Deeply Rooted Barriers

Women on Escher stairs

Susan Chira of The New York Times posted an insightful article, Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were. Chira interviewed many women who were on the path to the top, but for many reasons did not reach…

Congratulations Julie Payette

Photo of Julie Payette

Former astronaut Julie Payette has been appointed to be Canada’s next governor general, the U.K. Queen’s new representative. Payette speaks six languages, and is an accomplished athlete, pianist and choral singer. She’s also a computer engineer with a commercial pilot…

A Woman’s Name on the Declaration of Independence

Mary Katherine Goddard, printed on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence

Petula Dvorak at The Washington Post pointed out that Mary Katherine Goddard’s name is on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence. That’s right, a woman’s name on one of our nation’s formative documents. Goddard was fearless her entire career…

The Radium Girls

Young women painting at a factory of the United States Radium Corporation

Sarah Zhang of The Atlantic spoke with author Kate Moore in an article entitled The Girls With Radioactive Bones, about the lives of young women who worked in radium-dial factories. Zhang described the women: They would, quite literally, glow. During…

What We Look Like

You are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.

Others often feel compelled to tell us how females (and sometimes males) are supposed to act or what females should look like. This is someone else’s judgment about us, and it’s heartbreaking when we believe them and doubt our inner…

It Happens. (First Moon Party)

Exploring conversations about a young woman's first period.

This one made me laugh. It’s one of the videos from HelloFlo, an awesome site that aims to educate, inspire and entertain us about our bodies and biology. Check their store for “kits for your ladybits.”

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij works at a pharmaceutical company as their Clinical Studies Manager. She helps make sure their drugs are safe. Bonus link: #GirlsWithKnives Spotlight: Chef, Blogger, + Scientist Vijitha Shyam

GE’s Women Engineers

A few of the women engineers at GE

GE released a white paper recently that outlined a talent crisis for women in STEM roles. In the US today, only 14% of all engineers and 25% of all IT professionals are women. Though women make up 55% of all…