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As the first black female billionaire in the United States and a true living legend, few have much in common with media mogul Oprah Winfrey. But today we are sharing in Winfrey's grief as we collectively mourn the Thanksgiving Day passing of Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee and reflect on the experience of losing a loved one during the holidays.

How Sustainability Expert and Santa Monica Commissioner Elena Christopoulos Uses Her #MeToo Story and White Privilege to Fuel Empowerment for All Women

Women’s activist and political consultant Elena Christopoulos may be a native of Toronto, Canada, but it’s her work in the United States that makes her one of the most sought-after resources for women’s empowerment. Listen to find out how she turned a tragic event into fuel for feminism.

What does it take to be one of America's most watched female leaders? Join us for a chat with San Francisco's first African-American female mayor London Breed; find out what life lessons helped bring her to San Francisco's highest office and what she's doing to help impact women for generations to come.

Despite the power #MeToo has given women, we're fighting harder than ever to avoid being victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

It's September and that means colleges across the US are opening their doors to the freshman class of 2022. Here are five sure-fire ways to slay your first year of college—and every year after that.

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford brings #MeToo to the US Senate. Read on to hear what she has to say about Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what being a victim of sexual assault does to one's psyche.

Tune in to hear how a field trip to The People's Palace became the stepping stone to a career in politics for San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Malia Cohen.

Accused versus Accountable: What Does the Future Hold for #MeToo?

What started as a hashtag has morphed into a movement. But as more stories of sexual harassment emerge, some are asking if the #MeToo movement is becoming more of a witch hunt than a reckoning.

In a tribute to Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King exemplifies the fact that composure is a non-issue when we’re sharing with the world our love for our sisters.

Looks like the Miss America Organization is having its own #MeToo moment.

Author Helen Owens sums up what the Kate Spade brand meant to many career-minded women. “Kate Spade gave career women the opportunity to celebrate their love of design and still feel fashion-forward.”

This is the tale of two Staceys. It's a story about how two women with the same name marched into history within a day of one another and created a new definition of success.

Thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Here Are Three Things Women of #MeToo Will Lose Forever

Harvey Weinstein was arguably the most powerful person in the film industry.  But today he's realizing that no amount of money, power or fame could have prepared him for what he’s facing today. Here are three things Harvey Weinstein wishes he could have seen coming.   

Doria Ragland may be the mother of the Duchess of Sussex, but she’s first and foremost a mother who deeply loves her child. Read on to see how this former mental health professional showed the world her definition of royalty.

She was only 11 years old when Princess Diana was married and as far as she knew opportunities for Black women to marry into the British royal family didn't exist. What does Megan Markle's marriage represent for this woman today? Read her heartfelt story to find out.

Meghan Markle is a proud feminist and leader. Can the royal family handle her independent streak?

New film "RGB" - out May 4 - gives audiences a glimpse into the judicial achievements of "flaming feminist litigator" Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Queen Bey knows that rising to the top sometimes means being prepared for a fall.

Here's why "well-behaved women seldom make history."

Having intersectional dialogue about #MeToo empowers all women - here a few ways women of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds can benefit from this momentum.

January 03, 2018

Are you already overwhelmed by your list of New Year's resolutions? Maybe it's time to do things differently this year...

Meet a special pair of "twins" whose friendship is a lesson in love for us all.

What did it take for London Breed to become the first African-American and only the second woman to hold the title of Mayor of San Francisco? Watch our interview to find out what led her to become one of America’s most-watched female leaders.

At 21, Simone Askew is not just another woman attending the historical US Military Academy at West Point. 

Historic Win for Women in Politics

November 08, 2017

Women of all colors and identities are the new leaders in the political arena.

October 28, 2017

This sisterhood makes rogue waves quiver.

October 25, 2017

It takes temerity and determination to leave an abuser. But as more women come forward other women gain strength. This is one woman’s story of how she overcame the horror of domestic violence and found the will to go on.

October 18, 2017

The International Women's Media Foundation has awarded three outstanding women the Courage in Journalism award.

October 14, 2017

A little-known elite force of women help save thousands as part of California's team of firefighters.

Beauty and The Beard

October 03, 2017

The beard is nothing to be feared. For the bearded woman, it's just one more thing that makes her beautiful.

October 02, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our annual reminder that early detection is the key to survival. Read more on how the nation is marking the event.

September 24, 2017

From the streets of South Bronx to ER physician, Dr. Arabia Mollette is the embodiment of triumph over tragedy.

September 21, 2017

Thinking about being a boob? Don’t. At least not to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. Check out the video to see how the entire debacle played out on air.

September 16, 2017

NASA Project Scientist Linda Spilker, a leader of the historic Cassini spacecraft team, is sparking a new generation of women in engineering. Find out how.