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Women Everywhere Seek Equality, Balance

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International Women’s Day has two themes this year. The theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” addresses infrastructure, systems and frameworks constructed in line with a male-defined culture. The theme #BalanceforBetter inspires action to drive gender balance.

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Women, Girls Excel at Science, Tech, Engineering, Math

When Rebecca Azanaw, 17, got the news that she would have a meeting with the UN Secretary-General, not even looming semester exams could keep her from the opportunity, offered in connection with the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, February 11.

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Women “Make Demands That Bite”

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“Women are fighting to take steps that change their lives, and they are refusing to accept the practices that have normalized gender inequality, sexual misconduct, exclusion and discrimination across all walks of life,” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the annual Commission on the Status of Women …

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“Together for Youth, With Youth”

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To ensure a sustainable future, the European Union and the African Union are solidifying their decade-old financial and structural cooperation in order to support young people and women.

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Arab Oil & Gas Industry Opens to Women

Arab Oil_ Gas Industry Opens to Women

Dr. Meena Marafi holds one of the few senior jobs occupied by women in the Arab oil and gas industry, but her talent is recognized across the sector. As executive director of the Petroleum Research Center at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research she won the title of 2017 “Woman of Achievement.”

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G20: Isolated on Climate, U.S. Empowers Women

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Leaders of the G20 countries came to Hamburg July 7-8 and after a tense meeting during which the United States stood alone in its rejection of the Paris Agreement on climate, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the G20 nations would not attempt to conceal the dissent in their ranks.

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Women Worldwide Reap Crowdfunding Benefits

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Crowdfunding has been growing exponentially, with over $2 billion raised in the United States in 2015 alone. Now, women-led crowdfunding projects are enjoying success through this new path that allows them to realize their dreams.

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4 Tips For Finding A Career Mentor

4 _tips For Finding A Career Mentor

By Lauren Davenport, CEO and founder of The Symphony Agency It’s not unusual for careers to get off to wobbly starts as young people, hampered by their lack of experience and contacts, find it difficult to achieve a firm footing. That’s one reason they should make it a goal to find mentors who could help […]

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Women Innovators Empower the World

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Four innovative European women won rich prizes last night at a ceremony in Brussels in celebration of International Women’s Day March 8. All winners have recently founded or co-founded a successful company based on their groundbreaking ideas.

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American Voters Fill Congress With Female Firsts

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The incoming Congress is set to be the most racially diverse in history. A total of 38 women of color will serve in the 115th Congress. Nine newly-elected women of color, all Democrats, will enter Congress on January 3, 2017 – three in the Senate and six in the House.

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Events: Women in Technology

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Though the number of companies and advancements in technology and clean technologies are increasing rapidly, the same can not be said for the number of women in technology fields.

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Gates Offers $80M to Close Gender Data Gap

Gates Offers_80M to Close Gender Data Gap

Compared to the lives of men, little is known about the lives of the world’s women – how much time they spend on unpaid work, if they own land, if they can get credit, which programs meant to help them are succeeding.

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