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Women & Compliments

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By Amanda Lepof   “I love your haircut.” “Doesn’t she have a nice smile?” “She’s wearing a pretty color, while the rest of us women are dressed in black.” These are perfectly nice things to hear, but depending on when they’re said at work, can compliments be a subtle form of gender discrimination? I’ve actually heard each of these. Here’s…

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Women & Natural Hair

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By Sacred B. Huff  During my first year of law school, I wore weave the entire year. Not once did I ever wear my natural hair. The reason why was simple: I had grown to believe that, as a black woman, my natural kinky hair was “unkempt” and “unprofessional.” I even felt less beautiful whenever I didn’t wear weave. Fast…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Shivangi Bhatia

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Shivangi Bhatia was an Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2016, when was a Research intern for EMILY’s List, a political action committee that raises money for Democratic, Pro-Choice female candidates. Where are you from? Cleveland, Ohio.  Where did you go to school? What did you study? I graduated in December 2017 from Washington University in St. Louis where I majored in Political Science…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Lizzy Wicks

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Lizzy Wicks was a STEM Scholar in 2016 when she interned at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.   Where are you from? Ocean Springs, MS Where did you go to school? What did you study? I attended The University of Mississippi and studied International Studies and French, with a minor in Chemistry and an emphasis in pre-medicine. What was the…

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Women & Intern Advice

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  By Anna Foster If one place was awarded the title of the City of Interns, I’m positive it would be Washington, DC. Since moving here, I myself have had four internships! Every year thousands of young people flock to DC hoping to explore their interests, gain experience, and expand their network of professional connections, for which there is hardly…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Mannal Haddad

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Mannal Haddad was an Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2017 when she interned for the Office of Representative Salud Carbajal at the U.S. House of Representatives.  Where are you from? Redondo Beach, CA Where did you go to school? What did you study? I earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication at the University of California Santa Barbara. I…

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