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Laurin Hodge: Turning Former Female Inmates into Innovators

Laurin Hodge: Turning Former Female Inmates into Innovators

Laurin’s love for her mother inspires her to take on prisoner reentry reform. Call my mother an ex-convict, and my heart wilts. My mother is smart and kind. She is an entrepreneur.  Not to mention, she makes legendary mac-n-cheese. She is not the stigma looming over the 10,000 people who are released from U.S. prisons every single(…)

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Kimberly Bryant: Disrupting Tech Norms Equals

Kimberly Bryant: Disrupting Tech Norms Equals

She is the mom of a 13-year-old girl who can build her own website. So she knows that girls of color do code. Well, actually they don’t, or rather most don’t.  Combined, Black, Latino and Native American women make up less than 3% of the computer programming profession. But it’s not because they lack desire. On(…)

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Notes from Our 10,000 Names in 100 Days Campaign

Notes from Our 10,000 Names in 100 Days Campaign

We partnered with MTV Voices for our 10,000 Names in 100 Days campaign from February – May 2012 and featured some of the most amazing nominees from the campaign on their blog each week. We also randomly rewarded a few nominators for taking the time out to nominate and alerting us to amazing women around(…)

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