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Gender Bias

Why A Man Is Suing Yahoo For Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.07.2016 | Business

A man is suing Yahoo for gender discrimination -- and his claim might not be as absurd as it sounds. Discriminating against men just because they're ...

3 Ways Smart Business Women Get and Stay Inspired

Beth Hand | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Beth Hand

It is vital that women leaders and entrepreneurs find ways to get and stay inspired. You need them so that you can thrive as you overcome difficulties, leverage opportunities and everything in between. Here are three ways that can help you get and stay inspired while making your unique contribution to the world.

May the Force Be With You As a Seasoned Woman at Work

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The double standard for men and women continues in the workplace. The recent media debate about whether Carrie Fisher is aging well or not in the blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, is an example of women facing scrutiny about looks and appearance in the workplace that does not equally apply to men.

A Message to Young Women: Time to Embrace Your Inner Nerd

Sara Harberson | Posted 01.14.2016 | College
Sara Harberson

We need to teach our girls that being a nerd in whatever field, passion, or hobby they love is both empowering for themselves and door-opening for college and any future career. It is the bold, confident young woman who pursues her passion unabashedly who becomes an impact player in high school and beyond.

Mustaches Outnumber Women In U.S. Med Schools' Top Roles

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

The lack of women in leadership positions in just about every industry is well-documented, but sometimes a study comes along that reminds you just ho...

Monica Says Lady Gaga Is Right About The 'Male-Dominated' Music Industry

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Monica agrees with Lady Gaga's sentiments on the "f**cking boys club" that is the music industry. While accepting the Woman of the Year at the...

Cops Get New Guidance On Responding To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced new guidance Tuesday designed to help law enforcement prevent gender bias when responding to sexual assault ...

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.