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Closing the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

The gender gap challenge persists in most countries even as overall financial inclusion increases. While inclusion is growing for everyone, women tend to lag men by seven percentage points globally when it comes to having access to financial products.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Women make up the majority of college graduates in the US and many other developed countries, accounting for more than 40 percent of the workforce worldwide. Despite these numbers, they comprise only a small fraction of c-suite executives and high-level managerial positions.

Girls Can't Play With Dinosaurs?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

"Of course you can be a paleontologist when you grow up, you can be anything you put your mind to... You can't have dinosaurs they're for boys! What a...

What We Can All Do To Close A Gap That Matters

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

There's been plenty written about what boards and senior management can do to drive greater diversity. And there's even more what women can do to advocate for themselves. But what can each of us do, individually, on a day-to-day basis, to advance this?

Around the World in 30 Days

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In May, I continued my conversations with thought leaders from China to New York who sketched out for me the conflicting overlaps between creativity, innovation, reform and testing, and shared their efforts to create coalescence between them.

Unconscious Gender Bias: Everyone's Issue

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

I have been on a quest for two years to understand this million dollar question: Why do women in developed countries still only hold approximately 14% of all leadership roles? I've finally discovered the answer!

Stop Playing the Gender Card

Thuy Sindell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."

No Excuses... and Other Lessons From My Mother

Wendy Doyle | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

My mother had a fierce drive, a value in accuracy, a keen ability to listen and a unique gift of being able to create effective solutions to challenging problems

'Moms as Superheros' Mantra is Hurting Our Nation

Anne Weisberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

We are a nation of working caregivers, with one in two children living in households were all adults are working outside the home. Yet, we still treat caregiving as a private matter, one that's primarily mom's domain.

Stacey Dash Defends Her Ill-Informed Wage Gap Comments

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

Stacey Dash is defending comments she made on "The Meredith Vieira Show" about the wage gap. On Wednesday, Dash, an actress and Fox News contribu...

Emily Peck

Harvard Business School Launches New Effort To Attract Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

It’s been more than 50 years since Harvard Business School started admitting women, yet the elite institution is still figuring out how to best attr...

The Global Search for Education: An Education in Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"When I visited a local village, what everyone told me -- the chiefs, the parents, the children -- was that girls weren't in school because it was th...

Sara Boboltz

Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

For looking up a quick fact or reviewing a subject fast, Wikipedia is king. But as a site aiming to be the “sum of all human knowledge,” it’s la...

For U.S. Women, Inequality Takes Many Forms

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Ariel Smilowitz

The road to achieving gender equality in the U.S. is quite clearly checkered with significant potholes.

Once A Company Has One Woman Exec, It's Harder For Another To Get A Top Job

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

Promoting one woman to a company’s executive team doesn’t necessarily crack the glass ceiling.

Reddit Hopes Ending Salary Negotiations Will Help Women

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business

Ellen Pao is still fighting.

Around the World in 30 Days - March 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in ...

Women in Business: Lynn Roseberry

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

"My mother always told my sister and me that the best investment we could ever make was in our minds -- that we could lose material things, but no one could ever take away our educations and experiences."

Kristen Schaal Speaks On The Future Of Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

If you're already upset about the current state of the wage-gender pay gap in America, you don't want to know what's coming. The always hard-hittin...

A Rookie's Guide to the Ultimate Mashup - South By Southwest

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Technology
Narinder Singh

South by Southwest (SxSW) "mashes up" film, music, interactive (tech) and many of the industries they significantly influence into a 10-day extravaganza of never-ending combinations of thought and possibility.

Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

If the fictional world of film and TV shows a landscape of female characters who are diverse, who have  unique attributes, who are CEOs and doctors and scientists -- how will that inspire our children? Will our children expect women in leadership roles? It should then be normal.

Women Are Fed Up!

Silje Vallestad | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Silje Vallestad

Are there more men than women in tech? Yes! But there are definitely more than enough amazing female founders, female CEOs and female opinion makers to fill 50% of the sessions with great content.

Taking HeforShe to the Farm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Every stance that men take in the fight for gender equality is critical. But there is one particular group of women who remain the most marginalised: rural women, especially women farmers. We need to take "HeforShe" to the farm.

7 Absurd Things That Could Impact The Gender Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

1. Petitioning for restraining orders against abusers. Yes, you read that correctly. A 2015 study that looked at 3,923 women who had petitioned for a...

Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.