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The Mother of All Leaders

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Sara Bobkoff

As lady bosses, we sometimes find ourselves struggling trying to fit our voluptuous brains into a rigid, traditional business model that was never designed by or for women to begin with. My answer to this? Reject the model.

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Millennial Women Are Actually Pretty Optimistic About Workplace Equality

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women

According to a new global poll, women under 35 are more positive about their career prospects than their predecessors.  The poll, conducted...

We See Men As More Creative, And That's A Big Problem For Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

When you picture a creative thinker -- an architect, writer or tech innovator -- what do you see? There's a pretty good chance you're imagining a man...

I'm All in for Hillary Clinton, My Next President

Stacey Newman | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Stacey Newman

When I was nine years old, I asked why my older brother got the fun chores like mowing the grass instead of having to do the hated dishes every night ...

Does 'Feminism' Deserve Its Bad Rap?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Samara Wolpe

I consider myself a feminist, but when I argue for equal rights, I am disregarded because of the label of feminism. I wish it were not this way, but feel an obligation to fight for equality, even if it comes at a heavy cost.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Like actors who want to direct, journalists want to write novels. So did I, back in the day -- I had a wealth of material gleaned from hours of interviews with high achieving people who were at or near the top of their game.

Eye of the Elephant -- Part II

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Culture is the talk of your organization and how people within your organization walk said talk. It goes beyond the stated mission, vision and values and extends into the informal ways work gets done.


Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Carolyn Ossorio

Whoever coined the phrase, "glass ceiling" isn't a mom to five, a host, chef, food blogger and columnist. Another life ago, I inhabited Corporate America.

Women Leaders: Looking into the Elephant's Eyes

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

There is an issue that has been looming on the horizon for a while now, it is the proverbial "elephant in the room" that everyone sees, but many do not want to discuss.

So, How Many Faces of Women AreThere on Banknotes Around the World?

Shir Nosatzki | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Shir Nosatzki

What is there in common between an Egyptian Pharaoh, a Swedish zoologist, a Bolivian lawyer, a Chilean war hero, a Nigerian bank manager, a tenth century Korean king and Mahatma Gandhi? The image of all of them is on a banknote. Oh, yes, and of course they all are (dead) men.

Rodham Rising

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Bernie is a great guy, but he is no Steph Curry, and he is no Alison Bechdel. His value, not to be underestimated, is in pressuring the frontrunner by energizing progressives.

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.

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The strategy for reform is simple. There must be mentoring and teamwork programs; egalitarian leadership; an examination of the gender gap problem; an exchange of ideas to influence legal culture; and pragmatic plans to facilitate growth and retention of female talent.

I Gave Up My Seat At An All-Male Panel To A Woman -- And More Men Should Do The Same

Andrew Grill | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Andrew Grill

I'm sure I'm not the first male panelist to give up my seat and try to inject some gender diversity into a conference panel, but we still have a long way to go. Miranda rightly asked the question that many were asking, and she also had the confidence to come forward when I asked her to join the panel -- and I am so glad she did.

White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Heather Gautney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.

From Powder Puff to Powder Keg: The Changing Face of Women Today

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Much has changed for women. The fact that we have International Women's Day, or that many organizations host Women in Leadership events to empower women, or women feel they can mobilize to effect positive change is testimony to progress.

Looking Through the Glass Ceiling

Debra Walton | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Debra Walton

The question is no longer: "Should we have women in leadership roles?" Rather, it's "How do we get them there?" The challenge is no longer overt gender-based discrimination -- it's unconscious bias.

5 Things That Happen When Women Rule The World... of Dating

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Dr. Rebekka Grun

Sadly, women don't rule the world. Far from it. Even getting to equal seems like an uphill battle in most countries. But sometimes, there are islands in the sphere of human interaction where women decide what happens.

No, The Glass Ceiling Is Not Women's Fault

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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.

Thank You, Dr. Beverly Scott

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Leave Dr. Scott alone, and show up and vote in your local elections if you actually care about fixing the MBTA. The voters have let the state legislature stagnate, and now we are reaping the consequences of our fatal disinterest.

Introducing Director Barbie: Ready for Her Close-Up?

Ursula Burton | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

We want children to grow up in a world where possibilities are many, where there are more options for them, and certainly playing with Director Barbie is going to give children an expectation that this job is open to both sexes. But children are sponges who absorb cultural cues.

Clinton Wins if She Runs Despite Attacks from 'Purist' Liberals, the Media, and Right-wing Conspiracy

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary's life and work demonstrate she is a liberal. She is also a realist and over decades has learned simply taking positions isn't enough.

The New Meaning Of Success For Professional Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The old saying, "Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get" might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women.