The Wednesday Five

September 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Our picks for riveting biographies and memoirs about the brilliant and revolutionary lives of 20th and 21st century women.

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The Wednesday Five: Best Moments for Women at the 2016 Emmy Awards

September 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Sunday’s 68th Annual Emmy Awards featured beautiful and groundbreaking moments for women in Hollywood. Here are our top five favorites of some of the best speeches and notable moments in the Awards.

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“She Talks” A New Docu-Series from ABC on Women Entrepreneurs

September 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“She Talks” is a docu-series that profiles women entrepreneurs who share their stories about sacrifice and success after striking out on their own.

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The Wednesday Five: Women in the World

September 7, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Human Rights in Colombia’s City of Women; Israel’s Next Female Prime Minister; Portraits of Women Who Changed the World; Black Women Math Geniuses During the Space Race; and When Kids’ Assumptions of Gender Roles are Turned Around.

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The Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Swimwear That Is Causing an Uproar (In the News)

August 31, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

Known as the burkini, this swimsuit is favored by some Muslim women who choose to wear clothing that covers their bodies when they go out in public.

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The Wednesday Five

August 31, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: A ‘New York Magazine’ series looks at how women get it all done; Virginia Apgar —the doctor who saved countless newborn babies; ‘Hidden Figures’ and the women of NASA; why we make women athletes into villains; and Julia Bacha on how women wage conflict without violence.

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The Wednesday Five: The Body Positive Issue

August 24, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five we share stories about women who are leading global movements towards embracing positive body images of themselves and their community of women. We’ve just spent the last two weeks glued to the Olympic Games in Rio, riveted at how extraordinary the human body is. And still, we are in a time where we’re inundated with photoshopped ideals of what beauty should look like and what size, shape, and color it should come in. That’s why we find these women refreshing and groundbreaking — they are creating their own definitions of what is beautiful.

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The Wednesday Five

August 17, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: meet the ‘Iron Nun’, 86-year-old triathlete Sister Madonna Buder; Afghanistan’s only woman athlete at the Olympics is running alone but fighting for all women; at 94, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest and flyest Park Ranger ever; the moments in ‘Gilmore Girls’ season 1 that not-so-secretly empowered us; and why women’s boxing continues to be in the shadows.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Shows She’s Not Too Old for Olympic Gold (In the News)

August 11, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

“You can set a goal and you can go accomplish anything you want. It doesn’t matter your age; it doesn’t matter where you’re from.”

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At 52, Equestrian Beezie Madden Is Competing in Her 4th Olympics (In the News)

August 4, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The oldest woman on Team USA has been riding horses since she was 4 years old.

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The Women Who Were First by Grit and Grace

July 28, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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“What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace,” Meryl Streep says. We agree.

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Hillary Clinton’s Nomination: Historic Moment for Women (In the News)

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. And 96 years later, Clinton has broken a political glass ceiling.

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The Wednesday Five

July 27, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: Screenwriter Annie Mumolo on Life After ‘Bridesmaids’; Can An App Teach Mindfulness?; Samantha Bee Needs to Conquer the Political Conventions; Eight Words That Led This Woman To Her Perfect (Male) Mentor; and from the Women’s Voices Archives — “Artist and Designer Susan Ritter Finds Beauty in the Natural World.”

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Roger Ailes Makes News as He Leaves Fox News

July 25, 2016 by Diane Vacca

Why did Gretchen Carlson succeed, against all expectations, in felling the magnate Roger Ailes, who resigned within days of her filing suit against him?

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Feminists Urge Banning of Iran and Saudi Arabia from Olympics Because They Impose ‘Sexual Apartheid’

July 21, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

For a woman in Iran, even entering a stadium is a crime: French feminists “cited the notorious 2014 example of Anglo-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for five months in Iran’s infamous Evin prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in the capital.”

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