13 Sep
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Women Rally For Gender Equality At Toronto International Film Festival.

Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it. The “Share Her Journey Rally,” attended by hundreds on a chilly Toronto morning, followed similar events […]

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07 Sep
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How Two Dynamic Women Are Making The Streets A Kinder Place.

Amy La Porte and Nicole File are two forces of nature who are making the streets a kinder place. They’re the president and vice president, respectively, of Softer Streets, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide “durable, water-resistant, insulated, easily portable sleeping mats to people experiencing homelessness.” They’ve partnered with the Utah-based company Klymit to make […]

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29 Aug
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Viola Davis On Equal Pay: Women Of Color Are Battling Twice As Hard.

Viola Davis wants to put her spotlight on something else. The Oscar-nominated actress is teaming up with Vaseline for the Healing Project, a partnership with Direct Relief that aims to supply dermatological care and medical supplies to people living in poverty or crisis areas. For Davis, who grew up extremely poor in Central Falls, Rhode […]

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27 Aug
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How Women’s Colleges Can Help Women To Thrive In STEM.

Women’s colleges provide a unique, supportive environment for women to succeed in science and math. For too many students, college is a time to give up on dreams of pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math career – and this is especially true for women and minorities. From 2009 to 2013, approximately 22 percent of women entered […]

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13 Aug
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The Female Heroes Among Us, Forbes Africa Feature.

Heroes exist in history, on celluloid, in pop culture or in these digital times, at the forefront of technology. These are the mighty who shine on the front pages of newspapers, as the paradigms of victory and virtue. But every day in public life, surrounding us are some of the real stars, the nameless, the […]

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