Becoming a code queen: Changing the face of tech
According to a New York Times report, Silicon Valley and the tech industry are sliding back into their bro culture ways. This means a work environment that favors male workers, which already takes up 75 percent of that industry’s workforce. However, a tech boot camp is offering a solution to change that culture workforce trend.
A fun event to celebrate Women’s History Month
Every March, Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to honor the pioneering women and girls who have paved the way for progress and innovation for generations to come. With that, we’re thrilled to invite you to our Women Making History Brunch and to give young women the opportunity to network with local business leaders!
7th Annual Fabulous Woman Pageant | River City Live
Fabulous Woman Pageant is more than a pageant. It’s indeed the ministry and purpose of Tonya Thomas, the founder of the pageant. She receives 15 - 20 women / contestants from various walks of life and gives them the opportunity to celebrate themselves beyond the challenges from the cards life has dealt them. In return they volunteer themselves to Tonya’s platform to serve the community and the people of the community.
Bill seeks to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bills have been filed in 25 states across the country, including Florida, seeking to ban transgender women from competing in women’s school sports. The legislation, which would prevent transgender women from competing in women’s sports, follows multiple instances of transgender athletes winning titles in state and national competitions. The House version of the bill would ban transgender women from competing in women’s sports outright, whereas the Senate version would allow transgender athletes to compete provided they maintain a low testosterone level. AdEskamani said even though there are some restrictions in place for transgender athletes on the professional stage, she believes policies concerning children and student-athletes should be treated differently. In Connecticut, there is an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging whether allowing transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports violates Title IX, a federal civil rights law that aims to shield people from gender-based discrimination.
International Women’s Day: Choose To Challenge
#ChooseYourChallenge is a social media campaign for International Women's Day which is March 8, 2021JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Monday is International Women’s Day -- a day of activism to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement and bring awareness surrounding issues of discrimination, human rights and equality. Some local activists are sharing their voices through a powerful social media campaign called #ChooseToChallenge. There’s also a march planned to take place at James Weldon Johnson Park from Noon-2:30 p.m. in Jacksonville on Saturday. Bonnie Hendrix, president of the Women’s March Florida joined us on The Morning Show to explain how the movement is a call to action for women’s issues. Watch her interview below:
Women dressed as elderly caught trying to get COVID-19 shot
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations were turned away and issued trespass warnings in Orlando, officials said. Dr. Raul Pino, state health officer in Orange County — where Orlando is located — said the women disguised themselves on Wednesday with bonnets, gloves and glasses. It appeared that the women had gotten the first shot, but it was unclear where. The women were 35 and 45 years old, officials said in a news release. Pino said the Health Department’s investigation will try to determine where they were vaccinated earlier and how they managed to get an appointment.
New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy
Opioid use in pregnancy has prompted new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by their mothers’ drug use. “While we have been talking about the opioid crisis for years, pregnant women and their newborns seldom make it to the top of the heap. The academy’s report says pregnant women should have access to opioid medication to treat opioid misuse. Two opioids, buprenorphine and methadone, are effective treatments but pregnant women often face stigma in using them and doctors who prescribe them are scarce. Some infants born to women who used opioids during pregnancy develop symptoms of opioid withdrawal, including tremors, fussiness and diarrhea.
Study: Pregnant women could face higher virus risks
While COVID-19 might be more severe in pregnant women, other factors could contribute to the increased hospitalization rates, including doctors being more likely to admit pregnant women and that some women were admitted solely to deliver babies. Moreover, the study said pregnant women “might also have a higher likelihood of being tested for COVID-19 upon admission than do nonpregnant women.”The analysis included reviews of hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19 in 13 states but not Florida. More than 54% of the pregnant women were asymptomatic at admission. But the analysis showed that 16.2% of symptomatic pregnant women were admitted to intensive care units, and 8.5% required “invasive mechanical ventilation.” Two symptomatic pregnant women died. Conversely, no asymptomatic COVID-19 pregnant patients required intensive-care unit admission or ventilation, and none of them died.
What pregnant women should know about the flu vaccine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pregnant women can be at higher risk of complications if they contract the flu because of normal immune system changes that happen during pregnancy, health officials warn. That’s why it’s important for pregnant women to get vaccinated for the flu as soon as possible. It is safe to receive the flu vaccine during any trimester of pregnancy, health care professionals say. The flu mist or nasal spray is not recommended for pregnant women, but the flu shot, which contains inactive virus, is. Flu symptoms may include the following:Fever or feeling feverishChillsBody achesHeadacheFatigueCough or sore throatRunny or stuffy noseAntiviral medication is available by prescription.
A look at the gender gap when it comes to voting in presidential elections
Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 09, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Alexi RosenfeldAug. 18 marked the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment being ratified, which changed elections forever. The 19th Amendment prohibits the state and federal government from denying the right of citizens to vote based on sex -- meaning, women became eligible to vote after previous years of discrimination at the polls. Since 1980, more women have voted in each presidential election than men, according to Statista. So, how much of a gap has there been between women and men voters in each presidential election of the century?
How Black women cleared a path for Harris to be the VP pick
(Democratic National Convention via AP)DETROIT When Hazel Dukes stepped onto the Democratic National Convention stage in 1972 to second Shirley Chisholms presidential nomination, it amounted to more than history. She will be the first Black woman and first Asian American woman named to a major party presidential ticket. But historically, Black women have fought the racism and sexism that prevented them from having prominent roles within the movements for womens suffrage and civil rights. That reminder is especially clear as America marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote a right that most Black women weren't afforded until much later. And while inroads have been made, Black women remain significantly underrepresented in politics.
Data: Pregnant women at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness
More on how researchers are simulating trials for pregnant women that could save both mom and baby. New data from the CDC reports that pregnant women are at an increased risk of suffering severe COVID-19 illness. “We don’t have any existing standard of care for pregnant women with COVID-19. Twenty percent of pregnant women with COVID delivered prematurely compared to the national average of ten percent before the COVID pandemic started. Pregnant women are five times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract COVID-19.
How researchers are testing COVID-19 drugs for pregnant women
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that pregnant women are at an increased risk of suffering severe COVID-19 illness. Pregnant women are five times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract COVID-19. We dont have any existing standard of care for pregnant women with COVID-19. Twenty percent of pregnant women with COVID delivered prematurely compared to the national average of 10% before the COVID pandemic started. But by using electronic health records, these researchers are simulating trials for pregnant women to find the best course of treatment without having to deliver.
Women attack airline employees after flight delay
FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. Several Spirit Airlines employees were injured Tuesday night when they were attacked by three women who were apparently upset that their flight from Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia had been delayed, sheriffs officials said. The women hit the employees with ``miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food,' according to Broward Sheriffs Office arrest reports. The incident happened outside the gate of a flight to Philadelphia in the airports Terminal 4. The airline said three employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport suffered minor injuries when the women ``became combative following a delayed flight.WPLG posted video of the attack, which shows the women throwing items at the employees and going behind the counter where they physically attacked at least one person. Tymaya Wright, 20, was charged with battery and petit theft for taking a Spirit employees phone and putting it in her backpack.
U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women
The same advice holds for people who live with or care for people at higher risk, Redfield added. In the changes, CDC created categories of people who are at high risk and people who might be at high risk. The report showed that pregnant women had higher rates of hospitalization, of admission to a hospital intensive care unit and of winding up on a breathing machine vs. young women who werent pregnant. Pregnant women have been found to be at higher risk from other infectious respiratory diseases, likely because the lungs decrease in the volume as the uterus grows, Jamieson said. What is surprising, she said, is that CDC didn't place pregnant women in the highest risk category.
Friend of women killed in hit-and-run: ‘It could have been me too’
Friend of women killed in hit-and-run: ‘It could have been me too’Published: December 4, 2019, 5:42 pmVIDEO: Nearly six months have ticked by since Susanne Landino and Bonnie Parry were struck and killed while biking along Race Track Road in St. Johns County.
Women sleep better with dogs by their sides, study says
A 2018 study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Anthrozoology, shows women who snuggle in bed with their dog get a better night’s sleep. The study found that women get better sleep with a dog than a cat or another human by their side. "Compared with human bed partners, dogs who slept in the owner’s bed were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security," the study found. Researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 women in the United States to study the relationships between pet ownership and human sleep. The study also found that dog owners had earlier bedtimes and wake times than individuals who had cats but no dogs.