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53 Plays Written By Women That Deserve Your Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts

"Really, producers? Really" Suzy Evans pled in a 2014 piece for American Theatre, mimicking the comedic angst of Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers. "The...

Fury Road and the Evolution of the Hero

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legalization of contraception in the U.S., and the release of a Mad Max sequel with a woman in the hero role. What do these things have in common?

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

Will Pope Francis Make Room For Women In The Catholic Church?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

While Pope Francis' two-year tenure has been marked by progressive change of tone on some social issues, gender parity does not yet seem to be a prior...

Where Women's Rights Aren't Progressing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

The saying goes that a woman's work is never done, and new data about international women's rights proves that's definitely the case for global gender...

Celebrating Iranian-American Women On International Women's Day

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

Celebrated globally on March 8th, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of inspirational women while calling for greater equality. It is in this spirit that I would like to highlight the acts of courage by these seven extraordinary women.

Davos & Disruption Done Right: In Praise of "Difficult Women" in Finance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.

UN MDGs: The Making of a New World

Yen To | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Yen To

In September 2000, 189 UN member states and more than 25 international organizations of public and private scope, committed themselves to the complex cause of extreme poverty reduction on a global scale.

Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

Karin Agness | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Karin Agness

I'd guess that the original feminists -- fighting for women's equality decades ago -- wouldn't have recognized today's gender wars. And even they probably wouldn't have wanted a man who would appeal to today's self-proclaimed feminists.

Men Redefining the Glass Ceiling of Gender Inequality

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Yasamin Beitollahi

The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle for women's rights by women and only for women. With the HeForShe movement, men are invited and empowered to step up for the women in their lives.

Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

Joshua Bastian Cole | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Joshua Bastian Cole

Another list felt necessary -- a list that not only clearly identified transgender inclusion in the conversation, but shifted the focus to transgender playwrights, with the same intention as The Kilroys: to show we exist.

There Won't Be Equal Numbers Of Men And Women In Congress Until 2121

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), we'll have to wait another 100 years to see gender parity in Congress -- unless somethi...

Women and Cleantech: Glass Ceiling Not Yet Broken

Loukia Papadopoulos | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Loukia Papadopoulos

There is an ever growing awareness for the need of a shift to clean energy and it is very likely the industry will see more and more positions to be filled in the next decade, opening new opportunities for women.

Feminism, Futility and Other F-Words: A Satire

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

It's refreshing to live within a society that champions the values of misogyny, a form of perpetual equality, 77 cents of a man's dollar. After all, women can't do math anyway.

Joss Whedon Gives The Perfect Answer To A Very Frustrating Question

Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

"Why do you always write these strong women characters?" That's the question that reporters ask "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator and "The Avenger...

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.

Women in Pain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

One of the most striking aspects of this tragic increase in women dying from painkiller overdose is its occurrence in the context of a well-documented history of the under-treatment of women in pain.

More Women in U.S. Senate Puts Sexual Assault in Military Front and Center

Donna P. Hall | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

Despite the ongoing polarization between political parties in Washington, women in this case have united across the aisle to question how the military handles sexual and gender-based violence.

Student Debt's Unfair Effects On Women, Minorities

us news | EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. The estimated $1 trillion in student loan debt affects individuals from all walks of l...

Imagining Women

Carey Perloff | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women
Carey Perloff

Now that I've actually read Sheryl Sandberg's richly rewarding book Lean In, I can't help but observe my own daily behavior differently. My field, my work and my life are radically different from Sandberg's, yet I cringed with recognition at so many of her anecdotes and examples.

The Question We Should Be Asking When It Comes To Female Leadership

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I don't buy into a "biological difference" that cannot be scientifically proven. But how could I reconcile my perspective with the mounds of research indicating that women do in fact lead differently?

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Book and Movement

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Women do need to do their part in being strong leaders, but companies and governments must also do theirs.

From Skills and Strengths Development to a Bulls**t Barometer -- My Women's Leadership Wish List for 2013

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

There is no shortage of conversation on topics pertaining to women's leadership... but at this point, is anyone really saying anything new?

Women Directors Help Companies Gain Competitive Edge

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

After years of campaigning for more gender-diverse corporate boards, ION published its Ninth Annual Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers of Public Companies. The good news? We're making progress, and have several thriving companies that lead by example.

Breaking News: U.S. Now Ranks 79th in World for Women's Political Participation

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This is The Year of the Woman. Again. As a result of Tuesday's elections, the 113th Congress will include the highest number of women senators ever: 20. Hate to be a killjoy but the truth is that even with this improvement women are still woefully underrepresented in this country.