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  • 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...
  • 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...

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