Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Ladies! It’s a listing of tidbits we have enjoyed reading on what is happening with women and girls around the world along with things to do/see/read/buy. Please click here to subscribe: Subscribe to The Ladies by Email
The Royal Wedding
Wow! What a weekend of celebrating the royals that was! Meghan Markle (aka The Duchess of Sussex, who has long identified herself as a feminist) stunned in every way! – if you missed it, read about the royal wedding here (NY Times – Washington Post – BBC). Check this one out, too – African American girls see a role model in Duchess Meghan
Revamping an Early Feminist Treasure
Visit out this bar in NYC — Ophelia, a rooftop bar with sweeping views of Midtown, was originally a solarium where single women living in the Panhellenic Tower would greet “men callers.” It was the only hotel in New York back in the 1920’s to be owned and managed by women. Read the article on the NY Times.
Fashion Has a Problem
Why is it that an industry aimed at women and buoyed by female dollars is still run mostly by men? A new study tries to find out. Check out this insightful article at the NY Times
Saudi Arabia Women’s Driving Activists Targeted in Smear Campaign
The woman behind the movement to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia says she and her fellow activists in the kingdom are being targeted in a smear campaign. Read about it here on the BBC
Sneaker Sales are Growing as Sales of High Heels Tumble
- Women’s sneakers sales increased 37 percent last year, while high heels fell 11 percent during the same period, according to data from The NPD Group.
- Women have more shoe options across all categories and are increasingly choosing comfort. Click here to read the article on CNBC.
More Women Are Now Paying Alimony and Child Support
Female breadwinners are ponying up for their exes more than ever. Click here to read the article on Moneyish.com
The Long Struggle for Women’s Rights
Following the Arab Spring, the fight for women’s sexual and social rights will be won in the Middle East and North Africa through progressive evolution, not revolution. Click here to read the article on The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
The Number of Women Billionaires Are Growing Faster Than Their Male Counterparts
The number of women increased by 18 percent in the past year. Click here for the article on The Real Deal.
Giza Establishes the First Women and Girls Zone in Egypt
Giza has become the first governorate in Egypt to include a special zone for women and girls, following in the framework of the United Nations, which aims to create safe cities free of violence against them. Click here for the article on the Egypt Independent
Women’s Clubs Are On the Rise in the #MeToo Era
New workspaces have been popping up around the country that are geared toward women. Click here to read the article on Today.com