The Wednesday Five

Fast Company magazine’s 2016 list of most innovative people in business is here. We combed through the roster to find a cadre of women over 40 who continue to be trailblazers:

Mary Powell — “Working to create a radically different—and far more efficient—energy system based on locally produced wind and solar power.”

Mary Roach —   “Her 2016 book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, addresses a seemingly simple question: How can we better protect fragile human bodies in combat.”

Zainab Salbi — “Her goal: to foster frank communication within the Middle East as host of a new TLC Arabia talk show aimed at Arab women, The Nida’a Show (“The Calling”).”

See the full list here featuring more creative women’s voices.




Life Lessons from Hoda Kotb

In this week’s dose of inspiration, we share with you ten valuable lessons from TODAY show host Hoda Kotb at her commencement speech to Tulane University’s class of 2016.




The All-Female Shakespeare Production Turning the Theater World Upside Down

Oh yes! This summer, the New York City’s Public Theater “Shakespeare in the Park” production of Taming of the Shrew features an all woman cast! Of the highly-anticipated production, director Phyllida Lloyd says:

“To be invited to the Park—the greatest free Shakespeare festival in the world—is a great honor, and I don’t take it lightly. Our heroes and heroines stand before us! Our secret weapon? Some of the finest and funniest female clowns on the scene. We will be turning the play upside down.”

Read more at Vanity Fair.

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