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The TWN National Blog is a space for our members to write about topics in alignment with their interests and passions. Articles must:
1) Be written by a TWN member; 2) Relate to women’s professional development; 3) Coincide with one of our approved topics (click “Select Topic” below to see the list of approved topics); 4) Be delivered in your own voice and drawn from your own experiences; 5) Be based on facts (include sources – in hyperlinks in the text or in parentheses – for key assertions made in your article); 6) Run from 800 words to 1,200 words. To submit an article for review and publication, please fill out the form below. We will review the submissions monthly, and we will contact you if we decide to publish your article.

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Desk in front of a window
A group of indigenous women stand confidently together
Indigineous People Leading the Environmental Movement
March 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Gender Equity
Silhouettes of women migrating can be seen juxtaposing a pink sky
Women Who Migrate: Creating Communities in a New and Challenging World
March 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Ambitious Women
A female DJ plays music for a crowd
Female Representation in the Electronic Dance Community
March 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Arts and Entertainment
Indiana University's women's basketball team celebrates
Leveling the Playing Field: Gender Inequality in College Sports
March 11, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Gender Equity
A group of diverse women are pictured together
Mental Health Check: Instagram Accounts and Podcasts You Can’t Live Without
March 11, 2022
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UCLA
UCLA
Self-Care
A woman sits at her computer
Historical Women and Their “Firsts”: Technology
March 11, 2022
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UCLA
UCLA
Women's History
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bell hooks & Intersectionality
March 11, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Women's History
A woman writes in a gratitude journal
The Gateway to a Healthier Subconscious: Gratitude Journaling
March 11, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Self-Care
A graphic of scissors are cutting a sign that reads 'cant'
Choosing a Feminine Form of Confidence
March 11, 2022
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Rice University
Rice University
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
Matches represent the phenomenon of burnout and growth
Toxic Self Care and How the Grind Mentality is Hurting Us
March 11, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Self-Care
A group of diverse women work together, communicating across a table
The 5 Skills You Need to Succeed in Any Industry
March 10, 2022
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University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
Professional Development
An open book reveals women emerging from its pages
10 Female Authors to Watch in 2022
March 10, 2022
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Arts and Entertainment
A woman hits snooze on an alarm clock
Sleep Leads to Success: Why Collegiate Women Should Hit the Snooze Button
March 10, 2022
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
Self-Care
A group of Black women pose together
Breaking Down the Stereotypes: Celebrating The Black Woman
March 10, 2022
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McGill University
McGill University
Ambitious Women
Two female scientists of color look into a microscope
In the Shadows: Shining a Light on Overlooked Women of Colour in STEM
March 10, 2022
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McGill University
McGill University
Women's History
FKA Twigs poses for a picture; her portrait is placed next to an orchid
A Woman’s Work: the Strength and Vulnerability of FKA Twigs
March 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Ambitious Women
Lights shine on an empty stage
Uncommon Women and Others: How a 1977 Play Still Rings Too True
March 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Ambitious Women
Three women sit close together, hugging one another
Why Be “That Girl” When You Could Be the Best You?
March 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Lifestyle
A woman poses with her arms up, exposing her armpit hair
A Love-Hate Relationship with My Armpit Hair
March 10, 2022
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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Lifestyle
A woman stares out her window, looking at a snowy scene
The SAD Season: How to Combat Seasonal Depression
March 10, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Self-Care
A woman sits, defeated, at her computer
The Great Resignation (of Women)
March 10, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
A group of businesswomen convene for a meeting
The Domination of Women in Public Relations
March 10, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Industry-Specific
A woman lies, tired, in bed
How to Properly Rest: Why 8 Hours of Sleep isn't Enough
March 10, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Self-Care
Woman in a red bandana singing into a microphone.
Song Suffragettes
February 23, 2022
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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Arts and Entertainment
Woman in a pink suit standing over a pink table that holds a cup of pink ice cream.
Dressing Feminine in Male-Dominated Spaces
February 18, 2022
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University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Gender Equity
Collection of pills and medicine.
The Patriarchy and Its Role in the HIV/Aids Epidemic
February 18, 2022
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University of Washington
University of Washington
Gender Equity
Movie posters for the films On the Basis of Sex, Woman in Gold, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Molly's Game.
Inspiration on Film: Movies with Strong Female Leads
February 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Arts and Entertainment
Marie Curie working with substances in her lab.
What the Nobel Peace Prize Still Means for Women
February 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Gender Equity
LSU Tiger Girls cheering together.
LSU Tiger Girls Take on the World
February 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Region-Specific
Dakota Johnson standing in a body of water with a young girl at her hip in Maggie Gyllenhaal's Netflix film, The Lost Daughter.
How The Lost Daughter Redefines Motherhood
February 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Arts and Entertainment
The book cover of the novel "The Cave Dwellers" by Christina McDowell
Book Review: The Cave Dwellers by Christina McDowell
February 18, 2022
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Arts and Entertainment
Woman in a blue top, meditating in a field
How Becoming More Mindful In Our Daily Lives Can Reduce Stress and Improve Quality of Life
February 18, 2022
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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University
Self-Care
Elizabeth Holmes on the cover of Forbes Magazine.
The Rise and Fall of the Girl Genius
February 18, 2022
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Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Ambitious Women
Two Asian women standing next to each other at a protest, one of them holding a sign that says, "End violence against Asians".
Why Asian American Women Need Solidarity Now More Than Ever
February 18, 2022
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Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Opinion and Personal
Becky Hamon, coach for San Antonio Spurs
Leading Teams to Victory: Women Leaders in Sports
February 18, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Sports
Two women, one of them whispering into the other's ear, as if gossiping or telling a secret.
The Evolution of Gossip
February 18, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Lifestyle
Female Wesleyan College graduates, taken on the steps to a building in 1913.
Times Have Changed! Improvements Made in Women's Education
February 18, 2022
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Florida International University
Florida International University
Gender Equity
Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix, photographed in a running stance.
Allyson Felix: The Story of Successful Female Athletes and the Industry That Stands Against Them
February 18, 2022
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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Ambitious Women
Phone sitting on a white table with the TikTok app open on the home screen.
Denying TikTok’s “That Girl” Standards
February 18, 2022
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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Lifestyle
Three kids standing together on a baseball field with Detroit Tigers jerseys on and baseball caps.
Women In Baseball
February 18, 2022
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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Sports
Cartoon image of a diverse group of women in workout sets, holding powerful poses.
5 Positive Female Health and Wellness Creators
February 18, 2022
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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Self-Care
Emma Chamberlain with a pink wig holding a glass dome over her head.
How Women are Dominating the Digital World
February 18, 2022
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Clemson University
Clemson University
Arts and Entertainment
Hand holding a newspaper against a bright blue background with the words "Good Newspaper" written across the front
6 News Podcasts To Start Your Day Off Right
February 18, 2022
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Fairfield University
Fairfield University
Lifestyle
Cartoon image of three women's fists raised in defiance against a pink background.
Leadership Inspiration From "Everyday" Powerful Women
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ambitious Women
The LSU Tiger Girls dance team dancing together on stage.
Dance Like a Boy
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Region-Specific
Global CEO of Chanel, Leena Nair, smiling, dressed in pink.
Leena Nair: The Embodiment of ‘the Sky Is the Limit’
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ambitious Women
Direction signs pointing in different directions, all with name of different career fields, listed as follows: Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Biology, Law, Art
A Fulfilling Life’s Work: How we Decide our Career Paths
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Professional Development
The women from the HBO "Sex in the City" reboot series, "And Just Like That"
From the 90's to Now: The Development of Female Fictional Television
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Arts and Entertainment
Image of a signed book, courtesy of Maggie Burnetti
What Fumbling In Front of My Favorite Author Taught Me
February 18, 2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Opinion and Personal
Actress Rachel Zegler, dressed in white tank top.
Rachel Zegler and her Experience as a White Latina in Hollywood
February 18, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Ambitious Women
Woman confidently pointing to her left.
What Is Self-Concept and How Can We Reshape That to Help Us Succeed in the Future?
February 18, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
Girls Inc. logo, via https://twitter.com/girlsincdallas.
Girls Inc. Is Reimagining Girl-Development
February 18, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Gender Equity
The word "boss" written in silver, glittery letters, surrounded by bright pink paperclips against a pink background.
v. girl·boss (ing)  
February 18, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Gender Equity
Woman confidently looking up at the camera.
Words to Remove From Your Vocabulary to Feel (and Appear) More Confident
February 18, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
Two women sitting near glass windows, each working on a laptop.
Want to Win an Argument? Here Are Three Ways to Up Your Game.
February 18, 2022
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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Professional Development
African American woman in a peach-color t-shirt and black biker shorts standing confidently with her hands on her hips, eyes and head tilted up towards the blue sky in the background.
We Need More Gen-Z Media Representations Like "The Sex Lives of College Girls"
February 18, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Arts and Entertainment
Close up of a fashion sketch of two women wearing brightly colored clothing.
How a TikToker Is Changing the Fashion Industry
February 18, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ambitious Women
Blonde woman in a black jacket, bright red shirt, and yellow sunglasses looking up with a daisy covering her lips against a teal gradient background.
The Notoriously Undervalued Concept of Self-Confidence
February 18, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
Hand holding a white Apple headphone.
5 Women-Run Podcasts to Get You Motivated for 2022
February 17, 2022
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Washington State University
Washington State University
Lifestyle
Woman's hands holding a book as if reading it.
Amplifying Women's Voices: An Insight Into Women in the Publishing Industry
February 17, 2022
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Washington State University
Washington State University
Industry-Specific
Woman recording music in a studio.
The Plight of the Female Producer
February 5, 2022
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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Industry-Specific
A woman in a cowboy hat sings on stage
Shaming of Female Sexuality in Country Music?
January 20, 2022
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Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Arts and Entertainment
Two individuals engage in a conversation about gender
Why Gender Neutral Language Is SO Important
January 6, 2022
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SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Binghamton
Lifestyle
A woman stares at herself in the mirror, but the face reflected is masked
Imposter Syndrome: Women Are Not to Blame
January 6, 2022
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SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Binghamton
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome
A silhouette of a woman stands in the midst of a collage of eyes
The Male Gaze and Its Effects on Women
January 6, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Gender Equity
Scrabble tiles spell the phrase "girl boss"
The Rise and Fall of the “Girlboss”
January 6, 2022
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San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Gender Equity
A microphone is pictured
5 Women Who Dominated the Music Industry in 2021
January 6, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Arts and Entertainment
An individual holds "2022" candles
New Year, New You: 7 Tips for Making and Keeping Your Resolutions
January 6, 2022
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UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Self-Care
A woman dives underwater
Catch a Wave, or a Break From the 9-5
January 6, 2022
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University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder
Ambitious Women
An individual holds a phone with dozens of notifications
How Social Media Introduces More Women to Activism
January 6, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Arts and Entertainment
A female director holds a film camera
Female Directors in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
January 6, 2022
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Boston University
Boston University
Arts and Entertainment
An individual places their foot on a soccer ball
Women in Sports: Collegiate Edition
January 6, 2022
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Sports
A clock sits on top of a pink and green background
How to Use Your Time Wisely as a Student, and Have Fun Doing It
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Lifestyle
Victoria Garrick poses in her USC jacket
Victoria Garrick: A Model for Mental Health for Ambitious Women
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Ambitious Women
A woman schedules her day in a planner
You Don’t Need to Have It All Figured Out — Here’s What Experts Say
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
A plaque reads, "Lady Boss"
Your Embarrassing and Uncomfortable Moments in the Professional World Are Over
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
Two women sit around a computer
Surviving the Winter Break Internship Process
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
Two women engage in a job interview
How to Be Comfortable With In-Person Interviews
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
A woman types on her computer
Summer Internship Applications and Anxiety
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
Shiv Roy checks her phone in 'Sucession'
Women in Business: A Closer Look at Shiv Roy From HBO’s ‘Succession’
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Arts and Entertainment
Two women work together to plant a tree
Mothers of Nature: How Women Are Shaping Green Tech and Sustainability
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Gender Equity
A group of people gather around a table, talking
2022: The Year of Networking
January 6, 2022
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Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Professional Development
A group of women gather around speech icons
5 Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary
January 5, 2022
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SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Binghamton
Professional Development
Woman looking out a window with books in her hand.
The Lack of Women in Foreign Policy and the Effects on Global Socioeconomic Development
December 19, 2021
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UCLA
UCLA
Gender Equity
A sad/worried woman's face at the spa.
Self Care That's Actually Self Care
December 18, 2021
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Duke University
Duke University
Self-Care
Woman holding green t-shirts on hangers.
Sustainable Fashion and Its Female Champions
December 18, 2021
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Duke University
Duke University
Industry-Specific
The logo for the Netflix hit series, Squid Game.
Netflix’s Dystopian "Squid Game" Dives Deep Into Gender Inequalities in Korea
December 17, 2021
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Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
Arts and Entertainment
People sitting in an office holding briefcases.
Fearing Ageism as a Young Woman
December 17, 2021
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Gender Equity
Graphic design of three women cheering under the words, "Shop Women Owned For The Holidays"
Gift Guide Supporting Women-Owned Businesses
December 17, 2021
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George Washington University
George Washington University
Lifestyle
Woman who has fallen asleep face-down on a pile of books.
How to Thrive During Finals Week
December 17, 2021
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Trinity College
Trinity College
Self-Care
Woman who has fallen asleep at her computer
How to Avoid Winter Break Burnout
December 17, 2021
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Trinity College
Trinity College
Self-Care
Woman listening to music.
Ten Female Artists You Need to Listen to Now
December 17, 2021
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Columbia University
Columbia University
Arts and Entertainment
Hand holding a phone.
How to Step Away From Technology When You Are Surrounded by It
December 17, 2021
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Self-Care
Hands pulling on blue latex surgical gloves.
The Disparities in Medical Research Between Men and Women and Their Consequences
December 16, 2021
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New York University
New York University
Industry-Specific
Hands reaching out.
How to Maintain Digital Professional Relationships
December 16, 2021
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New York University
New York University
Professional Development
Superwoman is sketched looking confident, strong
Female Representation Only Semi-Displayed in Superhero Films
December 13, 2021
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University of Florida
University of Florida
Arts and Entertainment
A group of women are shown together, smiling
The Spooky Truth Behind Networking: Tips and Tricks for Women
December 13, 2021
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UC San Diego
UC San Diego
Professional Development
Two women sit next to each other, leaning on one another
Working Women are Experiencing Burnout at Disproportionately High Rates - Why An Antiquated Ideal of Motherhood is Jeopardizing Maternal Mental Health and Pre-Pandemic Career Gains
December 13, 2021
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Gender Equity
Fractured faces of women display the idea of imposter syndrome
I’ve Struggled With “Imposter-Syndrome” in a Post-COVID College World. Let’s Talk About How We Can Reclaim the Word.
December 13, 2021
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Cornell University
Cornell University
Confidence and Impostor Syndrome