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Pushing for Gender Equality in Industries – Female Leaders are Important for Businesses.

If you’re a woman seeking a career in enterprise technology, you already know it’s an uphill battle. However, times are changing for women in technology and other industries. A greater push for gender equality is taking place across all industries, with women demanding equal pay while also advocating for equal representation at all levels of leadership. According to By The…

Inspiring 40,000 Girls to Build “Better” Tech Careers and Pursue STEM Careers.

Sexism scandals rocked Uber last year, yet today the unicorn’s tech workforce is still overwhelmingly male (82%). “Too often girls don’t feel empowered to make technical choices or pursue technical fields,” says Anne-Marie Imafidon, the co-founder of Stemettes—a social enterprise that supports girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers. “We don’t just want to have more women building Uber, we…

A Support System for Young Latina Girls – Mentorship Program called L.O.V.E.

Take a handful of startling statistics, add a dynamic Colombian immigrant with a vision of helping young women fulfill their dreams, and you’ve got Latinas on the Verge of Excellence, a.k.a. L.O.V.E. mentoring program. Founded in fall, 2012 by Claudia Espinosa, this NYWF-funded organization partners with New York City schools to address the specific challenges that high school girls face as Latinas.…

‘The Crown’ Star Claire Foy Will Receive $275,000 in Back Pay to Close the Gender Wage Gap

The revelation that “The Crown” star Claire Foy was paid less than her male co-star caused a scandal last month as the latest example of sexism in the entertainment industry. Now the award-winning actor will reportedly receive back pay for her performance as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, as the makers of the acclaimed Netflix drama seek to close the gender pay gap.…

Five Myths About Women In Leadership

Women leaders are on the rise. Books are being written about women in leadership, media outlets are weighing in by hosting forums and producing special reports, and affinity groups in the workplace are engaging and leaning in. So, aside from repercussions of #MeToo, why is there so much discussion about women coming into their own and coming into positions of leadership? In Texas…

Variety’s Power of Women Event Highlights

Variety held its annual Power of Women event at Cipriani on Wall Street, presented by Lifetime Television. While the luncheon has always been an occasion to honor important women and the charitable causes they stand for, this year’s event took on particular weight in the wake of #MeToo, as many presenters and honorees spoke passionately about the movement and its gains (while still…