Welcome to The Ladies for June 15, 2018! 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
How This 23-year-old Became the Only Full Time Woman Trader at the New York Stock Exchange
Working in an industry where you are one of very few women can be challenging enough — but imagine what it’s like to be the only woman on staff. That’s the case for New York Stock Exchange trader Lauren Simmons. The 23-year-old is an equity trader for Rosenblatt Securities, and she is both the youngest and the only full-time female employee to hold that position at the NYSE. Click here to read the full article.
Women of the Philharmonic Can Play it All. Just Not in Pants
Women can wear pants at the Oscars, the Tony Awards and state dinners. They can wear pants while graduating from the Naval Academy, figure skating at the Olympics and running for president. They can wear them at just about any workplace in America.But when the women of the New York Philharmonic walked on stage at David Geffen Hall recently to play Mozart and Tchaikovsky, they all wore floor-length black skirts or gowns Click here to read the full article.
Watch Maroon 5’s New Video – Girls Like You Featuring Many Women in Entertainment
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Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Especially in Women, Study Finds
Higher than currently recommended amounts of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ might offer protection against colorectal cancer. Click here to read the full article.
Half of Women in Science Experience Harassment, a Sweeping New Report Finds
Science has a sexual harassment problem. From the most polished ivory tower to the local community college, harassment pervades lecture halls and laboratories, observatories and offices, teaching hospitals and Antarctic field sites. And it takes an economic and emotional toll on female researchers and stifles their scientific contributions, according to a sweeping new study released Tuesday. Click here to read the full article.
This Little Piece of DNA That Makes Girls Boys
If left to their own devices, all human embryos would develop into girls. But a gene on the Y chromosome, named SRY, brings about a change in early development, causing testes, a penis, and other male traits to form. Click here to read the full article.
There’s an Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work
Many of the country’s largest companies systematically sideline pregnant women. They pass them over for promotions and raises. They fire them when they complain. American companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women. They have rolled out generous parental leave policies, designed cushy lactation rooms and plowed millions of dollars into programs aimed at retaining mothers. But these advances haven’t changed a simple fact: Whether women work at Walmart or on Wall Street, getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder. Click here to read the full article.