Women and Society

Gabriel is the 1st Filipina American crowned Miss Universe

R’Bonney Gabriel becomes 1st Filipina American crowned Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel has made history as the first Filipina American to be named Miss Universe. “Filipinos are so happy. They are just over the moon about it,” Gabriel said Monday of the reception to her groundbreaking win on “Good Morning America.” “It’s a huge win for the community and just representation.…

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Meet Kavi—the First South Asian American Girl Doll

Meet Kavi—the First South Asian American Girl Doll Meet Kavi—the First South Asian American Girl Doll By Pooja Shah American Girl unveiled its 2023 Girl of the Year: Kavika (“Kavi”) Sharma. Retailing at $115, Kavi has made history as the first South Asian American doll, aligning with the company’s goal to create products that spotlight examples from diverse backgrounds and cultural roots. “Kavi joins…

Increasing Equitable Choices For Women In Healthcare

Increasing Equitable Choices For Women In Healthcare By Rod Berger The less-than-desirable statistics on U.S. women entering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are well-documented. According to the American Association of University Women, many girls and young women are often systemically biased away from science and math during their educational journeys creating access and opportunity issues later down the road.…

New Initiative Promotes Diversity Across Sectors In Italy

New initiative promotes diversity across sectors in Italy The founder of the Afro Fashion Association in Italy says she is launching awards recognizing the achievements of minorities in Italian society, to promote greater diversity and inclusion By Colleen Barry, Associated Press MILAN — The founder of the Afro Fashion Association in Italy on Thursday said she is launching awards recognizing the achievements of…

Women’s groups develop sustainability in mountain zones

Women’s groups drive sustainable development in mountain zones Sunday, 11 December marks International Mountain Day, which celebrates the natural beauty and diversity of mountain areas, while also highlighting the threats they face. Chief among them is the climate crisis, which is melting away glaciers around the world. All remaining ice in African and Latin American mountains is expected to disappear in the coming…

Why businesses, banks & society still need female execs

Why businesses, banks and society still need more women in executive roles By Alper Kara Only nine in the UK’s top 100 companies have a woman CEO, a recent report has revealed – part of an “appalling” picture of British business which even in 2022 remains remarkably male dominated. The report, from accountancy giant EY and Cranfield University, goes on to reveal that…

Women Bring A ‘Charter for Change’ To Parliament House

How women collaborated to bring a ‘Charter for Change’ to Parliament House “We women of the Women’s Climate Congress and others despair that Earth is hurtling towards catastrophic climate change that humanity is failing to mitigate. We grieve the unfolding and potentially irreversible impacts on all current and future life unless immediate, united and effective action is taken.” – Opening…