Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough are the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens (girls and boys) understand themselves and others--in order prepare for success in life and work. They've taken the principles of how to help adults work better together at companies, and tailored it for teens. Listen here and on NPR One. You may even learn what animal represents you best!
Fay Zenoff is the Executive Director of the Center for Open Recovery in San Francisco. Her organization is committed to changing the way our culture thinks about recovery--from something secret to something to be celebrated. She shares her story of how this transformational approach to recovery applies to her own life as well. Listen to our conversation above, or on NPR One.
Deb also wrote and recorded a special "audio OpEd" for us about sexist language at work. Much of this language is hiding in plain sight. Want to take her challenge? Track how many of the words below you use or hear in a given day. Listen to her OpEd here:
Compiled by Deb Liu
Old Boys Club
Two guys in a garage (starting a startup)
That's his boy
Man bites dog
White man's burden
Key man risk
Great man myth
Grow a pair
Big boy pants
Manning a booth
Everyone and their brother
Jessica Jin led the protests against the campus carry gun law at University of Texas at Austin last fall by, as she says, "fighting absurdity with absurdity." Find out more about her campaign, #cocksnotglocks.
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B stories offers "unserious, non-political, lighthearted stories about boobies told by women and men. Illustrations courtesy of each storyteller." Check them out here.
Dr. Shruti Naik is a scientist whose work led to the FDA ban on antibacterial soap in the US. She is now a postdoctoral scientist in immunology and stem cell biology at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Naik’s research focuses on understanding the role adult stem cells play in inflammation and how they can be used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin, like psoriasis.
At The Rockefeller University, Dr. Naik has grown the Women in Science at Rockefeller (WISeR) program from six to over 250 members and has established a weekly breakfast series for trainees to network with prominent female scientists.
Dr. Naik is also one of L'Oréal USA 2016's winners of the "For Women In Science Award" for her research. Interested in applying? Applications for 2017 are open until 2/3/17.
Listen to our conversation at the link above, or at NPR One.
Jess McIntosh headed up influencer outreach for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now, she's leading an initiative to amplify women's rights' activism. Starting with the Women's March, she and her co-founder Zerlina Maxwell are boosting the growth for the many movements being catalyzed around the march. It's called "Signal Boost." Listen here, on iTunes, or NPR One.