Strong Women Collaborate to promote STEM

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| By Cynthia Stephens | Study after study demonstrates that women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. However, members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM committee are working together to change this fact. …

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Women Find Entrepreneurship Opportunities at A-B Tech

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College assists women entrepreneurs through its degree-earning curriculum and the Small Business Center by offering practical and real-world knowledge to its students.

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Drop Out To Doctor – Have I Got A Story For You!

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| Dr. Katherine R.B. Greysen | I am a public speaker. For about 15 years I was what we called a Circuit Speaker, telling pieces of my story until I was totally bored with my own life! Toward the end, …

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Designing Education

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  By Kelly Pearce   In early May, new to Western North Carolina, I found myself sitting among a small crowd in the meeting room of Asheville’s YWCA for information about a new charter school opening in August 2014. With …

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Hanger Hall “School For Girls” Comes of Age

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  By Head of School, Catherine McClain   I dare you to close your eyes and recall your middle school years. Yes, that wonderful and painfully awkward period between ages 11 to 14. If you have safely repressed that time, …

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Women Setting A New Course: Going Back To School

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  By LaDean Peterson   On May 17, when Rachelle Sorensen-Cox puts on her cap and gown and marches into the U. S. Cellular Center auditorium to receive her Associate of Arts Degree from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, she …

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Meet “The Moozic Lady” Sonia Brooks

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There is a lady in town who performs folk music for young children daily. Sonia Brooks, The Moozic Lady, drives around Asheville, NC every morning playing music for the youngest members of our city. For nearly 20 years now, Brooks …

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Women Uprising

  By Ruby Susan Warren   Women are taking over the universities,” my brother-in-law, a retired university professor gleefully told me. “Even medical schools and dental schools!” Now that’s big news! There were very few women entering these two esteemed …

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Empowering Younger Generations To Promote Gender Equality

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  By Becca Wertheim   I grew up surrounded by women—and men—who valued me, believed in me, and gave me opportunities to succeed. It wasn’t until college that I became aware of the unacceptable gender inequality that’s currently sweeping our …

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Keynon Lake: My Daddy Taught Me That

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  By Beth Browne   Keynon Lake says that the hardest thing he ever did was saying a final goodbye to his dad. “For thirty-three years, he was my best friend,” he says, “we had a special relationship.” Keynon’s dad …

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Entertaining and Educating with Cosmo

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  By Roberta Binder   On the morning of November 6, Election Day, Suzanne Kline and I sat down to discuss a somewhat different Presidential Election than the one that was on most people’s mind that day. We had come …

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Students and The Science of Self

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| By Tina FireWolf | My first year of teaching was tough.  Not tough like beef jerky, but more like wet frozen blue jeans being wrung out in one of those turn-of-the-century washing machines with the hand cranked “spin” cycle… …

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Bell’s School for People Under Six

| By Isabel Taylor | When I launched this business 25 years ago, I had no background in daycare—except caring for my own daughter. My degree was in philosophy and math. But my husband was working two jobs while I …

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