Tag: women

‘Holler’ explores the reality of women trying to get an education at TIFF

In her feature-film debut, making its mark at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), writer-director Nicole Riegel explores a semi-autobiographical story in Holler, following a young girl from Ohio as she navigates the complexity of escaping her hometown.

Ruth Avery, played by Jessica Barden (The New Romantic, The End of the F*cking World), gets accepted into college and joins a metal scrapping crew with her brother Blaze (Gus Halper) to earn enough money to go.

Riegel showcases the harsh reality of a teenager from a Rust Belt town being told what the most “practical” or attainable

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This School Just Enrolled 61% Women In Its MBA Program

Only 35% of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math students in higher education globally are women, according to recent data from the UNESCO Institute for Science, and that has a direct impact on the workforce. Even though women constitute about 50% of the total labor market, as of 2018 there were only 28% of women in STEM fields.

STEM has long been a man’s world, but many business schools are trying to change that. The latest to make headway is a public school in the southern United States, Georgia State University Robinson College of Business, which reports that women are flocking

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In Mexico women inmates find education chance amid pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at a higher rate than the country as a whole, and pandemic lockdowns have reduced their already limited contact with the outside world.

But one group of women inmates at a prison west of Mexico City have managed to benefit, as the lockdown spurred a wave of professionals with time on their hands to donate online classes.

With schools closed, Mexico as a whole is still struggling with learning-at-a-distance; the government decided to hold televised classes this year because not enough students had a computer

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eleanor Roosevelt and Sonia Sotomayor on DC list of influential women

It’s no surprise that some of the most powerful women in the nation are found in Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is the epicenter of not only lawmaking but history itself.

The bar is high. But each of the 10 women chosen by USA TODAY for Women of the Century made history of her own.

In August, America marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women gained the legal right to vote. In commemoration, the USA TODAY Network is naming 10 American women from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who have made significant

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Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Coretta Scott King among 10 influential women from Alabama

Despite a state government that has historically hoarded power and opportunity for the few, women in Alabama have for decades championed causes and led movements to bring equity, fair treatment and opportunity to the many. Alabama women have risen from racism, poverty and prejudice to make waves that ripple across the nation, not just the state. 

Women in Alabama such as Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King were the foot soldiers, behind-the-scenes planners and unsung caretakers of a national Civil Rights Movement buoyed by the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Selma’s voting rights marches. Black women in Alabama would carry this

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