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Now There’s a Women-Only Crowdfunding Platform

Now There’s a Women-Only Crowdfunding Platform | Women's equality | Scoop.it
In the wake of Kickstarter’s success, iFundWomen is setting out on its own.

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Hedge Fund Targets Companies’ Weakness: The Gender Gap

Hedge Fund Targets Companies’ Weakness: The Gender Gap | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Ides Capital, led by Dianne McKeever, aims to shake up boards at floundering firms, but it’s also tackling the “boys’ club” mentality it says holds companies back.

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Womenabler's curator insight, October 5, 5:11 PM

Good on her!

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Why Women Talk Less Than Men at Work

Why Women Talk Less Than Men at Work | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Men really do talk and interrupt people more in the workplace.

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Womenabler's curator insight, August 15, 4:32 PM

Not a new finding, but a new term: "manterruption."

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SKYLON Spaceplane inches closer to orbit thanks to 3D printed injector

SKYLON Spaceplane inches closer to orbit thanks to 3D printed injector | Women's equality | Scoop.it

As previously reported on 3D Printing Industry, the Reaction Engines Ltd. SKYLON Spaceplane is an innovative new aircraft designed in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). 


The SKYLON houses one exciting feature on its aircraft: a SABRE rocket engine with a 3D printed injector. After multiple tests and long duration burns, the exciting engines have proven capability of smoothly transitioning from air-breathing mode (in which the engine acts as a typical jet engine, taking in atmospheric air as a source of oxygen to burn with fuel in the rocket combustion chamber) to rocket mode (in which the engine is above the atmosphere and transitions to using stored liquid oxygen) while in flight...


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Fiat Argentina withdraws 'misogynistic' car manual

Fiat Argentina withdraws 'misogynistic' car manual | Women's equality | Scoop.it
A car manual which refers to women as "co-pilots" and men as "alpha males" has been withdrawn by Fiat Argentina after complaints.

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Womenabler's curator insight, June 25, 12:42 PM

One has to wonder how such a product ever saw the light of day in the first place...

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All-Female Orchestra In Afghanistan Fights The Taliban With Music

All-Female Orchestra In Afghanistan Fights The Taliban With Music | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Playing instruments was banned during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, and many conservative Muslims still frown on most forms of music today.

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Womenabler's curator insight, April 24, 3:38 PM

A brave woman, and an inspiring story.

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Turning Women's Empowerment Into Business

Turning Women's Empowerment Into Business | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Businessweek's Sheelah Kolhatkar reports on the business of women's empowerment. Barclays Investment Banking Vice Chairman Barbara Byrne also speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Womenabler's curator insight, February 14, 5:37 PM

Are there too many women's conferences? We say let the market decide; there are a growing number of them for a reason!

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Davos 2016: it's time to talk about gender inequality

Davos 2016: it's time to talk about gender inequality | Women's equality | Scoop.it
“I think every woman in this room has the same question. What’s the hold-up?” asks Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle, as she looks at two male C-level executives on either side of her.

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Womenabler's curator insight, January 30, 2:34 PM

Hmm, does anyone else think that the title "Girl's Lounge" is more than a little condescending?

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Post-blizzard, Sen. Murkowski notes that only women turned up to run the Senate

Post-blizzard, Sen. Murkowski notes that only women turned up to run the Senate | Women's equality | Scoop.it
"Perhaps it speaks to the hardiness of women," she says.

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Womenabler's curator insight, January 27, 3:43 PM

If only that trend would last, maybe there'd actually be some bills passed!

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Gender pay gap doubles for women over 40 in management, says study

Gender pay gap doubles for women over 40 in management, says study | Women's equality | Scoop.it

The gender pay gap for women over 40 is almost double the average when they enter management – and it gets worse as they get older, a study has found.


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Womenabler's curator insight, December 27, 2015 4:53 PM

More disheartening news with which to start the year...

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New 'Gender Tax' study shows women are charged more for being woman

New 'Gender Tax' study shows women are charged more for being woman | Women's equality | Scoop.it

The study, based on products in New York City, found that, on average, products geared toward girls and women cost 7% more than similar goods for males.


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Womenabler's curator insight, December 25, 2015 1:29 PM

We earn less, and pay more for similar products. A negative double-whammy.

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11 Female Inventors Who Helped Power The Information Age

11 Female Inventors Who Helped Power The Information Age | Women's equality | Scoop.it

These women changed the world. 


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Womenabler's curator insight, December 24, 2015 1:06 PM

Hedy Lamarr, I knew about - but did you know that Kevlar was invented by a woman?

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The CEO gender gap, in 3 depressing charts

The CEO gender gap, in 3 depressing charts | Women's equality | Scoop.it
There are still very few women CEOs, and they don't make nearly as much as men do.

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Womenabler's curator insight, December 21, 2015 1:53 PM

Now here's the definition of a "flatline" chart. Merry Christmas.

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Meet Afghanistan's female coders who are defying gender stereotypes

Meet Afghanistan's female coders who are defying gender stereotypes | Women's equality | Scoop.it
In a country where just 16% of the workforce is female, teaching women to code will help foster greater equality, empowerment and economic stability

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Womenabler's curator insight, November 13, 4:11 PM

trailblazers!

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Fortune's 2016 Most Powerful Women

Fortune's 2016 Most Powerful Women | Women's equality | Scoop.it
22 CEOs of major companies and many more corner office contenders in all industries. Read on to see who made it in 2016—and who didn't.

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Womenabler's curator insight, September 8, 2:26 PM

The new list is out!

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Women take more risks than you think — which makes them a better investment

Women take more risks than you think — which makes them a better investment | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Among unconscious biases we hold, the one that men prefer to take more risks than women has a profound effect on which entrepreneurs get funding for start-up ideas.

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Womenabler's curator insight, July 24, 2:57 PM

Oh those stereotypes are so hard to overcome; yet we must continue to chip away!

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League of Extraordinary Women builds app like Happn to connect female entrepreneurs around the world

League of Extraordinary Women builds app like Happn to connect female entrepreneurs around the world | Women's equality | Scoop.it

After taking over the League of Extraordinary Women (LOEW) as chief executive, Cupcake Central founder Sheryl Thai is heading the development of an app that will connect women entrepreneurs across borders. LOEW’s app will let users swipe right to connect with like-minded women around the world.
“I’ve always wanted to change the world,” Thai told SmartCompany.


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Womenabler's curator insight, July 19, 1:22 PM

A worthy, and necessary, goal indeed - and a cool-sounding app!

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The Price Women Leaders Pay for Assertiveness—and How to Minimize It

The Price Women Leaders Pay for Assertiveness—and How to Minimize It | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Research shows women aren’t penalized for assertiveness expressed through nonverbal means.

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Womenabler's curator insight, June 1, 5:55 PM

Just so long as we don't sit with our knees spread wide like some guys do - eww!

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The Biases That Punish Racially Diverse Teams

The Biases That Punish Racially Diverse Teams | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Research shows we assume they have more conflict, even when they don’t.

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Our perceptions influence our interpretations - even when outcomes do not differ. Shows we really need to admit & confront our biases head on.

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Womenabler's curator insight, February 22, 10:02 AM

Our perceptions influence our interpretations - even when outcomes do not differ. Shows we really need to admit & confront our biases head on.

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#HeForShe IMPACT CEOs release gender parity data at Davos 2016

#HeForShe IMPACT CEOs release gender parity data at Davos 2016 | Women's equality | Scoop.it

Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report.


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Womenabler's curator insight, January 30, 11:45 AM

Wonderful to see progress being made. May this be a bright candle for others to follow.

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The Two Factors that Most Determine Women’s Happiness at Work

The Two Factors that Most Determine Women’s Happiness at Work | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Breaking news: Women report higher job satisfaction at workplaces that are friendly toward women. That’s what Fairygodboss, the website that aggregates ...

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Womenabler's curator insight, January 24, 5:58 PM

Certainly makes sense!

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Gender Equality Requires Laws to Change, Not Just Cultural Shifts

Gender Equality Requires Laws to Change, Not Just Cultural Shifts | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Even in developed countries, legal barriers can stunt economic independence for women.

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Womenabler's curator insight, December 27, 2015 5:05 PM

IMHO, both are needed.

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The UN Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The UN Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified. | Women's equality | Scoop.it
The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.

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Womenabler's curator insight, December 27, 2015 4:11 PM

Let us hope that the report will lead to some positive changes. The US is, indeed, lagging.

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7 overlooked facts about women’s suffrage

7 overlooked facts about women’s suffrage | Women's equality | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabian women can run for office and cast a ballot for the first time in local elections – here are 7 little known facts about women's suffrage.

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Womenabler's curator insight, December 21, 2015 2:02 PM

Some very interesting facts!

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Can Women be Strong Leaders Without Being Labeled “Bossy”?

Can Women be Strong Leaders Without Being Labeled “Bossy”? | Women's equality | Scoop.it
The contradiction between needing to act as a strong leader and needing to be seen as warm and nonthreatening is a catch-22 for women.

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Womenabler's curator insight, December 24, 2015 1:11 PM

Yes, but while the researchers say that women can diffuse backlash by being less direct, that will never change the status quo.