May the fourth be with you! This week - fierce women are taking the world by storm… trooper (we couldn’t help ourselves with some more Star Wars humor). Serena Williams’s new HBO series Being Serena premieres this week, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has helped propel the streaming platform past 20 million subscribers. NYC’s concept retail store, Story, is acquired by Macy’s and its Founder Rachel Shechtman joins as Macy’s first brand experience officer. Also, Afghanistan’s first female pilot is granted asylum in the U.S. 

Western Alliance Bank Joins with Ellevate Network to Support Women’s Success Ellevate Network

How Managers Can Be Fair About Flexibility for Parents and Non-Parents Alike HBR

Quotes About Being Unique Ellevate Network

Meet The Black Women Upending The Romance Novel Industry Buzzfeed

Macy’s Acquires Story Business of Fashion

Exercise Your Networking Muscles Medium

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Helps Propel Hulu Past 20 Million Subscribers Bloomberg

Starring Serena Williams as Herself NY Times

MTA’s first female head of subways promises timely trains NY Post

How To Fix The Career “Mistakes” That Affect Your Paycheck Refinery29

How The Gates Foundation Makes 52-Week Paid Parental Leave Work Fast Company

How a Common Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It) NY Times

Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot Granted Asylum in U.S. WSJ

5 Things Successful Women Do That Others May Not Ellevate Network