News Round Up: Theresa May, Serena Williams and becoming a Mentor

News Round Up: Theresa May, Serena Williams and becoming a Mentor

WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING THIS WEEK

WIMBLEDON

It’s been a busy week for news. It started with Wimbledon still at everyone’s mind — the high of Andy Murray’s beautiful win, not to mention Serena Williams’s spectacular performance. Her success comes at a vital time: the record-breaking career of the unapologetically black woman is now more significant than ever, considering the turmoil that is race relations in America right now. Read more in Guardian.
A weekend of sports brought about plenty of sexist remarks on the subject of female athletes, of course, but Hadley Freeman, writing in the Guardian set the record straight.

THERESA MAY BECOMES THE UK’s SECOND FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

But really, as much as any of us enjoyed Wimbledon, tennis hasn’t been the central theme this week, has it? It is truly the year of women in charge, and so on Wednesday, Cameron stepped down and Theresa May took over.
The second-ever prime minister of the United Kingdom was reported in The Telegraphto be filling half her cabinet with women, though despite the shuffle, in the end it was still the seven out of 21 as before. Read more about the reshuffle in the Guardian .

BECOMING A MENTOR

Powerful women, especially of minority backgrounds, are prized mentors for their younger colleagues. “Can I pick your brain?” becomes an age-old question — read the debate on Forbes to find out when to say yes.

WOLF-WHISTLING NOW A HATE CRIME

Meanwhile, misogyny became criminalised in Nottinghamshire! As reported in the Guardian, catcalling and wolf-whistling fall under hate crimes and will be investigated.

11 PHRASES SMART PEOPLE SAY TO THEMSELVES EACH DAY

Ready for the weekend? Bookmark this Daily Muse article to return on Monday with plenty of motivation.

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