6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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MomsRising CEO On The End Of DACA: “Short-Sighted, Cruel and Harmful to Our Nation”

Statement from Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families: “President Trump’s heartless and damaging decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will have dire consequences for our communities and our economy. Our diversity is what makes our nation strong, innovative and prosperous; […]

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

Environmental Good Is THE Fashion Statement

San Francisco is at the forefront of social activism, and it’s no surprise that we also lead the nation in environmental conservation. Since this mindset is ingrained in locals, their consumer choices often align with their social beliefs. But we often overlook that shopping is one of the leading environmental waste industries. Despite all the production and labor that is […]

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

5 Ways to Use Apps to Avoid Pregnancy (or Make It Happen)

Thanks to advances in technology, there’s an app to track just about anything—including your fertility. Thinking about getting pregnant or still wanting to avoid it? We’ve got you covered. With so many options out there we’ve listed some of the best apps that will help you monitor everything from your period and ovulation cycle to your cervical fluid and basal […]


The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

While overt sexism in the sports world is slowly becoming less prevalent, we shouldn’t be celebrating just yet. Sports commentators have often shied away from hypersexualizing female athletes and other blatant sexist attacks regarding females’ athletic abilities, covert sexism is still alive and well. Take, for example, the recent exchange between professional tennis player Andy Murray and a reporter during […]

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A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

With Harvey Weinstein’s list of accusers up to a staggering 43 women, people have taken to Twitter to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. Sparked by a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano, Twitter users are using the hashtag #MeToo to show just how prevalent this issue is. On October 15, Milano tweeted the following: If you’ve been […]

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Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here and we are reminded again of the progress and struggles associated with this awful sickness. Based on recent data, the mortality rate of breast cancer decreased by 38 percent from 1989-2014, which prevented about 300,000 deaths. One in eight women will still be affected by breast cancer, but thanks to increased awareness, early detection, […]

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How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

Since the beginning of the Donald Trump administration, it feels like everyone in the entire country is on edge. Multiple issues, from racism to sexism, have come to the forefront. And for many, everything has changed. Expectations and standards of compassion and decency are higher. But that has made our society’s pitfalls more obvious. As a Black woman writer who […]

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The Overdue Downfall Of Powerful Men Committing Sexual Harassment

The Overdue Downfall Of Powerful Men Committing Sexual Harassment

Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, and now Harvey Weinstein. These are names on the growing list of powerful men in Hollywood and media accused of sexual harassment and/or assault. But the commonalities between these men extend beyond their careers and infamous accusations. Another important attribute they share is their age. All of the men on this notorious […]

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The Perfect Pop Of Color

The Perfect Pop Of Color

As previously forecasted from the fashion runway, red is the color of the season. A red monochromatic outfit would be bold and memorable, but a simple red pop of color can make just as big of a statement. Rina shows us how: As I write this at the airport on my way home from New York Fashion Week, I’ve never […]

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The Latest Attack On Women’s Reproductive Rights

The Latest Attack On Women’s Reproductive Rights

In yet another blow to women’s health and reproductive rights, President Trump has officially reversed the Obama-era mandate requiring employers to include birth control coverage in insurance plans. On Friday, October 6, President Trump announced that employers, including colleges and universities that provide health insurance to students and employees, would now have the right to withhold birth control coverage on […]

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Post-Pregnancy Body Stigmas That Must End

Post-Pregnancy Body Stigmas That Must End

After giving birth, society expects new mothers to revert to their original body shape. But achieving such a task requires time and energy, which is difficult especially when there are newborn children to care. These stigmas must end because they cultivate a negative way of thinking and bring about undue pressure on mothers.   Author’s Note: Since many messages about post-pregnancy bodies […]

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A Simple Nail Design Trend For Fall

A Simple Nail Design Trend For Fall

Simple, minimalist nail art designs are in trend for fall! They add fun details to your overall look and are eye-catching without being too bold. In addition, they are very easy to do! Check out the tutorial from Alyson’s blog: This fall you might see more than just vampy and neutral cool shades on nails. Subtle art designs were popping […]

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Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, the second West Coast Family Investment Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The theme for the conference was “Exceeding Return Expectations, Sourcing the Best Deals & Aligning Values.” The conference program included a three-part series with a set of different speakers for each series. The first included Mira Veda, founder and editor-in-chief […]

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6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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How To Dress For Autumn When It’s Still Warm Outside

How To Dress For Autumn When It’s Still Warm Outside

Although the fall season has begun, San Francisco is still pretty warm! You’ll have to wait to break out your stylish sweaters and coats, but that doesn’t stop you from engaging in autumn trends. Liat shows us how: The weather is starting to get cooler, however it’s still not cold enough for sweater or boots as it appears everywhere, from […]

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An Alternative Method To Toxic Call-Outs

An Alternative Method To Toxic Call-Outs

If you witness unconscious sexism in the workplace, the perpetrator should know that he/she did something wrong,  for the sake of the receiver and the perpetrator.  But calling out the perpetrator could be potentially toxic and hinder progress. Here’s a different method that may be more productive and inclusive. There are so many varying opinions on the current state of […]

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The Illusion Of Work-Life Balance

Mother holding baby  and typing on laptop computer in kitchen.

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” -Jack Welch Never has the topic of integrating work and life been so important to me as it is right now. Having given birth to my son a little over year ago, I am challenged by the public-facing commitments and the […]

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Achieve Minimalist Style With 4 Tips

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There’s beauty in simplicity. Minimalist fashion best encompasses this idea! With just a few key items, you can look fashionable and put-together. Rina shows us how: I’ve always been fascinated by the minimalist’s ability to create such stunningly classic ensembles with key pieces. Read on for 4 easy tips on creating a minimalist outfit. 1. Neutral tones are the way […]

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San Francisco’s Most Splendid Event Of The Year

Photo by Tiffany Rika Russell.

The San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Some of San Francisco’s most influential people attend decked to impress in ball gowns and tuxedo’s, creating a visual feast for a first time spectator. There is no shortage of Silicon Valley’s tech pioneers, major philanthropists, political figures or cultural leaders in attendance […]

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