women Tag

women and minority entrepreneurs

Women-and-minority-owned businesses often find it challenging to secure loans. This might be because of stereotypical thinking and prejudices against these communities. Promoting entrepreneurs to set up and expand businesses is a great way to increase the number of jobs available in an area. It leads to the economic growth of the whole area and lifts the living standards of all the people in the community.   Empowering...

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The debate on female underrepresentation in the  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields largely has two sides. One argues that socialisation is to be blamed while the other stands for the idea that there are certain biological differences between men and women, which results in them having different interests. Women, proponents of this model claim, don’t develop a fascination with the mechanical and the...

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Storytelling at "Women Who Empower" summit

Storytelling has immense power in connecting and influencing people. It is an art form that has been used since the beginning of language to pass on people’s experiences and stories. It still holds that immense power of attracting people and passing down histories. Thus, an event organised by Northeastern University that celebrated stories. It was called the ‘Women Who Empower’ summit. Guests like entrepreneurs, award-winning...

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hashtag

You might be aware of the social media campaign started by the New York Police Department under the hashtag #MyNYPD. The Department announced on its Twitter to use this hashtag while tweeting their photos with police officers. It was merry for a whole, with a handful of people sharing pretty harmless pictures with officers. However, the tide turned when the hashtag got hijacked. In an...

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The first woman to compete in NHL skills competition

Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to compete in the NHL (National Hockey League) skills competition. Northeastern University alumna made history in hockey by becoming the first woman to compete in the NHL’s skills competition. She was also the winner of a gold medal for Team USA at the Winter Olympics, 2018. NHL has been a man’s league for over a hundred years.   “It was electrifying,...

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ballet and cultural integration

Art in whatever form, has always been a medium to unite people. Dance being a prominent form among them. The grace and beauty of this art form has always brought people together, across borders and over oceans. The gap between the third world countries and the first world countries can only be bridged through cultural integration. Ballet has always been an important part of cultural...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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jess peterson can create magic through 2D animation

The president of Western Skies Strategies, Jess Peterson, is also the co-founder and CEO of “Mighty Oak”. It is an agency that specializes in the art of handmade animation. Jess has  an experience of working in the music industry as well as of doing branding communication for a children’s museum till 2015, after which, with animators Emily Collins and Michaela Olsen,  Jess launched Mighty Oak....

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After becoming the first Canadian Team to win NBA membership in June, the Raptors made history once again by selling branded hijabs, the headscarf worn by many Muslim women. The hijab starred Raptors claw on one side and a Nike swoosh on the other which they revealed in their promotional video on Twitter. This will give inspiration to Muslim women to come to the forefront and...

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bias

Gender bias exists in every aspect of the world—from the workplace to the political arena. The gender gap affects children's education, the size of the paycheck one brings home, and it’s the reason why women still lag behind men in certain careers, especially STEM.   “When we talk about the underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, we’re dealing with a global phenomenon....

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