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For Fifth Year, Next Day Animations Runs Scholarship Program for Young Women of Color

BALTIMORE, Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Next Day Animations, an award-winning explainer video company, is reopening the Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship for the fifth consecutive year. Illustrating Awesomeness is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world. 

Since the program launched in 2016, the scholarship has been awarded to young people pursuing degrees in fields such as education, nursing, art, and engineering. Recipients have attended universities and colleges across the country, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spelman College, and California State University. 

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‘Rust’ Shooting: AFI Sets Halyna Hutchins Scholarship for Women DPs

The American Film Institute has set up a scholarship for women cinematographers after the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. AFI is now accepting donations for the fund, which “aims to help female cinematographers build sustainable careers in the movie business,” according to director and writer Olia Oparina.

Oparina, who calls Hutchins “her closest friend” and worked with Hutchins on the 2017 film “Snowbound” told Variety in a statement, “From the moment I sat down next to Halyna in UCLA extension’s film directing class, I knew we would be best friends.”

“We moved to Hollywood 11 years

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Britney Spears’ family has dark history of locking women up

KENTWOOD, La. — The local museum that houses a virtual shrine to the town’s most famous resident, mega popstar Britney Spears, used to be a funeral home. It’s one of the few places still open among the abandoned and ruined buildings in the tiny town center.

The vibe is still funereal despite the best efforts of Fay Gehringer, curator of the Kentwood Historic and Cultural Museum, a friend of both Britney’s parents. She said she used to make the hair bows Britney wore “when she performed in everything she could when she was a little girl.”

Gehringer, who looks younger

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LG politics: Women protest alleged harassment of female legislative leader in Port Harcourt

Some women from Etche local government area of Rivers State have staged a protest at the state government house over alleged harassment of the Leader of the Etche Legislative Assembly, Cynthia Nwala.

DAILYPOST had reported that Nwala was allegedly harassed on Monday by the chief security officer of the local government council.

She had attempted to take the mace of the legislative assembly out of the council headquarters when the crisis started.

Some of the women who were accompanied by undergraduate students in the state condemned the “harassment” and demanded an end to violence against women.

One of the students

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Lip Sync Battle to raise scholarship funds for women

The Women’s Division of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lip Sync Battle on Oct. 23. In this Q&A, Mary Mack talks about the fundraising event.

What is the Lip Sync Battle?

This is a fundraiser for our Women’s Division Scholarship Fund. We provide scholarship funding for several women, both traditional and non-tradition, to help further their education. We reach out to the Leavenworth/Lansing area private and public sector business community to participate in the event in which they come out and showcase their lip syncing talents. This is our fifth year doing this event and each

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Ekpong: Ratio of Women in Politics is Low

Prof Monique O. Ekpong

Her Excellency, Ambassador Professor (Mrs) Monique Ekpong is a Professor of English. She was born on March 30, 1950 and hails from Idum, Mbube in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Mrs Ekpong started her political service at the grassroots, as Commissioner in the Teaching Service Commission, where she made history as first female commissioner in Cross River State. She has also been a Member of Ogoja Local Government Council Caretaker Committee.

An academician; from being the Director of Schools in the old Polytechnic Calabar, she rose to become the Dean of Communication Arts

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IEEE Spectrum7 Scholarships Exclusively for Women Studying EngineeringEmployment in science, technology, engineering, and math fields is still disproportionately dominated by men, especially in engineering and …5 days ago

IEEE Spectrum7 Scholarships Exclusively for Women Studying EngineeringEmployment in science, technology, engineering, and math fields is still
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FG urges political parties to support women in politics

With less than two years to the 2023 general elections, the Federal Government has urged political parties to be more flexible in supporting women to win elective offices.

FG specifically urged political parties to deliberately leave some offices exclusively open for only women to contest.

The Minister of State (Labour and Employment), Festus Keyamo (SAN), said this during the capacity strengthening training workshop on advocacy and communication for women cooperatives from the Nigerian for Women Projects, which just ended in Abuja, on Thursday.

The event was organised by Development Research and Projects Centre in collaboration with Michael Imoudu National Institute

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The coded language that holds women back at work

Similar disparities exist in different industries. One recent study by research associate Alison T Wynn and colleagues at the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab analysed the full text of performance evaluations for an internet services company in Silicon Valley. The researcher determined that 61% of the time, when communal terms were used, they were being applied to women

These kinds of communal descriptors, though apparently positive, did not translate into higher ratings. For instance, women were praised more for being helpful, but being helpful wasn’t highly valued. Instead, ‘taking charge’ was viewed favourably. Thus, women’s chances of higher

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Murdered women: A history of ‘honour’ crimes | Crime

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On a hot summer day in late May 1994, I drove to an eastern suburb of Jordan’s capital, Amman, to investigate the reported murder of a 16-year-old schoolgirl by her own brother.

With limited information, questions roiled my mind as I drove up the hill towards the neighbourhood. Why had this girl’s life been cut short by her brother? What had her final thoughts been?

My questions would soon be partially answered by a man who was walking through the neighbourhood when I arrived. “Yes, I know why she was killed,” he answered calmly as if

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