Good to Know: School shootings inspire Baraboo woman’s invention

By Kirsten Adshead/motherbility

A former substitute teacher from Baraboo has created a system in which the sound of gunshots triggers a building-wide alarm and notifies first responders. Also in today’s Good to Know:  Google helps identify women-led businesses, the New York Times rights some decades-old wrongs, “Wrinkle In Time’s” director shatters a glass ceiling and the Time’s Up movement gets real.

Baraboo woman creates alarm system for gunshots: Stacy Jax, a former substitute teacher, hopes her system — in which the sound of gunshots triggers alarms and first-responder notifications — will help keeps students safe.

New Google tool ID’s women-led businesses:  Have a verified Google My Business listing? You can now add a “women-led business” attribute to your listing, which will show up in Google searches and Google maps.

New York Times rectifies its obitsOf all the people the New York Times honors with obituaries, only about 20 percent are women. As part of International Women’s Day this week, the newspaper said it is committed to recognizing the contributions of more women. To launch that effort, the Times this week published the obituaries of women the newspaper said it should have run in the past, but didn’t.

‘Wrinkle’ director has mixed feelings on breaking glass ceiling: Ava DuVerney knows that being the first woman of color to direct a $100 million movie is significant. She’s just dismayed it’s happening in 2018.

Time’s Up funds 1,500 lawsuits:  Reese Witherspoon says the $20 million Hollywood raised as part of the Times Up movement has helped 1,500 women who are filing sexual harassment lawsuits against their employers.

Good to Know appears every Monday highlighting women- and business-related news, events, tidbits and tips from around the Internet. Happy Monday!


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