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International Women’s Day 2017

Recognizing the Importance of Women Everywhere

The members of Love Handles pose for a group shot after their performance Wednesday night at the ISchool.

Women’s History Month is celebrated nation-wide throughout the month of March. The University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center organized a number of events this month to recognize local women and girls who have strengthened UIUC’s campus and community.   Wednesday night, the WRC hosted a Women’s History Month Kick Off Event at the School of Information Sciences to celebrate women and International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change.  The Champaign based musical group, Love  Handles, came out to perform feminist-powered songs.   Continue reading

Miss Empowered

Lead Designer of UI Startup Seeks to Empower Young Girls

A University of Illinois startup, Miss Possible, aims to empower young girls to dream big and challenge stereotypical career paths set by society for women. Lead Designer Kelly Lin has created a line of dolls, which girls can both play with and learn from.

These dolls are’t your typical Suzy Homemaker Barbie. The dolls are modeled after influential women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields). The fields within STEM are ones which are in dire need of women. The vision is that by showing young girls all the possibilities available to them, these girls will not be deterred to pursue careers dominated by men.

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