Our annual Women to Watch project showcases the most accomplished, ambitious, powerful, memorable and intriguing women in the Baltimore area.
With overturning of Roe, Maryland activists on both sides of abortion issue step up efforts
Those who support abortion rights say Maryland needs to further strengthen its protections in the face of the threat to the procedure elsewhere in the country. Those who oppose the procedure see an opening to begin chipping away at what they view as the state’s overly lenient laws and practices regarding abortion.
Shattering the glass ceiling: Meet three women who broke new ground
Valerie Sheares Ashby, Melanie Newman and Dena Freeman-Patton.
Jennifer Golbeck talks artificial intelligence policy, privacy before Baltimore Sun event
A discussion with the director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland.
Women to Watch 2022 share insights about themselves | VIDEO
From words like, dedicated, engaging and tenacious to police work and skydiving, Women to Watch share thoughts about themselves.
Checking in with previous Baltimore Sun Women to Watch
Previous Women to Watch, such as Dr. Kathleen Neuzil and Angel McCoughtry, weigh in on how life has changed in 2022.
The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch 2022: Best in advocacy, business and health
Here are the brightest women in the Baltimore area for 2022, in fields ranging from business to advocacy.
Women to Watch 2022 share their favorite quotes | VIDEO
Honorees from this year's 25 Women to Watch share some of their favorite quotes.
Nominations are closed for The Baltimore Sun’s 2022 Women to Watch
Nominations are open for the Baltimore Sun 2022 Women to Watch.
The Baltimore Sun's Women to Watch party 2021 | PHOTOS
A Women to Watch party is held at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Women to Watch share some advice for other women | VIDEO
Some of the 2021 Women to Watch share some advice and words of wisdom for others.
Women to Watch on foods, fears, shows and favorite events | VIDEO
The 2021 Women to Watch share their favorite Maryland events, foods, shows and some of their fears.
Women to Watch talk about the future of business after the pandemic | VIDEO
Some of this year's Women to Watch discuss the impact of the pandemic on their institutions.
Maryland’s women lawmakers push for more influence as their caucus celebrates 50 years
Fifty years after women lawmakers in Maryland formed their own caucus, they're no longer fighting their way into leadership meetings or trying to get appropriate bathrooms. But going forward, they hope to have a bigger influence on laws that affect women.
Cybersecurity expert, Morgan Stanley executive Rachel Wilson talks cyber crime, preparedness ahead of Baltimore Sun event
Wilson's time at the NSA took her from the American embassy in London, where she countered terrorist threats to the 2012 Olympic Games, to Maryland’s Fort Meade, where she addressed terrorist threats to the U.S.
Female employees benefit from a rising minimum wage, research shows
As some employers in Maryland boost minimum hourly pay and momentum builds to increase the federal minimum wage, women have a lot to gain.
Meet the young activists making lasting impacts on their Baltimore communities and beyond
Meet four young Baltimore-based activists that pivoted during the pandemic to continue to fight for racial and gender equity.
The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch 2021: Best in advocacy, business and health
Here are the brightest women in the Baltimore area for 2021, in fields ranging from business to advocacy.
Baltimore-area working women support one another, find new passions during COVID pandemic
The pandemic laid bare the untold burdens women face, particularly the difficult balance of work and child care. Over the last year and a half, many women in the Baltimore area have mastered the art of pivoting after being forced to reexamine their working lives.
Women to Watch: Time to ‘makeup’ for progress lost during pandemic | COMMENTARY
The pandemic is over in the same way the fight for women’s rights is over. The devastating and ongoing effects are easily obscured by the undeniable progress that has been made.
By the numbers: Women to Watch spotlight on mothers and the workplace
Increased participation in the workforce has helped drive up the age of new mothers. But moms remain far likelier than dads to stay home. Limited access to paid leave and affordable child care further complicates the work-family balance.
Checking in with The Baltimore Sun’s previous Women to Watch
Previous Women to Watch, such as Dr. Leana Wen, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore's Shelonda Stokes and Route One Apparel's Ali Von Paris, weigh in on how life has changed in 2021.
Nominations are closed for The Baltimore Sun’s 2021 Women to Watch
Nominations are open for the Baltimore Sun 2021 Women to Watch.
Where are they now? Checking back in with The Baltimore Sun’s previous Women to Watch
Previous Women to Watch, such as Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Del. Kathy Szeliga and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan, weigh in on how life has changed in 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has hurt everyone. But it hurts women more. | COMMENTARY
The pandemic has only served to heighten the inequalities that still exist between even the most enlightened men and women.
By the numbers: Women to Watch spotlight on Black women in education, business, politics
Black women account for more than 21 million of the approximately 330 million people counted in the U.S. population. For the 2020 edition of Women to Watch, The Baltimore Sun is spotlighting the numbers behind their educational achievement, professional lives and political might.
Maryland, U.S. are realizing that day care is an economic problem, not a women’s issue. That was before the pandemic.
Experts say there’s been a gradual but growing realization that child care is an economic problem that crosses genders, races and income levels. And that was before the pandemic.
Tawanda Jones, Kelly Davis and other Baltimore women have turned their pain into protest
For 378 straight weeks, Tawanda Jones has told her brother’s story to anyone who will listen.
The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch 2020: Best in advocacy, business and health
Here are the brightest women in the Baltimore area for 2020, in fields ranging from business to advocacy.
Women to Watch share some of their worst jobs growing up | VIDEO
Odette Ramos and others share some of their worst jobs.
Women to Watch and who inspires them and what scares them | VIDEO
2020 Women to Watch honorees and who inspires them, what scares them and what they love to eat.