Category: Innovation

Best Friends Fighting Racism Through Resources

LONDON/DENVER/LOS ANGELES/SMITHVILLE, MISSOURI: It all started off with a conversation between two former roommates --who ended up best friends-- from the University of South California. After the murder of George…

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The Young Woman Tackling American School Shootings Tech On

DENVER—When Shreya Nallapati heard about Emma González's now-famous proclamation "We call BS!" at a February 2018 gun legislation rally in Florida, she realized she couldn't stand idly by and watch…

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Cuba’s Female Entrepreneurs Part Two: Local Design with an International Edge

Havana-- Dador is arguably Havana’s hottest and most contemporary fashion brand with a boutique that looks like you have just stepped off the streets of Paris or Rome. Customers enter…

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Cuba’s Female Entrepreneurs Part One: Restaurateur Lilliam Dominguez Palenzuela 

HAVANA-- Being an entrepreneur in Cuba takes hundreds of times more grit, determination, surrender and creativity than those of us who choose this path elsewhere. Living in Cuba is coming…

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Patrice Banks is Putting Women in the Driver’s Seat

DENVER AND UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA VIA EMAIL—Women have been passengers in the romance between men and their cars for too long. Cars are fast, dangerous machines, a symbol of freedom, something to be mastered and…

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New Zealand Designer Karen Walker Reflects On Her Three Decades in Fashion

LONDON AND AUCKLAND VIA EMAIL—In the fashion world 30 years is a lifetime. Just ask New Zealand designer Karen Walker who not only made her New York Fashion Week runway debut of her collection in 1998 but also debuted her designs at Barneys New York that same year. “The major shifts I see in the industry are that [fashion] is a whole lot faster,” she told’s Ginanne Brownell Mitic in an interview via email. “Trends get picked up, blown up and spat out in weeks rather than seasons because of the speed with which ideas spread now.’

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Bata Shoe Museum’s Elizabeth Semmelhack Talks High Heels and Sneakerheads

DENVER AND TORONTO VIA E-MAIL—Shoes. As women, we love them, we hate them, we covet them, we even imbue them with magical powers (Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and…

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Perfumer Lyn Harris’ Scents of Smell

LONDON--Lyn Harris is the only classically trained female nose in the U.K., and the founder of the hugely successful Miller Harris brand (thrust into the spotlight in 2010 when Samantha…

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How Technology is Helping Map Sexual Abuse in India

LONDON/MELBOURNE VIA SKYPE: It was during a yoga class in Mumbai where the idea for SafeCity—an Indian-based not-for-profit organization that collects and collates data on sexual assault and abuse in…

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Rebel Nell: Detroit Design With a Difference

DETROIT, MICHIGAN—After disappearing into the workshop next door, Amy Peterson came back into the main office and put down a box. Inside were the first prototypes of what would become…

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