I was surprised by how emotional I got watching Serena Williams in the recent U.S. Open tennis finals. I don’t think of myself as a “sports person,” and though I’ve followed tennis since I was a kid, I never thought of paying to see it live—until Serena Williams became a lead player.
“The fact that Mozilla exists as an independent organization, a non-profit organization, is because there were other people, and they had to be men, around who were willing to bridge that gap between me as the leader of Mozilla and this man who refused to talk to a woman who knew what her organization needed and was determined to get.”
Each year, girl leaders from the U.S. attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women as delegates. This year, three young women at that convening offered Ms. a glimpse into their activism.
These are dangerous times—but in such times, there is an opportunity for women to step up to these challenges.
“I never became Gates. I had no voice about the technology I was building. I would do something that was really quite noteworthy, but there was nowhere to publish about it. You could get paid for it, but there was no way to say, ‘You won’t believe what I just did!’ The only way to get it was to go back to school.”
The Trump administration’s new “public charge rule” will make it harder for immigrants who use public benefits to obtain a green card. This is wrong. No person, let alone an immigrant, has succeeded without the help of a community.
The number of women in police has remained stagnant over the last 20 years: 13 percent, with only 3 percent serving as police chiefs. Ivonne Roman proposed a solution: change the physical fitness test and its “arbitrary fitness standards.”
RALIANCE firmly believes sport is part of the solution to ending sexual violence in one generation—and so does the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, who helped a network of 30,000 soccer coaches across the U.S. better understand sexual violence and prevention and have access to solutions for their teams.
I am a Spanish-speaking chica, born and raised in Panama, one among dozens of primos, tíos and tías, role models when mothers failed and fathers died—a world I left and haven’t left. My own book is about to be born. It’s an expression of me—an excavation of memory and return to the soil of “la […]
Female library music composers are traditionally among the most underrepresented among media composers. Mpath, LLC, a music production company based in Los Angeles, is part of a growing movement to change all that.