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The History of Women’s Equality Day

For the last 48 years, Aug. 26 has been known as Women’s Equality Day in the United States. The annual observation celebrates the numerous achievements and advancements made by women throughout all parts of life, including business, politics, medicine, law, science, academia and more. It also marks the struggle women…

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Lizzo Addresses Internet Haters Who Trolled Her Following the Release of Her New Single, Calling Them ‘Fatphobic’ and ‘Racist’

Following the release of her new single “Rumors” last week, Melissa Viviane Jefferson — better known as Lizzo — received a wave of criticism over her weight, appearance and more. After the vengeful internet trolls struck, the uber-popular singer, rapper and songwriter — who has been honored with Grammy Awards,…

Carolyn Tandy

People On the Move: Carolyn Tandy, Humana’s New Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Leading health and wellness company Humana Inc. (No. 13 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has named Carolyn Tandy as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.  In her new role, Tandy will be responsible for elevating and enhancing Humana’s inclusion…

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Olympic Officials Commit to Less Sexist, More Inclusive and Unbiased Games for Female Athletes

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally underway after the COVID-19-related postponement, event organizers have one message they are committed to driving home to spectators watching the Summer Games: women athletes don’t deserve to be sexualized or treated differently than their male counterparts. Graham Dunbar of the Associated Press reported that…

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Chicago Agrees to $1.8 Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment Suit Involving 5 Female Paramedics

Sexual harassment remains one of the most troubling and disturbing issues that women will ever encounter in the workplace. The issue is especially prevalent in large urban centers like Chicago, where an estimated 62% of female paramedics say they have been sexually harassed while on the job. And now, as…

Sha'Carri Richardson

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Officially Becomes Fastest Woman in America

Sha’Carri Richardson is about to become a household name. On June 20, the 21-year-old sprinter from Dallas, Texas ran the 100-meter U.S. Olympic qualifying heat with a time of 10.64 seconds. Richardson’s finish was the sixth-fastest in history for a woman, and the fourth-fastest time ever for an American woman….

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President Biden Working To Double Number of Black Women Serving as Appeals Court Judges

President Biden’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive government are continuing beyond his picks for Cabinet and military leadership as he sets his sights on expanding the appointment of Black women on more local courts. According to John Fritze and Ledyard King of USA Today, Biden is poised “to…