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Women in Technology (WIT) Announces Winners of the 2021 Women of the Year Awards in STEAM

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:50pm

The Girl of the Year, E'LissaAnn Jones, will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by State Farm.

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  • The Girl of the Year, E'LissaAnn Jones, will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by State Farm.
  • The Campus Student of the Year, Tram Nguyen, will be receiving a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Pyramid Consulting.
  • Women in Technology (WIT) empowers and educates women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) from the classroom to the boardroom.
  • By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the STEAM fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future.

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.

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  • It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.
  • Women's effective participation and leadership have been recognized by UN Women reports to improve productivity, enhance ecosystem conservation, and create more sustainable systems.
  • We believe that promoting women and youth leadership can significantly contribute to the development of a country.
  • Next year, Indonesia will be trusted to host the G20 Summit, which will focus on three pillars: promoting productivity, increasing resilience and stability, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth.

International Nonprofit Global G.L.O.W. Celebrates "OctobHER: International Month of the Girl"

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 11:00pm

club girls from around the world informed this year's OctobHER program by compiling a list of the challenges girls face.

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  • club girls from around the world informed this year's OctobHER program by compiling a list of the challenges girls face.
  • is proud to announce the 2nd annual OctobHER in celebration of International Day of the Girl," stated Global G.L.O.W.
  • In partnership with the Working Group on Girls, an NGO committee working for girls, with girls, at the United Nations, Global G.L.O.W.
  • Working alongside grassroots organizations, key global stakeholders, NGOs, and educational institutions, Global G.L.O.W.

BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes Announced in Celebration of National Women's Small Business Month

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BMO Harris Bank announced today that in honor of National Women's Small Business Month in October, it is introducing BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes , an event-based draw in which a woman-owned business will be randomly selected to receive a complete brand makeover valued at $20,000.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BMO Harris Bank announced today that in honor of National Women's Small Business Month in October, it is introducing BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes , an event-based draw in which a woman-owned business will be randomly selected to receive a complete brand makeover valued at $20,000.
  • "At BMO, we continuously look for innovative opportunities to support underrepresented entrepreneurs in the U.S. small business community through our BMO EMpower initiative."
  • BMO Boost Her Sweepstakes gives the lucky winner a wonderful opportunity to revitalize their brand."
  • Last month, BMO launched the BMO Women in Business Credit Program a loan product offered under the Women in Business initiative that began last year as part of their five-year, $5 billion BMO EMpower commitment.

Combination of High Winter Hormone Levels and Scarcity of Dates Make Cuffing Season Real

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:23pm

First defined on Urban Dictionary in 2011, cuffing season is the period from October to March when singles "lock down" or "cuff" romantic partners.

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  • First defined on Urban Dictionary in 2011, cuffing season is the period from October to March when singles "lock down" or "cuff" romantic partners.
  • It may be instinct or just social pressure, but cuffing season is real.
  • Scientists have suggested cuffing may be due to hormone changes during winter.
  • An astonishing 89% of men have cuffed at least once and 50% of men admit to cuffing twice or more.

Girls Who Code Campaign Empowers Young Women to 'Make That Change' by Pursuing Careers in Tech

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

Each year on International Day of the Girl, Girls Who Code celebrates the incredible power of young women around the world -- the power of uplifting each other in a global sisterhood, and, most importantly, the power of harnessing technology to create the future we want to live in.

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  • We know that there are women in tech who are already using their skills to better their communities and, at Girls Who Code, we've built an alumni network of 90,000 young women who are ready to do the same.
  • Minerva Tantoco; Tech Entrepreneur, New York City Tech Activist, and First Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York.
  • Despite this, women make up only 26% of computing jobs, and Black and Latinx women hold only 5.3% of computing jobs.
  • Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 450,000 girls through our in-person programming and we have nearly 90,000 college-aged alumni.

Plan International, Kimberly-Clark And Its Kotex Brand Announce Expanded Partnership For Girls Globally

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Our growing partnership with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex prioritizes the unique needs of girls and young women by helping them manage their periods confidently and with dignity.

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  • "Our growing partnership with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex prioritizes the unique needs of girls and young women by helping them manage their periods confidently and with dignity.
  • This expansion builds on Plan International's existing programming with Kimberly-Clark and Kotex in six countries: Brazil, Colombia, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam.
  • Plan International shares Kotex's belief that a period should never get in the way of a woman's progress.
  • Powered by supporters, Plan International USA partners with adolescent girls, young women and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality.

Verizon brings together major Fortune 500 companies to launch Women’s CoLab

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite tremendous strides toward greater gender equality and equity for women in the workplace, approximately 5.4 million jobs were lost by women in 2020 amid COVID-19. To help women re-enter the workforce and realize their career ambitions, Verizon and its partners today launched Women’s CoLab, an initiative providing women with essential resources to help them achieve success in an increasingly digital economy.

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  • Todays Womens CoLab event features leading women sharing insights and career advice.
  • With Womens CoLab, we are committed to giving women the support and resources they need to reach their career aspirations and thrive professionally.
  • Beyond the launch event, Womens CoLab offers a library of resources and peer-to-peer support on WeAreWomensCoLab.com , available for free to any user.
  • This is precisely the reason why I believe Womens CoLab can play an important role in helping women advance and succeed.

Cox Enterprises returns as the VIP Sponsor for Women In Technology's 2021 Women of the Year Awards Gala

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

This is the third year Cox Enterprises is a VIP Sponsor of the 2021 Women of the Year Awards.

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  • This is the third year Cox Enterprises is a VIP Sponsor of the 2021 Women of the Year Awards.
  • The WIT Awards Gala celebrates female visionaries of STEAM, groundbreakers in business and remarkable leaders who make a difference in their workplace and community.
  • "The incredible partnership with Cox Enterprises and the company's focused determination on being an employer of choice for women, speaks straight to our values, and we are proud to have them as our VIP sponsor for a third year."
  • The 2021 Women of the Year Awards in STEAM Gala will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 starting with a VIP Reception from 5:00 - 7:00pm and program from 7:45 - 9:00pm.

Laverne Cox to Be Honored at Girl Up #GirlHero Awards Celebrating Advocates for Equality

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

An extension of International Day of the Girl, the #GirlHero Awards highlight the collective impact of women and girls as a force for positive change.

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  • An extension of International Day of the Girl, the #GirlHero Awards highlight the collective impact of women and girls as a force for positive change.
  • Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality.
  • Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls the tools to become gender equality advocates and activists.
  • Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.