"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

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Seven Women Who “Aim High” Together

Climbing Everest (photo c/o SevenSummitsWomen Facebook)

Climbing Everest (photo c/o SevenSummitsWomen Facebook)

When someone tells you to “Aim High”, what comes to mind? Probably some variation of try your best, dream big, shoot for the stars, etc. (We think of Annie Oakley, but that’s just us). Well seven women have taken the inspirational mantra a little more literally, shooting not quite for the stars, but as close to them as you can get without leaving Earth. (more…)

Who Are The Women Of The Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize

Last Friday, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person in history to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the 46th woman to win a Nobel Prize in any of the five categories since the award was created in 1901. These remarkable women excelled in science, literature and social activism, paving the way for future women to do the same. Aside from Marie Curie, Mother Teresa and now Malala Yousafzai, most of these women are relatively unknown outside of their areas of study, but their accomplishments and discoveries have changed the world and in turn given women and girls around the world the confidence to pursue their goals and dreams despite societal restrictions or stereotypes. We could go on and on about all 46 of these female pioneers, but for now we’ll stick with the most recent female winners of each Nobel Prize. To see the complete list of Nobel Prize awarded women, click here. (more…)

Emma Watson Gets HeForShe Trending

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

At the UN in New York City this past Saturday, Emma Watson stepped into her new role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and introduced the “HeForShe” campaign, a movement that aims to unite men and women in the fight for gender equality. After listening to her speech and seeing the impact it is having on men and women everywhere there is no question that Watson is the right woman for the job. (more…)

Krystal Cantu Proves Failure is Impossible

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn't let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn’t let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

For 25-year-old Krystal Cantu, failure was not only impossible, it was not an option. After a car accident days before her first CrossFit competition, the San Antonio native had to have her right arm amputated in order to save her life. For many people, this would be enough to knock them down and not want to get back up. Krystal not only got back up, but is now saying the accident is “the best thing that could have ever happened” to her. (more…)

Connecting The Next Dot: Denise Restauri

Left: Denise Restauri (Forbes.com); Right: Denise speaking at the UN Int'l Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in 2011 (Getty Images)

Left: Denise Restauri (Forbes.com); Right: Denise speaking at the UN International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in 2011 (Getty Images)

In today’s digital age it seems like every move you make is captured somehow. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Reddit (I could go on but you get the point) are thrusting regular people into the spotlight for every day things. The 15 minutes of fame has been reduced to about 15 seconds and we are bombarded with new stars or people to admire almost every day, making it easy for the people doing truly amazing things to get lost in the shuffle. (more…)