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Meet the inspiring Kiwi who uses a wheelchair and now has a PhD in dance. Design and Technology. A Male And Female Co-Workers' Experiment Revealed The Deafening Sexism That Men Don't Experience. Men have often been inclined to dismiss claims of gender biases in the workplace — take the debate on the wage gap, for example — but one male worker recently experienced firsthand the challenges that women run into in his line of work.

A Male And Female Co-Workers' Experiment Revealed The Deafening Sexism That Men Don't Experience

In a series of tweets, Martin Schneider, a writer and editor at an entertainment publication, detailed the pushback he faced when his email correspondence was accidentally signed with the name of a female colleague, Nicole Hallberg. When he corrected the error and told a difficult client that he had "taken over" the project for Hallberg, he was immediately met with a much more agreeable attitude from the client. Realizing that something might be amiss here, Hallberg and Schneider decided to switch places, signing emails with each other's names.

"I was in hell," Schneider wrote of the experience. "Everything I asked or suggested was questioned. Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Playing (Extended Version) Emma Watson HeForShe Speech at the United Nations. Michelle Dickinson - Dream Team session. Mae Jemison - Because of Them, We Can. Mayim Bialik: Blossoming To Science.

#ScienceWoman: Jackie Faherty. Your #ScienceWoman Heroes. Facebook. Breaking is Not So Bad When it Comes to Engineering. We asked leaders in the engineering field to share with us why and how they fell in love with engineering.

Breaking is Not So Bad When it Comes to Engineering

Here's what Michelle had to say. I love engineering because... it lets me build solutions to help solve some of the world’s biggest issues such as how to provide clean water or how to make renewable energy. The one thing that people don't know about engineering is... it's not all about wearing hard hats. Some engineering is very delicate and carried out in special, clean-room labs. The moment that I knew that engineering was my "perfect fit" was... when I found out that as a failure engineer, I was allowed to break things and never put them back together! I think more kids would get excited about engineering... to remember that you can engineer with food, too.

What do you do? This Girl Can. #GirlsCan: Women Empowerment. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women. Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience. In late 2009, airline transport rated pilot Mireille Goyer was searching for events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first female pilot license earned worldwide by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910.

Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience

To her dismay, she found none. Determined to not let this important milestone for women pilots go unrecognized, Mireille launched Fly It Forward™, a global campaign designed to honor the pioneers by inspiring the next generation of women aviators. National Girls Collaborative Project Resources. NGCP offers many resources to strengthen Collaborative networks and advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for girls.

National Girls Collaborative Project Resources

Mini-grants. Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving STEM focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices. Newsletters. The National Girls Collaborative Project™ newsletter seeks to support efforts on gender and diversity-related issues in the fields of STEM. Members of the NGCP listserv receive information about NGCP activities as well as information from other resources that may be valuable for STEM -related programs, including funding opportunities, resources, and upcoming events. Webinars. Statistics. Stories. Brochure. How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls. 14 Essential Truths About Raising a Tween Girl  How Small Words Make a Big Impact on Girls. The "Throw Like a Girl" Myth. Girl Rising. A collaboration with the Pearson Foundation Girl Rising provides teachers with a unique opportunity to introduce students to the issues surrounding girls' education in the developing world, and it’s transformational power.

Girl Rising

To help teachers learn about the girls’ education movement and effectively share the information with their students, the Pearson Foundation has created this standards-aligned curriculum. Using the curriculum, teachers can engage their students in meaningful, theme-based social studies, political science, math, economics, and language arts lessons by encouraging them to think about important political, cultural, historical, and geographic issues tied to educating girls — and about their role as global citizens and their responsibilities to their own communities. The curriculum addresses inquiries of global scope such as, “How do economies grow when girls are educated?” The Trouble With Bright Girls. Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage.

The Trouble With Bright Girls

We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male coworkers. But in my experience, smart and talented women rarely realize that one of the toughest hurdles they'll have to overcome to be successful lies within. We judge our own abilities not only more harshly, but fundamentally differently, than men do. Understanding why we do it is the first step to righting a terrible wrong. Chances are good that if you are a successful professional today, you were a pretty bright fifth grade girl.