Posts on Feb 2017

“A Woman’s Job:” A New Original Series from Newsy

Newsy has a new series called “A Woman’s Job.” The series will showcase women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Here is the series synopsis:

“These are the women redefining what womanhood means. Pioneers, paving their own way in what people think is a man’s world. On the farm, in the arena and under the hood, “A Woman’s Job” profiles women who are killing it in male-dominated jobs.”

About The Episodes:

Experience a day in the life of women working in male-dominated jobs.

Subjects include:

  • March 8 (Wednesday) – Jen Welter, first female full-time NFL coach
  • March 15 – Patrice Banks, mechanic and founder of Girls Auto Clinic
  • March 22 – Anne Briggs Bohnett, woodworker and farmer
  • March 29 – Erica Douglas, chemist
  • April 5 – Lisa Geertsen, blacksmith
  • April 12 – Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, executive chef

 

Watch the Trailer

You can watch the series on Sling TV beginning on International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2017), airing at 8pm / 9pm ET. Not a Sling Subscriber? Sign up hereRead more and comment

“Six Going on Sixteen”

Rachael Kline | Marketing Specialist
Sling TV LLC

A six-year-old is susceptible to many things in their new world. Discovering a favorite food, joining a t-ball league, welcoming a new sibling into the world, a favorite Disney Channel character. Skewed gendered beliefs about themselves should not be on this list, but in today’s world, this is an alarming reality.

                A study conducted by The University of Illinois yielded stark results pointing to a fundamental transformation occurring with females between the ages of 5 and 6. At age 5, both boys and girls associate brilliance with their own gender. Beginning at age 6, a shift occurs where young girls begin associating “smart” and “really smart” character traits to men, rather than their own gender. Interestingly, when girls in the study were prompted to play one of two games, either: a game for the “really, really smart” or game 2, for those who “try really, really hard.” The study notes that, “at the age of 5, girls and boys were equally attracted to both games. But among those aged 6 or older, the girls were less interested than the boys in the game for smart kids, but not the one for

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Special Screening: Hidden Figures

-THIS EVENT HAS PASSED-

It’s our pleasure to announce a special full-feature screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Hidden Figures, presented by FOX. This screening is a FREE event for DISH Women’s Network members.

Doors open at 6PM, and the screening will begin at 6:30PM on Thursday, February 23rd at the UA Park Meadows Theater (just 8 minutes from the office). Please confirm your availability before responding to this invite as the theater has limited seats.

If your availability does change, please notify us as soon as possible so we can give your ticket to another member of the organization.

 


About the movie:

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.… Read more and comment

Meet the Network! Be Featured on DWN’s Social Network

We would like to highlight strong and inspiring women at Dish! This is your chance to nominate women that are inspiring, strong and courageous, including yourself. Nominated women will be featured on our social media accounts. 

The nomination should include the following information: Name, email, department, and a short sentence or two about why you’re nominating this person.

To nominate an inspirational woman, email womensnetwork@dish.com.

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What do you tell your daughter?

Last night was the night we’ve been waiting for all year – for some it was the game, for others, it was the reveal of the most anticipated advertisements. For us, it wasn’t the historic comeback of the New England Patriots that gave us goosebumps, but rather was the empowering bold statements about gender equality.

The game began with “America the Beautiful” sung by the cast of Hamilton. It was a beautiful rendition to which they added a lyric to be more inclusive for all Americans, “And crown thy good with brotherhood, and sisterhood, from sea to shining sea.” They were immediately received with a roar of applause from the stands followed by camera pans to coaches and team members smiling and cheering.

The game began, the awaited commercials followed, and in the third quarter the most talked about ad aired – Audi’s Daughter Commercial. “What do I tell my daughter?” a man asks himself as he watches over his daughter gearing up to kart-race with the boys. How does he tell his daughter that she is valued less than a man because she was born female? As the race gets underway, you can see the eerie parallel

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