To Americans, Afghanistan can call to mind war-torn cities without much economic opportunity. But the truth is that the country has a growing tech economy. Unfortunately, those tech opportunities are often hard for women to come by in Afghanistan’s conservative, male-dominated culture. But Fereshteh Forough, founder and CEO of Code To Inspire, aims to change that.
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Once a month, women of reproductive age go through ovulation—the process in which an egg is released from an ovary into the fallopian tubes, which can then be fertilized by sperm. At the same time, our hormones begin to fluctuate and our brain chemistry shifts
Pascale Setbon moved to the United States from France eighteen years ago with one of her children and the hope that she would remain connected to his French culture. She knew right away that as her son became integrated within the states that he would soon become culturally American. Which strengthened her desire to ensure that he would maintain a bond to his French heritage.
Large corporations are finally starting to address a common issue within business: diversity. According to two online sites, the first being online news site CNBC claims, “Companies such as Novartis, MasterCard, and AT&T are seeking out methods to diversify the work environment”, (cnbc.com). And secondly, seen online by the CFA Institute that states
According to San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, only 12% of protagonists in the top 100 domestic grossing film are female (2014). This is below the mere 16% which was found in their 2002 study. This plummet in women lead protagonists is due to the fact that Hollywood is constantly seeking out younger actresses. And let’s face it they can.
Netflix has been a source for numerous popular television series in the past few years. Some of these include: Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Arrested Development. In conjunction, a series of particular interest this season is, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. This is not the first series created by comedienne Tina Fey, however it certainly has darker undertones than, “30 Rock”, which therefore allows it to be a contestant of the unique.
This PSA has been mentioned by several popular news outlets: Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Indie Wire being just a few. And unlike any other widespread PSA, this one lacks any information on health and safety. So what is it about? Male representation in the entertainment industry…or the lack thereof.
How The End to Female Mutilation is a Triumph for all Women
“Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, signed a ban on female genital mutilation before stepping down from his presidency”, quote by The Huffington Post. “The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that consist of the partial or total removal of the external genitalia”, states the .eu site endfgm.
Just a few years out of residency, Dr. Mary Jo Gorman was practicing medicine at SSM DePaul Health Center when she started her first company, in 1991. Over the next two decades, the serial entrepreneur founded two more health care companies.
Her latest effort aims to help other women follow a similar path by nurturing early stage businesses with funding and mentoring.