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Glass Ceiling

Everyone's a Little Bit Sexist: Why Women Lock the Door to the Glass Ceiling Behind Them

Kristen Knepper | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Kristen Knepper

Acknowledging both our behavior towards other women and our experiences at the hands of women is a crucial step towards change. Experiences of betrayal by one of our own can feel like death by a thousand paper cuts.

Rising the Ranks - From Behind the Bar to the Corporate Office

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

I enjoy good food, yummy cocktails, and delicious wine. I appreciate ambiance, comfort, and good service. Who doesn't? But what I absolutely love most of all are the real life stories of the people behind these experiences.

Power To Equal Pay

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Eve Ellis

This past Tuesday, at the White House-convened United State of Women Summit, I was on energy overload. It was a day of inspiring speeches by on-the- ground trailblazers and the thrilling moment when President Obama called himself a feminist. Yet for me, the most exciting, kick-off news was this: The White House made visible its "Equal Pay Pledge".

What A Hillary Clinton Nomination Means For The Glass Ceiling (Hint: Not Much)

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

Hillary Clinton just cracked the glass ceiling, the name we've given the invisible barrier that keeps women out of the topmost positions of power. But...

The Handful Of Women On Trump's Staff Don't Make Nearly As Much As The Men

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump claims he "broke the glass ceiling" for women in construction, but you'd never know it by the looks of his campaign payroll. The Boston G...

Show Me A Woman With Few "Negatives" And I'll Show You One Who Hasn't Yet Put A Crack In The Glass Ceiling

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

In my years of studying politics at work, I know the "thin pink line" women walk to be sure that aren't disliked. Clinton is liked or else she wouldn't be where she is today -- a heartbeat away from being the first woman U.S. president.

The Voice

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Susan Eleuterio

A couple of decades ago, my annual bronchitis cough turned into something a bit more serious, I lost my voice. This was not just for a day but to the ...

Bernie, We Welcomed You with Open Arms and You're Still Welcome

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While campaigns have winners and losers some of those who lose actually come away with a victory if they are seen to have run a good race influencing the national discussion.

Woman Up: Make Equal Pay Laws Obsolete

Todd Calongne | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Todd Calongne

It is all on you, ladies. It's your obligation to only work at places that treat people well. It's also on you to take to social media, or glassdoor.com, to say, "they treat people poorly." This is the glass ceiling to break, however, it's also on all of us to listen and withhold support and dollars from these companies.

For Women of Color, the Glass Ceiling is Actually Made of Concrete

Jasmine Babers | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Jasmine Babers

Similar to the glass ceiling, the concrete ceiling is a barrier for success. The difference between the two terms is that the concrete ceiling is a term specifically made for women of color.

It’s Not Getting Any Easier For Women To Become CEOs

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business

The U.S. might elect its first female president this year, but that hardly means the glass ceiling has gone away. Women are still essentially locked o...

The Shard Building

Sylvana Storey | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

The Shard is an iconic skyscraper in London that is completely surrounded by glass and this metaphor better encapsulates the predicament and reality that women from ethnic minorities face.

This 'Glass Ceiling' Board Game For Girls Proves The Struggle Is Too Real

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

Comedy Central is bringing a dose of harsh reality to playtime for little girls everywhere. A new video from the channel features a fictional board ga...

American Woman 20/20

Lisa Ellis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Lisa Ellis

The Constitutions interpretations and principles as they relate to the meaning of Women's Rights are never ending. As we approach the first quarter-...

5 Ways to Break Through Glass Ceilings. (Plural)

Janet M. Neal | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Janet M. Neal

The facts are sobering: Women still make 80% of what men do, they account for only 25% of the senior management in companies and fill less than 18% of the Board seats. The glass ceiling, while cracked, still exists. How do we break through?

Doing It All -- Women Boost the Bottom Line for Home, Firm, and Country

Christine Lagarde | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Christine Lagarde

International Women's Day -- March 8 -- is one of my favorite days. It is a time to celebrate the impressive progress women at all levels of the career ladder have made in recent decades.

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 by the Tho...

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 07.22.2016 | 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.