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Right now, 130 million girls are out of school. If the number of girls out of school formed a country, it would be the tenth largest on the planet – bigger than Japan or Germany.

We cannot afford to squander the potential of 130 million girls to cure diseases or end wars, invent brilliant technology or revolutionize an industry...or simply to access opportunity.

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02/24/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
Ahead of the #Oscars this weekend, Janelle Monáe highlighted another #HiddenFigure who should be celebrated. Raye Montague is the woman who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designs its ships. In 1970, her bosses told her department that they had one month to figure out how to design a ship using a computer. Montague completed the task in less than 19 hours.

“You are an American hero and...
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Janelle Monáe Honors 'Hidden Figure' And Naval Engineer Raye Montague

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02/24/2017 at 11:09. Facebook
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02/24/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
When women have children, they often find themselves running into what scholar Joan Williams calls the maternal wall: their professional commitment and competence are questioned, and opportunities start drying up. When researchers gave subjects identical resumes except for one detail—one mentioned "membership in the PTA"—the mothers were 79% less likely to be hired and held to higher...
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02/24/2017 at 04:53. Facebook
Nine black women artists whose names and stories we should celebrate this #BlackHistoryMonth and all year – like Alma Thomas, the first woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. #MustRead

Museums Celebrate The Black Women Artists History Has Overlooked

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02/23/2017 at 03:15. Facebook
Women who lobby for a promotion are 54% more likely to get one than women who don't, but on average, women are still less likely to be promoted than men. The disparity is largest at the first step up to manager—for every 100 women promoted, 130 men are promoted.

Read more of our findings on the state of women in the workplace at womenintheworkplace.com
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02/20/2017 at 12:45. Facebook
Things we ❤: Women Who Draw is a new online directory that highlights the work of women illustrators, with an emphasis on women of color and LGBTQ artists. The site was built as a way to put more diverse work in front of art directors, editors, and others in the position to hire illustrators.

Feast Your Eyes on Women Who Draw, a New Site That Spotlights Female Illustrators

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02/17/2017. Facebook
Men often gravitate towards sponsoring other men at work – and since there are already a reduced number of women in leadership roles, it's not possible for junior women to get enough support unless senior men jump in too.

It should be a badge of honor for men to mentor women. And it isn't just fair – it's good business.

The Men Who Mentor Women

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02/15/2017. Facebook
"Stop spending 100% of your time on 10% of who you are."

Drop The Ball, a new book by Tiffany Dufu out now, offers key advice for doing more of what matters to you – and less of everything else. Get our discussion guide here: [ Leanin.org Link ] #DropTheBall
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Spotted at the Lean In office today (made by our colleague Clarice Cho!):
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Women in heterosexual relationships still do a majority of housework and childcare, and in many cases husbands’ careers get prioritized.

According to a survey of graduates from Harvard Business School, three-quarters of millennial women anticipate their careers will be at least as important as their partners, while half of millennial men believe their careers will take priority.

In honor of...
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How to be a 50/50 Partner

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02/10/2017. Facebook
"Because of Title IX, girls and women like my daughter are born with races to win, goals to score and achieve, on the playing surfaces and beyond. They will push, carry and direct America and the world along uncharted paths to higher ground." #ThanksTitleIX

Pots & pans: Thank you, Title IX, for redefining ‘playing like a girl’

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02/10/2017. Facebook
Maanasa Mendu is only 14 years old, but she is already making the world a little brighter. After experiencing persistent blackouts on a family trip to India, she developed a device that will help supply affordable, sustainable energy to people who need it most. Her invention won her first place and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist at the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist...
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14-year-old Maanasa Mendu Takes the Title of America’s Top Young Scientist

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02/09/2017. Facebook
Black girls are suspended from school 5x more than white girls, even though they don't commit more serious offenses.

The National Women's Law Center launched #LetHerLearn to raise awareness about the racial disparity girls face in school and to take steps to change it – because every girl deserves equal opportunities in the classroom.
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02/09/2017. Facebook
Gender stereotypes start early. By six years old, girls are more likely to associate high intelligence with boys and are more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence

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02/08/2017. Facebook
"Six men. Six women. Similar jobs. Who makes more? We tried a little experiment."

Unfortunately, the results probably won't surprise you.

Are Guys Getting Paid More Just Because They're... Guys?

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02/07/2017. Facebook
Yes! Circle member Louis Brogan pens a piece on joining the LeanIn Belfast Chapter and finding a group of like-minded women who encouraged her to ask for more and step outside her comfort zone. #LeanInTogether

Join a Circle near you: leanincircles.org

Leaning In With The Women Of Belfast

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02/07/2017. Facebook
Tiera Guinn is just 22 years old and she’s already working for NASA. In a few months she'll graduate from MIT...with a 5.0 GPA.

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer At NASA

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02/06/2017. Facebook
When Bessie Coleman took flight in 1921, she didn't just break the glass ceiling – she soared tens of thousands of feet above it.

Almost 100 years ago, the first black female pilot took flight — and you need to know her name

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02/06/2017. Facebook
Trailblazing Women from History: Ida B. Wells, a journalist and activist who spent her life fighting racial injustice. The daughter of slaves, Wells fought to end lynching in the US, helped found the NAACP and the National Association of Colored Women, and actively campaigned for women's suffrage. #BlackHistoryMonth