April 19, 2011
What We Want For Our Daughters

You may have seen the excerpt from Tina Fey’s new book, “Bossypants” making the rounds online this week. The adorable “Mother’s Prayer For Its Daughter” is an honest and funny look at all the things we want and don’t want for out daughters, as they grow older. After reading this I couldn’t help but look […]

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April 7, 2011
The Achilles Effect and LEGOs

As a mom of both a boy and a girl with a background in early childhood education which includes teaching and volunteering in pre-school and running my own family daycare for years, I feel pretty qualified to say that LEGO’s are probably the most universally unisex perfect toys ever created in the history of toys.  […]

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April 5, 2011
Title IX Isn’t Always the Answer

Title IX was passed 40 years ago. The wording for Title IX is fairly simple, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." —United States Code […]

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March 24, 2011
Defining Gender With Coats

Its one thing to blog about gender related issues here on the blog at SheHeroes, but it’s always something else to deal with them firsthand. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was dealing with an incident regarding my son not wanting to be teased for carrying a pink umbrella. But now it […]

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March 10, 2011
Women’s History Month Profile - The Girls of Summer

Celebrating Women’s History Month doesn’t always mean honoring women in politics, science or social justice. In fact sometimes it doesn’t even mean honoring a woman, sometimes it’s about a 12 year-old girl named Tubby who loved to play baseball. In 1950 twelve year old Kathryn Johnston decided that she wanted play Little League with her […]

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February 18, 2011
10 Websites We Love That Are Helping Empower Girls

The internet is full of many things, and we are pleased to have a platform such as the world wide web to reach out to young girls across the globe and help inspire and empower them. And even better than that, is that we are not the only ones! There are hundreds of websites out […]

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February 15, 2011
Winners of SheHeroes and Girls Can’t WHAT? Comment Contest!

We are so excited to announce the winners of our first contest ever, the SheHeroes and Girls Can’t WHAT? Comment Contest! We want to thank everyone who took the time to enter and hope that you found something inspirational in the SheHero videos you watched.

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February 9, 2011
Videos Games with Dad Make for Happy Girls

We don’t normally consider playing video games to be the best things for our kids. But a recent study from Brigham Young University’s School of Family which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health had some surprising results that pointed out not just some beneficial aspects to playing video games, but that these beneficial […]

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February 4, 2011
SheHeroes and Girls Can't WHAT? Comment Contest

One of the great things about being in the business of empowering girls is connecting with all the great orgs we meet along the way! One of those great orgs is the Illinois based Girls Can’t WHAT? Here’s the scoop on Girls Can’t WHAT? from their website,

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February 1, 2011
Today's Girls = Tomorrow's Great Inventors

The Lemelson-MIT Program is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging great inventors through various outreach programs. They recently announced the results of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index that were slightly surprising. Well surprising to some, but not to us here at SheHeroes.

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