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Gender Equity

Gender Equity in the Workforce: A Global Issue

Helen Drinan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
Helen Drinan

When Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stepped on to the stage in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention this summer, a slick graphic o...

The Journey To Gender Equity: Where ARE We?

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

It is clear we have made lots of progress over the past decades in having more women at senior levels of business.

Nonviolent Revolution: Women's Rights Fight Continues With ERA

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Yesterday I shared a brief history of male rulers' attempts to control women's reproductive organs which I wrote in 1990. Today I am sharing a guest ...

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

Orlando is a wake-up call, an opportunity to say "never again," not only to obvious acts of violence like the Pulse Nightclub massacre, but to the more subtle but equally lethal acts of violence fueled by every day, systemic hate.

What Does Paternity Leave Have to Do with a Company's Success?

FOMIN | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

By Sanola Daley and Jimena Serrano Sanola Daley is an investment management officer for non-financial products and services at the Inter-American...

UC Must Make Good on Commitment to Fix Gender Equity Policies

Neal Sweeney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Neal Sweeney

The University of California has a timely opportunity to add to its reputation as a world-class and forward-thinking institution. Last week, UC repres...

Gender Bias Is the Canary in Our Mine

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Joanna L. Krotz

We keep hearing women are making progress, that gender equity is moving full steam head in the courts, in the workplace, in academia, in government, in corporate corridors. But what's the headline for this judge and his sentence?

What New Data Reveal About Gender and Race in a Creative Workforce

Lane Harwell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

This entry was coauthored by Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation If you have been following ...

A home run for success at work and at home

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Last month, White Sox player Adam LaRoche walked away from a multimillion dollar baseball career after his boss told him he could no longer bring his son to work. People were quick to criticize Adam's bold decision to put #FamilyFirst, with one fan even going as far as to call him a "selfish quitter."

Spotlight on Trumpism vs. Feminism and Immigrant Women's Leadership

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

In the thick of Trumpism and vulgar sexism of some presidential debates, we still have candidates who push for gender equity.

5 Ways to End Sports Sexism, Going Deeper Than Indian Wells

Kim Turner | Posted 03.25.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

Almost 44 years have passed since Title IX guaranteed gender equity in education-related sports, 53 years since the Equal Pay Act became law, and 96 years since women won the right to vote, but it's feeling a lot like we're back in 1916, instead of 2016.

Love and Women's Basketball

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 03.17.2016 | Sports
Susan M. Shaw

Because of Title IX, girls now start playing basketball with real coaches. They have trainers. They go to basketball camps. They grow strong and fast in ways we could not have imagined in the 1970s.

Equity, Almost: Justice, Gender and the Health of Populations

Sandro Galea | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Sandro Galea

Let us start with the obvious. If your daughter is coming of age in 2016, the situation facing her is this: If she lives in a poorer country, her chances of having appropriate access to reproductive care will be around 50-50. If she lives in Texas, her odds of obtaining such care may soon be about as slim.

The Slow Pace of Gender Equality: What Is the Root Cause?

Caroline Turner | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

The conversation about gender diversity (also known as "gender balance," "gender equity" and "gender equality") needs to go deeper. As Joseph Keefe (C...

What You Need to Know About the Missouri Equal Pay E.O.

Wendy Doyle | Posted 12.20.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

At our 2015 Annual Luncheon, Governor Jay Nixon signed equal pay Executive Order 15-09. An executive order (E.O.) is a policy or regulation issued by the Governor, which has the force of law. E.O. 15-09 promotes gender pay equity in the workplace by directing state agencies and encouraging private sector organizations to use best practice guidelines to identify and address gender wage gaps within their organization.

Promoting Peace: From Board Rooms to Refugee Camps

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Social equality has the greatest chances at being achieved when all sectors at the corporate, government and grass roots level work together. That's a lot of ecosystems with different geopolitical agendas to fit under one Utopian umbrella. So what's the solution?

What Women of Color Have to Do to Break Through

Kim Keating | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Keating

Women of color bear a particularly heavy burden. Many of us supporting our families and navigating unwelcoming work environments. It's up to employers and individuals to take the road map outlined in the study to try and create a world where gender inequity is something of the past.

Why More Women in Law Enforcement Means a More Just and Peaceful World

Legal Momentum | Posted 08.21.2016 | Crime
Legal Momentum

When I was 11, my family visited Washington, D.C., and the absolute highlight of the trip was a tour of FBI Headquarters. I asked the guide a question. "Can girls be FBI agents?" His response: "No, because girls would spend all their time painting their nails."

Women May Have an FDA-Approved Drug to Treat the Most Common Sexual Dysfunction

Susan Scanlan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Women
Susan Scanlan

Next week, however, we are on track to make the kind of progress in gender equity that usually comes once in a generation. This will be a step forward that makes the battles that came before worth it and, on a personal note, serves as a soothing salve to my chronic outrage.

A Conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 2

Janice Sands | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

In Part 2 of this conversation, Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, speaks with Bina Sarkar Ellias of International Gallerie about gender equity in the arts and insights for women looking to make a career in art or literature

A Conversation With Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 1

Janice Sands | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, sits down for a conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias about her publication, her passion and her recent experiences in Poland and Taiwan.

Why Gender Matters to Your Business

Saudia Davis | Posted 05.21.2016 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

The statistics are baffling--while women earn 60% of college degrees and now hold 52% of professional-level jobs, they are still in the minority when it comes to running Fortune 500 companies and holding executive positions in industries such as finance, law, medicine and technology.

Boys Missed During Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn Visit to Cambodia

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

There was a piece of the puzzle that was distinctly missing from the conversation at Bakong High School, namely, the role of boys in supporting girls in their fight for equality.

Leadership Equity at Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Bill Spellman | Posted 05.29.2015 | College
Bill Spellman

As colleges and universities mark and celebrate Women's History Month, it may be worthwhile to reflect on the relationship between institutional history and efforts to advance gender equity at the presidential level.

Kids Need To See Women On Currency, Here's Why And What You Can Do

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Money, like statues, holidays and postage stamps, is a form of public media that speaks particularly to what we, as a culture, think is important to note and admire. Women and their contributions remain either hugely underrepresented or, in the case of paper money, erased.