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Governing countries with diverse populations is tricky - and might be best done by women. Typically, countries where everybody is alike grow faster than those with lots of different-looking or different-speaking peoples. Not if She's the boss.

Over the last few decades, women have been making some gains in pay. The Pew Charitable Trust just released a study that tracked the earnings of two generations--mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. There are a few interesting conclusions.

Heather Mizeur wants to be the next governor of Maryland, and it's clear what her agenda is - improving the lives of women. Earlier this month, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate hopeful announced the "Empowering Maryland Women" proposal, which calls for stronger efforts to ensure equal pay for equal work in Maryland.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh doesn't just envision a future of women leading the way in Afghanistan, but is also doing the real work to prepare future leaders. The 24-year-old co-founded School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) in 2008, with the intention of becoming the the first internationally recognized and accredited girls' secondary boarding school in Afghanistan.

Dorothy Height would've been 102 on March 24. The civil rights leader died in 2010, but her legacy lives on. The Google Doodle honored her, but her accomplishments and her impact can't be summed up in an image. Height has been considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine.
Street art can do good! The Campaign for Depaul UK made by Publicis London breaks the thin line between good Advertising and Art. The street Artvertising, a graffiti-inspired campaign dedicated to helping the homeless, brings the message with true stories right to the street, right to the people.

Starting March 21, our friends at WAM! (Women, Action, & the Media) are selling discounted tickets to see "ANITA." If you don’t have plans this weekend, you will want to attend this. If you do have plans, be really jealous you’re not going to be able to make this revolutionary event.

Why not release a 30-second ad with women and men from different ethnicities declaring that they are Republicans? The RNC has released a six-figure ad to improve its image among women and non-white people across the U.S. with a new cable television ad.

These days, trans women are becoming more visible and more vocal about their rights. Yet when it comes to sports, what's legal and fair remains a bit of a controversial issue, despite new laws that allow trans girls and women to compete in sex-segregated athletics.

Mariska Hargitay is best known for playing detective Olivia Benson on NBC’s "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but now she's taking on the role of producer in the upcoming documentary, "Shelved." Production began this week in Detroit on the film project that will focus on the rape kit backlog.

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