I love that LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.
Soliel Moon Frye may be remembered by millions for her role as TV's iconic Punky Brewster, in the 80s, but since then, she's reinvented herself. She's has added host of OWN, author, web entrepreneur and designer to her ever-growing resume. But her most important role is as a wife and mother of three.
"Our society is a very traditional one, where not only men are against women, but women are even against themselves. Illiteracy is an extremely important factor, as is the lack of a legal system that can adequately deal with discrimination and exclusion."
If I had to describe The Moon Sisters in one word, it would be "beautiful." A heart-warming story about life, love, loss and family.
There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there's another change -- almost a revolution -- quietly taking place right under our noses.
Maybe the reason sexual objectification still occurs today is because we're not thinking of the cost we'll have to pay for it tomorrow.
The old paradigm of "there's only room for one" continues to be broken down. We still have a way to go, but it is up to us to create room for the next woman -- not elbow her out of the way.
When I was in high school, my dear friend Emily would address me by saying, "Hey, beautiful!" It always unnerved me back then, though I would never have been able to articulate why.
When someone takes my photo and I ask them to contort in all sorts of uncomfortable positions to get the right shot, or when I'm raising my arm several feet above my head to get a selfie that makes me look thinner, what am I telling myself? What am I telling my daughters?
I know there are countless women out there who have gone through postpartum depression or who will go through it. I hope they speak up about how important mental health coverage is.
When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.
As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.
Imprinted within our psyches is the notion that success is something that should be visible. Until recently, it has had a rather distinct look to it.
Just as women had to raise their voices to get the right to vote; the right to participate in sports and the right to hold elected office, bringing about gender equality in the workplace requires women -- and men -- raising their voices too.
Many of these women have to cook indoors, in unventilated spaces with fuels like coal, wood or dung, exposing them to black carbon, which leads to 1.5 million deaths per year.
At just 32 years of age, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a Member of the Afghan Parliament, elected to represent Kabul. After starting her education in Kabu...