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#AOLBUILD Presents #BuiltByGirls

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

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 p...

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?

7 Tips for Young Women From a Flight Attendant

Sara Keagle | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Sara Keagle

Being adventurous and being stupid is not the same thing. Have fun, travel and get lost in the world, but do it in a safe way. If possible have a travel companion. Make sure people know where you are, always carry a cell phone with you and read up on places before you go.

Why Susan Patton's Advice to Get a "MRS Degree" Is As Wrong As Her Math

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Telling young women that they should choose a husband while in college because you can't swing a backpack there without hitting a guy is like wanting babies to pick a car when they're infants simply because at no other time in their lives will so many people hand them car keys to play with.

Studies Find Religion Promotes Healthy Body Image for Young Women

David Briggs | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Being part of a community that lifts up the message "God made me, and he doesn't make anything bad" appears to help moderate the impact of the "body loathing" promoted by popular culture, said sociologist Andrea Henderson of the University of South Carolina, lead researcher in the study.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For so many women affected by breast cancer, like Angelique, it all comes back to daughters. The next generation. The group of young women, like myself, who have a whole other world of resources and therefore hopefully a whole other world of hope to live cancer free.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

Taking a Selfie Has More to Do With Self Worth Than You Realize

Molly Fosco | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Molly Fosco

It's no secret that the Internet has fed the flame of self-indulgence and for some, humility has completely gone out the window. But what exactly is the motivation behind all this self obsession?

Organic Networking: Carrie Rich Explains the Power You Can Access Anywhere, Anytime

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Even as a young woman counting several early successes, Carrie's youth has brought her equal challenges in a world dominated by those her senior.

Shelley Gazes: Simply Put: How Releasing Perfection Brought Me Closer to Success

Shelley Gazes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Shelley Gazes

When I was younger, I assumed being tough on myself was the only way to remain on a steady path to "success." But I hadn't paused to define what success really meant to me.

Limit More: Young Women Are Hearing They Can't Do It All

Jodi Detjen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Jodi Detjen

We need to challenge the assumption that women are the main caretakers of families and proprietors of the home. We can replace this flawed assumption with a new one; one that assigns responsibility to both parents for parenting and for earning a living.

Team Shan: Reaching One Young Woman at a Time

Emily Drake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

While awareness campaigns have highlighted the prevalence of breast cancer, the fact that breast cancer affects young women is often not as widely discussed, perpetuating the need to educate young women about their risk of breast cancer. Team Shan is an organization that is doing just that.

The A-Zs of New York Fashion Week

Serena Guen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Style
Serena Guen

I've never heard so much negativity around New York Fashion Week before. But you know what, I love it and here are the A-Zs of my #NYFW...

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Almasy

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

Preparing for College: 5 Things Your Mother Never Told You About Your Vagina

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

College comes with big life changes that you need to be prepared for, but it's important to pay respect to your vagina as well.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

Changing the Picture of Public Leadership

Debbie Walsh | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Debbie Walsh

Which prime movers are featured in our history and government textbooks? Whose stone faces look out from Mount Rushmore? Whom do we honor with national holidays? Who are the central characters in our movies, TV shows, and books?

7 Critical 'Lean In' Lessons for Young Women

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 06.01.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

An unexpected and illuminating email exchange with a long-time friend and mentor this past weekend sparked my purchase of Lean In and catalyzed me to share critical leadership lessons that have transformed my own life.

How 'Girls' Is a Balm for the Midlife Crisis

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

The show may revolve around 20-somethings, but that doesn't mean a more mature audience can't appreciate it.

A Promise to Girls

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl. This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide.

Sex Nation, All Aboard

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 11.13.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Sex crimes are on the rise. Day after day girls are sneaking out of the house to meet men that have chatted up on the Internet. I am surrounded by it every single day in my job.

Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

When you think back to your younger self and where you've come since then, are you satisfied?

Pregnancy Rate Drops For Women In This Age Group

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women

By Alex Dobuzinskis June 20 (Reuters) - Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and...

Empowering The Next Generation Of Girls, From Kelly Cutrone (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Cutrone discusses what she does to make sure her daughter and other girls grow up feeling empowered and strong. Click here to purchase Kelly's ...

Girls Gone Wild! Nazif Topcuoglo's Photos of Women On The Verge

Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts

Turkish photographer Nazif Topcuoglu is known for his highly stylized shots of young women. Some of his photos are macabre, some are nostalgic, but al...