Femtastic Friday: Week 3

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Happy Friday! We hope you’re excited :)!

Please stop by and meet our new staff! Our office hours are 11 AM – 6 PM from Monday to Friday.

Events

Every Wednesday from October 19 – November 16, Stanford students will be invited to watch and discuss Oprah Winfrey’s BELIEF Film Series. Special guests will be in attendance each week, to be in conversation on the topics raised in each episode. Viewings and discussions will be held at 8 PM in CIRCLE, third floor, Old Union.

Check out http://events.stanford.edu/events/635/63581/ for more info!

Be on the lookout for an announcement of our new interns and for more details about the Campus Ambassador program!

Interesting Reads and Other News

A new documentary, “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World,” premiered on CNN on October 12. It depicts the visit of the first lady, the actors Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and the CNN correspondent Isha Sesay to Morocco and Liberia to meet with girls fighting to stay in school. Andra Day’s anthem “Rise Up” is the theme song.

Michelle Obama also gave a passionate and inspiring speech recently in New Hampshire, in which she denounces Trump’s bigotry and his comments about women. Read here.

This analytical article, “Election Update: Women are Defeating Donald Trump,” predicts what the polls would look like if just men or just women voted in the presidential election.

Check out this valuable video, “Building Effective Networks,” posted by Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report seeks to measure “the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics” for over 140 economies. This report has been released for a decade, so it can help measure progress of different countries over time.

Finally, here is a beautiful, inspiring video on self-confidence, “Soy Yo,” by an eleven-year-old girl in Bomba Estéreo.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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