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Olympic Runner Who Once Couldn’t Afford Shoes Donates Kicks To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Good News

Brenda Martinez’s drive runs deep. When the 28-year-old Olympian was a young girl training in track and field, she was unable to afford running sho...

To My Little Woman Of The Future

Catherine Dietrich | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Catherine Dietrich

At the tender age of three, we need to start teaching you about shaking off the shackles of gender stereotyping.

11 Phrases That Disempower Your Daughter

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Melody Pourmoradi

Let's lead our daughters by example. Living their best life starts at home and starts with us. Never underestimate the value of your words and their capacity to empower your daughter to live a life that is aligned with all that is authentic and meaningful for her.

When Storytellers Connect

Chika Oduah | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Chika Oduah

I learned about a documentary film project called, Nancy: A One Girl Revolution. Nancy is a young girl living in the remote hills of Kenya. Her world ...

5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Vivienne Mayer

Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means o...

The Genderfication Of Entertainment

Jamie Silverman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jamie Silverman

It's no secret that Hollywood has been making efforts to diversify their representation of women.

The Secret To Girls Blazing Their Own Trail

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

We truly take it for granted that the world is literally at our fingertips. My father often tells stories of going to the library and searching throug...

Modest Is Not Hottest

Abby Van Buren | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Abby Van Buren

I want to introduce this topic in the most basic form; Oxford Dictionary. Yes, a dictionary definition could be the most cliché article preface of all time, but there are few things that bring me similar satisfaction (other than peeling off a scab at the perfect stage...but that's gross).

Dating & Mating: Why 'Good Girls' Find Love - and Bad Girls Don't

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. ...

The Circle of Life Continues

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Tammy L. Coia

Moments, those times in our lives when we wish they could go on forever and ever. I just had a day like that. My youngest son got married and I watched as his life begins in a whole new way. That same day I sat with my other son and as we played with his daughter, my first grandbaby during the reception.

The One (Simple) Thing We Can Do to Protect Our Daughters

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Dads, if we want to protect our daughters, it starts with our sons. And teaching them about consent.

Cute Ears: Sara Benincasa's Hilarious Body Image Take Down

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The phrase "it's funny because it's true" floated across my brain, only most women typically don't pay to have others scrutinize their hips, thighs, breasts, or hair--most women get that treatment for free.

New Nancy Drew Mobile App Teaches Skills to Young Girls

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Kyriaki Chonacas

How invigorating to meet a humble brainiac, whose kind, compassionate, a feminist, in 2016 who's has pulled tote for almost two decades! Here's a message from the one and only Penny Milliken, CEO of HeR Interactive.

Disney Princesses May Impact Gender Stereotypes For Girls (But Not Boys), Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents

A new study suggests that Disney Princesses and the messages they promote may influence gender-stereotypical behavior for young girls. Brigham Young ...

Allison Williams Helps Prove HBO Still Stands For 'Home Box Office' With GIRLS Mini-Movie Episode, 'PANIC IN CENTRAL PARK!'

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

HBO television has been known to offer quality programming from its conception, raising the bar of television with cinema-worthy shows such as Oz and ...

Parents 'Gifted' Teen Daughter To Man Found With 12 Girls, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Kurt Heine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime

A Pennsylvania couple told authorities they “gifted” their teenage daughter to a man who helped save them from financial ruin -- and thought the a...

Our Society's Inability To Understand Girls And Women As Mathematical Thinkers

Sara Hottinger | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
Sara Hottinger

I miss mathematics. I miss the satisfaction of working a problem to completion or writing an elegant mathematical proof. While I would not trade my cu...

5 Powerful, Valuable Lessons on How to Raise Remarkable, Empowered, Confident Girls

Maimah Karmo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

Being a parent is the most selfless gift. Your job is to give this person, who is your heart outside yourself, everything, while grooming them to someday leave you and go into the world. With our children, we have a beautiful interchange --each of us being the other's greatest teacher. Here's what being a parent has taught me.

Meeting The Needs In A Bold, Strategic Way

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

Every day, in communities across the U.S., girls encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success. They are confronted with messages th...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

Does Your Daughter Know It's Okay To Be Angry?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

While anger in girls and women is overwhelmingly portrayed as irrational, it is, in fact, completely rational. Girls learn to filter their existences through messages of powerlessness and cultural worthlessness.

The Women Of 'Girls' On Why We Need To Believe Sexual Assault Survivors

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women

The cast of "Girls" is on a mission to fight rape culture and sexual assault. In a video for NowThis News, actresses Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allis...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

6 Ways to Empower Teenage Girls' Sexuality

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Vivienne Mayer

How can we help our daughters set their own sexual agendas and challenge the effects of the new porn-damaged boys and men they meet? As a mother, children's advocate, and lifelong pleasure seeker, here are my top five tips.

Gender Equality in Education: A How-To Guide for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

How can education better support both girls and boys? A new resource offers guidance. When more than 150 world leaders crafted and released the Sust...