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You Need to Know About Colorado's Family Planning Initiative

Acce to birth control may become a lot easier for women in Colorado. Under new health rules, some contraceptives — like the pill or the patch — will be available to women with just a pharmacist's prescription rather than one from a doctor. According to the Denver Post, the rules stem from a 2016 law that allowed medical profe ionals and the health department the opportunity to "create protocols for pharmacists to provide services that tackle public health needs." And they have. Through a "no wr...

You Need to Know About Colorado's Family Planning Initiative
Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists

Lab Candy, founded by 22-year-old scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giacci, aims to enable young girls aged from kindergarten to third grade to imagine themselves as scientists. Pavco-Giacci shares that girls lose interest in science and math as early as 6 years old and she's eager to change that by empowering girls to imagine futures in stem. "I think that there are lots of ways to empower young girls in science. Just take them outside and show them the stars," Pavco-Giacci, the young CEO, told NowThis....

Lab Candy Allows Girls to Imagine Themselves as Scientists
"Hidden Figures" Is Inspiring Hundreds of Girls to Pursue STEM

After a four-hour event that featured a special presentation of "Hidden Figures," followed by speeches from succe ful women in science-based fields, 180 female students ranging from fifth to 12th grade walked out of a theater in Seattle excited to pursue future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The event was sponsored by Techbridge, an organization that aims to inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders in fields of technology, science, and engineering. The...

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and is known as the foremother of computing, and earlier this week, her works and lives were commemorated by Ada Lovelace Day. By creating the first algorithm to be used on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, Ada was in effect a computer programmer in the 1840s. Her genius was only realised over 100 years later, in 1953, when her notes were published. Such is the way for women, who, at present, make up only 14.4% of people working in the fields of Science, Techn...

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM
These Are What Disney Princesses Could Look Like in 2017 Without the Affordable Care Act

As women's rights continue to make headlines, women around the globe are using inventive platforms to expre themselves. One illustrator in particular, Maritza Lugo, known as mindsaymohan on Instagram, uses her drawings, which stem from an original e ay collaboration with Danielle Sepulveres, to voice her opinions. "The most important outcome for the images is that people don't become desensitized by what's happening in American politics at the moment," Lugo told Forbes. "There is definitely a w...

These Are What Disney Princesses Could Look Like in 2017 Without the Affordable Care Act
The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).   Learn more about Smith in her exclusive MAKERS story.    NEXT: Make a Difference and Do Good »   Related Stories: • Celebrating Megan Smith's WIRED Magazine Cover • Girls and

The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM
Advice From Our Women in STEM

From Dr. Ruth to Sheryl Sandberg, the MAKERS in STEM have some great advice to share on how to succeed, marry the right person, and not take things too seriously. Click through the gallery to learn from leaders in

Advice From Our Women in STEM
Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM

"The technical women stand out as some of the most undertold stories," begins Google's Megan Smith before sitting down with three of those techincal women: astronauts Mae Jemison and Cady Coleman and Harvey Mudd's Maria Klawe. The four discu ed why it's so important to get more women involved in the STEM fields. Cady explains that she wants going to space to be something that every little girl thinks she can do. "Women can do all the jobs that we need to do up there," she explains. "It's a lot a...

Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM
Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM

When it comes to women in STEM, sadly, the statistics are still depre ing: according to WISE (a campaign to encourage Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) figures from 2014, just 13 percent of UK women work in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. When you consider that acro A-levels in 2015, only 8.5 percent of those taking a computing exam were female and four out of five in the physics exam were boys, it starts to make sense: i ues of representation s...

Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM
12 Nancy Reagan Quotes to Live By

Nancy Reagan, former first lady of the United States, pa ed away Sunday of congestive heart failure at the age of 94. She was an actre , an advocate and an invaluable partner to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan. "My life really began when I married my husband," Nancy once said, and she remained devoted to husband Ronald through their 52 years of marriage. She was his number one fan, supporting him through every political journey he decided to embark on, and she "[couldn’t] imagine lif...

12 Nancy Reagan Quotes to Live By
Vegan Women You Didn't Know Were Environmental Activists

While the popularity of vegan's culture does, in part, stem from one's desire to look and feel good, there's more to the lifestyle than that. Vegans know that the meat- and dairy-free lifestyle goes beyond health benefits and extends to heightened ethical consciousne and strides in conservation efforts. In fact, veganism cuts dietary greenhouse gas emi ions in half. Not only does the production, transportation, and storage of food contribute to emi ions significantly, but the Environmental Prot...

Vegan Women You Didn't Know Were Environmental Activists
Get to Know Alex Morgan

From a very young age, Alex Morgan was an undeniable athlete, devoting her childhood and early teenage years in Southern California to basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer. By the time she turned 14 years old, she joined a club soccer team for the first time, outshining her teammates with her speed and agility, eventually becoming an all-league and All-American player. Already having had a late start to the game, Morgan decided to focus on soccer. In no time, she was asked to train with the...

Get to Know Alex Morgan
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gives 3 Steps for Tech Companies to Get Women in STEM

In a recent exclusive e ay for Vanity Fair, MAKER Susan Wojcicki discu ed gender discrimination (particularly in STEM related fields), and how employers can do better to ensure that biases are eliminated in the workplace. The piece, in which Wojcicki discu ed the solution to combating this discrimination ("hiring more women"), outlines three key pieces of advice which companies need to follow: 1. "Make gender diversity a personal priority" According to Wojcicki, Human Resources can only do so m...

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gives 3 Steps for Tech Companies to Get Women in STEM
The Ponytail Posse and Rubies Shatter Stereotypes About Girls in STEM at Robotics Conference

From February 28 to March 1, Robotics Alley hosted its annual conference and exposition in Minneapolis, "which is on pace to become one of the world’s leading conferences on robotics and automation." With nine of the event's 45 speakers being female and just two of the event's teams being female-centric, participants were well aware of the striking gender gap present acro all STEM fields. According to Star Tribune, the two "lady-centric groups that participated" in the conference and expo's "Ma...

The Ponytail Posse and Rubies Shatter Stereotypes About Girls in STEM at Robotics Conference
Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM

Verizon is working with MAKERS and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls to get involved in the high-tech STEM fields. The provocative multi-platform campaign will focus on STEM's female leaders, changing the conversation, and ways to involve more young women in the STEM fields. The campaign's me aging is built on the insight that the number of women interested in STEM drops significantly between childhood and adulthood and that a majority of the future's jobs will r...

Verizon Launches Campaign to Support Girls in STEM
6 Incredible Female Founders Making a Difference in STEM

Getting down to the nitty gritty shows that while women have become increasingly likely to get an education and a job, censuses continue to prove that the number of men is disproportionately higher than that of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This clear gender gap in innovation, as presented in data from the Economics and Statistics Administration compiled in 2009, shows that "although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they...

6 Incredible Female Founders Making a Difference in STEM
Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM

Popular card game Cards Against Humanity is setting the deck high for giving back. The card game announced that its new science-focused 30-card expansion pack released earlier this year will raise money for the Science Amba ador Scholarship Fund — a scholarship program that funds women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM Fields with a college scholarship. As stated on the website, the applications will be evaluated by 50 judges, all of which are women who are, in one aspect or another, involv...

Cards Against Humanity Offers Full-Ride Scholarships to Women Pursuing STEM
Study Finds That "Gendered" Toys Can Keep Girls From Careers in STEM

A recent study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed that "toys with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus were three times as likely to be targeted at boys than girls." According to The Guardian, the IET's current focus is on significantly increasing the number of girls and women who pursue careers in STEM fields, in which a very low percentage currently work or study. "Societal stereotypes driving these gendered listings could be having a knock-...

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Dolls That Inspire Young Girls to Get Into STEM Fields

Move over, Barbie — Ms. Po ible could be the next most popular doll among girls everywhere. In 2014, Mattel launched Entrepreneur Barbie, equipped with a smartphone and profe ional clothing, to encourage girls that they can work in the busine world. As TakePart.com said, "It was a far cry from Barbie's bikini past, but no matter how the figure is dre ed up, there's no denying it's the same iconic doll, complete with a body that's unattainable unle a woman has serious plastic surgery." Imagine...

Dolls That Inspire Young Girls to Get Into STEM Fields
Women Are the Fastest-Growing Population in Jail

The number of people in U.S. jails has grown five-fold since 1970. But if you look at women and men separately, you get two very different stories, a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice and the Safety and Justice Challenge shows. The number of men in jail has started to decline, but the number of women has increased 14-fold over the past four and a half decades. This makes women in jail the fastest-growing population behind bars. (Jails are different from prisons in that the people in th...

Women Are the Fastest-Growing Population in Jail
Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

"We have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history."                           -Gloria Steinem This week, we're celebrating women leading the way in the STEM fields, so it's only natural that this version of Complete the History Books will share the unsung accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and math.   We'll try to fill in the pages of the past with women's stories that have been whited-out or left behind by popular history books. Fo...

Complete the History Books: Women in STEM
White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields

"We have to really rethink how we imagine careers for women in science because the current way is very much a one-size-fits-all career structure." -Elizabeth Blackburn  In honor of The White House Summit on Working Families, MAKERS like Hillary Clinton, Meg Whitman, Mari a Mayer and more discu the importance of women learning STEM skills because of their demand all over the world and in this country.   Listen to their ideas on how to encourage more women in STEM and why STEM need

White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields
Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History

The world has always benefitted from the scientific accomplishments and technological ingenuity of women--their stories just haven’t always been told. A White House audio initiative launched Thursday aims to shake up that silence. In “The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology,” women from acro the Obama Administration share the stories of their personal heroes in STEM, better establishing the legacy that these women left. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith starts the series o...

Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History
What's It Like Being 16 in 2016? These Girls Will Tell You

Turning 16 is a long-awaited milestone for any teenage girl, but while it might be a "rite of pa age" for some, it's a road block for others. That's why Take Part — responsible for documentary films like "He Named Me Malala" and "Food, Inc." — created the "16 in '16" video campaign to illuminate the complex reality the next generation of women face. Launched this week, the series focuses on the rights of women and girls around the world that is core to Participant Media's mi ion that "a story we...

What's It Like Being 16 in 2016? These Girls Will Tell You
The Surprising Reason More Women May Want to Consider STEM Jobs

By Caitlin Moscatello The tide, it seems, is turning. According to a new study by the directors of the Cornell Institute for Women in Science, women are actually twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track position in university science departments than their evenly matched male colleagues. This finding differs greatly than that of a 2006 report, which stated that "an impre ive body of controlled experimental studies and examination of decision-making proce es in real life show that, on the av...

The Surprising Reason More Women May Want to Consider STEM Jobs