TOMBOY TARTS: BADASS WOMEN

EBONIE SMITH FROM GENDER AMPLIFIED: HOW TO EMPOWER WOMEN MUSIC PRODUCERS

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Over the past few years, it looks like women are dominating the music industry. From Adele to Beyonce, these superstars apparently can’t leave their studios without recording a hit single. Yet on the other side of the sound booth, the story can’t be more different. Award winning music producer and audio engineer Ebonie Smith strives to shake up the industry with Gender Amplified, a movement celebrating and supporting women music producers and engineers. There are so few female producers and audio engineers in music production, that nobody bothers to count. Since 1974, only six women…

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SHASHI GHARTI SMASHES BARRIERS TO BECOME ONE OF THE FEW PIONEERING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN NEPAL

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All her life Shashi Gharti has always dreamed of running her own company to give back to the community. Entrepreneurship is in her blood as she grew up watching her father run his own dairy business and take part in social causes. Nothing will get in the way of this badass woman who is determined to make her vision a reality, whether it is the lack of startup capital when she first started out or facing discrimination as a female business owner in a conservative Nepal. When you think of the tech scene in Asia, Nepal…

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9 WOMEN-HOSTED PODCASTS YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO RIGHT NOW

Who runs the podcast world? Well on the surface, it does sound a lot like white guys just talking to other white guys. But dig deeper and you will find other interesting and diverse voices. In the spirit of #trypod for the month of March, we look at 9 badass shows that are hosted by women and catered for the female audience. Women-hosted podcasts may be few and far between, but there are great ones out there which are well worth the listen. In fact, women are slowly but increasingly using podcasts as their platform. There’s an…

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JUNKO TABEI, FIRST WOMAN ON EVEREST LEAVES LEGACY FOR FEMALE ADVENTURERS

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Junko Tabei(1939-2016) was the world’s first woman to summit Everest and to top if off she was Asian which makes us women in Asia, extra proud of this feat. While she wasn’t as famous as many other climbers from the West, her simple views and attitudes towards mountaineering is an inspiration for women who aspire to conquer the many, many peaks our earth has to offer. I first heard of Junko Tabei when I was in my early 30s. Back then, I had dreams of climbing mountains before knee and lower back injuries put those…

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DANIELLE WARBY CHAMPIONS THE WOMEN IN SPORT

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Women’s sports has always lagged behind men’s sports but Danielle Warby believes that it doesn’t have to be this way. For years, the driven Australian has been a passionate advocate for women in sport and working hard to promote women’s sport. There are plenty of challenges faced by women in sports. Aside from higher salaries, male athletes generally enjoy more coverage, sponsorship, and esteem than their female counterparts. In Forbes’ 2016 ranking of the world’s highest paid athletes, not a single female was made it to the top 20. Only two, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were…

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ATHLETA HARNESSES THE POWER OF SHE CELEBRATING WOMEN’S STRENGTHS

Women’s performance apparel brand Athleta launches the Power of She campaign where strong women join forces to create social impact with health and wellness. We say it’s about time. Read on to find out more… You gotta admit it. There has never been a better time for women to flex their biceps this post-millenium age. Everywhere from your Lean Ins and Girls in Techs to your Hillary Clintons and Malala Yousafzai’s, girls are now being pumped chockfull of empowerment messages. Whether you choose to unhook your bras and swing them in the air or leave your…

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9 BADASS MOMENTS TO REMEMBER CARRIE FISHER BY

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It’s a sad day for all of us when Carrie Fisher, iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the ‘Star Wars’ series and hero to all the  nerds, died following a massive heart attack. She was 60 years young. General Princess Leia Organa showed us Star Wars fans that you do not have to be a big, burly, gun-wielding Rambo to become a hero. We learn from that a hero can be a woman who is resilient, strong, smart, witty and compassionate. She could wield a blaster, held political office and lead the Resistance with…

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IT’S ADVENTURE TIME WITH BADASS BIKE RIDER AMANDA SCHIK

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When it comes to biking, there’s nothing between you and the road. The experience is one that hits all your senses. Canadian actress and badass biker Amanda Schik knows a thing or two about that as she so explicitly reveals in this British Customs interview. Put your helmets on tomboys coz it’s adventure time! The guys down at our favourite bike customising site, British Customs have thrown the spotlight on another badass biker lady. Meet Amanda Schik (@amandaschik) who wastes no time in her tireless pursuit of life. The proud owner of a Triumph Street Twin…

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BADASS WOMEN: HOW JOSEPHINE CHOW BROKE THE TECH GLASS CEILING

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She is a mere 28-years-old, but Josephine ‘Josey’ Chow is currently the Country Head of the homegrown e-commerce start-up ShopBack in Singapore and this badass woman isn’t stepping the brakes on her promising career in tech anytime soon… Women are kicking down the doors and not just in their own way in the tech world, over in Singapore, there are some rising badass women doing it with a tomboy spirit of their own. Meet Josephine Chow. She is a mere 28-years-old, but is currently the Country Head of the homegrown e-commerce start-up ShopBack Singapore. A…

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SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY – THE FIRST BADASS WOMAN OF DRAG RACING

Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney was a New York native who discovered early she had a penchant for speed and competition. In fact she became somewhat of a notorious local street racer until she found her calling in drag racing. After that, all hell broke loose for this badass “First Lady of Drag Racing” whose rebellious tomboy spirit has become an inspiration not only for the current generation of women race car drivers but for women drivers all over. Here’s a snapshot of her career on the tracks. Shirley Muldowney, also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the…

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