Britain Holds Fashion Magazines and Advertisers To a Higher Standard

We have all seen magazines on the newsstands overflowing with images of airbrushed actresses and supermodels. A lot of research has shown in recent years that those images have a major impact on young girls, the increase of eating disorders among them and their self-image. While watchdog groups attempt to point out airbrushed supermodels on […]
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SheHero of the Week: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Nothing is more inspiring than using your celebrity to help young girls feel better about themselves. And that’s what California’s first daughter and part of the Kennedy dynasty, Katherine Schwarzenegger has written her first book, “Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty.” It may seem strange that a girl who’s […]
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Women Earning More PhD's Than Men

It feels like we are constantly being bombarded with studies show how few women are involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But a recent report about women in academia has shown that in some areas women are making some serious strides. Last year was the first year in history that more […]
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SheHeroes In The News: Margaret Murnane

Here at SheHeroes we are never surprised when we hear about the SheHeroes we have interviewed doing even more amazing things. But a recent announcement made last week made us smile just a little bit wider when we read the news. Last week President Obama announced his intent to appoint several individuals as Members of […]
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New Study on Girls in STEM

Reports that were  recently  released show some dismal statistics. It appears that girls today are no more interested in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than they were 10 - 20 years ago. According to a study from the Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Colorado at Boulder getting girls to […]
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SheHero of the Week: Danica McKellar

You may or may not remember the show that aired in the 80s and 90s, “The Wonder Years.” If so you must remember the lead female, Winnie Cooper the longtime young love of the show's male lead, Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). Winnie Cooper was played by Danica McKellar, who instead of continuing a career in […]
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SheHero of the Week: Shannon McNamara

Girl Scouts is a great organization that encourages girls to work hard in all that they do and inspires them to give back to their community by making the world a better place. But Girl Scout Shannon McNamara decided to take those lessons a bit further and step outside her own community by making a […]
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Introducing Meghan Harvey

Posted by Meghan Harvey My name is Meghan Harvey and I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself to the SheHeroes community. I am just beginning my second week as the Communications and New Media Manager for SheHeroes. I have been working in New Media, as well as freelance writing, for the last few years […]
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Focus Groups for new SheHeroes music!

Recently, Nicole and I visited the Johnson branch of Boys and Girls Clubs  in Denver, Colorado and held focus groups to help pick a new song for the videos!  About 15 boys and girls ranging from ages 7 to 12 participated in two focus groups. Laurie Braunstein helped with a second round of focus groups […]
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Meet Our Intern: Gloria Yang

For the past year, Gloria Yang has done research for SheHeroes to support our target matrix of women, episode development, and the background research to help us make SheHeroes healthy and effective. Gloria is a senior at MIT pursuing a double degree in Management and Mathematics with Computer Science. She has been involved in many […]
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SheHeroes was created by a group of MIT alumni who were concerned by the lack of diverse role models for their growing daughters. Today, SheHeroes is an inspired group of educators, business leaders, scientists and doctors who firmly believe our videos of influential and relatable women role models open girls’ minds and horizons.

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