After working in a world of ‘tech bros,’ this woman founded a female-only island

We’ve all had those moments, whether you’re drowning in work in a cramped cubicle or just tired of the daily grind. In those moments, a thought might cross your mind, like “I wish I could escape to a private island.”

Well, entrepreneur Kristina Roth actually made that happen. She’s not just escaping to an island, she owns it. And she’s opening it up to women worldwide. But men? They’re not allowed.

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The She Rocks Awards Celebrates Outstanding Women In The Music Industry

Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of The B-52s (Photo: Estelle Massry/Coucou Photography)

As the entertainment industry turns the light on and exposes its darker side, it was refreshing to attend the sixth annual She Rocks Awards, which shined a light on the accomplishments of women in all facets of the music and audio industry. Held during the annual NAMM music convention in Anaheim, CA, the ceremony has evolved from a small breakfast gathering in a hotel room into a must-attend gala, with this year’s show moving up in style and attendance to the newly opened House of Blues. Honorees and speakers focused on the positive and uplifting messages of respect, recognition and rock and roll. As Melissa Etheridge acknowledged in her speech after receiving the Icon Award, “We rock… and we are a force to be reckoned with!” Continue reading “The She Rocks Awards Celebrates Outstanding Women In The Music Industry”

Women in TV: CW Aims to Close the Gender Gap With New Shows ‘Valiant’ and ‘The She World’

When it comes to TV and film, men haven’t just dominated the screen, they’ve also been at the helm of executive, directing and writing positions for years. Of the overall behind-the-scenes roles—like writers, executive producers, producers, editors and cinematographers—women only accounted for roughly 17 percent of the industry in 2016, according to Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film 19th annual Celluloid Ceiling report.

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Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women : NPR

This is a follow up to the Previous Post: A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story : NPR

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with Lincoln Center, it rethinks popular music to put women at the center.

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A-list female stars flock to TV for better roles | GulfNews.com

Forget playing “the girlfriend” or “the mum.” Television is proving an embarrassment of riches for women thanks to complex, original characters and female-centric plots that are attracting Oscar-calibre movie stars to the small screen.

Once regarded as the step child to Hollywood movies, A-list actors like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon are flocking to TV series, and jostling for this year’s Emmy awards.

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Are D-FW theater groups fair to women playwrights?  | Theater | Dallas News

Gender parity has been a growing issue across the nation. A  study  released June 27 by Actors Equity shows that women find fewer work opportunities and draw lower salaries than their white male counterparts. The study  examined employment data for shows that opened between 2013 and 2015. It is in line with an article in the Oct. 16 edition of American Theatre that notes that women wrote just 26 percent of plays in the 2015-16 season. Add to that the preponderance of roles for men in the classic canon, and

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