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Sweden Chose Its First Female Prime Minister. She Lasted Less Than a Day.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here It seemed like a new era was dawning in Sweden on Wednesday when Magdalena Andersson, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, became the country’s first female prime minister, succeeding. But her historic term lasted less than a......

Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister resigns just hours after her appointment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A screen grab captured from a video shows Magdalena Andersson, the first female prime minister in Sweden speaking during a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden on November 24, 2021. (Photo by Swedish Parliament/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Swedish Parliament |......

Vermont-based theater group shakes up Shakespeare with more rebellious female-forward voice

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Vermont-based theater group shakes up Shakespeare with more rebellious female-forward voice – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A small Vermont-based theater collective called the Foul Contending Rebels is staging a rebellion by giving a more female-forward voice to some......

Woman becomes only female conductor of major U.S. Orchestra

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Woman becomes only female conductor of major U.S. Orchestra – CBS News Watch CBSN Live After being hired as the conductor for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann became the group’s first female conductor and the only woman to......

Fewer than 1 in 5 female employees had access to emergency paid leave during the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fewer than 1 in 5 women — 15% — worked for employers that provided emergency paid leave during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. In contrast, 22% of male workers had access to this......

‘I’m the UK’s first female arm wrestling referee’

BBC
Trying to keep two super heavyweight men under control while they twist each other’s arms may sound daunting, but for Kath Whitaker it’s just a hobby. The 48-year-old, from Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, believes she is the UK’s first female arm wrestling referee and this month she’ll officiate at the......

Jane Brown Grimes, a Rare Female Force in Tennis, Dies at 80

New York Times
Richard Sandomir Jane Brown Grimes, who as one of the rare women executives in tennis in her time modernized the International Tennis Hall of Fame, ran the rule-making body of women’s tennis and was president of the United States Tennis Association, died on Nov. 2 at her home in Manhattan.......

Men tend to have higher total credit limits than female borrowers, research finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here skynesher | E+ | Getty Images It’s no secret that there is a gender pay gap in the U.S. Women earned just 84% of what men made in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. Consequently, it would take female......

PA hockey league bans students from games after offensive chants at female goalie

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Middle school and high school students at a Pennsylvania school are now prohibited from attending hockey games for the remainder of the season after they allegedly chanted sexually explicit phrases at a visiting female hockey player. The......

Ford attracts younger and more female buyers with new $20,000 Maverick pickup

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rebecca and Shane Phillips, of California, pose in front of their car collection, including their new 2022 Ford Maverick. Shane Phillips Rebecca and Shane Phillips are accustomed to getting looks when driving around California in their 1985 Mercury Colony Park......

Beyond the Badge: Former Black, Female Law Enforcement Executive Releases Inspiring Memoir

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Retired Black, Female Assistant Chief of CHP Pens Personal Story of Triumph. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2021 – — Jonni Redick, former Assistant Chief of the California Highway Patrol, debuts memoir Black, White, and Blue, Surviving the Sifting, highlighting her personal journey from clerical worker to Assistant Chief of one......

Texas governor signs bill banning transgender girls from female sports in schools

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, U.S., May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Oct 25 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public schools, joining a......

White House to Name Rosenworcel as F.C.C.’s First Female Leader

New York Times
“Given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure all people have access to broadband, it is absolutely essential that there are trusted, qualified appointees leading these agencies,” the letter read. A native of Connecticut, Ms. Rosenworcel attended Wesleyan University and New York University Law School. In 2001, she joined the staff of......

Female Afghan judges hunted by the murderers they convicted

BBC
They were the trailblazers of women’s rights in Afghanistan. They were the staunch defenders of the law, seeking justice for their country’s most marginalised. But now, more than 220 female Afghan judges are in hiding due to fear of retribution under Taliban rule. Six former female judges spoke to the......

Mom and toddler die in “suspicious” fall at Padres’ Petco Park

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here San Diego — San Diego police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son Saturday after they fell from the third level of Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres......

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