The Weekly ReFRESH

April 19, 2015

Edited by Mara Meyers

This week: Seeing Hillary Clinton’s face has a positive impact on women speakers, tips and truths about negotiating for a raise, and what happens when you report online harassment to the police.

What we’ve been checking out…

We’re pretty pumped about this new study that found women give longer and more confident political speeches when they are exposed to images of female role models.

LGBT and other marginalized communities are learning to code both to empower themselves and to disrupt larger power structures.

You may think that the unluckiest person in history is the man who was hit by an atomic bomb twice, but you would be wrong. Adam Westbrook explains in his video on Fusion.

Looking at TIME’s list of the 100 most influential people you may see some familiar TED Talks speakers.

These signs are putting an end to catcalling in the most direct way. (On the topic, have you checked out Emily May’s work?)

By increasing its number of scholarships for it’s Worldwide Development conference, Apple is now putting diversity strategies into action.

What’s new from our FRESH crew…

In honor of Equal Pay Day, Ann Friedman explains the real root of women being paid less than men. (Hint: it’s not for lacking the guts to ask for more money.)

Pulling from her failures and triumphs, Latoya Peterson gives some real life advice to women on how to negotiate a raise.

Liz Ogbu and Barbara Brown Wilson explore the importance of linking the impact architects seek to the results they see in their article on Impact Design Hub.

Brittney Cooper traces one of the roots of racism in America to financial exclusion.

What happens when you report online harassment to the police? You’re met with a shrug. Julie Zeilinger’s latest Mic article, which features Emily May, explains why this phenomenon is so dangerous.

Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks debunk four myths about Ebola recovery in West Africa.

Check out Mychal Denzel Smith’s interview on Rhymes and Reasons.


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