January 28th, 2019

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “For me, the only advice I ever give women is we want to support each other without distracting each other. Heads down, work really hard, pretend your locked you in your room or whatever, and just do your work.”

– Mindy Kaling

Women Who… STRIKE

“Over 30,000 teachers went on strike in Los Angeles County today. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves 640,000 students and is the second biggest school district in the country. The last time Los Angeles teachers went on strike was 1989.”

(Teachers in Los Angeles want more than a raise—here’s why over 30,000 just went on strike, CNBC make it)

Women Who… MAKE HISTORY

“Boasting 15 Grammy Awards of her own, Alicia Keys is set to make history as the first woman in 14-years to host the 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Queen Latifah served as the show’s last female host in 2005.”

(Alicia Keys Makes Black Girl Magic As The First Woman To Host The Grammy’s In 14 Years, BET)

Women Who… REDEFINE CONGRESS

“Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to federal office. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131 — the number of women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress as of this month.”

(Redefining Representation: The Women of
the 116th Congress,
 New York Times) 

Women Who… TAKE CONTROL

“There has always been a dearth of women in the field of science despite their phenomenal talent. Vinita Marwaha Madill, an advocate for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), aims to not only work towards broadening this “acceptance”, but also to encourage young girls to realise their true passion and build on it.”

(Rocket Women Aims To Inspire Girls To Consider STEM: Vinita Madill, She The People.TV)

Women Who… SUPPORT WOMEN IN STEM

“A new award will help an organization dedicated to training females in technical fields reach a greater audience. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students.”

(New Programs Aim to Help Girls,
Women Pursue Careers in Tech, Campus Technology)

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