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The Weekly reFRESH: Radical MLK and $1M for girl coders

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a new name for your savings account, and a practical end to Silicon Valley’s well-documented diversity problems. What we’ve been checking out… Citing the “white privileged racism” of this all-white Oscars, Mark Ruffalo considered not attending. We think […]

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Introducing: The New Class

Modern day “thought leaders” are everywhere–we see their mugs on our televisions, their memes on our Facebook feeds, and witness their keynotes at the latest hot conference. Sometimes, it feels like you can’t escape the same ten faces. Best-selling books and having a boatload of Twitter followers is great, but are those really the only […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Sex ed letters, girl gamers, and our fangirl feminist dreams

In this week’s reFRESH we’ve got a series that has us in our pre-teen feels, a check on allyhood, and one conversation that fulfills all of our feminist fangirl dreams. What we’ve been checking out… The only black engineer in a leadership role leaves his position at Twitter and everyone’s left wondering how a company […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers In this week’s edition, what Serena Williams teaches us about sexism and racism in America, tiny results from tech companies who made big promises about diversity hiring, and a new podcast that we can’t wait to listen to. What we’ve been checking out… The internet used to encourage a diversity of ideas, […]

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