Posted by Jess Downey | Jan 14, 2019
Posted by Jess Downey | Jan 10, 2019
What We Love
Meg Wolizer has been a literary force for decades. Her recently acclaimed novel, The Wife, was turned into a movie, for which Glenn Close is winning awards. The descriptiveness in her writing is second only to her beguiling characters who stick to the ribs and stay with you long after the final chapter. Her latest book, The Female Persuasion, follows Greer Kadetsky (although she adeptly switches voice to other characters, Faulkner style) as she wades into the Feminist Movement. As it evolves, so too does the heroine, who discovers her own (outside) voice.
in a watershed moment for women in sports, the World Surf League announced equal pay for women in their sport.“Bravo to the WSL for their commitment to equal pay,” says Bianca Valenti, a San Francisco–based pro surfer who won Latin America’s first big-wave surf competition this summer. By conquering a 20-foot wave and winning the competition, she took away $1,750—a quarter of the $7,000 men’s prize. “Maybe we’ll find we have created equity not just in surfing, but for all sports.”
Elizabeth Holmes wanted to be the next Steve Jobs. But John Carreyrou’s reporting in Bad Blood shows that her Silicon Valley start-up, Theranos, turned out to be an enormous fraud, and we burned through the book in 2 days. Holmes started Theranos when she was 19, having dropped out of Stanford University, and she claimed to have devised blood tests that only required very small amounts of blood at Theranos. She became the world’s youngest billionaire on the way to a federal indictment for defrauding investors.
Real Woman Happenings
It was Linda Martin’s lifelong dream to open her own clothing boutique, and at age 62—after retiring from a 40-year career in human resources—she did just that. Now, she’s on a mission to inspire other women to chase their dreams, too.Read More
Food fads may come and go, but the ones with staying power can truly change the way we eat.Read More
Figuring out what you want to be when you grow up is hard enough the first time. Getting it right the second time around can be almost impossible, especially if you don’t know where to begin. We sought the advice of women who’ve successfully made their own transitions to guide you to your next phase.Read More
A new breast cancer study delivers life-changing results for many women diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Erica Linden breaks down this groundbreaking trial and shares how it will impact breast cancer treatment.Read More
Sports writer Dana O’Neil was a Villanova basketball beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News for almost a decade before moving to ESPN in 2009. So, when the team hit a buzzer-beater to win the championship in 2016 after a 31-year drought, she seized the moment.Read More