The Week in Girlboss News
On this day: Musician, author and all-around badass Patti Smith was born in 1946.
- In response to criticisms about the rampant lack of diversity, Silicon Valley companies are trying like heck to recruit women for their boards of directors. The pool of candidates is trending toward younger, more ethnically diverse digital whizzes. Get in there, tech gals.
- This list of 18 women discussing things they are done with (i.e. being pushed to wear uncomfortable shoes, being pestered about having kids or not having kids) is cathartic and refreshing AF.
- A recent study shows that strength training (something often overlooked by women) can lower your risk for type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Here's an outline for how to incorporate that into your fitness routine.
- In the wake of Donald Trump getting elected, more than 4,500 women have registered to run for office through the organization She Should Run. Of course, we're a long, long way from reaching gender parity in politics, but pissing off vast numbers of the female population so that they're inspired to get involved is providing a much-need boost.
- Originally slated for March 2017, the HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will now debut on January 7th. Fisher, famous for her portrayal of intergalactic girlboss Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and for her activism in mental-health issues, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, after having a heart attack. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, an actress best known for her breakout role in Singing in the Rain and her Oscar-nominated performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, passed away from a stroke next day.