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5 Things to Know Today: March 8, 2017

5 Things to Know Today: March 8, 2017

Liz Biscevic—5 Things to Know Today

Photo via Brendan McDermid

Photo via Brendan McDermid

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, a company in New York installed a statue of a fierce little girl standing in front of the Wall Street bull. Meanwhile, Nike is making an activewear hijab for female Muslim athletes, and the top 10 countries to live as a woman. 

1. Business Insider: The famous charging bull statue in the Financial District in New York is challenged by a little girl. 
State Street Global Advisors, a $2.5 trillion investor within State Street Corp. launched a campaign for International Women’s Day with a new bronze statue of a little girl standing defiantly in front of the Wall Street bull. Aside from renegade public art installations, State Street Global says it will use its sizable influence to concretely encourage more gender diversity and recently sent a letter to 3,500 companies asking them to take action. 

2. Quartz: Nike is releasing an activewear hijab for Muslim athletes.
Made out of lightweight, breathable fabric, the Nike hijab will allow Muslim women to work out while staying cool and dry. Until now, many Muslim athletes have worn hijabs made out of the traditional, cotton material during workouts, which isn’t always ideal. The new apparel is set to release in early 2018. 

3. Digg: How to (finally) start bike commuting. 
Most people know cycling as a fun form of cardio, and for the people who live a short commute from work, it’s one of the most efficient ways to get your daily burn, all the while lessening your carbon footprint. Get the essentials—like a bike lock, helmet, and lights—and learn the basic bike laws in your city, and then get moving.

4. Fast Coexist: A new incubator program out of Minneapolis is creating a new economy for food entrepreneurs and farmers.  
Minneapolis’ oldest food coops, Lakewinds Food Co-op, launched a new incubator program called Maker to Market that gives food businesses and farmers a way to expand their ventures. The 6-month program will include classes on marketing, resources to help the participants scale their business, and give them exclusive shelf space at the coop, 

5. TreeHugger: The 10 best countries to be a woman might surprise you. 
The results were calculated based on caring about human rights, gender equality, income equality, safety, and progressiveness. The best countries, in order are: 

10. New Zealand
9. Austria
8. Australia
7. Switzerland
6. Finland
5. Canada
4. Netherlands
3. Norway
2. Denmark
1. Sweden

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