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10 'Leading Ladies' to celebrate on International Women's Day

Susan B. Anthony. Millicent Fawcett. Nellie McClung. It’s International Women's Day, and though every woman should be celebrated today, it’s important to pay tribute to the notable names in political history of women who fought for equal rights around the world. There are many ways...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:12pm

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

Mass. ranked second-best state for women: Report

March marks Women’s History Month, and though times have changed, there’s still a lot of work to be done when it comes to women’s rights — as evidenced, clearly, by the women’s marches and #MeToo movements that have been spreading around the country. Women in the...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:59pm

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

5 ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Philadelphia

March roars in like a lion for a reason — it’s Women’s History Month! Given that Philadelphia is a city that’s known for making history, it’s a great place to celebrate the accomplishments of history-making women. From movie screenings to museum exhibits, here are five...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:04pm

'Fearless Girl' statue supporters call on NYC to make it permanent

There is a movement afoot to make permanent a bronze statue of a little girl staring down a bronze statue of a very large charging bull in the Financial District.It has come in the form of two online petitions and a separate push by local elected officials.The 50-inch "Fearless Girl," which now has...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:30am

How to support International Women's Day in Boston

Today is International Women’s Day, an annual event to celebrate the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” But it also serves as a call to action, organizers say, to continue the fight toward gender equality — especially in the workplace.In Boston, there are a number of...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:00am

When is 'Day Without a Woman' and how do I join in New York?

Women across the nation are planning a "Day Without a Woman" walk-out on March 8, International Women's Day, to show the country what life would be like if there were no women.Girl power will gather at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street (the southeast corner of Central Park) on...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:39pm

Women make gains in corner office but still lag far behind men, reports show

Canada, the United States and Francehave the highest percentage of women in leadership positions, with an average ofone-third of women holding those roles.Around the world, more and more women are being hired into upper management slots in a variety of fields, according to a recent study by...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:18pm

International Women's Day may see activism jolt from tumult over Trump

A day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of women flooded the streets across the United States and around the world in political protest. They made their voices heard — along with men — as part of the historic Women’s March. The turnout in Washington was one of the largest...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00am

PA ranks among worst states for gender equality

In matters of politics and business, it appears the glass ceiling is still intact for Pennsylvania’s women.With its high gender income inequality and poor representation in government, Pennsylvania has been ranked the fourth-worst state in the nation for women, according to a study conductedby...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:46pm

The feminist history book everyone should read

Right now, we're having a major girl power moment — and not just because it's Women's History Month. It's pretty empowering to live in a country where a woman is running for president, single women are the most important voters in this election and kids finally have a realistic-looking Barbie to...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:09pm

The key role of men in gender equality

According to UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, female workers in most countries earn, on average, between 60 to 75 percent of their male counterparts.Also,35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence at the...

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:02pm

YouTube partners with United Nations to empower female creators worldwide

YouTube is celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day, which is March 8, in a huge way. Today, the video platform site announced two new partnerships, giving appointed female video creators from around the world new ways to promote global gender equality.Related: The best and...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:35pm

Women entrepreneurs on a dramatic rise in NYC over past 5 years: Study

Watch out men, women are taking over the Big Apple.In honor of the start of Women’s History Month, a new study by the nonprofit Center for an Urban Future was released Tuesday showing that over the past five years women-owned businesses have grown four times as fast as male-owned businesses in New...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:59pm

The best and worst states for women

Tomorrow kicks off Women's History Month and all things considered, we have a lot to celebrate. Not only is one of the front-running presidential candidates a woman, but for the first time ever, women in the military can be trained for combat roles.Related: Take that, Hollywood's glass ceilingAnd...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:22pm

Famed pageant queen works to restore a historic black landmark

When Jessica Patricia Pirtle took over a museum dedicated to a famous Philadelphian, she was stunned to find many people had never heard of the museum's subject— who had died just two decades earlier.“When people in Philadelphia don’t know that a legend such as Marian Anderson lived her for over 60...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 12:56pm

Women do most spending, so why no female face on a dollar bill?

Reuters –Women may make most of the spending decisions in U.S. households but there is not a single female face on any of the paper dollars in their wallets, an omission advocates are campaigning to correct on the $20 bill.The nonprofit group Women On 20s, which has been conducting an online poll...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:28am

Fast food workers rally on International Women’s Day

Burger flippers, airport workers, domestic helpers and other low wage workers rallied outside a midtown McDonald’s to mark International Women’s Day, demanding a $15 minimum wage, while across town, thousands of women took part in a United Nations-sponsored march to call for an end to violence...

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:51am

Meet Chitra Panjabi, Vice President of National Organization for Women

Raised in Hong Kong, and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Panjabi is vice president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) based in the U.S. She explains what her role involves, as well as status of women’s rights in society.Overall, what is the status of women worldwide?Unfortunately,...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:14pm