The stubbornly low number of female computer science students in the
United States has generated a pile of academic studies, ample
hand-wringing and a wide-ranging discussion in tech and education
circles about what can be done to boost the number of women choosing
Shanti Das spent 20 years as an executive in the music industry working
with such artists as Outkast, TLC, Erykah Badu and Vivian Green. Having
learned the business by working with such successful industry
trendsetters as Antonio “L.A” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Das
put it all on paper in 2010 when she wrote the now best-seller "The
Hip-Hop Professional: A Woman's Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success
in the Entertainment Business."
In recent years, Philadelphia has become a leading center for the academic study of sports. Research is focused across the spectrum, from the economic benefit of naming rights of local arenas, to diversity in sports.
"There's art in almost everything we do," says Crystal Windham. Windham should know. She took her love of art and turned it into a
history-making career in the automotive industry--yes, car making. In fact, you can not create a car without first designing one and that is where professionals like Windham come in. She is the automotive industry’s highest ranking African-American female car designer.