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Women in Business Q&A: Umaimah Mendhro, Founder & CEO, VIDA

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Umaimah Mendhro is the Founder & CEO of VIDA, an e-commerce company that brings mindful global citizenship and an impeccable sense of taste to style-seekers around the world through carefully selected artistic partnerships and responsibly sourced, beautiful products that connect designers, producers, and consumers.

A Healthcare Guardian Angel

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.10.2015 | Technology
Peter A. Georgescu

Vida puts the cellphone and non-physican providers at the center of an individual's healthcare. Last month the company announced it has raised $5 million in Series A venture capital.

Deconstructing the Poetry Goddess

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home
Jill Di Donato

Who or what is the poetry goddess and what place, if any, does she have in the world of contemporary American poetry? I spoke with some of today's fiercest women poets to try and figure this out.

Male Voices Again Dominate Books Media

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

The 2012 VIDA count of book reviews and reviewers, marking the male-female split in mainstream literary coverage over the past year, has been released...

Sexism vs. The Costa Prize

Foz Meadows | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home
Foz Meadows

If a female writer makes the claim that the literary establishment is predominantly male-centric on account of sexism, and your response is to claim that women are both inherently less interesting and worse writers than men, then congratulations! You are being sexist.

Let My Daughter Roughhouse

Lyz Lenz | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I can't stop people from telling their children that girls don't run, yell, punch or get rowdy. But I wish I could.

"Men's Fiction" vs. "Mommy Porn"

Ester Bloom | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Ester Bloom

Gender distinctions in literature are arbitrary and often ass-backwards. Can women, for example, write "men's fiction"? Why not?

Are Boy Bylines Better Than Girl Bylines?

Michele Weldon | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Do we have to resort to using initials in our bylines so our gender is hidden in order to get published, lauded, hired or promoted?

Are Book Publishers To Blame For Gender Discrimination?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

Last week, Vida, an organization that "seeks to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women," released their annual pie charts that ...

Losing the Count: Gender Disparity in the Mainstream Media

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In 2011, the number of articles published by women in top thought-leader magazines was significantly less than the number of articles published by men.

Why the VIDA Count and Contraception Gave Me Nightmares

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

"Don't more men than women submit? This is what I hear from editors." I've read this opinion-written-as-fact too often, usually presented with a figurative airy wave.

The Drastic Numbers: Male Vs. Female Writers

Posted 04.30.2012 | Media

The publication rates for men versus women in some of the world's most prestigious literary outlets are in, and the disparity is drastic. VIDA, an...

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

'Numbers Don't Lie': There's A Gender Gap In Literary Publishing

PBS | Jessa Crispin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Vida -- an organization promoting women in the arts -- released its statistics about how many women versus men are published in a variety of maga...