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Highlighting Women in Coastal Sciences

Highlighting Women in Coastal Sciences By Mary Beth Bassett During my career at the Galveston Park Board, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many strong and talented women. Kelly de Schaun sits at the helm and is one among many who comprise the park board and Visit Galveston’s varied teams. Obviously, the park board isn’t the only place where…

The Importance of Finding a Support System

The Importance of Finding a Support System By Nikara Johns Emily George joined Balmain as president of the Americas in January after an almost 20-year career at Marc Jacobs International where she most recently served as the SVP of Americas, retail and wholesale. Here, she discusses challenges in her new role, career advice for women just starting out, and the…

This New Career Pathing Program Helps Women in Tech

Chic Geek’s New Career Pathing Program Helps Women in Technology Plug into New Connections By Chic Geek Committed to improving diversity for women in STEM and technology roles, Canadian technology group, Chic Geek, launch their new Career Pathing program to support and provide women with a network of industry connections and mentorship opportunities. With the growth of technology vastly re-shaping…

First Female Firefighter Off To Bright Start

Vineland’s First Female Career Firefighter Off To Bright Start By Eric Conklin When Kaylynn Low chose wearing fire gear over holding hair salon scissors, little did she know she would make history in the city. Low is Vineland’s first female career firefighter. “I think (firefighting) is thrilling,” the 26-year-old Vineland woman said outside City Hall on her first day on…

Women Honored at Women of Distinction Awards

North Country Women Honored at 2022 Women of Distinction Awards On April 28, Assemblyman Billy Jones hosted his sixth annual Women of Distinction Awards at the Stafford Centre Theatre. The Women of Distinction Awards recognizes and honors eight remarkable local women in categories such as health care, volunteerism, education, and military service. “The North Country is home to many remarkable…

UCLA Women in STEM Summit Returns

UCLA’s Student-Organized Women in STEM Summit Returns for Second Year By UCLA Samueli and Natalie Weber The annual Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers (WiSTEM) conference at UCLA connected students and professionals with prominent women in STEM for the second consecutive year.The April 7-8 conference featured dozens of speakers in 28 sessions. The event focused once again on helping participants navigate…