August 11, 2011
10-Year Girl Hacker Speaks at Defcon 19

Sometimes when perusing the web for interesting articles and stories about SheHeroes around the world, I stumble upon someone who just sticks with me. The story of this ten-year-old girl was one those stories.

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August 2, 2011
New Study Shows Reason for Decline in Interest in STEM for Girls

A lot of what we talk about here on the blog is the lack of girls pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We are always excited to see new research or studies on the subject especially when they help pinpoint the answer as to exactly why girl’s interests in […]

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July 22, 2011
Single Sex Schools

It seems everywhere I turn lately I’m seeing more and more stories about the growing trend (or growing lack of depending on what article or blog post your reading) of single sex schools. Not super expensive prep schools, but public charter schools for only boys and only girls. Arguments for and against these schools make […]

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July 19, 2011
Will Women’s Soccer Help Change the Tide for Women’s Sports?

Though many of us were heartbroken by the U.S. Women’s Soccer team loss last week, it’s hard not to be excited about what the women’s world cup may have done for women’s sports in general.  And hopefully, what it did was show people just how exciting it can be.

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July 5, 2011
Sweden’s Genderless Preschool

A pre-school in Sweden has taken the next step in gender neutrality by eliminating gender references in their school. This groundbreaking step is being taken at “Egalia,” a taxpayer-funded preschool in Stockholm where teachers do not refer to the children as “boys” and “girls” but instead as “friends.” Toy distribution is carefully planned so as […]

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June 28, 2011
SheHeroes Solving the Problems of the Future

We love showcasing SheHeroes all over the world, especially young SheHeroes! Four New Zealand girls have been working hard to come up with a solution to help save the honeybee.

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June 20, 2011
Cheerleading Fights to Become a Sport

For many years the stereotypes associated with cheerleaders has been either the school mean girl or school airhead. And those stereotypes have been reinforced in movies and television shows (see Glee) since the first high school movie was made. I have to admit that I bought in to those stereotypes a time or two during my […]

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June 9, 2011
Finding Role Models in Your Neighborhood

One of the biggest events to happen every year where I live is the annual rodeo. It’s known as the “World’s Fastest Rodeo” and is celebrating 90 years this year. Every year the Rodeo Queen and folks from the rodeo association visit the schools to teach kids about the rodeo and how using the cowboy […]

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June 2, 2011
Bring Back Ruby

I recently came across something posted on Facebook that captured my eye. It was a blog post about a campaign from the Body Shop that had launched in the late nineties known as “the Ruby Campaign.” The Ruby campaign was part of a bigger ‘‘Love Your Body’’ campaign from the store. The Body Shop wanted […]

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May 11, 2011
SheHeroes in History: Nellie Tayloe Ross

May 3 marked a special, yet not widely recognized anniversary in Women’s History. On that day in 1933 Nellie Tayloe Ross (one of my favorite SheHeroes in History) took office as the first female and longest serving Director of the US. Mint. But that wasn’t the only things Ross was known for. You would think […]

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