Women to Watch

The Phoenix Symphony – President & CEO

The Phoenix Symphony (TPS) is Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and considered a cultural icon. Founded in 1947 as a part-time orchestra, TPS has grown to become Arizona’s only full-time symphony orchestra with a 38-week season and 66 musicians. Organization The Phoenix Symphony ...

The Radical Personal Life Of Johann Sebastian Bach

“I’ve talked to people who feel they know Bach very well, but they aren’t aware of the time he was imprisoned for a month. They never learned about Bach pulling a knife on a fellow musician during a street fight. They never heard about his drinking exploits—on one two-week trip he billed t ...

‘This is not a place for me’: female politicians reveal frustrations on the campaign trail

Justin Trudeau jabbed his left arm, clad in a dark boxing glove, as news cameras clicked and rolled beyond the ropes. Head down. Eyes up. The incumbent prime minister’s feet moved quickly, nimbly. One hit, then another on the pads of his opponent, before the 47-year-old politician stepped back and ...

Oldest Known ‘Last Supper’ Painted By A Woman On Public View After 450 Years

Plautilla Nelli’s 23-by-6½-foot depiction of Jesus and his disciples was painted for her sisters at a convent in Florence in 1568. When that convent was shuttered by Napoleon’s forces in 1808, the canvas was moved to a nearby monastery, where it was hanging in a (very) humble refectory when i ...

Parties look to attract more female candidates

In the run-up to this fall’s vote, some federal political parties say they doubled down on efforts to boost recruitment of female candidates.  The 2019 federal election campaign has seen the highest numbers of female candidacy in Canadian history. Political parties with the highest numbers of wo ...

Activists Want The Oscars, Emmys And Tonys To Give Up Gendered Acting Categories. That Isn’t Happening. (Yet.)

“The debate has roots in older conversations about whether carving out places in a male-dominated field for one group, in this case women, comes at the cost of excluding others. Proponents of gendered categories say that absent such distinctions, men would dominate the nominees and winners.” ...

Twitter bot combats negative tweets to female candidates

Canada’s federal parties boast record high numbers of female candidates for the 2019 vote, but women still face barriers like online abuse when looking to participate in the political process, according to experts. Lana Cuthbertson, the co-founder of Parity YEG and the former chair of the Alberta ...

Pinterest’s Audience Algorithm Is Awesome. Now It Has To Change

The company’s leaders say they want to map a different route to success in Silicon Valley, one that’s less meteoric and more humane. But in its first year as a public company, it faces a pivotal challenge: How to grow beyond a user base that has historically skewed toward white, suburban women ...

Morphing ‘Swan Lake’ Into A Modern Irish Folk Tale

Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan has taken the kernel of the Tchaikovsky/Petipa classic’s story and transplanted to in the milieu of contemporary Ireland to create Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, with a score of Irish and Nordic folk music accompanying a narrative of a depressed loner and a young wom ...

Five Women Sentenced For Plot To Blow Up Notre-Dame De Paris

“A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a car bomb outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. … The five women, aged between 22 and 42, were arrested after a car packed with gas cylinders w ...