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Female Empowerment

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I will raise her to realize how ignorant a 50-ish man with salt-and-pepper hair can be. Who's with me?

America's Lagging Female Political Representation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Two key differences emerge when comparing the US and democracies that are leading in female representation. The first is that many countries have implemented gender quotas, a mechanism that is unconstitutional in the US. The second is that countries using proportional representation systems often have higher female representation.

Why I'm So Glad That You're Not Good Enough

Katie Pitsis | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Pitsis

There is a big craze making its rounds at the moment where people are getting rid of their feelings of not being good enough and replacing it with the new belief that "I am good enough." I'm here to inform you that you are NOT good enough. And for that you should be deeply grateful!

The Danger Of Branding 'Female Empowerment'

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

So go ahead and hashtag your devotion, but learn the cause. Above all, think collectively -- meaning outside your own personal needs. Think about the needs of your sisters around the word and for generations to come.

Here Is The Richest Woman In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

When we think about the most powerful women in America, names like Oprah Winfrey, Janet Yellen, and Sheryl Sandberg come to mind. But measure sheerly ...

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

One Rockin' Woman Who Does It All

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs.

Hillary Clinton Touts New Granddaughter In Push For Female Empowerment

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As she weighs another bid for the White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she has a "grandmother glow" that's fue...

9 Things Confident Women Do Differently

Kali Rogers | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Self-assured women not only admit their imperfections, they applaud them. They know where their strengths lie, where they can improve and when to get the heck outta dodge and let others take the lead.

3 Things Women Need To Stop Doing When Speaking In Public

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

Listen Up Ladies of a Certain Age. You know, you 40 to 60-year-old women. Midlife Ladies. What I see and hear you doing when you are public speaking and in social situations has got to stop. It probably starts earlier, but we are women who have seen a little bit more and done a little bit more so we should know better.

Building the Next Generation of Brave Girls

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Ola Ojewumi

Braveness means accepting rejection but treating failure as an essential part of success. True bravery is the realization that other women are not your competitors and that we can all assist one another. It's also about wholeness.

Meet the College Student Mentoring The Next Generation of Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women

Some college students spend their summers doing internships. Rising University of Pennsylvania senior Katyln Grasso spent hers running her own busines...

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Rape Stole My Soul

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Robin Hoffman

Rape stole my belief in myself and left in its wake a corpse lying in a heap on an unmade bed. Rape took away the little girl I loved and put an actor in her place.

Teen Girls Get Muddy and Do Beautiful Things in Peru With The Advice Project

The Advice Project | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
The Advice Project

They say home is where the heart is. And where is the heart but a place that makes a person feel good, strong, smart and adventurous - a place where instead of feeling self-consciousness over looks, a teen can make conscious decisions to do beautiful things?

The Female Double Bind Part IV: The Bra Burning Man Hater vs. The Ignorant Girl Traitor

Kali Rogers | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

It took me YEARS to admit that I was a feminist. I hated the word, I hated the stigma, and above all I hated what I thought it meant. After years of education, research, and soul-searching, I am proudly coming out of the closet.

The Marriage Statistics That Women NEED to Stop Worrying About

Kali Rogers | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Should girls go out of state in order to be closer to their boyfriend's new occupation? Should they plan their life around someone who isn't their husband? Should they demand a ring before they make any big choices? And if they do so... are they now..."that girl"?

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Boardroom Hokey Pokey: That Dance That Women Do

Kathleen Long | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

For me, as a leader and an executive, what you see is what you get. I either put my whole self in, or I take my whole self out. And yes, sometimes, I shake it all about. For me, that's what it's all about. I'm not apologizing.

Does Brazil Matter for Brand Owners?

Jonathan Hall | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Jonathan Hall

The short answer is yes. The numbers are eye-opening: the fifth biggest country in the world and the sixth richest. Blessed with natural resources and a $7bn luxury market.

WATCH LIVE: S.H.E. Summit Empowers Women Across The Globe To Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women

As more and more people recognize the need to redefine success in the workplace, at home and within ourselves, women especially have an opportunity to...

When Female Friendship Fades: 5 Signs It's Time to Cut the Cord on a Failing Friendship

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Sometimes we wonder if we're the problem, or if it really is her. Then there's the issue of mixed feelings because at some point she had been a good friend, and you feel badly the relationship has changed. But is that a good reason to hang on?

How I'm Showing My Daughters The Truth About The Female Body

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

For the last few years I've been indulging in nudist behavior. With my kids. In public. And it's been wonderful.

Minnie Driver, I Love You, But You Blew It

Anastasia Basil | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Anastasia Basil

Let's find something else to chat about -- like the starving babies in Haiti and what we can do about it. The media beast has tricked us into focusing too much on how we look, rather than who we are and what we contribute to the world.

Have You Found Your Calling in Life?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether big or small by conventional standards, we all possess unique life callings. Put to use, they invigorate our spirits and enliven others as well.