Golshid Mola wants to introduce the works of underground Iranian designers to the world.
Golshid Mola wanted to create a marketplace for the works of underground Iranian designers and artists. But American sanctions against Iran make her goal, and the goals of other Iranian American entrepreneurs, all but impossible.
An elderly couple holds hands while waiting to cross a London street.
Choose carefully. That's what a a Cornell gerontologist says elderly women want younger women to know about love and marriage. Listen to what your friends say, and, as old-fashioned as this sounds, ask yourself: Is your partner a good "provider?"
Lawrence Summers, former US treasury secretary and Harvard president, ignited a firestorm on gender issues a decade ago this month.
A decade ago, then-Harvard president Larry Summers ignited a firestorm when he suggested women weren't predisposed to the sciences. Eileen Pollack, author of a book on the brouhaha, credits the widely castigated Summers for at least raising the question — and says society still isn't encouraging women in key fields.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid significantly less for their work in "American Hustle'' than their male co-stars.
Hollywood's most bankable star was paid less than male colleagues, part of a pattern exposed by the Sony Pictures hack. Charlize Theron already has gotten even.
Female scientist
What determines success? Just intelligence? What about grit and determination? A recent study shows that fields in which people believe 'innate genius' determines success have fewer women than men. What's THAT about?
Princess Ameerah al-Taweel (R), chief executive of Saudi-based Time Entertainment Holding, speaks with women at Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai March 9, 2014. While female company directors are still a rarity in the Middle East, the region's growing wealth, r
Jayne Larson got an intimate view of the life of a Saudi princess when she worked as a chauffeur for the royal family. There was no job application. "I was asked if I was a Jew and I’m not, so I got the job."
Yillian David is a Garifuna living in Honduras. She's thought of leaving to go to the US, but she's decided to stay to help preserve her culture.
Among the thousands of young Hondurans coming to the US last year were Garifuna, descendants of African slaves with their own distinct culture. But some Garifuna are opting to stay. Here's why.
Frimet Goldberger grew up in a Hasidic community in New York where women are forbidden to drive. She got her license at age 23, when she left the community.
Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women aren't allowed to drive, but it’s not the only place where woman are forbidden from getting behind the wheel. It even happens in some communities in the US.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is the world champion and captain of the Egyptian karate team.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is not your average young Egyptian woman: She’s the captain of the Egyptian karate team and a reigning world champion — despite coming from a country where women’s rights are under constant threat.

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