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The Dating Market Might Actually Be Worse For Educated Straight Women

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women

After journalist Jon Birger entered his 30s, he began to notice a pattern in his social circle: Most of the men he knew were married or in a relation...

Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Patrick Davies

Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.

The Gender Leadership Gap: Are Women the Real Issue That's Holding Women Back?

Teawna Pinard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Teawna Pinard

Is it men who are the barrier to the advancement of more women into leadership roles? Are they acting as the gatekeepers of the boardroom, shutting women out? I really don't think so.

Don't Get Small - Ask For What You're Worth

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Apryl DeLancey

I firmly believe that those of us in the GenX and older generations need to not only find our confidence to ask for what we're worth but to help the younger generations recognize that they need to stay confident and ask for what they are worth as well. Don't get small!

Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs Around the World: The Smartest Investment to Unlock Global Growth

Jin-Yong Cai | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Jin-Yong Cai

On Saturday, President Obama announced that OPIC plans to join Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women and IFC in the first-ever global finance facility dedicated to women-owned SMEs. Our hope is that many other investors and governments around the world will join this effort.

Turn Back The Trend: 5 Ways to Keep Her Interested in Tech

Shruti Rawat | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
Shruti Rawat

The gender-gap issue in the technology industry starts during those impressionable early teen years when girls are forming initial perceptions of careers and opportunities they might pursue. As adults in their lives, it's up to us to put technology and computing careers on their radar. I invite you to help us spread the message of GIFT across the nation and increase the pipeline of female students opting for tech majors in college. Together, we can turn back the trend.

The Not-So-Secret Reason Why Women Lack Political Power

Charlotte Hill | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

When these economic elites are predominantly male -- the names of Jeb Bush's super PAC donors read like a bachelor party guest list -- this means that American public policy is disproportionately influenced by men. Decisions about whether to prioritize issues like paid sick leave, affordable child care, birth control access and equal pay are not ultimately made by the people they impact most: women.

'When Yo Girl' Memes Turn Feminist

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy

The phrase "when yo girl" is one of those early indicators that a sentence is headed down a dangerously tasteless path. Other examples include, "I'm n...

Top U.S. Soccer Official Pledges To Push For Better Pay For Women

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee hearing Wednesday was supposed to focus on corruption within FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, and ...

Casualties of Silicon Valley

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Jasmine Jaksic

When I accepted an offer to work in San Francisco South Bay (aka Silicon Valley), I was in for quite a surprise. I lived in East Bay back then. My commute of 35 miles each way didn't seem bad, at least on maps.

The Ultimate Guide for Men That Need to Shop at Victoria's Secret

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style
Quora

Here are some pro-tips and work-arounds to get the average guy through a shopping trip at VS with minimal trauma.

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.