Megyn Kelly: A Role Model for Women on Both Sides of the Aisle

By Laura Nunez “Who gives a damn what label we use, as long as we are living a life that supports other women” – Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly – Fox news anchor and author of Settle for More – has transformed from prototype Fox darling to unexpected champion of female empowerment. Although she may not…

Interview with Adi Tafuna’i, The Woman Who Rescued Samoa’s Economy

By Tina Lu Though Samoa is seen by many as a tropical paradise, the remoteness of the Pacific islands deprives many residents of opportunity. As a result, many Samoans leave their homeland to pursue jobs abroad. Adimaimalaga (Adi) Tafuna’i works to build sustainable economic opportunities for Samoan women and families, to keep Samoans in Samoa….

President Obama Celebrates Two Women in Tech with Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Tina Lu President Obama awarded scientists and celebrities alike the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week. Among the recipients include famous comedian Ellen Degeneres, basketball player Michael Jordan, and two women in tech—Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, also known as “Amazing Grace” and “the first lady of software,” had passed…

Hillary Clinton: Our First Female President?

By Tina Lu With only days left before the 2016 Presidential Election, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting closer than ever. Yesterday, New Hampshire changed from “Leans Democratic” status to “Tossup.” Georgia, too, became a tossup state, contrasting ts reliably Republican background. Days before, Utah and Ohio started leaning Republican, and…

U.N. Recruits Superhero Strength to Fight for Gender Equality

By Laura Nunez Superhero, crime fighter, army nurse, and now Honorary Ambassador for the U.N., DC comic book character Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) has just added a new day-gig to her extraordinary adventures. On October 21, 2016, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon bestowed the iconic DC super-heroine with the title of Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment…

Interested in Biochemistry? Read This Interview With Anita Lee!

By Lydia Chen Anita Lee is the Associate Principal Biochemist at Merck & Co., Inc., which is a pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Project GirlSpire asked her a couple of questions about her career and experiences:   Q: Please describe your job A: I am currently in a group called Translational Biomarkers.  We discover,…

Why Project GirlSpire Loves Shonda Rhimes

By Raquel Geylman Shonda Rhimes has become a name known in almost every home around the world. Rhimes, who’s the creator of Greys Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal, is one of the most famous TV show creators the industry has ever seen. Besides being a badass TV creator, she has also recently…

4 Inspiring Female Scientists Who Make Us Proud To Be Girls

By Anne Jorgenson Sexism still exists. Anyone who tries to deny it is willingly sticking his or her head in the patriarchal sand. That’s not to say things aren’t better now than they were in years past (Woo voting rights! Speaking of, has everyone registered to vote? Go, go, go!). But women still face prejudice…