Tag: women

“Vigilant inclusion” central to combating climate change

“To turbocharge work on saving the planet, we need effective, innovative, localized solutions, and diverse perspectives and experience at the table,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, the keynote speaker at the 10th annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium and Awards. This event, convened virtually over […]

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8 Kinds of Karens

Former Counselor to the President of the United States Kellyanne Conway speaks to Trump supporters at a Make America Great Again event with First Lady Melania Trump in Atglen, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2020.Photo: Gabriella Audi (Getty Images) Miss Ann (noun); a meddlesome white woman who has expired, yet still somehow lives. Ex: “I can’t […]

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MIT Libraries digitizes materials from Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe, former MIT ombudsperson, has donated professional papers to the MIT Libraries’ department of Distinctive Collections as part of the Women@MIT archival initiative, which highlights the contributions of women at the Institute by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible their personal archives. Rowe is a conflict management specialist whose work contributed to MIT having one […]

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MIT Press announces Grant Program for Diverse Voices

In keeping with its mission and longstanding commitment to grow diversity in the ranks of published authors, the MIT Press has announced the launch of the Grant Program for Diverse Voices. The initiative will expand funding for new work by authors whose voices have been excluded and chronically underrepresented across the arts, humanities, and sciences. […]

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Setting a new standard for hormone health

Half the population lives with monthly ovarian hormone cycles. Those cycles impact menstrual patterns, fertility, and much more, but stigmas around hormone problems have limited awareness about hormone health. Now, Aavia is working to help people understand their hormone cycle and its impacts. “These cycles impact quality of sleep, quality of muscle toning, energy, sex […]

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Mentorship programs for underrepresented applicants strive to increase graduate diversity at MIT

Graduate students from a range of departments and programs at MIT have launched application assistance programs targeting student applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.  The Graduate Application Assistance Programs (GAAPs) are run by volunteer graduate students and recent alumni dedicated to increasing diversity in their programs. Last year, GAAP mentors reached out to as many as 1,000 […]

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A call for increased visual representation and diversity in robotics

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Sometimes it’s the obvious things that are overlooked. Why aren’t there pictures of women building robots on the internet? Or if they are there, why can’t we find them when we search? I have spent years decades […]

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MIT welcomes Virginia Rometty as its next Visiting Innovation Fellow

Virginia M. “Ginni” Rometty, a business leader and champion of diversity in the workplace, will serve as the next MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow for the coming academic year. Formerly chairperson, president, and CEO of IBM, Rometty helped streamline the company’s portfolio by transforming it into a leader in AI, hybrid cloud, and quantum computing, both […]

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Candace Owens Wants to Go to War With Australia. Meanwhile, Australia Is Wondering WTF Is a Candace Owens

Candace Owens Wants to Go to War With Australia This is apparently a common refrain from those on the right who believe that putting folks on lockdown, asking that they get vaccinated, or demanding that they wear masks when they leave the house to keep people from dying is tyrannical. Advertisement And they forget this […]

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Documentary short, “The Uprising,” showcases women in science who pressed for equal rights at MIT in the 1990s

The MIT Press today announced the digital release of “The Uprising,” a documentary short about the unprecedented behind-the-scenes effort that amassed irrefutable evidence of differential treatment of men and women on the MIT faculty in the 1990s. Directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck, the film premiered on the MIT Press’ YouTube channel, and is now openly […]

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Thriving Stars: An initiative to improve gender representation in electrical engineering and computer science

The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science announced yesterday the Thriving Stars initiative, a new effort to improve gender representation in MIT’s largest doctoral graduate program. “All types of representation are vital to EECS at MIT, and Thriving Stars will unify multiple disparate efforts focusing on women and other underrepresented genders,” says Asu […]

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Sage Steele Lives to Say All the Wrong Things

G/O Media may get a commission As someone who also identifies as Black despite the fact that I haven’t had a relationship with my biological “father” since I was like 19—although his coward ass was kind enough to magically reappear recently just to tell me “he didn’t have a son”—I couldn’t help but laugh out […]

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MIT economist Nancy Rose receives the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

MIT economist Nancy L. Rose, the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, has been awarded the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). The annual prize, named in honor of the late Wellesley College faculty member who was the first chair […]

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Join Our Virtual Roundtable: Can We Bring Women Back to the Post-Covid Workforce?

Email Print Business Inclusion The Future of Work By Techonomy Media  |  September 28, 2021, 5:47 PM The pandemic shaved off 32 years of progress toward gender equity in the labor market and 22 years of progress toward closing the gender pay gap. These vaporized gains come with real economic costs. Pre-pandemic, we could have […]

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MIT mathematicians awarded 2022 New Frontiers Prize

An MIT instructor and an alumna have been named winners of the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, which recognizes female mathematicians for early-career achievements. Mathematicians Yilin Wang and Hong Wang PhD ’19 will each receive one of the $50,000 awards, which are given by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The prize was created in 2019 […]

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