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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...
by Mackenzie Cooley
on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:18am
We often encounter platitudes about what an interconnected place the world is, how we are all linked in the circle of life, and only by working together through interdisciplinary collaboration can we...
by Alexander W. Watts
on Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:04pm
Scientific objectivity and the cool assessment of facts are the hallmarks of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. So, of course, stereotypes have no place in these...