Category: Safety

Something Fierce

firey explosion

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,…

Danica: A Hard-Driving Woman

Danica Patrick

This is an interesting moment in time. The Guardian’s Andrew Lawrence wrote Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy, briefly noting that “she certainly enjoyed her share of gender firsts – leading 19 laps of the…

Women Warriors

bones of a female Viking warrior

Natalie Haynes of The Guardian asks How many more warrior women are missing from the history books? The story notes that “[t]he recent discovery of female bones in a Viking warrior grave is yet another indication that we’ve only scratched…

The Invisible Code-Breakers of WWII

Colossus codebreaking computer in operation

Tech Republic’s article Hacking the Nazis: The secret story of the women who broke Hitler’s codes shares the stories of three veteran servicewomen who helped the code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park and other allied locations. The article notes that Because…

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…

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…

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

A Photo Portfolio of Women Working

Crisman Womens Work portfolio thumbs

Photographer Chris Crisman has done a nice photo portfolio of women doing work in traditionally male-dominated jobs: heavy equipment operators, a fire fighter, a pig farmer, a butcher, a brewer. Each of these jobs requires physical strength as well as…

Debbie, Public Works Director

smiling Debbie P., a Public Works Director

Debbie tells us about how she got her job, and what Public Works is all about. Debbie’s department is in San Leandro. Her department is the second largest in the City. She likes her job!