Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Asian Weekly  – Friday, 19 September 2014 (originally published 13 Sept) Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. […]

Celebrating Women's Equality Day, 2014

Celebrating Women's Equality Day, 2014

Valerie Jarrett – The White House Blog – Wednesday, 27 August 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Etched into the history of our Nation are the stories of women who fought for the America they knew was possible — a country where all are truly treated equally and have access to the ballot box, regardless of […]

14 Things Women Couldn't Do 96 Years Ago

14 Things Women Couldn't Do 96 Years Ago

Diana Pearl – Marie Claire – Monday, 25 August 2014 (originally published 18 Aug) The year 1920 marked the dawn of a new era of freedom for women—the year saw the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave us the right to vote—it also ushered in a new decade of social liberation. But even as […]

Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Claire Cain Miller – New York Times – Tuesday, 29 July 2014 (originally published 28 Jul) A mysterious fact that economists are wrestling with is that the percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has been declining, after a decades-long climb. The drop is small (and less dramatic […]

1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Nia-Malika Henderson – Washington Post – Friday, 27 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) More than 1,000 women of color have signed a letter calling for gender equality in President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program, putting the White House on the defensive about its initiative aimed at improving the lives of at-risk boys and young men. […]

Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Recycling garbage bags into fine art objects

Faiza Elmasry for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS Allita Irby turns plastic bags into art. About three years ago, the mixed media artist recognized the potential of the plastic bags her daily newspapers came in. “I was taking the newspaper out and I felt the texture of these bags,’ she said. “They were soft and the […]

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

End to Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Jessica Berman for VOA News  – WNN Science & Health (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, NORTHERN AMERICA: Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research.The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest founder of medical […]

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

[US] Karen DeCrow, Former President of the National Organization for Women, Dies at 76

William Yardley – New York Times – Monday, 09 June 2014 (originally published 06) Karen DeCrow, who was president of the National Organization for Women during the 1970s, a turbulent period in which she helped lead campaigns for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and against sex discrimination in education and sports, died on Friday […]

[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Todd Leopold, Ashley Fantz, Moni Basu and Faith Karimi – CNN – Thursday, 29 May 2014 (originally published 28 May) (CNN) — A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary […]

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