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Hillary Clinton: It's Time For Wage Equality 'Once And For All'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton lamented the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at a Silicon Valley women's conference on Tues...

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.23.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Hey Hollywood: Where Are the Women?

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

How come there's not a single female protagonist in any of the films nominated for 2015 Best Picture? We can certainly enjoy the films nominated for Best Picture. But let's save the popcorn for when we have a greater choice of flicks that better represent society as a whole.

No, The Glass Ceiling Is Not Women's Fault

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Things will only start to change once we stop blaming women, and start challenging the flawed system they must navigate. And I have no problem saying that assertively.

re Women Mind Readers?

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Joselyn DiPetta

Everyone possesses the ability to be empathetic and read the room. Though this skill appears to be better utilized by women, men can develop and hone this skill as well, enabling all teams to be more effective.

Worldwide, Girls Are Doing Better Than Boys Academically

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.05.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Dr. Gijsbert Stoet of the University of Glasgow in Scotland and David C. Geary of the University of Missouri found that in 2009, high school girls performed considerably better on an international standardized test in 52 out of 74 participating countries. This includes countries where women face political, economic or social inequalities.

Investigating Hollywood's 'Celluloid Ceiling'

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

In the unlikely event that Hollywood were to bestow an award for "Best Researcher on Sexism in the Industry," Martha Lauzen would take top prize. For 17 years, the San Diego State University professor has published an annual study called "The Celluloid Ceiling."

Here's How Much Less Women Make In Each State

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

If you're a woman looking for equal pay for equal work, then you might want to steer clear of Louisiana and Wyoming. Those are two of the U.S. stat...

Women In Poor Countries Stiffed $9 Trillion A Year Because They're Paid, Employed Less Than Men

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion a year - more than the combined gross domestic product...

Is The Stereotype That 'Women Can't Be Geniuses' Causing Gender Gaps?

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women

By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 01/16/2015 11:22 AM EST on LiveScience The gender gap in certain academic fields may be due to those fields' em...

Here's What Everyone's Going To Be Talking About At Davos This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

The digital economy, climate change and gender inequality will top the agenda at next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, ac...

Why Are Boys Falling Behind the Girls in K-12 and College Achievement?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

We must ask ourselves why boys seem to be falling behind academically. More importantly, what steps need to be taken in order to reverse this trend?

Female Actors Earn Less Than Their Male Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

Female actors in Hollywood are earning less than their male counterparts. On Friday, The Daily Beast released information from the Sony hack which rev...

Join Me to End the Gender Gap in Technology

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Women and girls still face overwhelming obstacles to accessing and shaping technologies. The digital gender divide might be getting worse.

To Retain Female Talent In The U.S. Workplace, Create A Purpose-Driven Organization

Anne Loehr | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

How does a corporation attract and retain female talent? A decade of discussing the pay gap and rampant gender bias just isn't working. We need to change the conversation.

7 Largest US Districts To Teach Computer Science

ASSOCIATED PRESS | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to a...

G.url Power

Sue Decker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Sue Decker

In most industries, the surest way to create major and lasting value is not through market share, but by expanding or creating new markets. That's what women are doing to the stats by starting their own businesses.

IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

The Global Search for Education: What do Finland and Puerto Rico Have in Common?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Prompted by the Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the Uni...

The Right to React

Tina Karkera | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Tina Karkera

Gender equality is still a dream for women around the world, including in the US. According to the WEF report, the US is a world leader on gender issues relating to enrollment in higher education and in economic participation and opportunity.

China Can and Must Close its Gender Gap

Tian Wei | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Tian Wei

Although our lives are very different, my grandmother was and remains my role model, and I carry in me a quote from her, as true for my generation as it was for hers: "As women, we depend on ourselves."

Laura Bassett

Republican Candidates Are Going As 'Pro-Choice' For Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

After losing badly among women voters in the 2012 elections, some Republican candidates seem to have undergone a "pro-choice" makeover. Wisconsin G...

The 5 Worst States For Women

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent & Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they ...

Dude, Where's My Mat? Meet the Guys Shattering Yoga's 'Housewife' Stereotype

Sophia Herbst | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Herbst

It is fairly obvious that yoga in the Western world is a discipline dominated by women's participation. So it may be surprising to learn that yoga was...

A Food System Fit for the Future?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

For the first time in history we believe that it is possible to eradicate malnutrition in our lifetimes. But to achieve this we need to build a food system that is fit for the future.