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

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.10.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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.

What Glass Ceiling?!

Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

Women can face barriers to achieving success in any sector of work and at any level of society. Therefore, we must ground ourselves in our values, potential to be change agents and being able to carry out a purpose in life.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

Silver Linings for Women in 2014

Lisa Maatz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.

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.

Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Evangelical Nonprofits Have Dismal Record At Hiring Women Into Top Positions

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children...

Coworker With Resting Friendly Face Actually a Bitch

Reductress | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Coworkers of Jennifer Moore were shocked to discover that Jennifer, an administrative assistant with the condition known as "resting friendly face," is actually a huge bitch.

The Harsh Sacrifice You Must Make To Reach Your Highest Potential

OWN | Posted 09.25.2014 | OWN

"In order to get to the next level, you have to break through a glass ceiling." This is what was Steve Harvey learned about success from Bishop T.D...

Love What You Do and You'll Enjoy Your View From the Top

Margaret Scott | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Margaret Scott

My advice to anyone wondering if they're on the right path is to ask yourself: "What would it take for me to do something that I love?" And I'd say to them, "Grab onto your dream. Do it while you can and just make it happen."

How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women

Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhar...

Why We Hire Women And Minorities To Clean Up Our Messes

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

What do President Barack Obama and General Motors CEO Mary Barra have in common? They’re both prominent examples of our tendency to push minorities ...

Women Entrepreneurs Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Julie Barnes | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

I believe women are natural connectors, collaborators and love the power of a team. We want to see each other win and celebrate those successes.

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Are You An Ambitious Woman?

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women rarely admit our ambitions out loud not only because we fear failure -- a fear we share with our male counterparts -- but because wanting to succeed might make us seem less feminine. That's the tricky part.

Jill Abramson, Editor Fired From The New York Times, Was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
BJ Gallagher

When I learned of Jill Abramson's recent firing from The New York Times, it felt like my own story all over again. Jill went through the same thing at The New York Times that I had gone through at the LA Times. Where I had been a Peacock in the Land of Penguins, Jill was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins.

Rebuilding the Floor for Women

Kate Schmier | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Kate Schmier

I was grateful that Hillary had chosen to highlight this troubling issue -- and I wanted to know more about the decline in women's life expectancy.

Rainbow Ceilings and Pink Pay Gaps

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Pete Dorogoff

I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.