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Gender Bias

Microsoft Is More Male Than Last Year, Insists This Is Progress

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business

Back in December, Microsoft’s chief executive publicly vowed to do better at diversity. The company, like its rivals in the tech industry, is ov...

Stop saying that women are beautiful

Matthew Dicks | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Matthew Dicks

Pay attention to the way women are introduced at events like this in the future. Their physical appearance is often mentioned as a part of the introduction, and almost always by other women.

56% Of People Think We'll Have A Female President In The Next Decade

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

In advance of the new documentary "MAKERS: Once and for All," HuffPost Women teamed up with MAKERS to explore what men and women believe the stat...

Here's What Science Says About Gender Bias In Elections

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina will have a more challenging time than their male opponents convincing voters that ...

An Open Apology To Smart Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business

Last night I was in one of those hip Manhattan restaurants where the tables are crammed so close together you are basically on top of the neighboring...

Superbwoman Jeanne Sullivan: Rewiring & Refiring

Janet M. Neal | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News
Janet M. Neal

This article highlights a "Superbwoman®", and is based on live interviews shown via the webshow, Superbwoman Sundays at 7. To see the original show, ...

Evolving the Gender Discussion

Carissa Lada | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Carissa Lada

I am a feminist. Of course I believe in gender equality, and equality for all people for that matter. I'm just not so sure we're going to get there if we continue to do only what we're already doing today.

Are Women Really Inferior and Unclean?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion
Allen Frances

We can't make it illegal for an Orthodox Jew to refuse to sit next to a woman on a plane, but we shouldn't have policies that honor his prejudice -- any more than we would provide sanctioned support for a passenger's desire not to sit next to a person who is Jewish, or black, or gay.

How Gender Bias Hides Men Too

Beth Hand | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on Women in the Workplace. The articles spoke to the progress that has been made toward increasing gender equality and where it continues to lag, if not languish.

Women in the Workplace 2015: Is Gender Bias Part of the Story?

Caroline Turner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

Many believe that women are underrepresented at the top because they drop off the corporate ladder. The study shows that, in fact, women leave at most levels at a lower rate than men. But they advance from one level to the next more slowly than men.

Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

Adam Grant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Adam Grant

In corporate America, 88 percent of men think women have at least as many opportunities to advance as men. Yet when you look at the actual data, women's odds of advancement are 15 percent lower than men's. Why don't men see it?

We See Men As More Creative, And That's A Big Problem For Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

When you picture a creative thinker -- an architect, writer or tech innovator -- what do you see? There's a pretty good chance you're imagining a man...

At This Rate, It'll Take 100 Years To Get Gender Equality At Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Things are improving so slowly for women in corporate America that we aren’t going to achieve gender equality at the top for another 100 years, ...

3 Reasons Why Smart Women Get Workplace Backlash

Beth Hand | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

If you are a smart, powerful woman leader who is taking on more strategic responsibility or rising to a new level in your organization, you may experience backlash tied to the very attributes that helped you get where you are, and in fact, ones you've been encouraged to hone.

Gender Inequality on a Late Summer's Day

Val Brown | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Val Brown

I've always hated asking for raises. It's like asking your father for money (and yes, in most industries it's still usually a man you're asking). If they say no, you're not loved. I do remember one new boss from early in my career offering me a significant raise.

When Women Are the Problem for Women in Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

Whether a woman participates in tech as an engineer, a developer, a marketer, or in some other capacity, there is room enough for all of us. It is a difficult industry that is rapidly changing, and we have no business making things even more difficult on each other.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

We need girls and boys to see women leaders and heroes as the norm. Although they are few, the three heroines I have in mind are powerful examples of female leadership. So who are these three fictional heroines and what what can they teach current and future female leaders?

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

Target Angers Customers With Its Stores' New Non-Gendered Policy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

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Trump Shows Us How the "Nice" Label Hurts Women

Karen Frankola | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Frankola

Trump's dressing down of an assertive, skilled woman is a very public example of what still happens all too often at work. Let's just drop "nice" from our vocabulary when assessing the competence of the women we work with.

Teen Girls and Leadership Biases: What Parents Should Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your own biases.

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Years of social-psychology studies show that humans default to organizing each other by gender, race and age and use stereotypes to create, define and perpetuate organizational norms. Implicit, unconscious biases are well understood and, while individual people themselves might not set out to consciously act in sexist and racist ways, systematized biases, left unexplored and addressed, yield sexist and racist results.

Millennials and Gender in the Workplace

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Turner

Will Millennials make issues like the "glass ceiling" obsolete? Said differently, are obstacles for women in the workplace likely to disappear when Millennials run the world? And said yet differently, is gender bias absent in the youngest generation in today's workplace?