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Megan Beyer
Megan Beyer (@carrollbeyer) serves on the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality EDGE Certification Foundation and is Founder of Sister Republics, a bilateral women's project of Swiss and US leaders advocating gender diverse leadership for a stronger economy. She is a regular panelist on PBS' To the Contrary.

Entries by Megan Beyer

Gender Balance in the Workplace: Profit From Parity

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 3:00 PM

So you have an important job interview. Your sitter cancels. What do you do? When it happened to First Lady Michelle Obama, she packed up baby Malia, carted her into that job interview, and was completely surprised when she still landed the job.

The First Family's efforts...

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Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Not quite as punctual as the legendary Swiss trains, Equal Pay Day in Switzerland still arrives a lot earlier than in the U.S.: a full month earlier. Women in Switzerland did not get the right to vote until 1972, but Equal Pay Day in Switzerland took place March...

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Entitled to Break the Glass Ceiling

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 1:25 PM

It was the refrain of my childhood: "Who do you think you are?" One of six children raised Catholic in the 60s and 70s, I heard it from nuns in nursery school, proctors on the playground, and parents at the dinner table.

This was not a gender thing. We were...

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(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 7:37 PM

Last night at a meeting with a group of women executives, I mentioned how surprised I was that Twitter was going public without any women on the board. One woman thought I was joking. Another thought I had Twitter confused with Facebook. The iPhones came out, and Google confirmed. Reaction:...

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The Problem Has a Name: Guilt

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 11:18 AM

It's the beginning of another school year and today's mother opens an email about a proposed class party, spreading insecurity like a virus. Before you know it, there are 17 texts offering 17 salves for inadequacy: homemade pizza, fruit medleys, ice sculptures, goody bags, confetti, a polka band and 18...

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Yellen Is the Man for the Job

(5) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 1:12 PM

At a recent gathering of financial agency chiefs at the White House, the nation's top eight regulators and President Obama reviewed the status of compliance with the Dodd-Frank bank reform bill. Just watching the regulators file in, it is clear -- three years after the bill's passage -- the agencies...

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