The long road to space for black Americansby Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.01.06
Jeanette Epps will be the first Afro-American woman to be part of an International Space Station (ISS). Jeanette is 46 years old and from Syracuse, New York. She is a physicist and has a Ph.D in aerospace engineering. In the official press release distributed by the U.S. space authorities, her mission programmed for March 2018 will see her in the role of official mission engineer, joined by colleague and geophysicist, Andrew Feustel. As one might imagine, her preparation for weightlessness will be tough. And to add to the difficulty, Jeanette will have to also learn Russian, seeing as she will be working alongside Russian scientists who are part of the ISS team.
Record number of women in France’s National Assembly
Emmanuel Macron after having claimed victory at the Elyseé can now be confident about his dominance in the Assemblée Nationale as well. On Sunday, June 18th, in the secound round of the legislative elections, he won an absolute majority of representative seats. Among the many changes that he brings with Read More.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics to include more mixed gender events
Female athletes will have the most opportunities to compete yet in the 2020 Olympic Games, both with other female athletes and with male athletes. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved last Friday a program for the Tokyo Games that features 18 mixed-gender events, double the amount from the Rio Olympics Read More.
The ancestor to today’s fire fighters in London
In 1982 Josephine Reynolds was the very first woman to be admitted to Britains corps of Fire Figthers. Her story can be read in the pages of the recently published, Fire Woman, her autobiography. At the age of 17, she asked to be admitted to the squad of firefighters in Read More.
Now women have joined U.S. Infantry One Station Unit Training
On May 19, 2017, the U.S.Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT). In the new integrated infantry companies, women and men train together in mixed-gender squads from before dawn until after dusk: practicing the same raids, kicking in the same doors, doing the same push-ups when Read More.
Women aren’t managers because they love leisure time
It is not down to male dominance if only just 20% of managing directors in the world are women. It is often women themselves who prioritise private rather than professional life. These are the findings of an extensive study involving a sample of more than 27,000 Germans, published in the Journal of Happiness Read More.
She will be the first female umpire in Bundesliga
A woman may be the real discovery of the next Bundesliga season. Her name is Bibiana Steinhaus and she will be the first female umpire in the highest level of German football championship. The thirty-eight year old from Hannover, comes from a police background. Her sporting career started in the Read More.