Meet the Woman who Discovered a Whole New Type of Galaxy

Jason Cheng

Now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, Mutlu-Pakdil analyses data collected from telescopes to help unravel the mysteries of the universe—especially how galaxies form and change over time.

While Mutlu-Pakdil and her team continue to study the intriguing object, she hopes that her work and her story will inspire other immigrants and students, especially those from underrepresented communities.

Ellen Ochoa Was The First Latina To Go To Space, Now She Shares Her Top Career Lessons

Jason Cheng

In 1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to travel to space after a career in STEM that built up to that moment and yet one of her top career lessons comes from a different part of her life.
“From my Marine friends, I learned to keep focus on two things: (1) accomplish the mission and (2) take care of your people,” shares Ochoa. “If you do #2 well, then your team will take of #1.”
As she thinks back on the things that helped her when exploring a career in STEM, particularly during a time when diversity was less present, Ochoa credits professors who mentored her and helped her visualize the future she wanted for herself and encourages Latinas at the start of their careers to do the same.

These Black Women Changed The Course Of History In The Past 150 Years

Jason Cheng

The stories, accomplishments and lives of Black women have never traditionally had a place of importance in mainstream history. For centuries, achievements reached by Black women have only ever been celebrated in the Black community, amongst those who knew how big of a deal it was. But as the years have gone by, society has learned not only to embrace these milestones, but finally celebrate the noteworthy accomplishments Black women have brought to the table: Althea Gibson was the first Black woman to compete in the Wimbledon Championships (and win, paving the way for Venus and Serena Williams); Michelle Obama became the first Black First Lady of the United States, who used her platform to spread knowledge about equality, nutrition and general kindness.
But before the world knew the Gibsons, the Obamas and the Harrises, there were the Chisholms, the Hamers and the Mahoneys. From as far back as the 1800s to present day, Black women have been shaking up societal norms and becoming vanguards for positions now deemed normal for a Black woman today to have. These seven women took admirable steps in their respective fields over the last 141 years to become medical experts, politicians, inventors and the like so the Black woman of today could follow their dreams as well.

Driving Equality in the Workplace: Practical Solutions to Some of the Business World’s Most Persistent Issues of Inequality

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This content functions as a complimentary resource for those who would like to guide their business culture toward an environment of equality — in turn driving positive returns, contributing to employees’ overall satisfaction at work and thereby decreasing employee turnover, contributing positively to the global economy, and acting as leaders in their industry.

Untapped Reserves: Promoting Gender Balance in Oil and Gas

Representing roughly a fifth of employees in the oil and gas industry, women account for a significantly smaller share of the workforce than they do in almost any other sector. These women also work disproportionately in office jobs; they have a very limited presence both in technical roles, which are often considered prerequisites for career advancement, and in upper management. The upshot: oil and gas companies are failing to fully leverage a potentially sizable and critical pool of talent.

Comics Color Outside the Lines, Drawing a Diverse Cast of Heroes

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National Geographic 2017 By Jeremy Berlin Graphic novels and comic books now feature an inclusive pantheon of heroes, from LGBT figures to a black Spider-Man and a female Thor. Bam! Thwak! Pow! Diverse superheroes are giving old stereotypes a beating. As comic book and graphic novel sales in North America cracked one billion dollars in 2015, nontraditional characters—racial and cultural …

Memoir Meets Cultural Commentary in ‘Undoing’

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Princeton Alumni Weekly May 16, 2018 By Morgan Jenkins Just off a grueling national book tour, Morgan Jerkins ’14 is still full of passion at Murray-Dodge Hall in late February before giving a talk on her New York Times bestselling debut, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female and Feminist in (White) America (Harper Perennial), …

Doc McStuffins

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Doc McStuffins (also known as Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital in the fourth season) is an American animated children’s television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a girl who can “fix” toys, with help from her toy friends. It features songs written and composed by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis. Reruns air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

The series received positive reviews due to the show’s concept and the main character, as well as its portrayal of African-Americans (Nee stated in 2013 that Doc is African-American, proposed by Disney during her initial pitch, Nee initially only knowing she wanted a girl doctor) in a Disney series. Chris Nee describes the series as “Cheers for Preschoolers.”

On November 16, 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth season by Disney Junior. On April 4, 2018, Lara Jill Miller, the voice of Lambie, said that the final episode of the final season has been recorded, ending the show after five seasons. (from Wikipedia)

Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before

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Harvard Business Review February 07, 2017 By Raina Brands and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo Although women make up 40% of the global workforce, they hold only 24% of senior management roles around the world — a figure that has not changed significantly over the past decade. Of chief executive officers of S&P 500 firms, only about 5% are women. Why aren’t more …