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All or Nothing

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Though I have probably discussed this topic in a previous blog, the message is worth many repetitions, mostly because the concept is so contrary to po...

Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap

Gloria Feldt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Gloria Feldt

Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Every year, we hear the same report, that women make 77 cents to men's dollar. That's why I was so excited to learn about Boston's new initiative designed to do something to close the wage gap.

Dysfunction in the Boardroom

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

For years -- decades, even -- women have been seeking stronger representation on corporate boards, yet minimal progress has been made in recent years.

20 Ways to Spark Innovation in Others

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Many forward-thinking organizations, these days, are launching all kinds of initiatives to crank up innovation. Their intention is a good one, but their execution is often not.

Dream Big

Debbie Messemer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Debbie Messemer

In the 2012 Catalyst census data, women made up 14.3 percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 16.6 percent of the board members, a small improvement over 1998. So, the question remains: Is there a better way to identify and advance women who have the desire and skill to rise to the opportunity?

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Changing the Dialogue

Barbara Moser | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Barbara Moser

Women are constantly inundated with studies and anecdotal commentary that show how women haven't achieved a presence in the upper echelons of corporations or in other career pursuits.

The Real Reason Women Are More Likely to Fly Solo When It Comes to Work

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The workplace still skews a little Mad Men, where, for every Don behind the desk, there's a Betty at home to take care of business. (Betty's been replaced, but you get my point.)

Reflecting on Augusta

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 06.11.2012 | Sports
Ilene H. Lang

So let's move past the "institution" and ask the members of Augusta to take an honest look in the mirror and ask themselves whether discrimination against women truly reflects their values.

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...

Women and Work: How Goes the Revolution?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In 30 years, women are settled in everywhere from the CEO's office to the Supreme Court to the battlefield to earth orbit. The term "first woman" that signified every breakthrough has lost its news value. There is just not that much of note to break through these days. With one exception.

What's Right With School Turnarounds

John Thompson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago
John Thompson

The Catalyst's special issue on the turnaround of Chicago's Marshall High School describes the type of students who may be gaining the most from the latest attempts to improve our toughest schools.

Why (Almost) Everything Women Are Told About Work Is Wrong

Joan Williams | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Joan Williams

Not only does a lot of the advice out there not help women, much of it actually hurts them.

Why Women Need to Be the Ones Occupying Wall Street

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What's the Occupy Wall Street movement -- an ongoing, multi-city protest against corporate greed, cronyism and inequity -- got to do with gender politics, you ask? I say: everything.

Laura Stampler

Who's Advocating For You At Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women

We've heard it before: long hours, a strong work ethic and stellar performance no longer guarantee your rise on the corporate ladder -- if they ever d...

What Women Want: To Make Money!

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

In two-thirds of dual working families, moms are responsible for 75% or more of all the household chores. Like breastfeeding in the middle of the night, there are some things that are not going to change in our generation.

Climbing the Ropes to Get Ahead

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Mentors can show you the ropes, but sponsors help you climb them.

21 Companies That Have Excluded Women From Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: More than half of the American workforce is comprised of women. It is well-known that they are paid less than their male counterp...

Is the Media Sexist? How to Make "Equal Pay" for Women a Sexy, Election News Story and Debate Question?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Have you seen the news stories about the sexy Citibank beauty who claims she was discriminated against and fired because she distracted her male cowor...

Risk Management

Laura Liswood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Liswood

Often the issue of the empowerment of women and girls is seen as an equity argument. It is the right thing to do; a human right thing to do. But it is also a matter of risk management.

Google Is Making You Into a Developer

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Social media has turned many of us from content consumers into content producers. Tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Amplify have made the pr...

Give Mom a Break

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

I'm awed by the complex lives that so many women I know -- most especially the single mothers -- manage with such grace. I'm also aware what they sacrifice, which is most often themselves.

Women In Charge at Xerox

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

Those who have rigorously studied corporate diversity programs report mixed success at best, at least when it comes to diversifying management, although there is always something to cheer for.

Where are the Women: U.S. Boardrooms May be Missing the Boat?

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

The results of the 2009 Catalyst Census of women in leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies are in - and they aren't pretty. One way to break this cycle and close the gender gap: start at the top.