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Katherine Ullman is the former Program Associate at the Center for WorkLife Law (WLL). Prior to joining WLL, she was a litigation assistant at Girard Gibbs LLP, a national plaintiffs’ class action firm based in San Francisco. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College, with honors and distinction.

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What You May Not Expect When You're Expecting

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 11:35 AM

So you or your partner is pregnant. There are plenty of important decisions to consider: what will be the little one's name? Will you share the name with friends and family or keep it a secret? What about gender? Do you want to know? Do you want others to know?...

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The Downside for Dads

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Co-written with Joan C. Williams.

"My small contribution to feminism is leaving the office at 5:15 p.m. three times a week to pick up my daughter... and not hiding it." You might expect that these are the words of a working mother who, after too little sleep and too many...

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Is It Too Cold to 'Lean In'? Women In STEM

(34) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:52 AM

It's been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM.

Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference. Richards has since...

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Shame On Those Queen Bees?

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Co-written by Katherine Ullman.

An essay this month in The Wall Street Journal recycled a tired trope: "queen bees" in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell.

We've heard this before. Powerful women are just grown up high school "mean...

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MAKERS, A Cautionary Tale: Sandberg, Mayer, Slaughter And Feminism Today

(3) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Recently, Katherine watched the three-part PBS series MAKERS in one sitting. (If you haven't seen it yet, we highly recommend and encourage you to watch it online here).

While some argue that the documentary misses the mark on feminism today, Katherine appreciated the...

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Why It's Not 'The End of Men'

(21) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Joan once wrote that the way for women to gain equality was to die childless at thirty, based on data that young women without kids earn almost as much as men. Turns out even that won't guarantee pay equality.

A new report released last week by...

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The New Girls' Network: Binders Upon Binders of Stolen Ideas

(6) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 6:03 PM

"Binders full of women." We all know what Mitt Romney meant during this week's presidential debate when he discussed his "effort" to recruit more women during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts. But what he said spread like wildfire across the Internet and produced some amusing...

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Feminism, on a Tightrope

(137) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Like just about every other feminist on the Internet, I've read quite a bit about Marissa Mayer lately: She's the new CEO of Yahoo, she's about to have her first child, she's going to be making $59 million, she's behind some of

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