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15 unsung women in tech you should know about

The first programmers weren’t men, and the first computers weren’t machines. What they were, in both cases, were women. SEE ALSO: The female mentors making a difference in Silicon Valley Women’s many contributions to technology are frequently left out of the history books. But lately, that’s been changing — at least a little. Ada Lovelace,...CONTINUE READING

Celebrate women’s stories with 12 International Women’s Day Google Doodles

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day with not one, not two, but 12 Google Doodles. Wednesday’s main Google Doodle is made up of 12 interactive stories, each representing women artists from around the world who created them. Google’s mission with the visual narratives was to inspire women everywhere to share their own unique stories.  SEE...CONTINUE READING

Everything you need to know about International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is back, and with it the opportunity to stand up for women and girls everywhere. This year, everyone from Chelsea Clinton, who shared a message of resilience for women, to Barbie, who is releasing 17 new dolls, is helping people celebrate the global day of advocacy. SEE ALSO: 17 Instagram accounts showcase...CONTINUE READING

I went to a self-esteem workshop for young girls, and this is what I learned

Like nearly every human on the planet, there are things I wish I could change about myself. When it comes to physical appearance, I struggle with acne, I have a bump on the bridge of my nose that makes me loathe my side-profile, and there’s a 4-inch-long scar across my chest that I spend far...CONTINUE READING

Chloe Kim, Patty Jenkins, and more get their own Barbie dolls for International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, Barbie is honoring accomplished role models with their very own dolls. From aviator Amelia Earhart to USA Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Barbie created 17 realistic-looking dolls inspired by impactful women from all different backgrounds and occupational fields. SEE ALSO: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Barbies exist and we’re sobbing tears of joy...CONTINUE READING

Vans is teaching girls in India how to skate

Starting on International Women’s Day, Vans will be hosting over 100 skateboarding clinics in major cities around the world. The shoe brand is teaming up with ‘Girls Skate India’ to promote gender equality and women empowerment through skateboarding.  Read more…More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Women, India, and Social Good html template by responsive html template...CONTINUE READING

4 ways to turn the Oscars’ promise of equality and inclusion into reality

Until Frances McDormand took the stage to accept her Oscar in the ceremony’s final minutes, the show featured a parade of good-looking, extravagantly dressed celebrities paying important lip service to equality and inclusion in Hollywood.  With an empowering gesture toward all Oscar-nominated women in the building and two words (“inclusion rider”), McDormand forced the audience...CONTINUE READING

Time’s Up encourages women to share their stories online this Women’s History Month

Time’s Up, the movement launched by more than 300 women in the entertainment industry to fight sexual harassment across all industries, is encouraging women to share their personal stories online this March. In honor of Women’s History Month, the campaign partnered with StoryCorps — a nonprofit working to document stories of Americans across the country...CONTINUE READING

Men in Hollywood launch campaign to support sexual assault survivors

The #MeToo movement has felt relatively one-sided, as many of the women in Hollywood took initiative and risked everything, whether by telling their stories or helping to launch the Time’s Up campaign. Meanwhile, apart from a few notable exceptions, most of the men in Hollywood stuck to providing hottakes on what the “real” issues are...CONTINUE READING

Aly Raisman sues U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for how they dealt with Nassar abuse

Aly Raisman, Olympic gold medalist and role model empowering women to speak out against harassment, is suing the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for lack of action taken against former team physician Larry Nassar. After Raisman and more than 100 women spoke out and filed civil actions against Nassar, saying he had continually...CONTINUE READING
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