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Women-owned nonprofit Untapped Shores provides an opportunity for travelers to make a difference by carrying and delivering a life-saving business-in-a-box to a woman or a family in need.

What’s Behind the Boom in Women Entrepreneurs?

In the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54 percent. There are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the…
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This Hilarious Fake App Exploits the Power of Privilege

The winning entry at this year’s Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, WellDeserved perfectly sums up everything that is wrong with Silicon Valley.…
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Mr. Spock, STEM and the Missing Female Scientists

STEM for girls still seems like a bit of a vague concept in schools -- even the ones that claim to offer the…
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How Can We Get More Women Involved in STEM Fields?

There is an economic recovery happening, though it isn’t happening everywhere. Some localities and some skills are seeing much higher levels of job…
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Women and the Future of Investing

Women are the largest emerging market in the world – twice as big as India and China combined – with over $5 trillion…
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What Does Women’s Leadership Mean in 2015?

Nearly a century after women were granted the right to vote and a half century after the Equal Pay Act, the United States…
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Walmart Showcases Women-Owned Companies

Retail giant Walmart zeros in on highlighting products from women-owned businesses through the use of a newly polished label. The “Women-Owned” initiative will…
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France Considers Law Banning Extremely Skinny Fashion Models

France is considering a law banning extremely skinny fashion models.
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Even Apple Gaming Apps Reveal Tech is Still a Boy’s World

One 12-year-old girl, writing in an op-ed for the Washington Post, shows how bias against women in the tech sector is even showing…
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Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.
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Access to Mobile Phones Opens Opportunities for Women in Burma

In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
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Female Survivors Take Their Goods To The Market

TO THE MARKET is a marketplace offering goods made by survivors of conflict, abuse, and disease. TTM spotlights their stories to show the…
Only 2 cents of every international development dollar is spent on women and girls.

More Than a Trend: Why We Must Focus on Women and Girls

Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree.…
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Women Still Chasing the Elusive American Dream

Women are more socially conscious entrepreneurs and also more often dismissed by venture capitalists. But there is a way around the VC gatekeepers.
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Video: The World’s First Accelerator Dedicated to Lifting Girls Out of Poverty

The Girl Effect Accelerator represents the first program of its kind: an international accelerator dedicated exclusively to scaling up ventures that are positioned…