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Female Role Models

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

Having It All... For Now

Linda S. Haase | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Linda S. Haase

I cannot describe the unmitigated relief I felt when Jenna was three and scraped her knee at the playground. Both Joel and I were there -- but she sobbed for her Mommy.

The Lessons of Jill Abramson and Barbara Walters

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Adele Scheele

It's still the Old Boys' Club that we women forget to consider when we keep trying to do our best work, ridiculously thinking that if we can only get it right, our bosses, the guys at the top, will recognize us and reward us. But since that hasn't happened, we'd better wise up.

Role Models: The Missing Link for Women

Zenaida Lorenzo | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Zenaida Lorenzo

A role model can have a powerful effect on you. It is a person whom you look up to, who inspires you, someone you admire and want to be like.

'What Is Asian Beauty?'

Sam Dabestani | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Sam Dabestani

Beauty is inner-strength and self-belief, kindness to others, humility, and seeing the depth in other people rather than dismissively judging them by superficial measures. It's knowing all the things you are truly capable of being and achieving in this world and wanting to strive to do it.

Celebrating Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.24.2014 | Women
Marianne Schnall

I was an insecure and confused high school student when I first became aware of Gloria Steinem through the pages of my mother's issues of Ms. Magazine.

The Fissure in Our Princess Freeze-Out

Claire Shipman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Claire Shipman

Our girls have to get messy and learn to relish what they can do, even if -- or especially if -- that power causes trouble.

Where Have All The Good Role Models Gone?

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 04.30.2014 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

Most of the time, the media seems to care just about beauty and fortune. What happened to valuing intelligence?

Why Lena Dunham Is My Role Model

Eden Friedman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Teen
Eden Friedman

These days, it's not really that unique for a woman to be running a television show and acting in it. We've seen it be done many times over the years. But, what makes Lena Dunham stand out so much to me is her authenticity.

Digital Retouching Is Getting Out of Control

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

The young and super talented Hungarian singer, Boggie, does not only reveal her new track but also her secret digital make-up in her latest video. It carries a somewhat deep message about how women are nowadays perceived by the public.

Championing the Mentors and Role Models Who Build Tomorrow's Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.

A 2014 To-Do List for Women Who Would Like to See More Women in Charge

Mary Hughes | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Mary Hughes

American women have been stuck holding 15 to 20% of the top jobs across all sectors for over a decade now: Tired of hearing that statistic? In 2014, do something about it.

Mindy Kaling Is A Champion Of Body-Acceptance

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 12.04.2013 | Celebrity

Mindy Kaling is the body image role model that Hollywood has been waiting for. She’s not afraid to love what she’s got and show off what makes her...

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

Women Take the Lead on the World's Biggest Stage

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

The fact that women were instrumental in shaping the agreement that broke through the gridlock demonstrates beautifully why we need more women in positions of leadership in Washington and around the world in order to bring insight and balance to our greatest challenges.

Supermodel Camila Alves-McConaughey Talks Fall Fashion Trends and Fun Halloween Costumes

Catherine Garvin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Catherine Garvin

Supermodel, designer and celebrity wife Camila Alves-McConaughey recently hosted in the Pacific Northwest a trendy fashion event as Macy's I.N.C. Brand Ambassador.

Hope Perlman: Sustainable Success Lessons From Billy Jean King

Hope Perlman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hope Perlman

Billy Jean King is a great role model for a sustainable, holistic definition of success that includes more than money and power. She pursued greatness on the court in service of her ideals, not just to win

A Little Bit of Diana Nyad in All of Us

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I can't imagine my life without being an athlete, it's always felt like an inherent part of me. Young women my age have people like our mothers and like Diana Nyad to thank for that.

Why Miley Cyrus Matters

Rachel Campos-Duffy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Rachel Campos-Duffy

This week, Miley moved the ball deeper down the cultural cesspool. In that dreadful performance we witnessed the cannibalization of what is most beautiful about our gender.

Why Are LinkedIn's 'Influencers' Mostly Men?

Daniel Vahab | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Daniel Vahab

Amanda is a professional women who owns her own digital marketing company, ABM, so you would think Linkedin would have at least a few female role models in her industry worth recommending. Could it be that LinkedIn's algorithm is off?

Vicki Donlan: America Needs Women to Lead

Vicki Donlan | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The fact is money is not the answer. Women in business, working women, intuitively know this. The real answer is there needs to be more attention paid to the next generation.

Don't Judge a CEO -- or Magazine -- by Its Cover

Gail Becker | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

Both founders of Google did it, as well as Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Richard Branson even did it on the cover. Yes, each of these attractive, successful and stunningly smart men graced the pages of GQ magazine. So why shouldn't Marissa Mayer do the same in Vogue?

Smart Women Want to Be Told They're Pretty Too!

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

By allowing Vogue to play up her assets in such an undeniably -- and distractingly -- physical way, Marissa Mayer lost the opportunity to make the case for herself, and for other women, that she is far more than a pretty woman in a blue dress.