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Malawi's First Female President: A Quiet and Earth Shaking Victory

Dr. Joia Mukherjee | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Dr. Joia Mukherjee

On April 7th, 2012, Vice President Joyce Banda was sworn in as the President of the country -- making her the first female president of Malawi, only the second on the continent.

Why People Are Terrified Of Successful Women

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

Think. Who is the scariest woman you can conjure? Does she have snakes writhing from her head? Razor eyes and sharpened teeth? Or is she in practical ...

Leading Ladies

Charyn Harris | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

There still is a stigma attached to women who have the desire to lead, but the more women we get to run, the easier it will become, because the stigma goes away.

How Much Is a Girl Worth? Transforming the Girl Scouts at 100

Davia Temin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Davia Temin

We are devoted to offering every girl in this country, regardless of her race, religion, demographic, orientation or ability to pay, a fun, positive, powerful experience that will open up a world of possibilities to her as she learns more about herself, and the role she wishes to play in life.

Women In Power: Presidents, Prime Ministers And Chancellors

Posted 03.12.2012 | Women

For many of us, President's day just means an extra day off work and the chance to hit up the holiday sales. But, as we recall from our school days, i...

Why Connectivity is Creating a New Class of Female Leaders

Tracy de Groose | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business
Tracy de Groose

We are witnessing a shift in the nature of leadership. The command and control structures we have inherited from traditional leadership are making way for styles characterised more by empathy, partnership and collaboration than by ego.

Inspiration from Empowered Women, Share Your Own (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

These days, there are more women with college degrees than men -- as clear an indicator as any of progress by generations of empowered women. Yet ther...

Woman Can Be Likeable Or Powerful... But Not Both | Patricia Sellers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Patricia Sellers Women face a narrower band of acceptable behavior than men do. Women can be powerful. Women can be likeable. Being both i...

Why Women Are Afraid To Network

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Women need sponsors and they need to come together in supportive networks. There is no shame in asking for help. It is the way we will finally get more seats in the boardroom and our career desires met.

Today's Female Leaders Have Chutzpah, But What Happened To Class?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Helen Gahagan Douglas, unlike this current crop of candidates, was a political role model for women when there were very few.

The World Will Be Saved By Western Women

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

I felt frustrated that women with so much power to do good were having an impact primarily on their families, and not on a larger sphere.

Women's Rights and Women's Dreams: Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

Elinor Steele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elinor Steele

Research shows when women in developing nations have money they are more likely to spend it on educating and nurturing their families, whereas men are more likely to spend it on themselves.

Cooperation, Not Competition At The WIE Symposium

Elinor Steele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elinor Steele

Ultimately what I got out of the WIE Symposium is that women should not be afraid to dream. Every woman I met today overcame the doubters and the self-doubt that lurks inside all of us.

This Is the Perfect Time for You to Speak Up

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

There is a shift going on in the world. That's why it's a perfect time for smart, strong women to teach, lead and write about dealing with uncertainty.

Smart, Strong Women: Teach Others How to Treat Us

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

I am amazed at how many articles today still portray women as all alike and that we need to change in order to be successful.

Are You a Woman Doing Business Like a Man?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

It's no secret women have had to play a certain game to make it in the business world. But Today women are running their own businesses in increasing numbers, and making their own rules.

Stop Praising the Differences in Men and Women

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

New research supports the perspective that sex differences in the brain are small. It's societal assumptions that magnify them.

Female Leadership: How to Start a Revolution Without Using Force

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

If you can't make your leaders acknowledge your efforts and promote you the same as men, you can complain about it or go do something much more fun.

What Does a Female Leader Look Like?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Do we need to honor our models of female leadership or seek one model for all? I believe we can do both.

Women at a Crossroads

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

Women around the world are at a crossroads today. At no point in recent memory have more women simultaneously occupied the halls of power and been left stranded on the street.

With Apologies To Maureen Dowd

Ellyn Spragins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellyn Spragins

The first useful trick I learned as an aspiring journalist was cynicism. No, that's not quite right. Off-handed, world-weary cynicism. That was the ticket.