurs as they attempt to get funding or support to grow their businesses. For example, it wasn’t until 2012 that Tory Burch received funding from private equity firm General Atlantic (in fact, General Atlantic’s […]

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How Bad is the Street Harassment Epidemic? Take a Look

Two men catcall a woman walking down the street.

  In 2014, Cornell University partnered with anti-harassment organization Hollaback to conduct a survey on street harassment. The results were appalling. Of the more than 4,000 American women under the age of 40 who took the survey, 96% said that they had experienced street harassment within the past year. And yet, for as prevalent as […]

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Breaking Up the Boys’ Club: Lindsey Vonn to Race Against Men?

A photo of Lindsey Vonn (USA) after taking first place for the women's downhill race at the 2016 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.

  US Ski Team member Lindsey Vonn has proposed to the International Ski Federation (FIS) that she be allowed to race against men in a 2018-19 downhill race. While her request has been temporarily tabled, many are saying it will ultimately have a positive outcome. Vonn, a well-known competitor who will be among those to […]

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The Death of Kenneka Jenkins Highlights Our Sexist Culture

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  On Sunday, September 10, 2017, a 19-year-old Chicago woman by the name of Kenneka Jenkins was found dead inside a hotel walk-in freezer. The police department initially ruled her death an accidental suicide, but social media users point to a Facebook Live video as evidence of foul play. Among the many theories that have […]

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Girls Who Code Gets Some Big-Name Backing

A female programmer typing away on her laptop.

  Girls Who Code, the groundbreaking nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, has just received backing from one of the biggest private equity firms in the world: KKR. KKR—founded in 1976 by partners Henry Kravis, Jerome Kohlberg, and George Roberts—manages over $90 billion in assets. The prosperous investment firm announced that they […]

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