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Spotlight: Changing Rape Culture with Michele Dauber

This week, Rachel Birnam, a United State of Women Intern, sat down with Michele Dauber, a Stanford law professor, to talk about the epidemic of rape culture on college campuses. Rachel is a recent graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she raised awareness as a student activist around sexual assault on campus, […]

YOUth Can Change the World

By Katie Curran, Founder & President, ProjectNextGeneration.org, Columbia University student You are never too young to create change. In fact, the brains of young people are biologically engineered to find innovative solutions to today’s pressing problems.  Youth offer an unparalleled perspective that we should share with others. I am making my mark on gender equality.  In […]

The United State of Women: Another Perspective

  A video about the United State of Women recently appeared on my Facebook page. The video featured such luminaries as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Tina Fey. When women come together, they are an incredibly powerful force that has the ability to change the world. During the second Liberian civil war, it […]

Want to Change the World? Be a mentor!

By Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, author of Mentor for Life and Visionary Founder of Leadership LINKS, Inc. I am an African American woman, a wife, mother, and friend. I am also a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, former Marine Corps officer and federal employee of the Department of Homeland Security. Today, I am a […]

How Athletes Can Carry the It’s On Us Torch

By Cody McDavis, It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee Regional Advisor, NCAA SAAC Member. Athletes around the world answer to a higher calling and carry a heavy burden to perform in their respective sport. Everyday athletes push their limits to be greater than they were yesterday — this is especially true for Olympic athletes. Why? […]

Coding (and Coloring) the Universe

By Kimberly K. Arcand, Chandra X-ray Center/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory When people ask me what I do for work, I often say that I’m a storyteller. It’s not that I stand on a stage with a microphone and narrate long tales to a rapt audience. My stories are told differently, not through voice or music, but […]

What do you think the little girl will do?

By Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Iridescent Imagine a little girl and a little boy ready to play. Imagine saying to them both “Come. See this machine here.” What do you think the little girl will do? I was that little girl once, and I was lucky. Lucky to have a mentor who believed […]