Women

Alyssa Milano, Rep. Maloney and others rally for Equal Rights Amendment in NYC

Actress Alyssa Milano, New York Representative Carolyn Maloney and others rallied in New York City on Monday in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. Gathered at the Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan, the activists held signs that read "Put Women in the Constitution" and "Equal...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 3:41pm

Natick museum exhibit puts spotlight on women in WWII

When you think of women in World War II, the first image that pops into your mind is probably of Rosie the Riveter, with her flexed arm and polka-dotted bandana. “But that just scratches the surface of what women did,” says Sue Wilkins, director of education at The International Museum...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:15pm

Women.NYC launches to support city’s working women

With Wednesday’s launch of Women.NYC, working women across the five boroughs received a new resource designed to help them succeed in their careers — and make New York City fairer for them. Unveiled by first lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, the Women.NYC initiative...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 1:28pm

Paulette Jordan: Everything to know about the would-be first Native American governor

Last night, Paulette Jordan won the Democratic primary of Idaho’s race for governor. "AJ is a good man and a formidable opponent," Jordan tweeted early this morning of adversary A.J. Balukoff. "He and I debated issues that haven’t been discussed in Idaho for decades...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:49pm

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