October 15th, 2018

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand

Women Who… RULE ECONOMICS 

In international organizations and in the public sector women are increasingly being appointed to high profile positions. Once, before she became chair, Janet Yellen was the only woman to hold a top job at the US Federal Reserve. Now there are many more. 

(Women follow IMF’s Christine Lagarde into top economics jobsFinancial Times)

Women Who…HONOR OTHERS

“It was a great honour to be asked by @PORTERmagazine to pay the deepest respect to the legacy of Dr Savita Halappanavar, whose death powered the determination of activists to change Irish abortion laws & fight for reproductive justice all over the world,” Watson tweeted.

(Emma Watson honors woman whose death changed Ireland’s abortion laws, CNN)

Women Who… SEEK JUSTICE FOR PAY EQUITY

Because thousands of low-level managers were making the pay and promotion decisions, there wasn’t enough “commonality” among the plaintiffs to justify a class. The Microsoft plaintiffs believe that corporate policies make it an issue of corporate culture, not individual decisions.

(A Group of Women Suing Microsoft Have to Beat Supreme Court Precedent, Yahoo Finance) 

Women Who…PROTECT THEMSELVES

″If this many of us are signaling that we feel this unsafe every single day, we have a problem with the way America has institutionally signaled to women that we do not matter as much as men matter, and that men hold the power,” said the author of the viral tweet. 

(Viral Tweet Highlights What Women Do To Feel Safe Walking Alone At Night, Huffpost)

Women Who… STAND UP FOR SCIENCE

The female winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics has criticised a senior scientist’s comments that physics was “invented and built by men” as “silly”.  “If you took them at face value, they could be quite demoralising – he is a big-shot professional,” said Jennifer Rohn, 50, a British-American cell biologist at University College London (UCL).

(The women standing up for science, BBC News)

 

 

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