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5 Things to Thank Mom For on Mother's Day

Jess Kapp | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Jess Kapp

I hope that someday, my sons will have a deeper understanding of who I am as a woman, and recognize the things I did that modeled independence, individuality and strength. I

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.

It's Time to Redefine Strength

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

The truth is we are humans programmed for emotional connection. We are meant to feel, cry and share with those closest to us and yet our definition of strength keeps us walled off from the connection we need for survival. To live any kind of authentic, happy, solid life we must redefine strength.

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

9 Confessions Of A Tomboy

Randi Evans | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Randi Evans

I never wanted to be Barbie. I chose Ken every time. Same goes for playing house; I was never the mother or the daughter; I was always the dad or the son.

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

What I Learned From Creating Cate Harlow

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

The more I wrote about Cate Harlow, the more I wanted to be like her. Maybe I was writing the "me I was meant to be." Whatever it was, I began learning some good life lessons from my fictional character, Cate Harlow, Private Investigator.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

5 Signs You're Stepping into Your Feminine Power

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

In my women's circles, time and time again, I'm surrounded by women who are taking courageous steps, saying, "You know what? I've been compromising myself my whole life, and I'm over it! Now's my time."

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil
Robin McGraw

It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

Why 'Badass British Lady Detectives' Should Be Your Favorite Netflix Category

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.02.2014 | TV
Erin Ruberry

There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place. These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Not Bad For a Girl: Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

The next time you find the words "for a girl" going through your head when you're assessing a woman entrepreneur or businesswoman, you might want to ask yourself if your own sexism might cause you to greatly underestimate a woman's talents and strength.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Affirmations for the Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

When it comes to relationships, many strong, self-confident women fear that they will fail, either at finding a partnership or at making one work.

Don't Ban Bossy -- Be Bossy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.

Unapologetically Alpha

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Women have been apologizing too hard, and too long. Am I too strong? (I'm sorry!) Too pretty? (I'm so sorry!) Not pretty enough? (Ditto!) Too threatening? (Oh, dear!) Too smart? (Gasp!) Too loud? (Oops!) Enough! Let's stop apologizing.

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Being 'Too Strong'

Jill Knapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jill Knapp

I was constantly validated for being reserved. But there's a thin line between being reserved and being repressed. Anytime a small wave of emotion would hit me, my first instinct would immediately be to hide it. To laugh it off or have a drink.

WATCH: Why Latina Daughters Need Powerful Role Models

Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

As the saying goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some argue that focusing on "everything nice" makes it harder for gi...

The 5 Women to Watch at the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games

Collette Stohler | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Collette Stohler

The Games athletes have devoted hundreds of hours to training in the gym, and dedicated their sweat, blood, and tears to this endeavor. These ladies are the ultimate exhibit that strong really is the new skinny.

Going for the Brass Ring

Honey Seltzer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Honey Seltzer

He looked at me and said I should be producing films he said, not working as someone's assistant. I was shocked. It had never crossed my mind that I was good enough to take the helm of something. I had been programmed from childhood to take a back seat to all men.

Nominate 40-something Women: Mothers, Teachers, and Mentors

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Marquis Cabrera

Many ordinary 40-something women are making a big difference in today's world, in their own ways. For example, NBA All-Star Kevin Durant's grandmothe...