STEMulate: Cincinnati Women and the State of Tech

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are saturated with testosterone. There is little recognition and promotion of women, a fact which is driving women away from the industry altogether to find fields where they can excel. The shortage of women in the industry is very real, and it’s important for those of us who remain in the industry to encourage and assist one another in professional growth. In order to hold myself accountable for this very action, I have developed STEMulate.

Scenes from the City: Bonnie Rupe

Light shines through a window glistening with raindrops onto a spread of blank pages I hope to fill with notes about a woman I met by chance. Bonnie Rupe sits across from me in the coffee shop, a radiating example of true light and passion. Over tea, we talk about travel, generation gaps, her degrees in French and English, and I’m thinking I will need many more blank pages to get everything down.

Tamia Stinson: Cincinnati Style

Start a fashion blog before it was mainstream hip? Check. Co-launch Over-the-Rhine’s super popular Second Sunday on Main and one of its first pop-up shops? Check. Land a coveted magazine stylist position? Check. Run your own podcast? Check. Win a prestigious grant to work on a project you’ve dreamed about for years? Check. Be an all-around badass cool cat? Check.

And the list goes on. Tamia Stinson is a creative pioneer in Cincinnati. Let’s dive in to our conversation, which took place at Iris BookCafe in Over-the-Rhine.

Women of Cincy Is Fundraising

In 2017, this organization unfolded – quite by accident – with a mission to celebrate and create opportunities for every local woman. We’ve grown because you’ve chosen to support those women with your time, deciding every week to give a damn about their stories, events, and community.Now, we’re asking for a little more.

Leah Stewart: Writing Is a Weird Career

Leah Stewart is a novelist, with six published books and a 10-year history in Cincinnati. Her newest book, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, will be released March 27.

We talked about her latest book, the weird career of writing, perspective on place, and her lovably eccentric neighborhood of Northside. Our conversation unraveled in her office at the University of Cincinnati, where she is head of the English department.

A Night with ‘Our Foremothers’ at the Freedom Center

“No race can afford to neglect the enlightenment of its mothers.” –Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

This quote was perfectly fitting on the cover of the program for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s “Our Foremothers” history presentation. On March 15, the midpoint of Women’s History Month, we gathered inside the museum for an evening of celebration and to honor women in our history who are often overlooked.