Sally Ride changed the world for American women, becoming the first woman to go into space. She endured probing and embarrassing questions about what it would be like to be a woman in space. She died Monday at her home in San Diego.
Often, struggling companies look for team-builders, collaborators, people who will put their ego aside to move people toward a common goal. According to British academics, that means they are more likely to hire a woman. Is that what Marissa Mayer is walking into?
While women still make just a small sliver of the movies produced in Hollywood, their influence is growing. Through technology and teamwork, women are making their presence felt.
Park Geun-hye is one of the political elite in South Korea, the daughter of one of the country's former dictators, one who was credited with kicking the country into the modern age. She's making a bid to be the country's first female president -- but she's running into resistance.
Human-rights activists are challenging Saudi Arabia's commitment to allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics after the country's only female candidate was disqualified. Saudi Arabia has never sent women to compete and as a policy, bans women from playing sports.
A Michigan lawmaker ignited a firestorm when she told the Speaker of the House that "no means no" when discussing a bill that would have impacted women's reproductive rights. She lost her right to speak on the floor, but not everywhere. In protest of her treatment, women gathered last week to perform The Vagina Monologues.
South Africa's tribal courts have a long history of deciding disputes among the nation's people, particularly in rural areas. But critics say they also have a long history of discrimination and corruption. Now there's a movement to bring those courts into the mainstream court system, while also reforming them.
A Michigan State Representative has lost her speaking privileges on the floor of that legislative body. She's accused of not maintaining decorum when she used the word vagina in her speech over a women's reproductive rights bill.
In Islam, men and women are expected to pray separately. For a long time, in Turkey at least, that meant men prayed at the mosques and women, well, didn't. But as Turkey becomes more affluent and Islam plays an important role in the government, there's an effort underway to change that and welcome them at the mosques.
In Egypt, sexual harassment has become a common problem. And it's a problem that officials aren't doing anything about. It's even infected the heart of the revolution, Tahrir Square, where even a protest rally against sexual harassment ended in a number of women being attacked.