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Peter Thiel Once Wrote That Women Getting The Vote Was Bad For Democracy

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 10:26 AM


The secretive tech billionaire who recently admitted to funding a lawsuit meant to crush the media company Gawker is known for having some radical opinions. But in an essay published in 2009, he surprised many when he wrote that giving women the right to vote -- by...

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Hillary Clinton Solved A Problem Corporate America Can’t Seem To Fix

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 9:52 AM


A little more than a year ago, when Hillary Clinton officially launched her history-making campaign for the presidency, she did something else unprecedented. She hired Bernard Coleman as the campaign’s chief diversity officer. 


The 36-year-old is responsible for helping Clinton -- the first woman with a real...

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Why It Matters When Hollywood Actresses Talk About Pay Equality

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 4:19 PM

This week everyone was talking about "House of Cards" -- not because Netflix just dropped a new season on us, but because a star of the series, Robin Wright, dropped her own personal bombshell at an event in New York.

The actress revealed that she recently demanded to...

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Robin Wright tuvo que exigir el mismo sueldo que Kevin Spacey en 'House of Cards'

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 4:03 PM

Este martes, ante una sala llena de activistas, filántropos y medios de comunicación en la Fundación Rockefeller, la actriz Robin Wright reveló que tuvo que exigir que se le pagara lo mismo que a su compañero de reparto Kevin Spacey por su trabajo en la serie House of...

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Robin Wright Explains Why She Fought For Equal Pay For 'House of Cards'

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 1:52 PM


Claire Underwood certainly would not stand being paid less than a man for the same work -- and neither did her real-life counterpart, Robin Wright.


The actor, who plays the formidable first lady on Netflix's "House of Cards," opened up about demanding higher pay in an...

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Πώς η Robin Wright απαίτησε να παίρνει τον ίδιο μισθό με τον Kevin Spacey

(3) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 11:50 AM

Πρόσφατα η Robin Wright, πρωταγωνίστρια της επιτυχημένης τηλεοπτικής σειράς House of Cards απαίτησε να αμείβεται με το ίδιο ποσό με τον συμπρωταγωνιστή της, Kevin Spacey, όπως ανέφερε η ίδια σε εκδήλωση που έγινε στο Rockefeller Foundation.

«Είπα “θέλω να πληρώνομαι με το ίδιο ποσό με τον Kevin”, είπε η...

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Robin Wright Demanded The Same Pay As Kevin Spacey For 'House of Cards'

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 2:23 PM

NEW YORK -- Robin Wright recently demanded to be paid the same as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on "House of Cards," the 50-year-old actor told a roomful of activists, philanthropists and media on Tuesday at the Rockefeller Foundation.

“I was like, 'I want to...

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Twitter Finally Appoints Black Board Member

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 4:45 PM


Twitter announced Monday that it has appointed the chief executive officer of BET Networks, Debra L. Lee, to its board of directors.


Lee will be Twitter's first black board member and third female board member -- a notable development for the social media company, which...

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3 Dysfunctional Ways We’ve Adapted To The Hell Of The 24/7 Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 1:15 PM


How do you deal with the “cult of busy”? That’s the term Erin Reid uses to describe today’s work-first culture in which ideal employees are expected to put their jobs first, work all the time and be constantly available to the boss.


In the

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If High Heels Are Horrible, Why Do Women Still Wear Them?

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 11:40 AM


About two years ago Meya Laraqui, an ambitious young woman fresh out of college, got some career advice from an older colleague that changed everything: Wear high heels.


Laraqui was eager to be taken more seriously at the small private equity firm in Manhattan where she works....

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The Pay Gap At The Top Of Corporate America Is Not What You Think

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 2:20 PM


At the tippy top of the corporate ladder, women are paid more than men, but don't get too excited about it. We're talking about a handful of super-elite women.


And according to some new research -- which I’ll explain in just a second -- it's only because...

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If You Really Care About Working Moms, Make The School Day Longer

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 10:50 AM

There are many wonderful things about being a mom, and we’ll celebrate them on Sunday. But there’s one awful thing, too: There’s a severe financial penalty for becoming a mother in the United States.

Mothers make 73 cents, on average, for every dollar fathers make, according to...

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A Huge Motherhood Challenge That Companies Are Finally Starting To Address

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 9:51 AM

“Somewhere I've failed or have been failed,” Jami Demuth, a 38-year-old mother of three in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, wrote last year, detailing her fruitless year-long search for a job.

Demuth had spent seven years at home with the kids and didn’t realize how hard it would be to get back...

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'Me-ternity' Leave Is A Very Bad Name For A Very Good Idea

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 11:40 AM

Sometimes good ideas come wrapped in incredibly dumb packages. I'm looking at you Crystal Pepsi. The dungbomb we're talking about today, however, isn't a weird carbonated drink but a new workplace leave concept: "me-ternity leave."  

It is the brainchild of Meghann Foye, a...

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Job Prospects For The Class Of 2016 Are Pretty Good, Especially For Men

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 5:02 PM


For the class of 2016, it's the best job market in years. The number of employers looking to hire college graduates this year is the highest in nearly a decade, according to a survey out Thursday.


But if you're a male college graduate, your job...

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It’s Not Getting Any Easier For Women To Become CEOs

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 11:10 AM


The U.S. might elect its first female president this year, but that hardly means the glass ceiling has gone away. Women are still essentially locked out of the most powerful jobs in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCoopers' consulting business. 


Female executives...

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Another Sign Slack Is Truly Committed To Diversity

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 10:23 AM

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The End Of Maternity Leave As We Know It?

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 10:23 AM

Another big company just effectively got rid of “maternity leave," making its parental leave policy the same for men and women.

Consulting firm Ernst & Young announced this week that starting July 1, mothers and fathers would both be eligible for 16 weeks paid time off after the...

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Hillary Clinton: ‘There’s No Discount For Being A Woman, So Why Should We Be Paid Less?'

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 11:14 AM


Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton outlined her plan for closing the pay gap between men and women at a roundtable in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. 


The former secretary of state detailed the familiar and depressing statistics on pay inequality: The average American woman working full time makes just...

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An Important Reminder That The Pay Gap Is Not Just A 'Women's Issue'

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 10:53 AM


There are a lot of ways critics like to explain away or trivialize the gender pay gap -- the sad fact that women make 79 cents for every dollar a man earns in the U.S.


One of the more popular strategies for...

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