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What is Equal Pay Day?

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Law, which made it illegal to pay women lower rates for the same job as their male counterparts on the basis of gender. At the time, women earned 59 percent of men’s wages. In honor of Equal Pay Day, we recommend reading the following stories to learn more: CNN: Salesforce…

New Coffee Bar wants to put Empowering Women Front and Center.

Marches, MeToo Movements, and sexual-harassment victims coming forward — empowering women is clearly at the forefront of the American consciousness. This new coffee bar takes it one more step forward.  For Joanna Prisco, founder of The Good Witch, a Kickstarter-funded coffee-bar-in-progress that’s “owned, operated by, and dedicated to empowering women,” it was also becoming a mom that propelled her to…

PepsiCo and the SWE Kick-Off Annual Student Engineering Challenge.

Encouraging female students and professionals to pursue STEM education and opportunities is more important than ever. To help strengthen interest and participation in STEM fields, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have proudly kicked off their annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge. Now in its fourth year, this competitive program encourages undergraduates to compete for scholarship prizes and a…

Google Doodle celebrates the 98th Birthday of Katsuko Saruhashi, a Geochemist.

Today, Google Doodle celebrates the 98th Birthday of Katsuko Saruhashi, a Geochemist. Katsuko Saruhashi turned radioactive fallout into a scientific legacy. Katsuko Saruhashi, whose research helped reveal the insidious spread of radioactive fallout from the US nuclear testing ground in the Pacific. If she were still alive, today would have been her 98th birthday. In 1957, Saruhashi became the first…

Olivier Mukuta: Using Blockchain Technology to Empower Women.

Olivier Mukuta: Using Blockchain Technology to Empower Women. Olivier Mukuta and his team were among the winners at the first “blockchain hackathon” co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway in July, 2017. Muktua’s team developed ‘VipiCash’, an app that uses blockchain technology to enable secure money transfer among women, so that they can have access and control over their own…

These Brain Foods will Help You Concentrate, reports WebMD.

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus and concentration, to enhance memory, attention span and brain function. 1. Eat breakfast to fuel your brain Tempted to miss breakfast? Studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat breakfast tend to perform significantly…