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3 Ways Sophia Hutchins Disrupted An Age-Old Industry

The most well-publicized startups these days are in the technology sector. In fact, recent economic studies show that U.S.-based tech startups grew by 47 percent in the last decade. It’s no surprise, then, that plenty of hopeful founders have jumped on this train, but the reality is that the industry you choose to disrupt may not define your company’s ultimate success. Sophia Hutchins decided…

Girls’ Holidays Improve Happiness, Psychologist Says

It’s common knowledge that there’s nothing better than rounding up your BFFs and jumping on a plane to a far flung destination. But now there’s actual research from a psychologist, Dr William Chopik, to suggest there’s genuine evidence that prove a girls’ holiday makes you happier. So what’s stopping you? Whether it’s a long weekend in the Amalfi coast or a road trip around the…

Why We Need More Women in STEM and How AI Could Help Us Get There

Recently, Dr. France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, gave a presentation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness meeting in Washington, D.C. She holds an extraordinary record of accomplishment and has made a tremendous impact on academia and the U.S.’s scientific community. Córdova is also the youngest person — and first woman — to serve as Chief Scientist at…

Creators for Good: Karlie Kloss Inspires Young Girls in STEM

Between walking the runway and promoting her latest gig as the new host of Project Runway, Karlie Kloss is the ultimate role model for young girls looking to pursue careers in STEM. Back in 2014, Kloss became interested in the ways that technology influenced the fashion industry. From there, she took her first coding class and the rest is history. A year later, she launched Kode…

Co-Founders of Away On Building A Top-Notch Company Culture

Written by: Steph Corey, Co-Founder and CEO, Away Since we launched Away in 2016, my co-founder Jen and I have inevitably gotten one question more times than I can count: What’s your secret? I’ve always said–and firmly believe–that there is no secret. There’s no magic formula, or some untold truth everyone’s hiding when it comes to building a business. But the foundation?…

Melinda Gates Q&A: A Billion Dollars for Gender Equality

Shortly after Harvard Business Review and Melinda Gates launched The Big Idea: Women, Power, and Influence, Gates announced she is pledging $1 billion to fund efforts outlined in her feature article. HBR caught up with Gates about the announcement and what it means to her efforts to radically accelerate progress toward gender equality in the next 10 years. How does this donation change the timeline to gender…