This week - IBM is increasing its existing parental leave and introducing new policies for family leave. Startup raises $800,000 to offer easy access sex education programs, and Chapel Gate, an Irish Whiskey founded in 2015, is the only all-female Irish whiskey company in the world. Baltimore based artist Amy Sherald paints Michelle Obama’s official portrait, and Carla Williams will become the first African-American woman to be University of Virginia’s athletic director.

Why Women-Owned Startups Could End Poverty (and the Numbers Back It Up) Inc

IBM Is Giving Its New Moms and Dads Even More Perks Fortune

Kayla Newman, the Woman Who Invented ‘On Fleek’, On Building a Beauty Empire The Cut

Startup raises $800,000 to improve sex education TechCrunch

This Irish Whiskey Is Made Entirely by Women Fortune

The New Book That Puts Tech’s Sexism Scandals Into Perspective Fortune

Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device NPR

Virginia set to be first Power Five school with African American woman as athletic director Washington Post

Being your own priority—a business (and life) imperative LinkedIn

It's 2017 and Amazon only has one woman among its 18 most powerful executives Recode

How These Two Women Finally Exposed Harvey Weinstein Marie Claire

How a Mormon Millennial Made Tech Cool for Kids Politico

After a Late Start, an Artist’s Big Break: Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait NY Times