Author page: Kate Schembri

Patricia Assui Reed’s Boutique Sells Women-Owned Brands

By EMILI VESILIND The relaxed, breezy atmosphere of Patricia Assui Reed’s Matriark boutique in Sag Harbor, N.Y., could feel accidental—as though a stylish, jet-setting friend decided to open her Victorian home as a weekend shop filled with alluring fashion, jewelry, accessories, and home wares. But this easygoing ambience was thoughtfully orchestrated by Patricia Assui Reed, who, before moving to the Hamptons with her…

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How Renee Wootton is Smashing Stereotypes

By Women’s Agenda Renee Wootton dreamed of becoming a pilot her entire life. When she achieved that milestone, her next pursuit turned quickly into becoming an astronaut.  A proud Tharawal woman, Renee Wootton is passionate about aviation, as well as addressing climate change and encouraging more women into STEM careers; advocacy which led to her appointment as a Superstar of STEM in 2020. She’s…

Pilot Wally Funk Carries 60 Years of History to Space

Funk, 82, finally saw her aspiration come to life Tuesday when she launched on aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight alongside billionaire Jeff Bezos and two other people. By Marisa Iati Floating in the isolation tank, Wally Funk felt weightless. She couldn’t see or hear. There was nothing to taste or smell. When she patted the eight feet of water surrounding her, she…