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Role Models

Why Are We So Ashamed of Our Women Heroes?

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Charles Clymer

Society tells us young men can't think of women as role models, unless they're a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.

A Love Letter to Shelly Lazarus

Liz Olson | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Liz Olson

Today, seven industry stand-outs will be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Of those seven, six are men. Only one is a woman: Shelly Lazarus.

Finding Your Passion in 5 Easy Steps

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

If you really want to figure out what it is you were born to do or be, don't go about it alone. I tell you this because this is/was key, key, key in my life experience.

What Makes A Good Mentor?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

No Shame in This Woman's Game

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

My grandmother challenged me to be someone great and to serve others. We must fight to have the life we want, just like the women who came before us had to fight. Here are my strategies for success.

The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have

Techbridge Girls | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Techbridge Girls

If you are like most of us, you didn't get training in college or on the job on how to effectively present to youth. So, I'd like to share our lessons learned, which are the "secret sauce" of Techbridge, and so important for successful experiences for youth and role models.

Finding a Role Model: It's Never Too Late

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

We usually think of role models as those we admire and wish to emulate in our youth. I found mine as I approached 70 years of age. Marty taught we how best to live the rest of my life.

Separate the Real Role Models From the Fake

Charles Garcia | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Finding a good mentor is a smart way to stay on track as your pursue your goals in life. The best role models aren't usually athletes, TV icons, rock stars or supermodels. The best role models are around us and in front of us every day. They are parents and teachers.

Redefining the Female Role Model

Ming Holden | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Ming Holden

The war tore their hearts open, their bodies open, their families open. But they learned to create a wheel with their human presence for each other: what they lose through those gaps, they transform into performance, and enacting it with one another gives nourishment back.

Could My Daughter Be the Next Tina Fey?

Liz Kozak | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Last night, millions of viewers bid farewell to one of television's most beloved characters of all time: Liz Lemon. For so many of us awkward, nerdy, trying-to-make-it-in-this-crazy-world gals, she was an icon. For me, specifically, the Other Liz was a hero.

Re-election & Resilience: Why President Barack Obama's 2nd Inauguration Was the Most Inspiring Black Experience in Decades

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.

New Role Models for Our Time

Mitchell Posner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy
Mitchell Posner

Today, Elvis would be on Celebrity Rehab, Marilyn Monroe would be in yoga class and Dirty Harry would bring along a SWAT team. We need new icons to emulate as the twenty-teens roll on.

Why Do We Make Athletes Role Models?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

This country needs role models and athletes have both an incredible opportunity and responsibility to use their power for good.

How 'Girls' Is a Balm for the Midlife Crisis

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

The show may revolve around 20-somethings, but that doesn't mean a more mature audience can't appreciate it.

Modern Heroes for Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Boys in particular often look to sports heroes as role models, and it can be easy to see why: they excel in a way that most boys are familiar with and can understand. But it's key to encourage boys to look to other, perhaps less conventional role models for examples of how they might want to live and grow.

Where Are the Women Speakers on Expert Panels, and Does It Matter?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

I have been the only women on several panels; perhaps even felt like the token one. I don't know whether a pledge/boycott approach to drive more women onto panels is the right thing to do, but it does draw attention to a glass ceiling issue that needs to be addressed.

When Role Models Fall: Talking to Boys About Heroes Gone Bad

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While it's easy for parents to get angry at men like Lance Armstrong for letting kids down, situations like his present a great opportunity to talk to kids about dealing with disappointment. And about what it means to admire someone for a particular talent or skill versus what it means to consider a person a role model.

Imagine That

Charyn Harris | Posted 03.11.2013 | Women
Charyn Harris

I am always thinking about the messaging that we are sending our young girls. As an educator and a parent, I have a huge amount of concern about the images that our girls are being exposed to.

Using Trauma to Spark Change in the New Year

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As we enter 2013, the acute pain of the Sandy Hook massacre is beginning to recede. While some people yearn to move on, others vow never to forget. As part of the healing process, I suggest we do both. Action aimed at creating something meaningful can go a long way toward recovery.

A Role Model Athlete for Our Children

John McCormick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

When it comes to the question of whether athletes are appropriate role models for teens, Robert Griffin III could be a game changer

Why I've Started Telling My Daughters I'm Beautiful

Amanda King | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

I want them to become women who remember me modeling impossible beauty. Modeling beauty in the face of a mean world, a scary world, a world where we don't know what to make of ourselves.

Keeping Up With David Petraeus: In the Game of Success, Is Scandal Par for the Course?

Emily Orrson | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Emily Orrson

I'll happily keep up with Petraeus in the Kardashian sense. But in today's world, is the pressure to "keep up" pressure to compromise ethics?

Why Female Scientists Are a Rarity

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

Growing up, we loved science class. We brewed steaming potions by mixing chemicals; created ice cream by shaking salt, ice and sugar; and crafted volcanoes made out of clay. Somewhere along the line, however, our interest in pursuing the sciences disappeared.

How to Get Back On the Horse: 3 Tips for Resilience

Blake Landau | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Blake Landau

We watch females on sitcoms, romantic comedies, news programming and movies for cues on how to be a woman. But we don't get a lot of information around how to be a strong, resilient woman in the media or anywhere else -- unless we know to look for it.

LIESTRONG

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 12.23.2012 | Celebrity
Jamie Lee Curtis

Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.