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7 Quotes From Empowering Women That Are Perfect for Thanksgiving

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and gratitude.  To celebrate, we've rounded up our favorite quotes from empowering women who express the importance of gratitude in everyday life.  Read More »

These 5 Companies Are Killing It With Their New Parental Leave Policies

It has been a game-changing year for parental leave policies. Major companies are finally catching on that working parents deserve some serious benefits. Read More »

4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there has been a robust conversation regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to This Late Great American Poet

What do Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou have in common? They both are outspoken about issues of racism and prejudice against women. Read More »

Go Behind the Scenes of the World Premiere of "MAKERS: Once And For All"

On Thursday, MAKERS celebrated the world premiere of its first feature-length documentary, "MAKERS: Once And For All", at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York, with special guest Read More »

Meet Harvard Law School's First Deaf-Blind Graduate

Haben Girma may be the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School, but her disability has not hindered her awe-inspiring success. Born in California as an Eritrean-American, Girma's mother fled Eritrea in the early 1980s to secure a better life for her family. Read More »

Being in Labor Couldn't Even Stop This Woman From Taking Her College Exam

We know women are capable of doing anything — but when a woman did this, even we were surprised. Tommitrise Collins, a student at Middle Georgia State University, had one day to take an exam for her psychology class. Read More »

Female NASA Mathematician Will Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

A female NASA mathematician will receive the United States' highest civilian honor. Katherine Johnson, 97, was named as one the recipients to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More »