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Everybody knows girls don’t play with dolls after age six. At least, that was the toy industry’s belief in the mid 1980s, when a former schoolteacher named Pleasant Rowland dreamed up the concept for American Girl Dolls.

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls is collaborating with five local non-profits to develop a program designed to fight sexual violence in Fairfield County.  

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Cynthia Barnett wants girls to know how to write code, build robots and hack computer programs. Barnett is a lifelong educator from Norwalk, Connecticut. When she retired from her job as a high school administrator, she was upset to see girls losing interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes.