women

Why Republican women face a bleaker picture in the battle for representation in Congress

Congress welcomed a record number of women in 2018 — 102 in the House and 25 in the Senate, with the 116th class becoming the most diverse group of lawmakers in U.S. history. But the new high could only be attributed to successes in the Democratic Party, including a number of historic firsts for Democratic women of color.

For Republican women, the outcome was dismal. The GOP entered 2019 with eight female senators — an improvement, but far short of the 17 on the Democratic side. And in the House, out of 197 Republicans, a mere 13 were women, compared to 23 during the last cycle.

PHOTO: Female lawmakers cheer during President Trump's State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol, Feb. 5, 2019.

Female lawmakers cheer during President Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol, Feb. 5, 2019.

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Artist Couture’s Angel Merino On Representation in Beauty, His Mom’s Influence and More

Angel Merino is a force to be reckoned with in the beauty industry.

From launching his beauty brand Artist Couture before influencers and celebrities entered the space to encouraging individuality since the very beginning, it’s no wonder Angel is a social media sensation.

As for what sets the YouTuber apart even more? Angel understands and knows the importance of inclusivity.

Ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month (or Latinx Heritage Month as it has been referred to in recent years), the beauty mogul released a vibrant line of makeup products inspired by his Latinx heritage.

“For the longest time I wanted to do something where it felt super Spanish and Latinx,” Angel tells E! News. “It’s the first time I’ve done anything that highlights my heritage and my culture.”

The Caliente Collection features a wildly colorful eight-shade eyeshadow palette, a fiery red lipstick and two dazzling lip glosses. “These colors represent passion,

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Artist Couture’s Angel Merino Opens Up About Representation in Beauty – E! Online

E! News: Why was it important for you to pay tribute to your heritage with the Caliente Collection?

Angel Merino: “We’ve been working on this collection for quite some time now, but I felt it was so needed during this time. We really need to amplify voices and really spotlight communities that haven’t been in the past. When I had my meeting with Sephora, when we pitched them my idea of this collection, they were super, super excited because they were like, ‘We have nothing in our environment that looks like this.’ I felt it was such a void that needed to be filled.”

E! News: Speaking of that, how does it feel to have a brand that adds representation and inclusivity to the beauty industry?

AM: “It’s amazing, and honestly, the most rewarding thing for me. The thing that I love the most is getting messages from people, saying

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beauty

Artist Couture’s Angel Merino Opens Up About Representation in Beauty

E! News: Why was it important for you to pay tribute to your heritage with the Caliente Collection?

Angel Merino: “We’ve been working on this collection for quite some time now, but I felt it was so needed during this time. We really need to amplify voices and really spotlight communities that haven’t been in the past. When I had my meeting with Sephora, when we pitched them my idea of this collection, they were super, super excited because they were like, ‘We have nothing in our environment that looks like this.’ I felt it was such a void that needed to be filled.”

E! News: Speaking of that, how does it feel to have a brand that adds representation and inclusivity to the beauty industry?

AM: “It’s amazing, and honestly, the most rewarding thing for me. The thing that I love the most is getting messages from people, saying

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Ashley Callingbull, Badass First Nations Model, on Why Representation Still Matters

The quarantine hasn’t slowed Ashley Callingbull’s career. The Indigenous model, pageant queen, and motivational speaker from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta made waves this year with her biggest campaign yet: she’s the face of Nike’s N7 Collection. 

Ashley’s role at the forefront of the N7 campaign, as well as her 2015 Mrs. Universe win, acting roles, and ongoing ambassadorship with RW & Co are groundbreaking. However, despite Canada’s strong Indigenous community, Ashley is one of very few people with her background visible in this country’s entertainment landscape.

For racialized groups in Canada, being the first in your field is an accomplishment with edge; a celebration that also serves as a reminder of the prejudice that permeates your industry. These accomplishments should definitely be acknowledged, but more than anything, they should be closely critiqued. Progress is great, yes, but why did progress take so long?

In 2015, Ashley was the first

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women

New report shows it could take 12 years to reach equal representation of women in tech

Like many industries, tech is still struggling when it comes to gender diversity. Overall, women technologists make up 28.8% of the tech workforce today. Though this number is a steady increase from 25.9% in 2018 and 26.2% in 2019, data from AnitaB.org, a global organization for women technologists, shows that if numbers continue to increase at the current pace, it could take 12 years before women see equal representation in tech. 



a person sitting at a table using a laptop: Just one in eight start-up CEOs are women and the most highly compensated executive roles continue to be dominated by men.


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Just one in eight start-up CEOs are women and the most highly compensated executive roles continue to be dominated by men.

This data is found in AnitaB.org’s 10th annual report titled Top Companies for Women Technologists. Known as the only benchmarking report that looks specifically at technical employees and the progress companies are making toward equity, AnitaB.org breaks down not only the overall representation of women in tech, but also highlights what organizations are moving

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