Women to Watch

How The Internet Has Changed (Is Changing) Book Culture

“The personal touch sometimes takes some of the critical edge out of books conversation online. Like many outlets, Bustle is fazing out professional book reviews, and Electric Literature did away with its reviews a couple of years ago now. Instead, these websites are prioritizing personal es ...

By The Numbers: Picture Books In 2018 Were Less Diverse

Male characters continue to dominate the most popular picture books: a child is 1.6 times more likely to read one with a male rather than a female lead, and seven times more likely to read a story that has a male villain in it than a female baddie. Male characters outnumbered female characters in ...

The Guardian’s Five Female Choreographers Who Are Pushing Their Art Form Forward

“Their moves are fresh, funny and stylish; their subjects include the climate crisis, gender politics and poetry.” – The Guardian ...

Samoa Bans Elton John Biopic For Gay Content; Activists Say To Samoa, “Oh Puh-Leeze, Miss Thing’

“The banning of Rocketman, a biographic film about the life of musician Elton John, in Samoa has prompted criticism by human rights activists of ‘selective morality’ in a country where transgender women are widely accepted.” – The Guardian ...

PSP Investments Gains 7.1% in Fiscal 2019

Today, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced its fiscal 2019 results:The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced today that it ended its fiscal year March 31, 2019, with net assets under management (AUM) of $168.0 billion, compared to $153 ...

There’s One Corner Of Hollywood Where Women Are Making Real Progress: Animation

“Women hold half of the leadership positions at the major film animation companies, new research has found. And, of the top 120 animated films over the last dozen years, nearly four in 10 had female producers, which is more than double the number of women who produced live-action films in that t ...

Mind the (gender) gap: Big data with impact

Amanda Maxwell, Science Borealis editorial coordinator What image pops into your head when you hear the word ‘expert’ in news stories? It’s probably the stereotypic male authority. ‘Probably’ because globally women’s voices are missing from the news — we’re much more likely to hear a ...

The Director Of ‘Hadestown’ Won A Tony And Ripped Into The Reasons She’s The Only Woman Directing On Broadway This Year

It has nothing to do with who is ready to direct, Rachel Chavkin said. “There are so many women who are ready to go. There are so many artists of color who are ready to go. … This is not a pipeline issue. It is a failure of imagination by a field whose job is to imagine the way the world could ...

What If You’re A Fiction Writer, But You Need To Write About Science?

Well then, you become obsessed with theoretical physics, of course. Just ask Nell Freudenberger. Freudenberger “was, like so many other young women, encouraged to believe she didn’t ‘have the right kind of brain for it.’ After doing badly in a maths test in her teens, she was told by a tea ...

The Wine Bible with Karen MacNeil Video

The Wine Bible with Karen MacNeil In this live video chat with Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible which was recently rewritten for a second edition, we discuss: How did the Wine Bible get its name?How do you see women in the wine industry?Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines ...