“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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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

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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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Reviewing “A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate”

In, “A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate,” the article discusses how women are pioneering the way in corporate governance for mutual and pension funds. Corporate governance votes on Directors of a company’s board, and also make decisions affecting teachers, doctors, government workers, and people who have 401(k) accounts.

Why are there more women in this sphere than in other areas of finance? The article mentions engaging in companies, a diplomatic message to work with companies rather than coming in with guns blazing.

Michelle Edkins of BlackRock said women tended to be less confrontational than men. “We don’t meet with C.E.O.s and tell them how to remedy the problem,” she said.

One of the things the article mentioned is that change happens slowly. That may seem like a negative at first glance, however, it is human nature that people are resistant to change, and gradual changes would be far more effective than several changes in all at once.
It’d be great to see what would happen with more women on corporate boards to bring peace-keeping and diplomatic skills to the table in a similar way as we have with corporate governance.

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The Ambition Interviews: An Overview

The Ambition Interviews are a series of interviews about career women after college—with kids, without kids, staying at home, working part-time, working full-time, you name it.

The first impression I had of these interviews was “Wow!” That wow, however, was a wow tinged with sadness. Not because women everywhere are succeeding in the working world and raising children, but because of the huge sacrifices we all make in order to have a family and work at the same time.

Women in the working world, with its traditional nine-to-five hours that oftentimes stretch into 60+ hours a week, is like going through a meat grinder and trying to remain intact. And these are the stories of successful, educated women who are struggling with everything. The interviews don’t even go through what it’s like for single moms or those who struggle at the bottom, which is certainly that much worse.

But beyond that sadness, something stirs. A blend of creativity, wisdom, and authenticity is brewing. Wild, mad, excited, and crazy hope is rising: Rather than trying to squeeze into a box that we do not fit, that we will instead create wide open spaces in which we can grow and thrive.


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Exclusive Interview with Suzanne Cryer, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley

Paris from the DISH Women’s Network had the opportunity to sit down with Suzanne Cryer, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley during Denver Startup Week. They discussed how her character, Laurie Bream, has shaped her views of women in tech and how we can work together to elevate women in the workplace.

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Chapter Highlight: Roseland

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Roseland

This month the DISH Women’s Network Roseland Chapter is running a fantastic fundraising effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chapter is hosting a Wear Pink Day this Thursday, October 27 along with an info table, donation drive and raffle to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northern New Jersey. Please consider supporting the Roseland chapter by donating to their drive! Details from the team below:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and such the Roseland Chapter of the DISH Women’s Network will be hosting a “Wear Pink Day” on Thursday, October 27th, where everyone is invited to wear pink and stop by our information table on the third floor between the hours of 12p-2p to pick up brochures or have questions answered by representatives of the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northern New Jersey. Susan G. Komen North Jersey is a local source who provides breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in the Northern New Jersey area.

In addition, if you choose to, you may also enter our Wear Pink Raffle by making a donation at the following location – donations. All proceeds collected will go to the

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Last August, the DISH Women’s Network was fortunate to host Alden Budill, VP of Distribution at OWN and Discovery in our Leader Series. Alden articulated the importance of maintaining your network, loving what you do, and staying true to yourself. If you missed her talk, you can watch it here.

We are thrilled to share that Alden is heading to the Pac-12 Network to head up distribution. She will oversee the network’s Affiliate Sales and Marketing Department. Alden will continue blazing the trail for female professionals within the sports industry, especially in this period of growth for Pac-12. We are incredibly grateful to have her as an ally for women in business, and are very excited to watch her career continue within our industry.

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Women’s Equality Day


Rachael Kline | Marketing Specialist
Sling TV LLC

Today in 2016, we have a woman running for the President of the United States, there’s a record number of women holding congress positions, and DISH Network just celebrated it’s one year anniversary of the Women’s Network founding. While we celebrate the monumental victories, it is equally important to keep a trained eye on the progress still need to be made across the world. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, let’s remember the work left to be done in equal pay, equal rights, and equal opportunity not only across the country, but across the globe. Let’s strive to build up our female colleagues, friends, and even strangers, and focus our efforts on perpetuating the progress. Today in 2016, let’s work towards a universal perspective of women, and keep the big picture in mind. Let’s use the past progress as our fuel to continue forward. Happy Women’s Equality Day!… Read more and comment


What I really, really want is gender equality.


Spice Girls ‘Wannabe” Remix

#TBT to the Spice Girls 1996 hit, “Wannabe”… the chart topper has been remade to advocate for Women’s Rights. This Global Goals campaign’s #WhatIReallyReallyWant movement sheds light on key issues affecting women today, including education for women, ending child marriage, equal pay for equal work and ending violence against women.

Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are vital to building resilient communities to withstand them. Global Goals, a UN initiative, views 2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really, really want for girls and women.

“I think this film is a wonderful idea,” said former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. “How fabulous it is that after 20 years the legacy of the Spice Girls’ girl power is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation?”

Viewers are called to join in the campaign online at, by sharing a picture of #WhatIReallyReallyWant for girls and women. Responses will be shown to world leaders at the UN General Assembly during Global Goals Week in September 2016.

“The Global Goals will only ever be achieved if governments,

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