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Female Empowerment

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Techniques for Planning Customer Strategy from Themis, the Sales Goddess of Order

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

Knowing your strengths and then leading with them will help you fortify all of the other components of the process by understanding which competencies to shore up by teaming up with other behavioral types' techniques. For many of the behavioral types that you might see in the business world, I describe Greek Goddesses as metaphorical female business archetypes.

7 Qualities of Successful Friendships

Kali Rogers | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

It's time to make sure our friendships are as healthy as they can be, because these are the relationships that help shape us into the strong and independent women we are today. Here are seven qualities of truly successful friendships.

5 Ways to Assess the Needs of Your Customer From the Greek Goddess Demeter, The Primordial Mother

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

We have spent years being indoctrinated into believing that fitting into a male mold is the path to success, and have therefore learned how to fit in. Research suggests that finding your unique voice and authentic self is the best path to success. Finding your true self, however, is not as easy as it seems.

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

Dating With Eyes WIDE Open

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

A healthy, reciprocal relationship requires a healthy you. By dating with eyes wide open, you are being given the perfect space to practice honoring yourself each and every time an opportunity arises. This is how we cultivate self-worth and this is how we attract our ideal mate!

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Women in Business: Tales From Hecate, The Goddess of Magic

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

I have always been enthralled with how the various aspects of any sales process align with the behavioral strengths that women in business naturally have. Those behavioral types manifest themselves universally in business.

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

Jesua | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of...

The Sales Goddesses Guide to Closing the Sale

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

The next time you enter into this crucial step of the sales process, think about which style is most fitting for you. Know that you too are a powerful Sales Goddess.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Let's Talk About Free Bleeding and Girl Power

Hulya Aksu | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I still maintain that it's pretty gross to free-bleed while running a marathon, but I understand better now that this is largely Ms. Gandhi's point -- maybe it's gross, but who cares? It's just part of bodies, and it isn't a big deal. Women and especially young girls don't deserve to be shamed.

How Naked Yoga Enlightened Me

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head: Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back of the class?

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Reilly Wieland

Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the idea that I was going to be able to laugh at myself for getting a spray tan. I really wanted to believe that I was above it.

The #1 Trait Both Partners Find Irresistible When It Comes To Sex

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Why is it that we can be so productive, proactive, and confident in so many areas of our lives (families, careers, charity, and so on), but when it comes to expressing ourselves sexually, we clam up?

Why I Powder and Diaper Powerful, Successful, Middle-Aged Men

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

As a practitioner in fetish and domination, my role is to help facilitate a client's authenticity and sexual expression. Many times, I am contacted by men who are expressing their deepest desires and feelings out loud to another person for the first time in their entire lives.

Hilary Swank Shares The Best Way For Women To Support Other Women

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

Hilary Swank isn't pleased with the way women in our culture are "objectified and trivialized," but she believes in the power of staying true to yours...

TOP SECRET: The 2015 Cannonball Run - 2 girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

A couple of girls, 2.5 thousand miles, 6 days... It can only mean one thing... The TOP SECRET 2015 Cannonball Run is back! Bursting onto the scene i...

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Everyone Is Mad At Beyoncé, But For The Wrong Reasons

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Just as Ariana Grande -- pop princess, wearer of cat ears -- revealed herself to the world as a self-possessed female standing up for other women, Beyoncé -- fierce, outspoken feminist, champion of equality -- told us her secret to flatter abs. It was a confusing day.

This Is What a Real Woman Looks Like

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

We don't need to marginalize ourselves. We don't have to play down the parts of our personality that want to be seen. We don't have to hide our physique or change how we look. We can embrace all of who we are without comparing ourselves to anyone else. We can be real and we can own it. All of it. Every last badass bit.

Johnny Paycheck Had It Right...

Linda L. Addison | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Many firms are working to provide greater opportunity and equality for women lawyers. Yet in the end, each of us has to take charge of her own destiny. So if you're stuck permanently scheduling meetings, keeping the calendar and taking notes, and you have no prospects for advancement, make your career goals known and ask for a change. If that doesn't work, move where you can achieve your potential.


Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Now, while I agree the millennial culture can seem a bit extreme at times, our fun-loving attitudes and trend setting ways have led to some good in the world.

Emma Gray

Education and Entrepreneurship: These Organizations Are Helping Women Move Out Of Poverty | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

You Know You're Following the Right Path as an Entrepreneur When...

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Cannata

"You know you're following the right path as an entrepreneur when..." is not one of the easiest sentences to finish, especially when the last four weeks of your life have been a blur.