Here's one for the "I was today years old when I learned" list: In 1916, Keds was the first company to make sneakers for women. Fast-forward to today — past a century during which the iconic brand fox-trotted and dirty-danced into the footwear Hall of Fame on the feet of some equally iconic women — and Keds is still going strong with classics like its Champion style. Just as the Champion stands for female empowerment, Keds has stayed committed to the same mission by creating a community of women via brand partners, collaborators, and an all-female leadership team.
What’s the current state of household chores for women across the U.S.? That largely depends on what region you’re talking about and what political ideology the women in question hold — at least according to the findings of a new survey.
"What he’s achieved simply by being with the queen for all those years is absolutely remarkable and unprecedented," says historian Anna Whitelock
CARE spokesperson Bellamy Young paid a visit to the BUILD Studio on International Women's Day 2019 to discuss what she hopes to see among women in the coming year — and how her character on "Scandal" informs her today.
'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism," pregnant Duchess Meghan, newly named vice president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, said on International Women's Day.
This 9-year-old girl wrote a letter calling out an Major League Baseball-licensed game for mocking softball— and the MLB took note.
After recognizing the impact that "Level Up" has had on others, the singer is also acknowledging how she's leveled up in her own life.
Trailblazing FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson took the stage at the 2019 MAKERS conference Thursday to speak with two female firefighters on the front lines in California: Kristina Kepner, battalion chief, Los Angeles Fire Department, and Kristin Crowley, deputy chief, LAFD. Kepner and Crowley both beat the odds to become firefighters (just four percent of firefighters nationwide are women).
"Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up," the first daughter said of the controversial piece that sees a look-alike model vacuuming up crumbs.
A top French tennis player's response to a question about the hiring of female tennis coaches prompted an enormous cheer from the crowd at the Australian Open. Lucas Pouille -- who will play Novak Djokovic on Friday at his first grand slam semi-final -- was asked a question by John McEnroe about his coach. SEE ALSO: Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win the Ballon D'Or, gets asked if she can twerk McEnroe interviewed Pouille immediately after he defeated Milos Raonic in the quarter-final. He referred to Pouille's decision to hire former tennis player Amelie Mauresmo, a former world number one. McEnroe said: "I'm getting the feeling that a lot of these guy players are going to be hiring female coaches now." > "She knows everything about tennis. It's not about being a woman or a man." > > \- @la_pouille on new coach @AmeMauresmo #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/AhbhZuVIH2 > > -- #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2019 24-year-old Pouille replied saying: "They should. She has the right mindset, she knows everything about tennis. It's not about being a woman or a man, you just have to know what you're doing and she does." The crowd erupted into applause as Pouille said these words. Well said. ## WATCH: These are the puppeteers breathing life into the 'Jurassic World' dinosaurs
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a powerful message of social justice and equality at New York City’s Women’s March this weekend. During the speech, Ocasio-Cortez drew comparisons between this moment and the Civil Rights Movement, while emphasizing the importance of intersectional advocacy. “Justice is not a concept we read about in a book,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a rallying call for action.
"There have been race, class and other conflicts from the beginning, with the suffragists. So this is not the first time there have been controversies around race in the women’s movement," says Zakiya Luna, assistant professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara.
When Camila Coddou found out her former employer, who apparently co-owned a chain of coffee shops, had a politically charged YouTube channel called #MeNeither, the feminist felt compelled to expose her.
The former Fox News host shared an op-ed praising Ivanka Trump as "a true feminist."