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3 Key Tips to Escape the Stress of Finals Season
November 28, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Opinion and Personal
Photo of Cindy Campbell
The Female Contribution to Hip Hop
November 3, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Industry-Specific
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Serena Williams' Impact Off the Court for Women's Wealth
November 3, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Sports
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Member Spotlight: Mica Dowe, President of TWN-Stanford University
October 3, 2022
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Stanford University
Stanford University
Ambitious Women
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Skye Perryman on Mentorship and Knowing Your Value
July 19, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Ambitious Women
Deja Foxx stands, confidently, in Washington, DC
Deja Foxx Spotlight
May 26, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Ambitious Women
Women's professional wear hangs on a clothes rack
How to Transition to a More Professional Wardrobe
May 26, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Professional Development
A book bag is open with a 'Girlboss' notebook showing inside
The Irony of #Girlboss Feminism
May 26, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Gender Equity
Two women lounge on a beach
Keys to a Restorative Summer
May 26, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Self-Care
A woman stands in a record store, browing
"She's in Her Reputation Era" and the Toxic Pattern of Women Artists Having to Constantly Reinvent and Reimagine
May 26, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Gender Equity
Bitcoin surrounds a phone
Empowering Women in Crypto: How Women Are Changing the Future of Cryptocurrency
May 26, 2022
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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Industry-Specific
A group of business women sit around a table
Healthy Ambition: Celebrating Your Ambition While Centering Your Wants
May 26, 2022
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Rice University
Rice University
Professional Development
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What I've Learned From Living in Venezuela
May 26, 2022
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University of Florida
University of Florida
Opinion and Personal
Two female collegiate basketball players compete for the ball
Play Ball, Stay Equal
May 26, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Gender Equity
A person pours root beer into a glass with ice cream
An Ode to My Grandma and the Strong Women Like Her
May 26, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Opinion and Personal
Woman films a group of other women
Disparity in the Male-Dominated Media Industry Drives Women to Create Spaces for Themselves
May 26, 2022
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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Gender Equity
A group of women hold their fists in the air triumphantly
You're Not Selfish for Saying 'No'
May 21, 2022
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University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
The word 'perfectionism' is spelled out in Scrabble letters
Confessions of a Collegiate Perfectionist: A Cautionary Tale
May 21, 2022
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University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Opinion and Personal
Frida Kahlo is painted, surrounded by flowers and butterflies
Frida Kahlo and Femininity
May 21, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Ambitious Women
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Light Sensitivity in Women and Maximizing Productivity
May 21, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Lifestyle
A person holds an illuminated globe in their hand
Highlighting Female Empowerment Organizations Around the Globe
May 21, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Professional Development
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How I Overcame Having a Disability
April 29, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Opinion and Personal
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Anxiety is My Superpower
April 29, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Opinion and Personal
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How the ‘Girls Supporting Girls’ Social Media Movement Is Refuting Stereotypes About Female Relationships
April 29, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Gender Equity
Black and white image of Ella Fitzgerald at the Grammy Awards.
5 Times Women Made History at the GRAMMYs
April 29, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Women's History
Graphic design of four women's faces, all different skin tones, looking forward, mirroring the design of The Women's March posters.
Bridgerton Season Two Brings Color, Too
April 29, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Arts and Entertainment
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4 Reasons Why You Should Pick up a Book this Summer
April 29, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lifestyle
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Coping with Rejection 101
April 29, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lifestyle
Bilboard of the Oscar winning film, "Judy", starring Renee Zelweger.
And the Award Goes to…
April 29, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Industry-Specific
The Pixley's Oddities tattoo artist and piercing team and two dogs in the main area of the shop, all are smiling and holding sunflowers.
Looking For Your Next Stop to Visit in San Diego? Take a Look at These Women Ran Businesses.
April 29, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Region-Specific
Woman swinging above a bright green canopy of tropical trees.
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Who She Is and Everything She Represents
April 29, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Arts and Entertainment
Woman in black standing with her right arm curled towards her chin, the setting sun shining behind her as she looks on confidently.
Confidence or Arrogance: Why do Women Downplay Their Success?
April 29, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
Red flower.
I followed Brené Brown’s advice to embrace vulnerability and here is why you should too
April 29, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Opinion and Personal
Black and white image of female students at Barnard College in 1908 with graduation caps on, standing in a large group outside the entrance to a university building.
The Power of Historically Women’s Colleges
April 29, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Opinion and Personal
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Breaking Through the Glass Runway
April 29, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Gender Equity
Two women with their arms around each other, supporting one another.
How a Woman's Inner Circle Could be the Key to Workplace Success
April 29, 2022
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Clemson University
Clemson University
Professional Development
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A Call to End Inequality: The Beginning to Present Day
April 29, 2022
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Clemson University
Clemson University
Women's History
Graphic image of a blue woman running on a treadmill with a large orange hand appearing to stop the person from running
Rejection Does Not Make You a Failure: Why Your Reaction to Rejection Is Important
April 28, 2022
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Lehigh University
Lehigh University
Opinion and Personal
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wearing a purple suit jacket raising her right hand, as if being sworn in.
What Katanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Means in Women’s Political Leadership
April 27, 2022
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Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Women's History
A still of Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma in season 2 of Netflix and Shondaland's Bridgerton.
The Representation of Indian People in Bridgerton
April 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Arts and Entertainment
Deborah Chow directing on the set of the Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian
Female Directed Film and Television Shows to Watch this Summer
April 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Arts and Entertainment
Graphic design of a woman with her hand under her chin, thinking, surrounded by the phrase, "What are you doing this summer?"
Getting a Summer Internship Does NOT Determine Your Worth
April 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Self-Care
Woman in a red bandana holding a microphone singing.
A Timeline of Women Making History at the Grammys
April 15, 2022
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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Women's History
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Feminism and Intersectionality in the 21st Century
April 11, 2022
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McGill University
McGill University
Gender Equity
A group of women help each other ascend through the ranks
Power and Success in a Woman's World
April 11, 2022
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McGill University
McGill University
Gender Equity
A woman hugs herself, forming an outline of a heart
Deperfectionism: The Process of Rejecting Perfectionism
April 11, 2022
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McGill University
McGill University
Lifestyle
A woman journalist takes notes on the job
More Than Just Men on the Mic: Women in the Newsroom
April 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Gender Equity
A woman uses a bullhorn to talk to a man next to her
Embracing Gender Styles in Communication: What Goes Unsaid
April 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Professional Development
The 'IfThenSheCan' exhibit is stunningly photographed
The “IfThenSheCan” Exhibit’s Contribution to Women’s History Month
April 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Women's History
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Why I Joined Girls Who Code and Why You Should, Too
April 11, 2022
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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Industry-Specific
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Visiting Austin Soon? Check Out These Women-Owned Businesses
April 11, 2022
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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Region-Specific
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The Ultimate Guide to Asking for a Raise
April 11, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Professional Development
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Inclusive Sizing Is a Necessity
April 11, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Opinion and Personal
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The Reascension of 90s Fashion, Indie Sleaze, and Their Body Ideals
April 11, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Women's History
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How Being an International Woman Made Me a Strong, Independent Woman
April 11, 2022
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University of Florida
University of Florida
Opinion and Personal
A woman stares out a window
How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace
April 11, 2022
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University of Florida
University of Florida
Professional Development
A woman scrolls through her Instagram feed
Social Media Is Just a Highlight Reel
April 11, 2022
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University of Florida
University of Florida
Self-Care
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Ambition & Burnout
April 11, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Self-Care
A woman holds a flower, symbolizing hope
Providing Healing, Promoting Hope
April 11, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Self-Care
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Do What Scares You: Goal Setting for Success
April 10, 2022
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Lifestyle
A group of women participate in a yoga class
The Benefits of Exercise on Your Physical Health and Mental Health
April 10, 2022
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Self-Care
A female friend group looks in the distance
The Importance of Female Friendships
April 10, 2022
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Lifestyle
A rack of women's clothing is photographed
A Conversation on Professional Dress in the Workplace
April 10, 2022
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Fairfield University
Fairfield University
Professional Development
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Productivity: Journaling and How it Helps
April 10, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Lifestyle
A group of women look exuberant as they stand on a pad
3 Female-Founded Organizations Targeting Period Poverty
April 10, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Self-Care
A wheel explains the five main love languages
Love Languages ... in the Workplace?
April 10, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Professional Development
Characters from the show "Yellowjackets" stand next to each other in line
Why I Am So Excited About 'Yellowjackets'
April 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Arts and Entertainment
A woman looks up at the cosmos
Cosmic Dust in the Universe
April 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Opinion and Personal
A vivid Korean street corner is pictured
Feminism Through a Different Scope: KPop Girl Groups and Their Ties to Early Women’s Lib in South Korea
April 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Arts and Entertainment
Cynthia MacAdams poses with a portrait of herself
Instagram is More Feminist Than You Thought: The Influence of Cynthia MacAdams’ Emergence
March 28, 2022
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Lehigh University
Lehigh University
Ambitious Women
Medical supplies
Medicine and the Media
March 25, 2022
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Yale University
Yale University
Industry-Specific
Squid Game actress Jung Ho Yeon accepting her SAG-AFTRA award for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series.
The Deeper Meaning of Jung Ho Yeon’s SAG Win
March 25, 2022
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Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Arts and Entertainment
United States Women's Soccer Team
USWNT & Equal Pay: How a Lawsuit Win Reveals Room for Improvement
March 25, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Sports
Woman in a white sports bra lifting weights in a gym.
Strong Women
March 25, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Self-Care
Graphic of a group of women gathered together, holding up an International Women's Day banner.
Every Month Should Be Women's History Month
March 25, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Women's History
American gymnast Suni Lee in a red leotard.
Suni Lee: The 19 Year Old Gold Medalist
March 25, 2022
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Ambitious Women
White analog alarm clock set against a pink and blue background.
You Have Time: Celebrating Women Who Didn't Rush Their Success
March 25, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Ambitious Women
Woman flipping her curly black hair back and smiling.
Unleash Your Curls
March 25, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Lifestyle
Woman playing soccer.
A Comparative Analysis: Disparity in Sports Media Coverage
March 25, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sports
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Spending Time Alone without Feeling Lonely
March 25, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lifestyle
Three women standing on a mountain top during sunset.
The Missing 33%: Why Women Struggle to Make It to the Top
March 25, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Professional Development
Woman working as a producer with headphones on.
"For a Girl"
March 25, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Gender Equity
Madeleine Albright.
Women's History Month Feature: Madeleine Albright and Her Contributions to U.S. Foreign Policy
March 25, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Ambitious Women
Purple text that reads against a pink background with stars: "Prespalooza Pop!-Up and Fashion Show"
Four Female GW Entrepreneurs Bring Second-Hand Clothing to GW’s Campus Through Pop! Thrift Fashion Show
March 25, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Region-Specific
Close up image of a woman's nails painted pink, blue, and yellow.
The Art of Nails and Self-Care
March 25, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Region-Specific
The National Museum of Women in the Arts at night, surrounded by streetlights.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Renovation: A Step Forward in Female Representation
March 25, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Region-Specific
Person at a protest holding up a sign with the transgender pride colors, pink, blue, and white, with the words on the sign stating, “support you sisters, not just your cis-ters.”
Diving Into the Recent Debate about Trans Women in Sports: The Skeptics and Supporters
March 25, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Sports
Asian Women in media from well-known films.
Representation of Asian Women in the Media
March 25, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Arts and Entertainment
USA Olympic speed skater, Erin Jackson
Female Athletes Shatter the Glass Ceiling: 5 Record-Breaking Women in the 2022 Olympics
March 25, 2022
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Lehigh University
Lehigh University
Sports
Graphic showing a man and a woman standing in front of steps leading up to a blue door, with the woman facing higher steps than the man.
The Gender-Gap in Securing Venture Capital Funding
March 25, 2022
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Lehigh University
Lehigh University
Gender Equity
Actress Geena Davis.
Geena Davis: Collecting Data for Female Representation
March 25, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Arts and Entertainment
The United States Women's Soccer Team standing in a group celebrating their win at the FIFA World Cup Final in 2019 surrounded by falling confetti.
The Fight for Equal Pay: How the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Is Making a Difference
March 25, 2022
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Clemson University
Clemson University
Sports
Graphic of a woman with black hair, a yellow t-shirt, and blue pants completing different tasks around her home, such as doing yoga, watering plants, hanging a picture, and working on a laptop.
Go-Getter vs. No-Getter: Finding a Balance
March 25, 2022
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Clemson University
Clemson University
Professional Development
Mikaela Shiffrin in a white jacket and wearing a gold Olympic medal with her gloved-hand over her heart, smiling.
Using Emotion as a Tool for Ambition
March 25, 2022
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Ambitious Women
Women demonstrate teamwork by placing their hands in the middle of a circle
Stop Saying Sorry! (So Much)
March 11, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
A Zoom meeting is open on a laptop, next to a cup of coffee
Zoom Fatigue: What Is It and How Can We Prevent It?
March 11, 2022
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University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Self-Care
A depiction of a hot air balloon is seen with the balloon replaced by a lightbulb
Choosing a Career as a Woman
March 11, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Opinion and Personal
A graphic of a thrift store is displayed through a phone screen
The Inequity of Women’s Fashion
March 11, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Lifestyle
Women protesting at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France
Into the Lives of Hijabi Women: How Democratic Countries Are Contributing to the Rise of Islamophobia
March 11, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Opinion and Personal