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In Fast Moving World, We Need to Speed Up on Gender Equality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

More gender equality in the workplace means creating a better workplace for employees to invest their talents. It helps recruit top talent -- especially women. And it ultimately, it helps the bottom line.

The Legal Loopholes That Perpetuate Child Marriage

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

Between today and this time next year, around 15 million girls under the age of 18 will be married -- joining the ranks of another 700 million former child brides around the world, including 250 million who were married before the age of 15.

To the Ladies Who Still Dream of Being Superheroes

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

Just as the best part about the Justice League was that it combined the unique power of each individual superhero and made them better by acting together, the MCC2014 brought together different real-life heroes from around the globe and gave them a place to be better together.

The Gini Is Out of the Bottle

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

These brave Turkish women stood up in a country where females live under constant danger for non-conformity. They risked their personal safety and joined other women demanding freedom from old restrictions. It isn't a small thing they did... not like laughing an indecent laugh.

Me for She

Michael Møller | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

Empowerment of women is needed across the globe. Not only in poor or conflict countries, which is often where they are most at risk, but in rich countries as well.

Super Majority Without The Super Power

Shelley Bird | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Shelley Bird

Recognizing the power of the purse and the women who carry them should be a priority for companies if they are going to tap their respective market's full potential. Corporate America would be smart to follow the money.

Closing the Gender Gap: An Inside Perspective

Nicole Schwab | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Nicole Schwab

This internalized gender hierarchy is so subtle and so pervasive that most of us don't even know how strongly we subscribe to it. And when we open our eyes to it, we prefer to deny it, rather than have the courage to consciously reclaim our whole selves.

The Big Loser in the 2014 Election Was Discrimination

John A. Tures | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Throughout the night, pundits spent their time talking about Republican wins and Democratic defeats, though the latter was still able to salvage some wins. But the biggest thing many in the media seemed to miss was the biggest loser: discrimination.

Children's Right to Education: Where Does the World Stand?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In Mexico, one out of every two teenagers won't finish high school. In India, only a third of students get their high school diploma. Even in the U.S., around 5500 high schoolers will drop out before the end of the day.

Getting Real About Extreme Inequality

Paul O'Brien | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

We want to build a global conversation around ending extreme inequality, and folks are already engaging. Here are some good questions I've heard since our launch, and my take.

Finns: The First and Last

Ellevate | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women

You cannot imagine how surprised I was when I realized that Finland is not the Wonderland I had thought regarding compliance with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code and, in particular, with respect to the transparent selection and appointment of board directors.

Women in the Boardroom

Laura Liswood | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Laura Liswood

It might be useful to look at some of the dynamics of the boardroom with a gendered lens (although I would quickly add, to focus on what is observed from the dominant group's members and those from the non-dominant group members).

Wait, Women Don't Have Equal Rights in the United States?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

I, like many of the young women of my generation, assumed that we had equal rights with men under the law of our Constitution. We lived in the United States of America, the strongest democracy in the world. Why wouldn't we?

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

Band of One

Liam Kelly | Posted 01.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Liam Kelly

Since puberty I've experienced gender dysphoria but developed coping mechanisms to ignore it. It got harder with age. Having just turned 33 and returned from another month-long tour, I felt more depressed than ever. With every single performance the pain of the lie was perpetuated.

New Law Spurs Action, Bringing Protection to Many

UN Women | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
UN Women

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors.

Global Gender Gap Index Shows Need for More Investment in Women and Girls

Katja Iversen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone.

The Power of Visionary Women

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Thanks to the eyes of these photojournalists, I feel so much closer to all these women portrayed. I do not exactly know where they all come from, but I know for sure they are my sisters as well.

9 Negotiation Tips That Do NOT Rely On Karma!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.25.2014 | Women

"Yes, we know we should ask," you can almost hear women everywhere affirming. "But we're uncomfortable doing it. That's why we were seeking additional advice in the first place."

10 Questions to Ask About Senators and Sexism in the Workplace (Or Why the Daniel Inouye Revelation Was a Red Herring)

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Shay Chan Hodges

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.

My Bright Idea For J.J. Watt

Christina Pesoli | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports
Christina Pesoli

You've never been afraid to do what you think is right or hold yourself to a higher standard -- even if that's different from what everyone else is doing. And that's why you're the perfect guy to recalibrate the NFL's dial.

Annie Lennox: Feminism 'Is A Great Word, And There Isn't An Alternative'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

The word "feminism" can be divisive, but Annie Lennox says there's no better way to describe the cultural push for women's equality. When Lennox jo...

Satya Nadella's Accidental (and Valuable) Gift

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

But in situations like this, it's important that our voices not lose perspective - as the progress and change we desire only comes when we leave our emotional silos, seeking to understand and then hopefully educate people from diverse (different from our) viewpoints.

Resurrecting Hope

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Democracy is worth fighting for. Regardless of the president's popularity, progressives need to get involved in this election and fight for candidates that hold our values.

Swedish Town of Umeå Enjoys Gender Balance in Its Print, TV and Radio Outlets

Pro Journo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

It took years of monitoring and determination, but three media outlets in Sweden pursue gender balance in their reporting, for the benefit of their audience and their own economic success.