Tonight's ‘Project Runway' Episode Is Part of Dallas Foundation's $25M Push to Make 100 Women Scientists Famous

Editor's note, April 18, 2019: This story was originally published March 4, but we are bringing it back in time for tonight's Project Runway episode, which was inspired by Lyda Hill Philanthropies' If/Then initiative. Lyda Hill Philanthropies is spending $25 million to promote the work of women scientists.At a splashy kickoff at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday night, the Dallas foundation announced an initiative to dramatically boost the visibility of women scientists in society, including in schools, in museums and on television.“Picture us as a talent agency for women in science,” said Nicole Small, who is president of Lyda Hill Philanthropies and also serves on the board of A.H. Belo Corporation, parent of The Dallas Morning News.The If/Then initiative will recruit 100 women scientist “ambassadors” who will receive media training to share their stories with groups such as Girl Scouts of the USA and Teach For America, with museums and zoos, and on a new Saturday morning television show.A special episode of Project Runway in April will feature women coders and developers.  Continue reading...

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