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Women are nearly 60% of participants on some social networks but are sadly underrepresented in leadership in business, or in panel discussions, or events. This must change! Women lead!

"Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke, it means you believe in equality." - Kate Nash

Pavement Campaign 1907 Suffragettes Annie Kenney and Mary Gawthorne painting a pavement with a slogan, 'Votes For Women', during the Hexham by-election.

via spacewatching: STS-31 Mission Specialist Kathryn D. Sullivan poses for a picture before donning her space suit and extravehicular mobility unit in the airlock of Discovery. Onboard the April 25, 1990 shuttle mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope, Sullivan remained ready to do a spacewalk in case that there were problems putting the orbital observatory into space. The deployment went smoothly, and no spacewalk was necessary.

What Amazing Leaders Do Differently (@illumiNETMedia) August 19, 2013 In my work as a startup founder over the last few years, I've been fortunate enough to find myself surrounded by some incredible young leaders,...

"I need feminism because the internet is more negative about feminists than it is about misogynists." "We're moving closer and closer to an internet-based world — a world that appears to despise those who uphold and champion gender equality, and support those who hate others based on their gender." (See: www.whatdoesthein... and www.whatdoesthein... )

Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twains Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Childrens Book "If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won’t. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterward act quietly in the matter according to the dictates of your best judgment."

This is all kinds of awesome.

Hedy Lamar - co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary to wireless communication that we have today

#truth from NPR's She Works Tumblr

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, defending her right to run.

I Met Grumpy Cat, and Now My Life Is Complete! | Catster

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people." -- Virginia Woolf.

@Amy Vernon talking about #Narrowcasting for #smwsmac @steelcase for #smw13 #smwnyc

@AmyVernon teaching #smwsmac attendees to value the relationships you have before trying to get more followers #smwnyc

"A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. "Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class."

Community coming together after #Sandy

Cool infographic from Women 2.0. next month in New York, Details about who their speakers and mentors are. While it may seem natural that a great many will be women, given that it’s from Women 2.0, it just goes to show that if you try, you can find many qualified female entrepreneurs, founders and VCs to speak and mentor other founders. Some great details about the makeup of the conference and the community:

I somehow find this fascinating. And she IS the Royal We, after all.

In honor of two female pioneers, Amelia Earhart & Sally Ride, enjoy this #infographic of women firsts via @clinique_US

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: The Magnitude of the Movement : Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum

Women Are All of a Sudden Scoring Higher than Men on IQ Tests