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‘Half the Board’: Demanding Gender Parity in Tech Boardrooms by 2025

Girls in Tech’s “Half the Board: 50/50 by 2025” campaign is demanding gender parity in tech boardrooms. (Girls in Tech) Women have made up less than 25 percent of the hires in tech over the past 20 years. That needs to change, says Girls in Tech, a global nonprofit committed...

Picturing Women, Picturing Dissent: The Moroccan Photographer Breaking Barriers—Inside the Museum and Out

As the Moroccan government increases repression of journalists, activists and artists, Moroccan photographer Fatima Zohra Serri makes women’s bodies and experiences visible—from menstruation to marriage to street harassment. Self-portrait of Serri in a mirror, held by an anonymous woman between her spread legs. (Courtesy of Fatima Zohra Serri) RABAT, Morocco...

Women’s Representation: Accelerating the Pace of Change Toward Women’s Equality

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment! Women’s History Month and...

Women in Data Science Initiative Holds Global Conference to Celebrate International Women’s Day

There’s an international demand for collaboration and networking among women data scientists around the world. Cue: The Women in Data Science Worldwide Conference, March 7 and 8. The WiDS Worldwide Conference encourages women in data science to establish their own national and regional networks while participating in a broader...

Weekly Pulse: An “All-Out Assault” on Abortion; House Passes Equality Act; Virus Variants Threaten Pandemic Progress

(Charles Edward Miller, KUT, Andrea Starr @ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness. This week,...

The Ms. Must-Read: Reviving the ERA, Five Decades On

An ERA demonstration on July 9, 1978 in D.C. (Bettye Lane / Creative Commons) Every Friday, Ms. executive editor Kathy Spillar breaks down the week’s biggest stories, offering commentary. This weekly letter from the editor recaps critical developments in U.S. and global feminism—alongside the latest Ms. must-reads—right as they unfold. You...

Tackling Food Insecurity: Don’t Overlook the Leadership of Women and Girls

COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the deep disparities in accessing resources worldwide, especially in conflict and crisis settings. But there are solutions, and women must be part of them. As the world marks International Women’s Day on Monday, and the U.N. prepares to debate conflict and hunger later in the week,...

Essential Workers Demand Prioritization in Vaccine Rollout

Alma Garcia fills hundreds of cold meal bags, in San Antonio on April 9, 2020. (U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr) As the Biden-Harris administration celebrated distributing a landmark 50 million vaccines last week, essential workers at higher risk of COVID-19 infection and death are demanding official recognition as a...

Bridging Black and Women’s History Months: Why “Black Women Best” Can Deliver Liberation for All

America’s economic system is woefully unequal and unshared. ‘Black Women Best’ is about dismantling that inequity and building a table that everyone can have a seat at. The ‘Black Women Best’ framework could push the Biden administration to go big when it comes to the COVID-19 recession and our nation’s long-standing inequality...

March 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us

The Feminist Know-It-All: You know her. You can’t stand her. Good thing she’s not here! Instead, this column by gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand will amplify stories of the creation, access, use and preservation of knowledge by women and girls around the world; share innovative projects and initiatives...