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  • by Marcie Bianco on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:28am
    Do robots have a gender?
  • by Alison Wynn on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:11pm
    Professional jobs provide different opportunities in the new, twenty-first century economy than they did in previous decades. In her recent talk co-sponsored by the Clayman Institute and the...
  • by Devon Magliozzi on Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:06pm
    “Raise your voice!” We’re often encouraged to speak up and speak out, to make our voices heard. But what happens when the voice itself becomes a source of unconscious bias? Meghan Sumner, associate...
  • by Nicole Martin on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:39am
    When interviewed about the impact of family commitments on her surgical career, one woman shared a colorful story about practicing surgery while pregnant. Late in her pregnancy, in the middle of...
  • by Jonna Louvrier on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:48pm
    On January 24, 1984, Apple launched its Macintosh computer with a now legendary commercial depicting a striking female athlete wielding a sledgehammer, who destroys a screen showing the image of an...
  • by Alison Dahl Crossley on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:12pm
    Women surgeons face intense pressure, challenges and empowerment—much like surgery itself. They also face the obstacles of dealing in what is primarily a male-dominated field. Claudia Mueller, M.D.,...
  • by Nadine Ann Skinner on Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:07pm
    Smoking was originally the domain of men. When tobacco companies began to target women in the 1920s-30s, they promoted cigarettes as symbols of women’s liberation, an empowering tool and form of...
  • by Alison Dahl Crossley on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:33am
    We all know the popular stereotypes of what happens to adults as they advance in age: they become less competent, are often seen as less “feminine” or less “masculine” to the point of being...
  • by Mayukh Sen on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:46am
    Mayim Bialik wasn’t good at math or science in elementary school.Today she holds a PhD in neuroscience and co-stars in TV's “The Big Bang Theory.” But as a child, she had few positive female role...
  • by Veena Dubal on Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:21am
    Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the United States. The year was 1847, over 80 years after the first U.S. medical school had opened its doors. Since...

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