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Gender Equality

Women Sherpas-Mission Impossible and Impact Invest

Robert Rubinstein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Robert Rubinstein

Did you ever notice how financial institutions start their path towards ESG and Impact Integration through female leadership. I meet so many women who's job is to get ESG and Impact Investing (Sustainability) anchored within a bank, insurance company, family office, pension fund, or asset managers.

Men Need to Stop Telling Women What to Write, Say, Think, Feel...

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.29.2015 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

Men who give unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn't be saying are sexist chauvinists who just can't stand that a woman has a voice. To them I say with a smile; too bad.

Director Brooke Goldfinch Heads Film Fatales Sydney, is Getting on With the Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.29.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Director Brooke Goldfinch heads up international female filmmaker collective Film Fatales' Sydney branch. She's studied at NYU, made a film with Jame...

Do You Exclude Transgender People?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

Sitting down in a room of strangers brought together for the very first time to discuss emerging topics such as sexuality and inclusion -- I made the mistake of making too fast an assumption, committing an 'oops' before walking all the way through the door.

On Gender, Violence, and the Right to Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

The threat and reality of violence hinders girls' access to education and undermines their ability to learn. Children and youth of all genders have a right to inclusive, quality education--the foundation to improving people's lives.

Expanding Gender and Making It Roomier for All Of Us: three from Daylight Books

Janet Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.

From Gay Oppression to Women's Equality: The Evolution of a Novel

Greg Hogben | Posted 11.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Hogben

I set out to write a book to shift the narrative of the gay community and the church. Instead, I ended up writing a different story. After broader exposure to the vast challenges standing in the way of achieving the true definition of equality, the novel aims to shift the narrative of women, the LGBT community, and the determination we all need to achieve real and concrete progress for both.

Special Invitation to "Orange the World": Ending Violence against Women Once and For All!

Nausheen Khan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Although violence against women and discrimination against women is prevalent in law and in practice/society all around the world, it does not mean that it is inevitable.

Trans* Women Are Not Freakshows and Drag Queens: The Problem With the Transgender Umbrella

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

Priorities in Paris: Our Plans for Supporting Gender-Responsive Action at COP21

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Now, in the final push to Paris, GGO is preparing for a packed schedule of commitments, support to negotiators, launching new knowledge products, and more. Here's our priority line-up,

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...

When Does Political Correctness Go Too Far?

Michael Russnow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Michael Russnow

Last week some students at Princeton petitioned the school to stop tributes to Woodrow Wilson, its former university president and, more importantly, our former U.S. president, including the possible renaming of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

On the Serious Side of Pride

Grace Poore | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

It's seductive to think that being able to march down a city street without violence signals progress. But how much have we progressed when it is "safer" to march in anonymity and be "out" among strangers than to face a family member, employer or neighbor?

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Teacher's Comments About Legos Cause Controversy In School District

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

A Washington State school district is denying reports that a kindergarten teacher banned boys in her classroom from playing with Legos. The Bain...

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November

UN Women | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
UN Women

Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious--and the most tolerated--human rights violations, both a cause and ...

Women Have Very Little Political Power Anywhere In The World

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

When Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, announced he had appointed women to half of his government's cabinet positions, many people as...

Film Fatales Is Tackling Hollywood Sexism, by Getting on With the Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Image source. When Leah Meyerhoff invited some fellow female filmmakers to dinner at her New York City apartment, to get their advice about a featur...

The Strange and Wondrous Life of an Urban Goat Herder

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I think we can all agree that goats are a little weird. Or at least, seemingly. They are, perhaps, not unlike the elusive durian--much-maligned for being thorny and smelly. But just as the durian's facade gives way to delectably sweet fruit, so too does a goat's.

Women Are Nowhere Near Reaching Equality In Corporate Boardrooms, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

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Why Do I Resist Asking For Help?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

I want to share an important insight I gained recently about why I resist asking for help, even when I desperately need it, because I know this issue affects many women.

The Conversation That Determined My Views on Gender Equality

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Elizabeth Santiago UCF Forum columnist I will never forget the first time I had to think - and I mean really think - about gender equality. It wa...

A Fast Way to End Your Relationship, Or Strengthen It for the Long-Run

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Feeling and showing gratitude in relationships go a long way in building and maintaining positive, mutually supportive connections. In my view, this study links with other patterns common to couples who sustain positive connection. For example, what I've described in another article about "radical transparency."

Why Gender Diversity Could Be FIFA's Saving Grace

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FIFA is a hot mess. Fourteen officials were arrested in May on corruption charges and its president, Sepp Blatter, was suspended last m...