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  • 6 Mar 2019
    Charlotte Markey, Elizabeth Daniels, Meghan Gillen

    Reclaiming the Joy of Eating and Striving for Positive Body Image

    “One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”   ~Luciano Pavarotti We are all subject to cultural prescriptions about how we should eat and what we should weigh.  Some of these prescriptions come in the form of […]

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  • 5 Mar 2019
    Martha L. Maznevski, Kanina Blanchard

    Female Leadership and the Curious Puzzle of the Missing Diversity Benefit

    In honour of International Women’s Day we hear from Martha Maznevski, Organizational Behavior scholar, and Kanina Blanchard, a former senior executive at Dow Chemical, on the changing role of women in business. Martha and Kanina reflect on their experiences as female leaders, the progress they’ve been part of, and the continued improvements they hope to see.

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  • 1 Mar 2019
    Mandy Hill

    Marking International Women’s Day: Why it Matters

    Managing Director of Academic Publishing, Mandy Hill, reflects on why it is important to mark International Women's Day and why Cambridge University Press are making related content free and accessible throughout March.

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  • 30 Jan 2019
    Anne Innis Dagg

    How a Canadian ‘giraffologist’ stuck her neck out to fight sexism in academia

    Anne Innis Dagg was the first person to study giraffes in the wild in Africa in the 1950’s and is now considered the world’s first ‘giraffologist’.

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  • 7 Mar 2018
    Alice Tranah

    Notes of a Bookseller: International Women’s Day

    About the Cambridge University Press Bookshop Cambridge University Press Bookshop opened in 1992, but the shop itself has been around for a great deal longer and selling books all the while; since 1581, in fact. Passing from hand to hand over the centuries, 1 Trinity Street was taken over in 1846 by Daniel and Alexander […]

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  • 29 Mar 2017
    Samantha Evans

    Julia Wedgwood’s Pamphlet on Women’s Suffrage

    Sam Evans, author of Darwin and Women, explores the life of Julia "Snow" Wedgwood - English feminist novelist, biographer, historian and literary critic - and Emma and Charles Darwin's niece.

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  • 10 Mar 2017
    Mary Loeffelholz

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on Emily Dickinson

    If Emily Dickinson were alive today, would she be celebrating International Women’s Day?  That’s a tough call to make.  This year’s theme for International Women’s Day calls upon women and allies to “Be Bold For Change,” to link hands and work towards a more equitable world.  Dickinson, though, wasn’t much of a joiner.  Offensive and […]

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  • 10 Mar 2017
    Jennifer Bain

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on Hildegard of Bingen

    To commemorate International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to think about the “career” trajectory of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), and what might have influenced it. Hildegard lived a very long life, even by modern standards, but she was what we would describe today as a late-bloomer. If she had died in her mid-thirties, as composers […]

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