[Women] Here’s Your Pipeline

[Women] Here’s Your Pipeline

Pooja Bhatia – Ozy – Wednesday, 27 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) There’s a fairy godmother up in Harlem named Kathryn Finney. These days, she’s wont to describe herself like this: “Big hair, even bigger ideas.” What’s the big idea? It’s to take on the dirty white secret of a tech industry headquartered in […]

[US] Women Reach a Milestone in Job Market

[US] Women Reach a Milestone in Job Market

Jonathan House – Wall Street Journal –  Thursday, 21 November 2013 (originally published  20 Nov) Women have recovered all the jobs they lost during the recession. Men have not. A record 67.5 million women are working today, up from the prior peak of 67.4 million in early 2008, according to the Labor Department’s latest tally […]

Street Art Lets [US] Women Take a Stand Against Harassment

Street Art Lets [US] Women Take a Stand Against Harassment

Daniela Walker – PSFK – Thursday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) Living in a city, most women expect to be harassed at some point or another. ‘Hey, baby, what’s your number?’ ‘You’re so pretty when you smile’ – but artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh wants men to ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile.’ Her public art project […]

America’s next great black [woman] leader

America’s next great black [woman] leader

Brittney Cooper – Salon – Thursday, 12 September 2013 (originally published 10 Sept) Ben Jealous’ announcement that he will step down from the leadership of the NAACP, the oldest Black civil rights organization, opens up a space for an African American woman to the lead the organization for only the second time in its 104 […]

Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Ana Cecilia Alvarez – Daily Beast – Thursday, 01 August 2013  You hear it all the time. Hey baby, smile for me a little bit. Why are you so upset? Come on I know how to make you feel better. Some women decide to respond to the constant teasing, cat-calling and harassment with a cold […]

When [US] women are the breadwinners and men are the caregivers, how will innovation change?

When [US] women are the breadwinners and men are the caregivers, how will innovation change?

Dominic Basulto – Washington Post – Monday, 01 July 2013 (originally published 25 Jun) We are witnessing a broad-scale reconfiguration of American society based on gender. That means the biggest disruption ahead may not be technological — it could very well be social and cultural. Consider the evidence: a record-breaking number of women are now […]