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Female Role Models

Why I Don't Believe In Cheat Days

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

This seemingly harmless set of words has a hidden message inside that packs a serious punch. The message on these pajamas screams of persuasion, dieting fads, body type ideals, restriction, food shaming, and ideas and values that are far beyond what a child should be experiencing.

It's Never Too Late for Moms to Model Healthy Behavior & Storm the Pantry

Dawn Zier | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Dawn Zier

This Mother's Day, take stock of your own words and actions and take solace in the fact that making small changes can have a great impact on our children's self image, eating habits and long-term health. I can't think of anything more motivating.

Why Role Models are Instrumental for Getting Girls Into the Tech Field

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
Vidcode

To see yourself somewhere, and in order to make it easier to set a future path, the most useful and motivating tool is a role model; they give inspiration and guidance. This is why role models are instrumental in getting more women into technology fields. It starts from girls.

Fashion Has No Age

Mimi Raad | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Mimi Raad

This past January, French fashion house Céline set the Internet abuzz with the release of its spring 2015 print campaign. The ads quickly went viral, at the center of all the attention was the face of the campaign: 80-year-old author Joan Didion.

10 Female Pop Culture Icons We Want Our Kids to Look Up To

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Women who kick butt, rock out, and break barriers are the ones we want our kids to know about. These are women who defy stereotypes and embody character traits we would like to see in our own kids: perseverance, courage, empathy, and creativity.

Does She Need a Role Model, a Mentor, or a Sponsor?

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

It was about time to get the word 'women' into 'mentor'. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words 'women'...

Our Love Affair With the Butt-Kicking Black Widow

Meredith Spidel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

I don't disagree with Target's choice to create one ginormous androgynous toy section. I actually don't care. My kids know what toys they want and will manage to find it and drain my wallet whatever shelf it's stashed on.

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM

Victoria Juarez | Posted 06.18.2016 | Education
Victoria Juarez

Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."

I Used To Be A Real Tomboy...

Bo Kitty | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Bo Kitty

For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.

How To Raise Brave Girls

Margie Warrell | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Margie Warrell

Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.

Real Models, not Role Models and Why I Needed Sally Field

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

A personal hero of mine for many years has been Sally Field. I was thrilled to hear her speak at the conference and have the opportunity to meet her.

5 Things I'd Like to Tell My 7th-Grade Self

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

I kept thinking back to what I was like in 7th or 8th grade and wondered what that girl would have wanted to hear. And finally, I decided that was the girl I needed to talk to. Here is the advice I would have given to the 7th-grade me.

Funny Girl Gig: Cecily Strong Fourth Female Entertainer At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong, 31, is the fourth female featured solo entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, on Saturday, April 25. Considered one of the top gigs in the comedy business, the annual roast of the president and politicians is considered Washington's equivalent to the Oscars and called the "Nerd Prom."

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

Kids Need To See Women On Currency, Here's Why And What You Can Do

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Money, like statues, holidays and postage stamps, is a form of public media that speaks particularly to what we, as a culture, think is important to note and admire. Women and their contributions remain either hugely underrepresented or, in the case of paper money, erased.

#HealthyBellySelfie Awareness Takes Off

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Nolan Joseph

We Don't Need Photoshop To Look Healthy I think about the 15-year-old me often. Like I'm trying to go back in time to fix something but I can't, real...

Lessons From a Little Girl

Becky Tountas | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

The truth is, she can take or leave my instructions -- they are just words, but she sees everything that I do.

Why Are Women Being Erased?

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a weird and disconcerting trend that I've noticed in the past few weeks. Women are being erased. From boardrooms to politics -- and this month, history.

My New Role Model

Cynthia Kane | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Cynthia Kane

Role models are kind of like my therapy. By seeing what can be accomplished I know my life can always be different. My narrative can always be edited and rewritten.

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

Having It All... For Now

Linda S. Haase | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Linda S. Haase

I cannot describe the unmitigated relief I felt when Jenna was three and scraped her knee at the playground. Both Joel and I were there -- but she sobbed for her Mommy.

The Lessons of Jill Abramson and Barbara Walters

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Adele Scheele

It's still the Old Boys' Club that we women forget to consider when we keep trying to do our best work, ridiculously thinking that if we can only get it right, our bosses, the guys at the top, will recognize us and reward us. But since that hasn't happened, we'd better wise up.

Role Models: The Missing Link for Women

Zenaida Lorenzo | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Zenaida Lorenzo

A role model can have a powerful effect on you. It is a person whom you look up to, who inspires you, someone you admire and want to be like.