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Benjamin Moore × National Trust – Celebrate Women’s Heritage

This year, as the nation marks the 100thanniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Benjamin Moore, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are celebrating this historic milestone with a new program focused on the preservation of sites in America where women from all walks of life have made history. Together, Benjamin Moore and the National Trust identified sites rooted in women’s history and will help restore these places to their former glory.

The Collaboration

The collaboration is part of the National Trust’s multi-year campaign entitled, “Where Women Made History,” dedicated to uncovering and amplifying the powerful, but often overlooked, role of women and their impact on our nation’s history. The campaign’s objective is to bring new resources and attention to women’s history sites. Therefore, galvanizing support for the preservation of these places and inspiring a new generation of 21st century women.

Working together since 2017, this expanded relationship between Benjamin Moore and the National Trust will utilize a hands-on approach to the preservation of sites associated with women’s heritage. Throughout the year, we’ll collaborate with various stakeholders, from painting contractors to historians, to repaint sections of these properties. In addition to donating premium paints, including selections from its Historical Color Collection, Benjamin Moore brings unprecedented color expertise gleaned from its more than 135 years of experience in the paint business. The stunning results of each site’s transformation will be showcased through “before and after” pictures and videos.

“It is a privilege to be able to honor the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th amendment by preserving several historic sites with significant roots in women’s history,” said Jeannie West, Benjamin Moore Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Together with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we’ll pay homage to these female trailblazers who helped shape us into the nation we are today.”

“This campaign focused on the contributions women have made to our nation’s heritage is part of the National Trust’s mission to preserve historic places that tell the full American story,” said Katherine Malone France, Chief Preservation Officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “As we uncover and celebrate the role millions of women have played in our nation’s history, we are proud to once again join forces with Benjamin Moore on this important endeavor. For more than a century, Benjamin Moore has been helping Americans revitalize and improve places with their quality products, and I can think of no better partner as we work together to preserve the iconic American places where women made history.”

Benjamin Moore and the National Trust have kicked off this year-long collaboration with two inaugural sites on the West Coast of the United States and will identify additional locations over the next several months.

Initial project sites include:

  • The Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA. An incubator for emerging Bay Area women’s projects, The Women’s Building’s colorful mural façade depicts the power and contributions of women throughout history and the world. Benjamin Moore will work alongside the National Trust to enhance the grand staircase that showcases the building’s colorful mural. Also, the mural makes its way from outside, into the heart of the building.
  • Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, OR. Owned by three women, the Odd Fellows Building has served the local community for more than 90 years. Located in the port city of Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, the Odd Fellows Building was the first structure rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1923. Today, the building houses all women owned businesses and is a flourishing center for local dance, performing arts and physical education classes that enhance, inspire and involve the local community.

Benjamin Moore is deeply committed to its customers, communities and employees. Therefore, providing the highest quality products and giving back where we live and work. As a corporate citizen, Benjamin Moore has a social, environmental and economic responsibility to the community. Through in-kind and financial donations to national and local non-profits Benjamin Moore strives to advance workforce development; housing + community development; and preservation/sustainability efforts across North America.

For more information about this campaign, please click HERE.

About Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of North America’s leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings. Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The Benjamin Moore premium portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®, Regal® Select, Ultra Spec®ben®, ADVANCE®, ARBORCOAT® and more. The Benjamin Moore & Co. diversified brands include specialty and architectural paints from Coronado®, Insl-x® and Lenmar®. Benjamin Moore & Co. coatings are available from its more than 7,500 locally owned and operated paint, decorating and hardware retailers throughout the United States and Canada as well as 75 countries globally.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places. savingplaces.org | @savingplaces

City Girls by Mina Tocalini

City Girls – Pussy Talk 

City Girls releases “Pussy Talk” (featuring Doja Cat). WATCH AND LISTEN to the Southside-produced track and Daps-directed video HERE. Last week the City Girls released the first of a 5-part docuseries, YUNG MIAMI’S SECRET. Watch HERE. Produced by Quality Films, episodes feature honest footage captured throughout JT and Yung Miami’s turbulent lives and careers and will air in weekly installments on Thursdays at 3pm EST. 

The road to City Girls’ second LP, City on Lock, came with struggles and the girls’ strength and support to overcome those struggles — and being a City Girl means to never fold. And with the triumphant reunion and release of City On Lock, the City Girls quickly trended on twitter, went to #1 on the Apple Music album chart, and are now #1 most added at the Rhythm Radio station format. “We Love Yal SOOOO MUCH! Yal really have made this the best experience regardless of the circumstances. It’s summer and the CITY ON LOCK. #Period #CityOnLock” they wrote on their Instagram. 

City on Lock speaks to individuals doing what they need to do to keep themselves moving and thriving in an unstable environment. The City Girls relay a consistent theme of Girl-Power, independence, and trying to have fun when the world feels like it can be working against you. Best friends since middle school, JT and Miami have made their way to the top with an in-your-face unapologetic swagger, demanding respect with a self-empowering message. As Billboard noted in their cover story, the ride-or-die sisterhood between the two is inspirational and exemplary in the way the City Girls wish to empower everyone. 

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WITI * Virtual Summit

WITI Hosts Its First Virtual Women in Technology Summit June 23-24, 2020

WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading advocate for innovation,
inclusivity and STEAM, kicks-off its first virtual Women in Technology Summit tomorrow, June 23, 2020. Themed ‘Adapt and Innovate’, the two-day summit is designed to spotlight leaders in technology and innovation, boost critical thinking and inspire students to pursue STEAM careers. This year’s summit will also address the impact of the pandemic on women in tech and the job market.

WITI launched the summit 26 years ago when there were no conferences geared towards supporting women in technology and business. Today, the Women in Technology summit is a premiere global tech conference, where professionals come to learn about trends, develop new skills and grow their business network.

“We will continue to provide the skills and tools women need to navigate the new normal and succeed in today’s digital world,” said Carolyn Leighton, CEO and founder, WITI. “This virtual summit offers an even broader global platform, with more opportunities for professionals to learn and interact with each other, irrespective of their location.”

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Blue Shield of California’s Karen Xie: How emerging technologies are transforming the way we consume and deliver healthcare.

Deloitte’s Beena Ammanath: The impact of artificial intelligence on society.

Huawei Technologies’ Joy Tan: How brands can leverage modern media to deliver meaningful stories to the public.

IDC’s Michelle Bailey: Results of the women in tech survey.

PTC’s Kathleen Mitford: The impact of diverse teams on innovation and tips on advocating diversity within an organization.

Trans Sahara Investment’s Ngozi Bell: Economic opportunities in a post COVID-19 era.

Rene Redwood, creator of the bi-partisan Glass Ceiling Commission: How businesses can address systemic racism.

Janice Kaplan, author of The Genius of Women: Powerful forces that have rigged the system against women and celebrating those who have triumphed.

BrainCandyLabs: Spotlight students and professionals who have been inspired by STEAM, including youngest astronaut-in-training Alyssa Carson, Ph.D. student Jordan Harrod and host of FOX’s Xploration Outerspace Emily Calandrelli.

WITI Hall of Fame Alumnae Genevieve Bell, Sara Rushinek and Elizabeth Xu: Staying motivated, overcoming problems and traits great leaders should possess.

Take the 2020 WITI-IDC Survey

Summit Overview:

More than 100 speakers and coaches will inspire and educate the 10,000 professionals who will be attending the event virtually.

Topics range from innovation and technology to leadership and growth.

The summit is sprinkled with keynotes and workshops to interactive networking and career fair.

Review the full agenda at WITI Summit 2020.

About WITI:

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been
advocating and recognizing women’s contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies — designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally.

WITI’s ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit HERE. 

Nicki Minaj × Vogue Arabia

Nicki Minaj Covers September Issue of Vogue Arabia.

A fully-fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty, Nicki Minaj, who has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, has returned following a hiatus of nearly four years to drop her fourth album, Queen. In this moment when the fashion industry discusses inclusivity, diversity, and equality, it was only fitting that the cover story was shot in New York, just a few days before the Met Gala, by an all female-team. Renowned photographer Emma Summerton was behind the lens, while the styling was done by Anna Katsanis and overseen by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. The hair and makeup looks were created by Kim Kimble and Sheika Daley respectively.

Feeding Our Warriors Daughters

IN THE TREATMENT OF ADULT WOMEN, we often hold discussions on powerful women being “warriors” in recovery, overcoming the trials of an eating disorder and likely other hardships.

IN WORKING WITH ADOLESCENT GIRLS, I sometimes hear comments on how “sweet” the work of younger girls must be by comparison, or sometimes even how “sad” it must be to see younger girls’ struggle. In response, I routinely say that these girls are the truest warriors – a path less refined by age, but sometimes with just as many battle marks.

SO, HOW DO WE EMPOWER our adolescent girls to be warriors in their recovery while also holding space for them to stay at a developmentally-appropriate place in their life and recovery work?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Clementine Adolescent Treatment Programs Director of Nutrition Services Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD/N, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in program development and clinical application working with eating disorders at various levels of care.