The Female Farmer Project

Micheale Blakely - Female Farmer Project

Did you know that women grow over half of the world’s food? We are delighted that another group of stories about women is being told, and it’s also called Women’s Work! This project is unrelated to us except in our…

Two Important Women of Dr. Who

In the beginning, there is this iconic music that signals the start of the Dr. Who adventures. The person who created that theme, but who didn’t get credit for it until very recently, was Delia Derbyshire. The Guardian had a…

Something Fierce

I love the Lannan Foundation’s exhibition Something Fierce. It features eight women artists whose work exemplifies an element of ferocity, whether it be expressed in the subject, process or intent.

Rockin’ Maker Women

I recently ran across Barb Makes Things and Becky Stern, two amazing women who make things. Yes, I was looking for instructions on how to make something. It’s not made yet, but these women inspired me! Since I found them,…

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

portrait of Elizebeth

Author Jason Fagone’s book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, tells the story of an amazing woman named Elizebeth Smith Friedman who taught herself to be a codebreaker. In a Twitter stream about the book, Jason explained that “[a] codebreaker solves…

Influential Women on Influential Books

The Guardian ran a fascinating piece in December entitled The Book That Made Me A Feminist in which several notable women talk about the books that influenced them. “In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by…

Women of the 1980s Indie Music Scene

Not being part of mainstream “history” doesn’t mean women weren’t there or didn’t have a voice. The Guardian’s pictorial, The forgotten women of the 1980s indie boom – in pictures, offers a few intriguing photos from a new book, Untypical Girls,…

Investing in Female Entrepreneurs

An interesting academic paper by Elizabeth Mishkin is out: Gender and Sibling Dynamics in the Intergenerational Transmission of Entrepreneurship (PDF). The Abstract (with our emphasis): This project uses gender and sibling dynamics to explore the intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurship. I…