79-year-old women lands martial arts, action-hero role | Gender inequality hinders growth of GDP, study says | Female journalists honored by IWMF
November 1, 2012
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79-year-old women lands martial arts, action-hero role
Kay D'Arcy may be 79, but her age is not slowing her down. She will star in the "Agent 88" Web series as an assassin with killer martial art moves. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (11/1)
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Gender inequality hinders growth of GDP, study says
An estimated 865 million women will be blocked out of the global economy due to gender equality, which will hurt gross domestic product growth in many countries, according to a Booz & Co. study. The study found a individual country's GDP could be positively effected by a rise in the employment of women. CGMA Magazine (10/2012)
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Female journalists honored by IWMF
The International Women?s Media Foundation presented 2012 Courage in Journalism awards to a group of women from around the world. Palestinian blogger Asmaa al-Ghoul and Ethiopian newspaper columnist Reeyot Alemu were among this year?s winners, while Pakistani newspaperwoman Zubeida Mustafa received a lifetime achievement award from the organization. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/24)
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Trends & Insights
Campaigns find strength from media women
Women have emerged as leading forces within the media surrounding the campaigns of both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Stephanie Cutter and Barbara Comstock have helped lead the Democratic and Republican campaigns respectively, while campaigns managers have tapped tech-mavens such as Sheryl Sandberg and Kara Swisher to engage voters via technology. The Huffington Post/The Blog (10/26)
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More women work full time, but wage gap persists, data indicate
Women earned about 79 cents for every dollar earned by men between 2009 and 2011, even though their employment numbers increased while those for men decreased in that period, according to Census Bureau data. Between 2007 and 2009, women earned 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/25)
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Ideas in Action
Program teaches girls key tech skills
As its name implies, Girls Who Code teaches girls tech skills like website design and Javascript, as well as how to create a startup company and attract investors. The Girls Who Code program began in New York City this fall and will expand to seven more cities next year. The Huffington Post (10/24)
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Emily Dickinson,
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