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Glass Ceiling

Has the Glass Ceiling Been Shattered for Women Leading Major Companies?

Regina E. Herzlinger | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Regina E. Herzlinger

Sexism and the old boys' network have not been eliminated entirely, and may never be. But when you take a deeper look at the dynamics shaping corporate America, it's clear that women have been succeeding in business on their own terms.

Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women But There is Hope

XPRIZE | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Visit any company in the Valley, and you'll see that it resembles...

Working Woman or Mom? It's Time for Change, Not Choice

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Our heads may have hit or even broken through the "glass ceiling," but as working moms, our feet can still be stuck in quicksand.

Fifty Shades of Pinstripes: A Guerilla Guide for Women Who Want to Win at Work

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

As women continue to make inroads in the workplace they also experience many of the same age-old frustrations shared by millions of working women over the years. Here are the ten helpful insights and practical tips for women who want to win with men at work.

All Work and No Pay: Recognizing Women's Unpaid Labor in the Global South

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Imagine being asked to work seven days a week, for free, without breaks or even a thank you. Those conditions might seem outrageous in any workplace, yet they are typical in our homes, where women are regularly expected to serve as faithful unpaid caregivers.

Why Working Women Have More Regrets

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Women are so consumed with regretting their work-life choices, or making other women regret their work-life choices, that they spend little time on regretting other important things.

What to Wear Under the Glass Ceiling

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I'm grateful that I've reached a point in my life where the arrival of the annual Sports Illustrat...

Valentine's Day, Pink Ghetto and Career Choice

Sonita Lontoh | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Sonita Lontoh

Let's pivot the conversation from how to get women out of the pink ghetto to how to get women choose what is best themselves and respect and support their choice.

Good And Bad News For Women Workers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

Women are making headway in the ranks of America’s biggest companies, but they’re still having trouble getting the top job. The number of wome...

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Where Are the Women Speakers on Expert Panels, and Does It Matter?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

I have been the only women on several panels; perhaps even felt like the token one. I don't know whether a pledge/boycott approach to drive more women onto panels is the right thing to do, but it does draw attention to a glass ceiling issue that needs to be addressed.

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Neale Godfrey

For as long as there has been someone with an idea, there has been someone else to list the reasons that idea won't work. Life is full of obstacles and naysayers. Even laws and mores can conspire to keep us from chasing our dreams. Don't let them win.

Study: Women in Finance Have to Work Harder to Earn Investor Trust

The Levo League | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
The Levo League

The study says for men in finance, all it takes to earn an investor's trust is the right connections -- not whether you are actually good at your job or not. For the ladies on Wall Street, it is all based on performance.

From the Gut: Skewering the Gastro Ceiling

Rohini Dey | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Rohini Dey

The vendor strolls in, looks through me, scanning the room quickly for authority; finding none, he turns back, flashing me a bored smile, leaning in much too close. "I'm here to meet the manager, can you get him for me, sunshine?"

2016: Another Year of the Woman?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

We're now a month removed from the contentious presidential election, and -- with a ballot-shaped void in the hearts of many a pundit -- the media have found ways to speculate about who our country's next presidential nominees will be.

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.