Aviation runs in the Rexon family. In fact, a photo of Capt. Wendy Rexon and her first-officer daughter, Kelly Rexon, went viral this week after passenger Dr. John R. Watret tweeted an image of the inspiring duo during a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
MSNBC and NBC News reporter Mariana Atencio says there needs to be more young Latina women represented in media, and that’s what inspired her to write her memoir "Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real." In the book, which comes out in June, Atencio recounts her journey from her native Venezuela, to New York, where she worked her way up to become an anchor.
It has been a record-breaking year for women in New York’s state government, an accomplishment that has been in the works for nearly a century. This article outlines how it happened, highlighting political milestones, including the first female legislators' arrival in 1919 and the most recent election, which resulted in 70 women in the state's legislature.
U.S. astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were scheduled make the first all-female spacewalk on Friday. Unfortunately, NASA discovered a little too late that the women both needed a medium-size spacesuit. Since only one medium suit will be ready in time for the spacewalk, astronaut Nick Hague will take McClain’s spot. The decision has been met with a less than stellar response and has sparked a debate over existing gender barriers for women who work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The all-female editorial board of “Women Church World," including founder Lucetta Scaraffia, announced their decision to leave their posts as a response to leadership change. This monthly magazine was published alongside the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano and was used as a voice by women, for women and about issues relevant to the Catholic Church.
Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut first introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act in 1997, and House Democrats passed the bill on Wednesday. This is a step toward pay equity, as the bill improves on some of the ineffective parts of the landmark Equal Pay Act of 1963.
The Food and Drug Administration wants doctors to communicate the potential risks of inaccurate mammogram results for patients. More than half of women over the age of 40 in the U.S. have dense breasts (which make it harder for doctors to detect cancer) so these patients may be recommended further testing.