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NYC Ferry buoys female captains

Constansa Torrejon-Reyes is pretty sure she has the best office view in New York City. Her desk is the helm of a NYC Ferry. On the first truly warm day this spring, she looked out over the controls at the sun glinting off the East River; behind her, a deck full of passengers enjoyed the 70-degree...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:51am

NYC launches fund to help women's film and theater projects

New York City wants to see more women on screen — and behind the camera.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city is launching a $5 million fund to support film and theater projects that are “by, for or about women.” The effort is spearheaded Mayor’s...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:56am

Female Airbnb hosts are taking over NYC

There is no question that Airbnb is a popular option for travelers visiting New York City — and for New Yorkers looking to make some extra money by opening their homes to those out-of-towners. What might come as a surprise, however, is how many of those hosts in New York City are women....

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:03am

Celebrities join the #MeToo movement

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ve probably seen the words Me Too taking over most of your feed. There two little words behind a big movement on social media aimed at drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. The...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:23am

New study suggests wearing heavy makeup makes women look less like leaders

A new makeup study from Dundee, Scotland’s Abertay University suggests that women who go without makeup are seen as "better leaders" than those who paint their features heavily. Here’s how the study worked: 168 respondents were asked to assess which woman in a pair of two...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:13pm

New female-centric co-working space coming to Williamsburg

Women-only co-working and social spaces are growing in popularity across the country, especially in New York City. For example, The Wing has expanded to three locations in just two years, including its first Brooklyn space, which launched Feb. 26. And come this summer, women will also have the...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:03am

Starting on International Women’s Day, LinkNYC kiosks showcase influential city women

For more than a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. And starting today through the rest of the month, some of New York City’s most trailblazing female political activists will be honored...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:45am

Gender equality drives this NYC-based tech company

Thursday is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, which aims to build on the momentum of recent women’s equality movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp — and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:04am

Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in NYC

With Thursday International Women’s Day, thousands across the globe will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women under this year’s theme, #PressForProgress. #PressForProgress strives to not only extend the momentum of recent women’s equality...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:51pm

Women's Day 2018: When is it and why is it celebrated?

International Women's Day, or Women's Day, is almost upon us. Why is Women's Day celebrated? It’s a worldwide event celebrating the activists who have paved the way for women's suffrage and those who still strive for it today.  Women's Day is a time to not only...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:37pm

The Wing takes its first flight in Brooklyn — and beyond

Since opening in 2016, The Wing has given thousands of women in New York City a space to commune, create and co-work — and now it has world domination on its horizon. Or at the very least (for now), its first Brooklyn location. The Wing opened Monday in Dumbo in a former tape factory at 1...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:03am

Attention M/WBEs: The city is more open for your business than ever before

With a new ad campaign and $40 million loan investment, New York City wants minority- and women-owned companies (M/WBE) to know it is more open for their business than ever before, and it’s going about that in two new ways. The first is through a $40 million private investment that will give...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:06am

STEM gender gap, empowering girls part of Cuomo’s 2018 Women’s Agenda

As part of his 2018 Women’s Agenda for New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new actions geared toward empowering girls. The “Be Aware-Be Informed” learning module will enable state youth to build healthy relationships, close the STEM gender gap, offer mentoring and...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:56am

March, then learn how to run — for office

On Saturday, tens of thousands are expected to converge in New York City for the 2018 Women’s March on NYC, a follow-up to last year’s Women’s March on Washington, which along with its hundreds of sister marches, was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history. But what comes...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:02am

These factors keep millions of women from obtaining a bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree can give many workers an edge when it comes to job hunting and their salary, so why don’t millions of women — 76 million to be exact — have one? Because of numerous life factors, a new study from The American Women’s College at Bay Path University...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:03pm

Girls Who Code, Accenture empower Bronx students to tackle tech's gender gap

Aminata Jaiteh became interested in computers at an early age. “Not just your typical playing games, but I was genuinely interested in how a computer functions,” the 17-year-old student at Manhattan/Hunter Science High School told Metro. “I wanted to know what it took to make an...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:52pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

Drag, burlesque, comedy & tattoos for charity at Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Update, Nov. 28 - Witch, please! Here is your updated list of performers for Saturday's Nasty Woman Project event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt. Take advantage of the tattoo pop-up and it'll be a night to remember. (Don't forget that all proceeds go to the Anti-Violence...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:42pm

No one is taking Ivanka Trump's speech against sexual harassment seriously

Ivanka Trump condemned sexual harassment in the workplace during a speech on women’s empowerment in Japan on Friday and the irony was not lost on Twitter. "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect," the first daughter said at the World...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:05pm

No one knows how many American women die from childbirth every year

No one knows how many American women die from pregnancy or childbirth every year in the U.S. In fact, data collection is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government hasn’t kept official records on maternal deaths in more than a decade. But even with incomplete data, researchers...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:43pm