Russian portrait photographer Katerina Plotnikova has taken some amazing nature shots of women with various animals. What’s even more incredible is that the photographs were not edited by Photoshop. These beautiful women really were close up and personal with exotic animals! Inspired by fantasy and fairy tales, Plotnikova has an amazing talent for making her… Continue reading Stunning Portraits with Animals
Thought cosmetics brands were all about selling impossible beauty standards to an impressionable world? Apparently not! A new add lets girls know they “can” do whatever they put their mind to. CoverGirl’s put out this inspiring ad featuring Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry, Janelle Monáe, Becky G, and P!nk. It also features… Continue reading This Ad from a Cosmetics Brand Actually Isn’t Superficial
At the Toy Industry’s 2014 Toy Fair last week, Mattel debuted Entrepreneur Barbie, the latest in its I Can Be line of career-oriented dolls. This was interesting timing, considering Barbie recently grabbed headlines by appearing in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit edition, which helped Mattel refresh pop-culture interest in the doll according to Bloomberg. Her feature… Continue reading Entrepreneur Barbie Is Hitting Stores: Is Her New Image Unrealistic or Long Overdue?
Almost half of Americans who play video games are women, so it’s no surprise that both scientists and players have started wondering how video games affect women. It’s true that video games can be a force for good – a slim majority of parents say video games are a positive part of their child’s life… Continue reading 3 Ways Video Games Screw Women Over
Isn’t it frustrating that many female scientists don’t have Wikipedia pages? Anne Fausto-Sterling, a Brown University professor of biology and gender studies, and Maia Weinstock, a former student of Brown, are committed to beefing up Wikipedia’s entries on female scientists. On Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of women and technology, the two awesome activists… Continue reading Edit-A-Thon to Improve Wikipedia’s Pages on Female Scientists
Black women entrepreneurs will meet and learn from top innovators in tech at FOCUS100, the self-proclaimed “most diverse tech conference on the planet.” Held at Ogilvy Headquarters in New York from October 4 to October 6, the Google-sponsored conference brings together thought leaders, innovators, investors and tech startups founded or co-founded by black women for… Continue reading FOCUS100 Conference Brings Black Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Tech Together for Weekend of Mentorship
Last week we wrote about she++, an organization founded by two Stanford students that aims to encourage women to participate in computer science fields. The organization is becoming increasingly active, hosting conferences on the subject and screening their documentary worldwide. This makes the time ripe for answering this question: why aren’t women joining computer science-related fields at rates similar to men?