Since 2014, the independent Los Angeles-based collective the Kilroys has sought to increase representation for female playwrights by publishing a list of new plays by women deemed worthy of production. This year, the group’s list has a more specific focus: female and transgender writers of color. Continue reading Los Angeles Collective Honors Plays by Women of Color
Despite the progress made by women in science, engineering, and medicine, a glance at most university directories or pharmaceutical executive committees tells a more complex story. Women in science are succeeding in fields that may not even be conscious of the gender imbalances.
Women’s wrestling might not seem like the most natural of subjects for producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to (pardon the expression) tackle. The two writers, who’ve been friends for years dating back to their time on “Nurse Jackie,” were looking for another project to team up on. “We knew we wanted it to be female-focused, we wanted it to be a comedy, but we had no other insight beyond that,” says Flahive. Continue reading ‘GLOW’ Creators on Why They Wanted to Make a Series About Women’s Wrestling
CINCINNATI, OH – Dr. Nadine C. Wheat has one goal – to make better leaders.
Dr. Wheat, the new Union Institute & University Director of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), Bachelor of Science with a major in Organizational Leadership and Undergraduate Business programs, brings corporate and academic experience to the position.
Potential readers would be forgiven for not expecting Weike Wang’s new novel “Chemistry,” which is about a Ph.D. student who struggles with family pressure, relationship issues, and depression, to be funny. Continue reading Weike Wang Combines Humor, Science, and Depression in Debut Novel ‘Chemistry’
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) hosted their annual business and opportunity fair June 20-22 in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada.
The “Join Forces. Succeed Together“ National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions’ align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace.
When Ava DuVernay began to think about the directors she wanted to work on “Queen Sugar,” the Louisiana-set series she created for OWN, she wasn’t interested in the usual suspects. Continue reading Ava DuVernay doubles down on women directors for ‘Queen Sugar’
Marty O’Connor has been a familiar sight in Chapman University’s Beckman Hall the last couple of years, rolling to class in his wheelchair.
Just five years ago, O’Connor (MBA ’17) was a young salesman for packaging industry firm TricorBraun, traveling internationally and “making great strides, at the apogee of my career,” he said.
Aja Brown, the incumbent mayor of Compton, California, has been re-elected to lead the city for a second term.
The 35-year-old ― who made history in 2013 at age 31 when she was elected as the city’s youngest mayor ever ― won about 60 percent of the vote, defeating former Mayor Omar Bradley in Tuesday’s election, KABC reported.
During the primary, Brown won by 20 points, a little less than what she needed to avoid a runoff with Bradley, according to KABC. Brown’s campaign strategy was to stress the work that she started and needed to finish in order to improve Compton via a “12-Point Plan.” That includes youth development, economic growth, culture and arts, safety and infrastructure.
Bradley’s conviction for misusing city funds after he left office in 2001, though overturned on an appeal, didn’t help his campaign. Brown told the local outlet that after the city “overcom[ing] decades of corruption,” it’s time for progress.
“Our unemployment rate has dropped from 18.5 percent to 7 percent so we’re focusing on the last 7 percent to make sure Compton residents are involved in the beautiful restoration of our city,” Brown said.
Brown doubled down on her promises to “build a better Compton” in a post-victory statement on Wednesday.
“Throughout this campaign, we witnessed the love that Compton residents have for their city and the interest they have in our shared vision for Compton’s future,” said Brown, who’s campaign slogan was “Let’s Finish The Work.”
Continue onto the Huffington Post to read more about Aja’s work in Compton.