September 15th, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”

-Dorothy Height

Women Who… MAKE PAGEANT HISTORY 

Sara Iftekhar, a 20-year-old law student, made history by becoming the first woman in a hijab to compete in the Miss England pageant finals. She faced off against 49 other contestants during the final round of the Miss England pageant on Tuesday.

(Muslim Student In Hijab Makes History By Competing In Miss England Finals, Huffington Post)

Women Who…START BUSINESSES

Misconceptions are common, the CEOs say, and include thinking you have to have everything figured out in advance. Women work in the gig economy for several things, but flexibility is the clear favorite.

(Three women who started successful businesses reveal six top mistakes women make, CNBC)

 

Women Who… SURF FOR EQUAL PAY

The World Surf League (WSL), a prominent surf organization that runs competitions around the world, announced Wednesday that it will begin offering equal prize money to both its male and female competitors in 2019.

(World Surf League Offers Equal Prize Money For Female Surfers, Huffington Post) 

Women Who…  FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

More than 18 groups across the US are set to receive grant money from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which has raised nearly $22m to help with legal costs for victims of sexual harassment, abuse and retaliation in the workplace.

(Time’s Up to give $750,000 to aid low-wage workers who suffer from abuse, The Guardian)

Women Who… CHECK REALITY

Geena Davis at the Share Her Journey rally at the Toronto film festival 2018. The Thelma and Louise star was among the actors and directors who shared tactics for overcoming gender inequality. 

(Geena Davis joins women in film to give Toronto a reality check, The Guardian)

 

 

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