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Lisa Cox

A Good News Story About 'Imperfect' Pregnancy

Lisa Cox | September 24, 2016 | Women
Those little flutters in a pregnant woman's stomach aren't always just the baby kicking. They're also a mocktail of excitement, joy and plenty of nervous energy. Have you felt them before?
Melonie DeRose

Why I Shed Tears At Adele's Concert And Felt More Empowered Than Ever

Melonie DeRose | September 24, 2016 | Women
Thank you, Adele for being honest and for showing women it's perfectly fine to just be yourself. Thank you for being a role model who gives us the permission and confidence that goes along with it.
Marianna Glynska

Career Versus Motherhood: Should Women Choose Between The Two?

Marianna Glynska | September 24, 2016 | Women
Being a woman, I feel lucky to be living in the twenty-first century, the time that gives much more opportunities for women. It's hard to imagine nowadays that it wasn't always like that, and there were times when women were not allowed to go to the university and their main task was to stay at home, cook and look after the children.
Sonya Matejko

What Having A Bad Day In New York City Is Like

Sonya Matejko | September 24, 2016 | Women
With the skyline in front of me, I remembered: I live here. And I can't just exist here. I need to thrive here. So I'm going to keep messing up until I find the right solution and I'm going to keep creating disasters until someone calls it talent.
Lisa Katz

Why Do We Spend So Much on Clothing When We Really Prefer To Be In Yoga Pants?

Lisa Katz | September 24, 2016 | Women
I suppose the truth lies in the stretch that those yoga pants offer. It's not just yoga pants though. I would be just as content in sweatpants or really anything with elastic that can be shimmied up instead of zipped up.
Rick Goings

Unlocking Women's Economic Opportunity

Rick Goings | September 24, 2016 | Women
It's been one year since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a critical set of commitments by global leaders to end poverty, safeguard our environment and achieve gender parity within the next 15 years.
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

Three Ways To Build Visibility When You Don't Know Where To Start

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | September 24, 2016 | Women
I'll bet you are passionate about your business. But one of the hard truths about starting a business is that other people aren't always as passionate as you are. It can be really hard to stand out and create visibility.
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

Working Into Your Niche

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC | September 24, 2016 | Women
If your answer is "everybody," be sure to question yourself about that. Maybe it's true, but in most cases narrowing in on a target market can offer significant benefits such as the ability to refine marketing material and techniques.
Melanne Verveer

How to Achieve the UN Development Agenda: Focus on Women & Girls

Melanne Verveer | September 23, 2016 | Women
As the United Nations General Assembly begins a new session, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is high on their agenda. The SDGs, which took effect earlier this year, have been described as "a universal push to transform the world." They...
Brittany Mancuso

My Stepmom Died And That's Not Okay

Brittany Mancuso | September 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
I've been having some health problems. In order to resolve them, I did what any good adult would do: I went to the doctor. It turns out, I'm stressed. I'm stressed in the kind of way that makes your eye twitch for no apparent reason and makes you cry when...
The Cut

25 Famous Women On Being Alone

The Cut | September 23, 2016 | Women
the social stigma surrounding ladies who are uncoupled by choice or by chance still runs deep. Below, 25 accomplished women -- including Shonda Rhimes and Diane Keaton -- discuss what being alone and living as single, independent women means to them.
UN Women

Photo essay: In the Philippines, women migrant workers rebuild lives, advocate for each other

UN Women | September 23, 2016 | Women
Crossposted from UN Women. In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women [1] have left the country as migrant workers, in the quest for decent work and adequate income. While majority of male Filipino migrants are production workers, women migrate predominantly as...
The Establishment

As A Fat Black Woman, Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me Invisible

The Establishment | September 23, 2016 | Black Voices
I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby: costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically. Someone took me to a geek convention, I saw people in costume, and not once did it occur to me not to dress...
UN Women

Creating economic opportunities and a future for refugee and rural women in Lebanon

UN Women | September 23, 2016 | Women
Crossposted from UN Women. Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are using their unique skills and creativity to build their own model of social stability in Lebanon while launching economically viable businesses.
Elisabeth Dale

How To Wear Lingerie In Your 50s, 60s And Beyond

Elisabeth Dale | September 23, 2016 | Fifty
What I find sexy in my 60s is not the same as in my 20s, either. First, I'm not dressing (or undressing) for anyone but myself. Second, I prefer more, not less, coverage. Third, I can now afford to pay for quality design, construction, and materials. Finally, I don't need guidance on fit. I know what I like.
Sarah Deane

How to Close the Confidence Gap for Women in the Workplace

Sarah Deane | September 22, 2016 | Women
The Confidence Gap is being highlighted more and more as a reason as to why women may not be achieving all that they can in the workplace. Multiple studies have indicated that many women want leadership roles, but something is holding them back. That something has...
Evelyn Fiske

I Got it From My Mama

Evelyn Fiske | September 22, 2016 | Women
You always hear the saying that Moms are "superheroes" and can take on any job given to them and handle it like a boss, but when you're a little kid you don't always get exactly what that means.
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole


Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | September 22, 2016 | Women
Connections of all kinds are made at each and every 70Candles! Gathering; some are completely unexpected. Women arrive at these groups, curious about what might lie ahead and eager to share their thoughts. They leave animated, inspired, thoughtful, and often, hopeful.
Carol Morgan

Why it's Important to Be Your Own Health Advocate

Carol Morgan | September 22, 2016 | Women
When my oldest son was a baby, I nursed him for the first five weeks of his life. I planned to do it longer, but the excruciating pain it was causing me every time he ate made me cut it short. Everyone kept telling me it wasn't normal to have pain, but being a first time mom, I didn't know the difference. I have sensitive skin and eczema, so in the beginning, I just chalked it up to that.
Devishobha Ramanan

5 Things Women Need To Know For Stress-Free Pregnancies

Devishobha Ramanan | September 22, 2016 | Women
It's crucial that the mother deliberates on her own well-being, feelings and experiences during this period.
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