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Meet the MotherCoders: An Excerpt From GEEK GIRL RISING

In GEEK GIRL RISING, meet some of the women changing the tech industry from the inside out.

Ruby Karp on Why She Embraces the F-Word ("Feminism")

Author, comedian, and high-schooler Ruby Karp shares how she learned about gender stereotypes – and why “feminism” isn’t a dirty word. This is an excerpt from her new book “Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl.”

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Why is Work by Women Systematically Devalued?

Both men and women tend to value work by men more then work by women. It's important to become self-aware of these biases and work to limit their influences on our behavior.

The Woman Who Has Spent Almost a Year of Her Life Underwater

At age 78, Sylvia Earle has spent over 7,000 hours underwater. She's using this experience to push everyone to care more about the negative effect we are having on the world's oceans.

Natural Hair Dolls to Celebrate Your Afro Puffs!

As a little girl, Karen Byrd noticed that her Barbies didn't look like her. So when she grew up, she created a doll line that did. Natural Girls United! empowers African American and multi-ethnic girls by providing toys which celebrate their skin and their hair.

I'm a male feminist. No, seriously

John Brougher, founder of, shares his views on what it means to be a feminist and why he considers himself one.

Essence: Black women still poorly depicted in media

Angry black woman. Baby momma. Gold-digger. Essence Magazine on the way black women remain stereotyped in the media.

Lean In Stories

My life did not begin under perfect circumstances, but I had a family who believed I could persevere. I am blessed to know I can be that positive voice and source of support for others.

Read Ty-Licia’s Story

I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what, can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer.

Read Reese’s Story

If there is a single trait that all Afghan women share, it’s determination. Put another way, we lean in.

Read Shireen’s Story

Training beside me was a huge shock for many of these young alpha males. Here was a 37-year-old mother of two doing as well or better than almost all of them.

Read Major Jaster’s Story