October 1st, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“I know firsthand the feeling of being marginalized, left-out, thrown under the bus. Those days are over. We don’t just want a seat at the table—we want to set the table.”

-Andrea Jenkins

Women Who… CREATE FOREIGN POLICY 

Female foreign ministers meeting in Canada for the first summit of its kind vowed on Saturday to bring a “women’s perspective” to foreign policy. “This is not about creating a pink ghetto. This is quite to the contrary. This is about highlighting the importance and the role and the rights of women and girls in the world,” one minister said.

(Foreign ministers vow to champion women’s rights at first all-female summit, France 24.com)

Women Who…WORK IN STEM

Latinas in academia, the workforce, and beyond are working to change the depressing data. Below are just a few of the women leading by example in their respective fields and sharing their stories in order to encourage the next generation of Latinas in STEM.

(Latinas hold only 2% of STEM jobs. These 5 women are working to fix that, Mashable)

 

Women Who… HAVE THE POWER

This is the 21st year of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list—and there is a new No. 1 for the first time since 2015. The 2018 ranking is comprised of seven newcomers, two returnees, and CEOs controlling just under $1 trillion in market cap. Here are the names behind the numbers.

(Most Powerful Women 2018, Fortune) 

Women Who…  SAVE THE WORLD

“Female superheroes should be a consistent presence going forward. As the stunning success of ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has taught us, representation matters,” Bible said. “Women want to see themselves reflected on screen and empowered. Why should the men get to have all the fun?”

(Marvel’s most powerful character ever is a woman, and about to become Hollywood’s next billion-dollar star, CNBC)

Women Who… PRESENT THE NEWS

Marking another milestone for women in Saudi Arabia this year, journalist Weam Al Dakheel set a historic precedent by becoming the first woman to deliver an evening newscast on state-owned television. Dakheel went live Thursday night and presented the news alongside her co-anchor, Omar Al Nashwan, on Saudi TV Channel 1.

(Saudi woman makes history as country’s first female evening news anchor, Fox News)

 

 

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