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Glass Ceiling

What the Petraeus Scandal Means for Women Who Want to Get Ahead

Carol Roth | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Carol Roth

People seek out mentorship, business dealings and contacts with other successful people who can help them (and hopefully, that they can help in return). It's a necessary part of career growth and advancement and it should be viewed as a positive. But if you are a woman, it's not.

How to Repair the Gender Pay Gap? Teach Negotiation Skills in College

Rachel Simmons | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women
Rachel Simmons

Undergraduate institutions should teach women to navigate society's mixed messages, to advocate for themselves and to take risks.

The Elephant in the Living Room

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Protection from rape, and the ramifications of rape, is at the core of what's needed for true gender equality. Any policy that stands in the way of that basic protection stands in the way of girls and women. It's that simple.

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

The Job I Didn't Get Because I'm A Woman

Posted 10.05.2012 | Women

By Barbara Stepanksy I have little story I’d like to tell about the Hollywood Glass Ceiling. I frequently talk with my director girlfriends ab...

Are You 'the Polite Little Girl in the Room'?

Joan Williams | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

In this legal environment, sometimes the risk-averse approach of being the polite little girl in the room is, in fact, riskier than going after what you want.

The End of Men?

Kate Baldwin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

If women and their adaptable selves are really going to take over the world, we need to make certain that they bring along some men and some historical hindsight.

3 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Speaking at the Democratic Convention.

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Carrie Tuhy

The woman who shattered the glass ceiling in 2008 will be absent from this convention, missing her party's party for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Where is Hillary Clinton and why is she not speaking?

Diversity on Corporate Boards: Moving the Needle -- Why Critical Mass Matters

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It is pretty easy to see that the corporate boards of the Fortune 500 companies do not have adequate representation of either women or minorities.

Changing the Dialogue

Barbara Moser | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Barbara Moser

Women are constantly inundated with studies and anecdotal commentary that show how women haven't achieved a presence in the upper echelons of corporations or in other career pursuits.

An Autism Mom on Having It All

Hannah Brown | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

The debate on mothers "having it all" continues. This is just one more example of a controversy where, as the mother of a son with autism, I feel I must watch from the sidelines.

7 Ways We're Holding Girls Back

LearnVest | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents

Research hasn't quite pinpointed why women don't make as much as men. But maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with ideas that have been subtly ingrained in us since we were very young.

Forgotten Women: Bombs, Bombshells and Barbed Wire

Gerit Quealy | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Gerit Quealy

There's always a pendulum swing, but in the sphere of women's equality it seems more like the second hand on a surreal grandfather clock.

Men in Pink

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I saw a piece in the NYT about men taking jobs in traditionally female-dominated fields. It features male dental assistants, nurses (paging Gaylord Focker!) and teachers. Which is cool. Mostly.

Women: We Want You on the Political Battlefield

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If Maggie Hassan, a Democratic candidate for governor in New Hampshire, isn't elected, there will be zero Democratic women governors in the United States. Not one.

8 Reasons Michelle Obama Would Make a Better Presidential Candidate Than Her Husband

Keli Goff | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

The woman who was once viewed as a liability on the campaign trail in 2008 is now viewed as a greater asset than her husband as he seeks re-election in 2012. Could she one day see herself following Hillary Clinton's footsteps down the path of first lady turned presidential candidate?

At Many Companies That Glass Ceiling Is Far From Being Shattered

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Women paid more than men in some industries * 4.5 pct of execs at mid-cap companies are women * Media best, autos wors...

Why Are We So Afraid of the Q Word?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Time to confess, I decided. I am actually a product of quotas. Yes, let the truth be known that I was hired for my job in television because the station that hired me was responding to a federal initiative under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

Brag, Dammit!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

As one more reminder why you still see more men than women in the corporate suites, there's this: women don't exaggerate nearly enough.

Tech's Glass Ceiling Looks Stronger Than Ever -- But Companies Aren't Telling

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.27.2012 | Technology

Though the tech sector prides itself on disruption, innovation, and a total disregard for the status quo, there's one part of it that appears impervio...

Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women
Jack Hidary

What else can the tech world do to engage more women to start and lead companies?

Three Years Ago Today, Fairness Prevailed

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Lilly Ledbetter

I had to wait more than 10 years before I knew I was being discriminated against. Within a week and a half after Obama was inaugurated, he signed his name to the law that bears mine -- the very first one he enacted.

Gender Equality: Tip-toeing to the Tipping Point

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Valerie Keller

What solutions are working to increase numbers of women leading in corporations and how can those be amplified and accelerated? The World Economic Forum turned out to be the perfect place to begin a deep-dive inquiry.

Female Comedians, Breaking The Taste-Taboo Ceiling

The New York Times | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

In a Rolling Stone interview from 1979, Johnny Carson, host of "Tonight" and the most important gatekeeper in comedy for decades, gave his take on fem...

Choosing Common Sense over Sexy Banter and Bra Size

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Hillary St. Pierre

Life is different for beautiful women. I know: I used to be one.