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Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women at YWCA

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One in three women will experience some form of gender-based violence. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations experience violence in the form of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, trafficking, and stalking. Getting help is a challenge for most survivors of gender-based violence, but for women of color, immigrant women, and other women with marginalized identities, the challenges are even greater. In our work to eradicate violence, we put these intersections at the forefront.

The Southern Poverty Law Center: Seeking Justice in 2017 and Beyond

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For nearly five decades, the Southern Poverty Law Center has been fighting hate and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Fox’s ‘Hidden Figures’ Inspires Historic State Department Program to Support Women in STEM Around the World

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As part of ongoing efforts to advance the engagement of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), in collaboration with 21st Century Fox the U.S.

How Many More Sleeps Mommy? – The Other Hidden Barrier to Women at Work

By: Charlotte Jensen
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Some of the buzz these days surrounds women in the workplace and the various barriers to their professional advancement. My personal experience over the years, probably like many others, has varied between amazing bosses and mentors who encouraged me to grow, and of course the not so great bosses and the leaders who felt threatened and excluded me. Over the past 9 years, my journey has been more about the evil two words we call “mommy guilt.”  It’s the other hidden barrier that so many of us share which often holds women back from the next big promotion.

Cultivate Confidence: Joyce Roche, Girls, Inc.

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At our recent #CultivateConfidence panel Joyce Roché, former President and CEO of Girls Inc. agreed that men's support is vital to helping women rise up in the workplace. Joyce is also the co-author of “The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success.”

PFLAG's Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All

Subaru Announces the new edition of "Cultivating Respect," PFLAG's safe schools publication
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PFLAG National is sharing just a few tips to creating safer schools.

Where ‘Me Too’ Can Take Us

By: Lorna Donatone
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The “#MeToo” social media campaign is extraordinary and enlightening. Clearly, we all need to take seriously that so many women are posting and tweeting those two words to say that they, too, have been harassed or assaulted.

There have been many heartfelt examinations of the personal impact of harassment and worse these past weeks. Those consequences are devastating, but they are not isolated.

Viacom’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Grad Ceremony Inspires Teen Coders, Employees and Company Executives

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Each year since 2015, Viacom Headquarters has opened its doors to a group of teenagers, letting them loose on the floors of our tech department and off-site broadcasting control rooms.

Bechtel Partners with Society of Women Engineers to Inspire Students to ‘Dream Big’ About Careers in Engineering

Discussions on STEM careers and screening of Dream Big documentary offered at WE17
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RESTON, Va., October 31, 2017 — Bechtel, a global engineering, procurement and construction leader, partnered with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to host a free screening of the film DREAM BIG: Engineering our World for schools and community organizations during the SWE Conference in Austin Texas, Oct. 26-28. Female engineers from SWE, Bechtel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will share their experiences and discuss science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers with local area students.

National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths Addresses BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths shared her experience using photography as a tool for telling stories.

“The big stories are not breaking news. They don’t break. They exist—they’re big; they’re complex. None more so than women,” Griffiths said.

Watch the full video below:

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