Woman of the Day

Woman of the Day – Sally Cruikshank

Sally Cruikshank’s amazing animated characters are like no other.

Her films from the late 70s and early 80s featured Quasi and Anita in a wild psychedelic landscape. One can see how her style influenced many later animators, but she was truly working with her own language.

She also did a good amount of film work in the 80s, and was a heavy contributor to Sesame Street in the 90s.

Her work is not as visible now, but that is all the more reason to seek out her work, whether you have seen it before or not.

Sally Cruikshank on Wikipedia


Woman of the Day – Laurie Keller

The Scrambled States of America

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If you have never seen Laurie Keller‘s delightful, kooky and hilarious children’s books, (The Scrambled States of America, Arnie the Doughnut, Do Unto Otters)  please check them out. Find a kid to read them to if you feel silly picking up a kids book for yourself, but that actually is not necessary.

Laurie Keller’s website. (which is great!), shows how to order all her products – books, games and videos.

Woman of the Day – Arlene Klasky

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Arlene Klasky is a co-founder of Klasky-Csupo animation studios (founded with her now ex-husband, they still run it together), an advocate for quality children’s programming, and a c0-creator of Rugrats.

Klasky-Csupo also famously produced the earlier episodes of The Simpsons.

Klasky was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Animation” by Animation Magazine in 1999.

Woman of the Day – Caroline Leaf

leafWoman of the Day is back after a one-year hiatus! Apologies for the long break.

Caroline Leaf (born 1946 in Seattle, WA) is a remarkable animator, illustrator and painter, with a career spanning five decades. Educated at Harvard, where she made her first animated film, she later moved to Canada, where she became a solid presence at the National Film Board of Canada in th 1980s. She also spent some time working on documentary film in the 1990s.

Her website is worth checking out – it is a resource for her process as well as where one can obtain copies of her animation DVDs.

Woman of the Day – Sabrina Mahtani

Inspired Individuals – Sabrina Mahtani (Sierra Leone).

Women of the Day – The Women of Women and Mathematics Education

Women and Mathematics Education “promotes the mathematics education of girls and women. Find out more about WME.

Woman of the Day – Gloria Ford Gilmer

Gloria Ford Gilmer was the first Black woman to serve on the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America, and is a leader in the field of Ethnomathematics, a field she has help define. Please read more about Dr. Gilmer here.

Woman of the Day – Katherine Okikiolu

Katherine Okikiolu is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UCSD.

She was the first Black woman to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship.

She also has created the PECASE video project. For this, she works with high school students in Compton, CA to create entertainment-based videos about teaching math.

Please read more about Dr. Okikiolu at Mathematicians of the African Diaspora.

Woman of the Day – Sheila Tobias

Sheila Tobias is a feminist author, consultant, and speaker on mathematics, and is especially known for writing Overcoming Math Anxiety.

Profile of Author and Feminist Sheila Tobias on About.com

Woman of the Day – Women of the Grace Hopper Celebration 2011

The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Click to find out about their 2011 conferences series.