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Young Women Are Powerful - Here's Why {Photos}

Michelle Noehren | Posted 12.12.2016 | Women
Michelle Noehren

I am so tired of hearing some older women devalue young women by regurgitating a narrative that suggests we do not care about political issues, we tak...

Millennial Women Will Be The Difference In This Election

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Your vote not only decides who's sitting in the Oval, gubernatorial, or city council member office. It will impact the trajectory of our country and how it influences your daily life.

Twenty Years and Thousands of Lives

Ann Tisch | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Ann Tisch

This week as school starts around the country, I'm reminded that twenty years ago, 56 seventh-grade girls from East Harlem unknowingly touched off an ...

Encouraging Entrepreneurship Among Young Women In Tanzania

UN Women | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Young women entrepreneurs in Tanzania gain skills in entrepreneurship, marketing accounting and cross-border trade through...

Unlocking Extraordinary Purpose In Everyday Items

Kathleen Dunlop | Posted 08.09.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Dunlop

Last year, I traveled to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a temporary home for 80,000 Syrian refugees who fled their country's civil war. My trip w...

Cap Off Your 21st With A Little Pap!

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Many women have a Judy Bloom-esque "first period" story, but has anyone ever told you their "first pa...

Trust Women

Laura Jensen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Laura Jensen

Time and time again, women are told, like children, to sit down, sit still, sit quiet. And since I'm barely an adult to begin with, who is going to believe me?

What Is Women's Empowerment?

Jin In | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Jin In

Empowering girls and women is powerful. Today, we know it is the key to economic growth, political stability, and social transformation. World leaders, experts and scholars alike are giving their voice to this critical endeavor.

9 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Faye Nagy | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Faye Nagy

Do what you say you're going to do. Tell the truth.

Why My Advice To Younger Women Is This: 'RUN!'

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

A young reporter requested an interview about what advice I would give to younger women. I assumed my wisdom was needed because I'm older and still dress myself and use the toilet unassisted.

3 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

Sarah Hillware | Posted 01.29.2017 | Business
Sarah Hillware

As someone who makes new connections for a living, I know it can sometimes be daunting and draining. If you are an introvert, you may find it exhausting to attend a large conference.

DNC Chair Should Not Criticize Young Feminists

Michelle Noehren | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Michelle Noehren

As a 34-year-old feminist working for women's rights and social justice since being a teenager, I've encountered my fair share of older feminists that regurgitate this narrative over and over.

Record Share Of Young Women Now Living With Relatives

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

A record portion of young U.S. women are living with parents or other relatives, largely because of higher college attendance and delayed marriage, a ...

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Young Women, The Makers Of Change By 2030

Julia Wiklander | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Julia Wiklander

This year my daughter will celebrate her first birthday. I became a mother last year for the first time, and it is the most beautiful gift and the most amazing adventure! Yet, having a daughter does make me a bit concerned; the world has not come as far as I would have liked.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

My Best Friend, Anxiety

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Penny Phillips

When I was 7 years old, I had a panic attack at a restaurant while on vacation with my family in Greece. We were in the middle of dinner when suddenly inexplicable feelings of dread and fear began to consume me.

What Keeps Us Going When Things Get Tough?

Christy Macy | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Christy Macy

As South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains it: "You can't be human all by yourself." According to Ubuntu, our humanity -- our ability to make a difference -- is realized through our generosity toward others.

Locking Up Traumatized Girls Is No Way to Help Them

Francine Sherman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Francine Sherman

Every day our juvenile justice system locks up girls who are victims of sexual violence, and physical and emotional abuse. In fact, we often incarcerate victimized girls in a misguided effort to provide them with services and to "protect" them.

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

How The #SoSheDid Campaign Is Empowering Young Women (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women

It's not easy to be a teenage girl. Facing pressure from family, friends and the media to look and act a certain way, it can be difficult for a young ...

#AOLBUILD Presents #BuiltByGirls

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents 5 girls who code who have been making waves at the Cambio offices. Graduates of Reshma Saujani's GWC pr...

What If We Put a Full Stop to Period Punishments?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, together, we can see to it puberty is a wonderful passage into all of the possibilities of adulthood, instead of a life sentence into insecurity, shame and isolation for young women?