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TOP SECRET: The 2015 Cannonball Run - 2 girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

A couple of girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days... It can only mean one thing... The TOP SECRET 2015 Cannonball Run is back! Bursting onto the scene i...

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Everyone Is Mad At Beyoncé, But For The Wrong Reasons

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Just as Ariana Grande -- pop princess, wearer of cat ears -- revealed herself to the world as a self-possessed female standing up for other women, Beyoncé -- fierce, outspoken feminist, champion of equality -- told us her secret to flatter abs. It was a confusing day.

This Is What a Real Woman Looks Like

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

We don't need to marginalize ourselves. We don't have to play down the parts of our personality that want to be seen. We don't have to hide our physique or change how we look. We can embrace all of who we are without comparing ourselves to anyone else. We can be real and we can own it. All of it. Every last badass bit.

Johnny Paycheck Had It Right...

Linda L. Addison | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Many firms are working to provide greater opportunity and equality for women lawyers. Yet in the end, each of us has to take charge of her own destiny. So if you're stuck permanently scheduling meetings, keeping the calendar and taking notes, and you have no prospects for advancement, make your career goals known and ask for a change. If that doesn't work, move where you can achieve your potential.

#MillennialRevolution

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Now, while I agree the millennial culture can seem a bit extreme at times, our fun-loving attitudes and trend setting ways have led to some good in the world.

Emma Gray

Education and Entrepreneurship: These Organizations Are Helping Women Move Out Of Poverty

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

You Know You're Following the Right Path as an Entrepreneur When...

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Cannata

"You know you're following the right path as an entrepreneur when..." is not one of the easiest sentences to finish, especially when the last four weeks of your life have been a blur.

The Strength in Femininity

Quarterlette | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Quarterlette

The truth is that you can be any kind of woman that you want to be and still be a strong woman. You do not have to sort through stereotypes and decide which one to put on each day. You can love Shrek, foster kittens, read Nicholas Sparks books and be a strong woman.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Inspirational, Adorable And Utterly Badass Skater Girls Of Kabul

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

They skate. They fall. They jump right back up again. These are skater girls of Kabul, ages five through 25, who partake in one of the most exhilarati...

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.20.2015 | Good News

An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student at Columbia...

Learning Resilience From Hillary Clinton

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

She is a leader who won't back down. At the pinnacle of her global recognition, now Hillary is seeking to make history with seeking again the highest job in the land. She is a resilient female leader.

On Beyonce, Putin and Breaking Through Our Growing Illusion of Powerlessness

Lisa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Bennett

Afraid and powerless is an awful combination, especially when it seems other people, mainly the rich and famous, have all the power. But there is another deep, perhaps less often spoken truth these days: And that is, we still want and need to make a difference.

Deaf Women History Is Something to Celebrate

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Lydia L. Callis

Many brave and dedicated deaf women have made invaluable contributions to modern society, despite the odds against them. This powerful minority group has fought against a culture that seeks to silence them-- constantly challenging people's assumptions of who deaf women are, and what they are supposed to be.

Starving for a Fantasy

Samantha Levine | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Samantha Levine

Healthy Lily James may be, but that is not the message that girls are receiving -- not from the plain, old images they see and certainly not when they hear that an already thin woman needed to avoid food to fit into a costume.

20 Traits of the Resilient Female Leader

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Today's female leader has resilience under her control. Challenges can be easiest handled by taking the time to observe the experience. By learning how to listen to your thoughts and discerning your resilient voice above dire expressions, you can lead effectively through the havoc life sometimes brings.

Giving Women a Voice: A Conversation With Dr. Helene Gayle of CARE USA

Bobbi Silten | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

As Helene prepares to move on from CARE later this year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share and learn from her experience and personal reflections as a leader in international development and empowering women.

5 Brilliant Quotes From Women, Illustrated

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women

To celebrate International Women's Day this past Sunday, CNN asked their audience to share their favorite quotes from inspirational women and recruite...

Teaching Women the Joys of Power

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

When women's value proposition is actually met by their employers, their aspiration to a position of power soars -- enough, we hope, to blast past the fears and doubts that make the glass ceiling seem so impenetrable.

15 Mantras for Fierce Females

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

Know your worth. Know every drop of the wonder that you are. Don't discard the parts that are tainted and broken. They count. Own them.

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to them that they have all but expired.

Beautiful Video Shows Just How Empowering Pole Dancing Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

Contrary to popular belief, pole dancing isn't always about looking sexy for other people. It can be empowering, too. In a gorgeous new video, 16 a...

An Apology to My Fellow Black Woman

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

My husband, whom I married at the age of 22 was my first African-American friend and the first black man outside of our close knit African community that I dated. Not only was he nothing like what I thought he may have been--neither were his mother and sister.

I Run a Small Business #LikeAGirl and Achieve Because Of It

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

A recent report on the state of women-owned enterprises was quite revealing. Despite the growing evidence that women build great companies, the average revenue of women-owned companies lags behind by 27%. Is it because they run their small business #LikeAGirl?

Why Emma Watson Is Every Woman's Girl Crush

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As a classy, humble, well-educated, and eloquent woman, she has carved a niche for herself that will only continue to grow and gain momentum in the years to come. Congratulations, Emma Watson. You are undoubtedly the girl crush of women around the world. Continue trailblazing the path to gender equality!