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How Changing Your Definition Of Success Makes You Successful

How Changing Your Definition Of Success Makes You Successful

Don't let labels, or gender norms, or other people obstruct your desires. It's important to follow the path you want, and feel confident in the choices you make. This is not only a lesson for STEM or your future career, but also for the rest of your life Find what makes you happy, and strive as hard as possible to turn that passion into every facet of every day.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/celinnedacosta/2016/08/31/how-changing-your-definition-of-success-makes-you-successful/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=559173764&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesWoman#54948e6333e7

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Day In The Life: A 12-Hour Shift In A Hard Hat And Ponytail

Day In The Life: A 12-Hour Shift In A Hard Hat And Ponytail

It's a hard hat life, for her. Ciara Seger works as a project superintendent (even though she has a civil engineering degree), and is in charge of multi-million dollar products. Forbes details Seger's daily routine and the trials and tribulations of a woman working with dirt every day... and loving it!

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katherinelove/2016/08/30/day-in-the-life-a-12-hour-shift-in-a-hard-hat-and-ponytail/#4ff57ddb3cea

Image Source: By Guilhem Vellut from Paris, France (Bâtiment des douanes @ Construction zone @ Pantin) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Alison Brie Lands Starring Role in Jenji Kohan’s Netflix Wrestling Comedy ‘G.L.O.W.’

Alison Brie Lands Starring Role in Jenji Kohan’s Netflix Wrestling Comedy ‘G.L.O.W.’

Alison Brie, who voiced Unikitty in The Lego Movie, will know lead in a comedy about female wrestlers in the 1980's called G.L.O.W. (for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). Female comedians have been on the rise recently, with movies such as Ghostbusters, among others. No word yet on when the series will be released.

Source: http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/alison-brie-jenji-kohan-netflix-wrestling-comedy-glow-1201721204/

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'Women's Equality Day' Rubs Salt In The Pay-Gap Wound

'Women's Equality Day' Rubs Salt In The Pay-Gap Wound

Today is Women's Equality Day. As usual, women, specifically women of color, don't receive the same monetary compensation or respect as men in business, the sciences, technology, etc. However, it's important to recognize that there has been a push for years with a fire that has not been extinguished. Women's Equality Day is a reminder to light the coals for another year (and hopefully the last) for gender equality in all senses.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessamcgrady/2016/08/25/womens-equality-day-rubs-salt-in-the-pay-gap-wound/#47d33f4d5447

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Lack of Parental Support Compounds Depression in Some Girls of Color

Lack of Parental Support Compounds Depression in Some Girls of Color

Research suggests that black women attempt suicide more often than black men, which means that there are high levels of depression in the female black demographic that goes untreated. The pressure to compete with white celebrities and racial gaps are among the main causes of depression, and tragically minorities don't always receive the same quality of mental care. Mental health awareness across all sectors must improve in the near future.

Source: http://womensenews.org/2016/08/lack-of-parental-support-compounds-depression-in-some-girls-of-color/

 

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy

J Law must be taking tips from Verizon because she smoked her competitors for a second straight year. The Hunger Games star and outspoken women's rights advocate earned a whopping $46 million in 2016, $13 million more than runner-up Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters). Astonishingly, these numbers pale in comparison to their male counterparts; Kevin Hart tips the scale at 87.5 million, and shows that while women are earning more respect in Hollywood, it's not equal pay.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2016/08/23/the-worlds-highest-paid-actresses-2016-jennifer-lawrence-banks-46-million-payday-ahead-of-melissa-mccarthy/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=551800099&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesWoman#3ec2244244d6

Image Source: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Jennifer Lawrence) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Olympic Athletes Have Nothing On This 'Iron Nun' - 5 Inspiring Lessons For Business And Life

Olympic Athletes Have Nothing On This 'Iron Nun' - 5 Inspiring Lessons For Business And Life

Nike connected with its spiritual self and found the 'Iron Nun', an 86 year old woman who competes in grueling Ironman contests (think of triathlons). If you've watched any part of the Olympics in Rio, chances are you've already heard of this wonder woman. An inspiration to women everywhere.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jopiazza/2016/08/16/nike-put-this-iron-nun-in-their-latest-commercial-5-things-to-learn-from-her/#6bfda8d86b38

Coolhaus Founders Give The Scoop On Starting A Side Hustle

Coolhaus Founders Give The Scoop On Starting A Side Hustle

Here's another really cool idea: an ice cream play project. Millennials with extra income really enjoy creating side projects with a purpose, such as sharing frozen dairy products to people wanting a refreshing summer treat. Of course, a side project can be tech related, such as an app. Just a reminder to do your own thing and never curb your ambition.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lillyknoepp/2016/08/17/coolhaus-founders-give-the-scoop-on-starting-a-side-hustle/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=548283493&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesWoman#3030d81e12d1

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Why the Bechdel test doesn’t (always) work

Why the Bechdel test doesn’t (always) work

The Bechdel test is the ultimate gender equality test for movies. It's simple: if a movie has even one conversation where two women are talking about anything but a man, it passes. More movies than you expect fail, and vice versa. Sadly, some hardcore feminists will watch movies based solely off the Bechdel test, which is a shame because movies like Twilight pass while Gravity (with heroine Sandra Bullock for almost 90 minutes) fails. The message is: don't make decisions off of only one characteristic, gather as much information as possible.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/aug/20/why-the-bechdel-test-doesnt-always-work

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Anne Hathaway And Rihanna Join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett In 'Ocean's 11' Spin-Off

Anne Hathaway And Rihanna Join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett In 'Ocean's 11' Spin-Off

Hollywood is willing to try one more all-female reboot. Ocean's 11 is going female, with Sandra Bullock playing Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) cousin hoping to pull off a massive heist. After the remake of Ghostbusters caused *a little* controversy and currently projected to lose money, another installation of a wildly popular series sounds risky from a financial standpoint. Even so, with a star-studded cast, a great track record, and (please please!) a better trailer than Ghostbusters, the movie should be a commercial success.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/08/10/anne-hathaway-and-rihanna-join-sandra-bullock-cate-blanchett-in-oceans-11-spin-off/?yptr=yahoo#7cad9994528b

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Black Girls Code: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Woman of Color

Black Girls Code: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Woman of Color

The founder of Black Girls Code, Kimberly Bryant, feels that women are primed to make an impact in STEM.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/whitneyjohnson/2016/08/15/black-girls-code-daring-to-dream-the-next-steve-jobs-will-be-a-woman-of-color/#444aa45439b6

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What if Michael Phelps were a woman?

What if Michael Phelps were a woman?

The greatest Olympic swimmer in history, sure, but would Michael Phelps be nearly as ubiquitous if he wasn't a man? What happened to Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer and all the other swimmers I would see on Wheaties boxes at the supermarket? The media's attention span is not nearly the same for women as it is men; even Phelps's wife gets more press than the former Olympians as a former Miss California! Phelps is undoubtedly a swimming legend, but he would have been a blip on the Olympic Radar if he swam in the other pool.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/opinions/women-who-have-it-all-at-olympics/index.html

 

Goodbye to ‘Honeys’ in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association

Goodbye to ‘Honeys’ in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) has prohibited lawyers from calling any parties by any sexist or racist names, such as honey, darling, sweets, or anything along those lines intentionally. For women attorneys who hate being patronized because of her gender, this is an improvement. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia have current laws in place protecting women in the courthouse.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/business/dealbook/aba-prohibits-sexual-harassment-joining-many-state-bars.html?smid=fb-share

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Melinda Gates' advice to girls: 'Use your voice and you can affect change'

Melinda Gates' advice to girls: 'Use your voice and you can affect change'

Gates urges women to keep striving for leadership roles, and for women to look into past successes in certain industries and apply those lessons into new sectors such as STEM.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/24/opinions/melinda-gates-no-ceilings/index.html

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More Women Are Starting Companies From The Ground Up, Literally

More Women Are Starting Companies From The Ground Up, Literally

In the last half-century, new food concepts such as vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and a slew of others have gained major ground among Americans consumers. Consequently, this means that more farms have been dedicated to these special food classes, and women are actively involved in companies that ease the difficulties of raising food for each category. Women account for 30 percent of farm operators, bucking the stereotype of old, white men on tractors and a hayseed between his teeth.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/eveturowpaul/2016/08/11/more-women-starting-companies-from-the-ground-up-literally/#13f1b794730e

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