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Women and Business: September 1st, 2017

Women and Business: September 1st, 2017

This week - Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins responds to director James Cameron’s comments suggesting that the film was a "step backwards" for women in Hollywood. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan introduce their second daughter, August, into the world with a letter of hope and encouragement for her future. Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, creators of e-commerce marketplace Witchsy, reveal that they created a fake male cofounder in the early stages of their business to combat sexism. Black Girls Code turns down a $250,000 donation from Uber and Whitney Wolfe, founder of dating app Bumble, sets out to create a professional networking site focused on empowering women.

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism Fast Company

Can the Best New Female Racer Make It to Nascar? That’s the $15 Million Question Bloomberg

Is the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood growing? ABC News

#GAReads | Google 'professional women' emoji nominated for Design of the Year Gender Avenger

This Photo of Emmy Rossum Directing Sums Up What Women Face in Hollywood Levo

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Unloads on James Cameron: ‘There Is No Right Kind of Powerful Woman’ Fortune

How to Keep Email from Ruining Your Vacation HBR

‘Childhood Is Magical.’ Read the Letter Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Wrote to Their Baby Daughter Fortune

France Wants to Criminalize Catcalling. Should the U.S. Do the Same? Fortune

Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber Tech Crunch

I Didn’t Wake Up Like This Buzzfeed

Feminism's 1970s Flagship Faded From View — But In 2017 It's Back With A Vengeance Refinery29

Exclusive: Sequoia Capital is Running a Mentorship Program for Hundreds of Silicon Valley Women Fortune

Bumble reinvented dating. Now it's taking on LinkedIn Wired


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