by Megan Sperry
Between the #DistractinglySexy campaign from June and the newest #ILookLikeAnEngineer movement, this summer has been full of girl power on social media and I love it. Clearly, significant change does not happen over a single summer and certainly not through a single hashtag campaign. However, I feel that communities are being built through women sharing their work and passions on Twitter. Some may call it slacktivism, but I think it a step forward towards bigger changes. More, please!
I don’t often watch Fox News, so I didn’t know much about Megyn Kelly until Thursday night’s GOP debate, where Kelly asked some sharp (and excellent) questions of the Republican presidential candidates. When you begin to cause Donald Trump noticeable anxiety, you know you are asking the right questions. Trump later promoted tweets that called Kelly a bimbo and then stated that, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” Future US president material? I don’t think so. Next!
Welter is the NFL’s first female coach, working with the Arizona Cardinals for training camp and preseason.
Mindy Kaling’s newest book will hit shelves (and tablets!) in September. Excerpts were released this week from an essay she writes about gaining confidence in Hollywood. "People talk about confidence without ever bringing up hard work. That's a mistake," she writes. "I know I sound like some dour older spinster chambermaid on Downton Abbey who has never felt a man's touch and whose heart has turned to stone, but I don't understand how you could have self-confidence if you don't do the work."
With new and enhanced features being added to AppleKit in the upcoming release this November, Apple is marketing the ability to, “Take research out of the lab and into the real world.” Dr. Eduardo Sanchez of the American Heart Association stated, in support of AppleKit, that, “Numbers are everything. The more people who contribute their data, the bigger the numbers, the truer the representation of a population, and the more powerful the results. A research platform that allows large amounts of data to be collected and shared — that can only be a positive thing for medical research.” I’m excited to see what comes out of these open-source programs and research collaborations.