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4 Things Women Need, Curry’s Courageous Young Fan, and The Dress for Respect

December 3: Badass women and the news that affects them

Company Culture

  • Apple has announced a new training program for female entrepreneurs and programmers. Starting in January, female entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to attend two-week-long training sessions at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. US News

  • The Wharton Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania has released a report detailing the four things that women need in order to be happy and successful at work. According to their findings, women’s overall wellbeing in the workplace depends on representation, pay, health, and satisfaction. Forbes

Quick Hits

  • NBA star Steph Curry sent 9-year-old Riley Morrison a brand new pair of Curry 5’s and invited her to celebrate International Women’s Day with him after she wrote him a letter expressing her disappointment that the shoes were not available in girls’ sizes. Props to Curry! Bloomberg

  • The well-worn shoes that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, sported on the campaign trail will be displayed at the Cornell Costume Collection exhibition called "Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline." CNN

  • New studies have found that female CEOs are around 45% more likely to be fired than their male counterparts. Forbes

  • Listeners have mixed feelings over a Cleveland radio station’s decision to ban “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from its Christmas queue due to its predatory nature. In light of #MeToo, it’s certainly a conversation worth having. CNN

  • Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood announced there will be a sequel to the widely popular book and is set to be released in September 2019. The story is narrated by three women and is inspired by “the world we live in” now. We can’t wait to get our hands on it! Fortune

Around the World

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina are ranked #1 in Europe and central Asia and #6 globally when it comes to equality in the workplace, according to the Women’s Workplace Equality Index, a new study. Emerging Europe

  • Following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the heads of United Nations agencies released a statement calling for direct action. In Israel, hundreds of demonstrators condemned sexism and violence against women at a rally in Tel Aviv, and thousands have pledged to strike on Tuesday against violence against women in Israel. Times of Israel

  • Also in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United Nations released a report revealing that last year, more than 50,000 women around the world were killed by an "intimate partner" or family member...that's 137 women killed per day. NBC News

  • Researchers in Brazil created “The Dress for Respect,” a touch-sensitive dress to track how often women were groped on an average night out in real time. The project, part of a Schweppes campaign, tracked three women on a night out and they were touched a combined 157 times in four hours. After the experiment, men from the party were invited to view the results...hopefully the images will encourage them to rethink the ways they approach women in the future. Quartz

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By Cara Hutto

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Cara Hutto is a freelance writer and the former assistant editor at InHerSight. Her writing primarily focuses on workplace rights, job searching, culture, and food, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in media and journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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