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Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood

Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood By David Oliver Asian and Pacific Islanders are scarcely represented in the film industry, according to a new study – and the numbers are more concerning when broken down by gender and sexual orientation. Research from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found just 44 films featured an Asian or Pacific Islander lead or co-lead, 14 of which…

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Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics

Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics By Olivia Keenan and Jen Gupta Stereotypical attitudes about academia and gender are putting up barriers to girls pursuing further education in physics, the ASPIRES project finds. Many people think girls don’t want to study physics because of the mathematics element, but 39% of A-Level exam entrants in maths are girls, compared to…

Taylor Swift Delivers NYU Commencement Address

Taylor Swift Delivers NYU Commencement Address By Chris Willman “I’m 90% sure the reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22,’” quipped Taylor Swift, delivering the commencement address for New York University’s class of 2022 at a graduation ceremony held Wednesday. The pop superstar was awarded an honorary doctorate before giving a playful and reflective speech that lasted… no,…

Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives

Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives Ines Calvete Barrios’ career goal is to become a pediatrician, and she’s committed to transforming significant health disparities in the Latinx community. She faced domestic violence and poverty before and after immigrating to the United States. Now this college grad hopes to help others as a physician. By Doug McPherson Before…

Viola Davis On Beauty Standards As A Black Actress

Viola Davis Shares Experiencing Dealing With Beauty Standards In Juilliard And Hollywood As A Black Actress The Oscar winner gets real about beauty standards in acting. By Adreon Patterson As Hollywood pushes for diversity, inclusion, and representation, prominent Black actresses have been very vocal about their experiences. One of the voices often blasting the siren has been Oscar winner Viola…

Meet Cohort 4 of the GC4W Entrepreneurship Program

Meet Cohort 4 of the GC4W Entrepreneurship Program The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) is committed to increasing access to quality education for female entrepreneurs worldwide – one program at a time. Through the GC4W Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, we aim to: Invest in a global network and community of female founders Develop the entrepreneurial skills and techniques of female founders…

The Female Disruptors Creating The Future Of Fashion

The Female Disruptors Creating The Future Of Fashion By Arick Weirson Actress and activist Maggie Q, Latin American fashion czar Silvia Machado and ex-Dolce & Gabbana CEO Tina Bhojwani are leading the disruption of a global industry at a crossroads, transforming it into one that is decidedly more purpose-driven, environmentally conscious, inclusive and women-led. Sustainability is one of those amorphous words…