This Week in Women

Female Founders Raised Just 2% of Venture Capital Money in 2021

When women teamed up with a male co-founder, they tended to raise more. Female and male founder teams captured 15.6% of total venture cash in 2021 — the highest amount since 2017.

Amy Schneider is the first woman to win $1 million on ‘Jeopardy!’

Amy Schneider became the first woman to win $1 million on ‘Jeopardy!’ as she closed out her 28th game Friday. She now has $1,019,600 in game winnings, making her the fifth millionaire winner in the trivia show’s history and just the fourth to reach that mark within a regular season.

United States Mint Begins Shipping First American Women Quarters™ Program Coins

“Each 2022 quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments being celebrated throughout this historic coin program. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift.”

Startup ‘Choir’ Aims to Diversify Finance Conferences With Certification

Two women tired of the slow-changing business of finance conferences have started a company designed to help event organizers line up speakers who better reflect the U.S. population. Choir, a consultancy and technology platform that also creates a certification that conferences can earn, launched Tuesday with a short list of clients that it hopes to grow in the coming year.

The politics of going gray

America has been led almost exclusively by gray-haired men for more than two and half centuries. But as a woman, my career seemed to be hanging in the balance because I was going natural. The narrow definition of acceptable hairstyles for women reflects a broader culture of sexism, ageism and bigotry.

Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark pictured at WBUR's studios in 2016. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Rep. Katherine Clark at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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