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“Popularity is Overrated” Or What Bernadette Can Teach Us About Likability & Ambition

“Popularity is overrated.” This may be the best and most telling line for women looking for purpose in their work—in spite of a “likeability problem.” She admits at one point, “I’m nobody’s friend.” Spoken by Bernadette Fox, played by Cate Blanchett in the new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” these phrases are protest against shame, judgment, social ridicule and even mean girls.

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The Diversity Divide: How Two Words Clash and so Do the Worlds They Represent

I can’t imagine that anyone would be surprised by this August 11, 2019 headline in the New York Times citing research that correlates hatred of women with mass shooters more consistently than any other characteristic. As the nation reels from the past week’s events, the evidence mounts that misogyny runs deep in the veins of disaffected men most likely to fit the profile of those who perpetrate acts such as last week’s mass murders in El Paso and Ohio.

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Opportunities Made By A Black Woman: Founder Helps Launch Ideas

Shelly Bell acknowledges she is a super cool person. But, also, “I am a nerd,” says the founder of Black Girl Ventures, which recently received $450,000 in funding over two years from the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation. Bell’s company that she founded in Washington, D.C. in 2016 “is dedicated to offering comprehensive education and advisory services that outline a road map for the growth and success of minority and/or veteran women entrepreneurs.

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Does It Change Everything? New Geena Davis Doc on Hollywood Tries To Change Inequities

In the opening moments of the documentary, “This Changes Everything,” actress and executive producer of the movie, Geena Davis cracks a joke that is the heart of the film. Referring to the children’s books of “See Dick, See Jane,” Davis says,” I felt like we see Dick all the time. I want to see more Jane.”

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