Dr. Andrea Ghez, Only the Fourth Woman to Win the Nobel Prize for Physics, Shows the Rarity of High-Achieving Women in Science

Of more than 900 Nobel Prize laureates, 866 have been men, while only 56 have been women. Only 16 Nobel prize winners have been Black.

Last month, Ms. had the opportunity to speak with one of these women: Dr. Andrea Ghez, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics. As only the fourth woman (all of them white) to win the award for physics, Ghez understands the Nobel also confers on recipients the responsibility of serving as an international role model for girls contemplating careers in science and for women scientists.

As Commerce Secretary, Gov. Gina Raimondo Has “a Vision for an Inclusive Recovery”

With Inauguration Day fast-approaching, President-Elect Joe Biden took the stage on Friday, Jan. 8 to appoint the final members of his Cabinet. Among them was commerce secretary nominee and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo.

“The mission of the commerce department is a very simple one: to help spur good paying jobs, to empower entrepreneurs to innovate and grow, to come together with working families and American businesses to create new opportunities for all of us. It’s a simple but vital mission. It’s the same mission that’s driven my own life and the path of my family across generations.”

For an Equitable Economy in 2021, We Must Center Black Women. Here Are Four Ways How.

To create an economy where Black women can succeed, we must center Black women in policy solutions, following the Black Women Best principle: “If Black women—who, since our nation’s founding, have been among the most excluded and exploited by the rules that structure our society—can one day thrive in the economy, then it must finally be working for everyone.”

Working Families Facing Hunger Need Relief, Not More Red Tape

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our country through unprecedented pain. While the federal government has finally begun to respond, with a new stimulus package in sight, we are still facing untold suffering, loss of life and economic distress—including truly shocking levels of hunger in our communities.

At a time when more families than ever are struggling to put food on the table, the federal government’s help has been too little and too late.

Money Talks: It is Time to Pay for Parity

Financial sanctions and incentives to enforce gender quotas have been gaining popularity both in politics and business over the last decade.

But in the U.S., despite decades of demanding a seat at the table, women make up less than 30 percent of all elected officials. Political parties and our government have a role to play in improving women’s political representation up and down the ballot; and, it is time they start using their money to make it happen.