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These Female Lawyers Founded Their Own Law Firm After One Tweet

Who knew the power of social media could yield a brand new law firm led by three African-American women? Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Woman Who Ignited the Environmental Movement

American marine biologist Rachel Carson challenged the patriarchal world of postwar science and the nation's chemical industry with her unprecedented book, "Silent Spring" on the detrimental effects of pesticides on birds. Read More »

Serena Williams Can Score a Tennis Shot, Even If It's a Trick

Serena Williams never ceases to amaze with her strength both on and off the tennis court. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra Crushes Stereotype of What Indian Women are "Supposed" to Look Like

This Bollywood actress who became the lead of "Quantico" is crushing the stereotype of what South Asian women should look like on television. Read More »

Ellen DeGeneres Is Asking You to Get Your "Woman Cards" Ready for Her Upcoming Show

MAKER Ellen DeGeneres is asking everyone to get their "woman cards" ready for Wednesday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Read More »

Being a Mom Will Cost You in These Countries

A new report released by Glassdoor and Llewellyn Consulting examined the effect of the gender pay gap after women have children in 17 European countries and the Unite Read More »

These Bedtime Stories Show Girls How They Can Be Rebels And Change History

Bye, bye Prince Charming. "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a new children's book that reinvents fairytales and instead features 100 stories of inspiring women who rebelled against the patriarchy throughout history. Read More »

Human Rights Watch Says the Military Must Protect Rape Victims From Retaliation

A reported released Thursday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Pentagon is not doing enough to protect victims of rape in the military from retaliation. Read More »

Girls Just Outperformed Boys On This National Test Given for the First Time

Eighth-grade girls beat their male peers in the first national test measuring technology and engineering abilities, according to results made public Tuesday. Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: First Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirl Found After 2 Years

Activists and members of Nigeria's military say the first Chibok schoolgirl, abducted by the Boko Haram two years ago, has been found in Nigeria. Read More »

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