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Still Lagging After All These Years

Martha Burk | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

March 8 is International Women's Day, so it's time to check in on where the good old U.S. of A. stands in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to gender equality. Spoiler alert: We're not number one.

Worldwide, Girls Are Doing Better Than Boys Academically

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Dr. Gijsbert Stoet of the University of Glasgow in Scotland and David C. Geary of the University of Missouri found that in 2009, high school girls performed considerably better on an international standardized test in 52 out of 74 participating countries. This includes countries where women face political, economic or social inequalities.

19 Countries Where The Gender Gap Is Smaller Than In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

The United States has made modest progress on gender equality since last year, according to the World Economic Forum's 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, ...

Global Gender Gap Index Shows Need for More Investment in Women and Girls

Katja Iversen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone.

Boko Haram and Bill Maher Are Both Wrong

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

As smart and witty as Bill Maher is, he has a blind spot about religion in general and Islam in particular.

The Top 25 Best Countries To Be A Woman

Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

Women represent about 50% of our worldwide population, but they do not yet receive 50% of the opportunities. But governmental regulations, mentorship ...

Lack of Women at Davos Reflects the Gender Gap in Global Leadership

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Christine Horansky

Yes, we need more women in Davos. But the bigger picture in gender equality is that we need more women in every facet of public leadership, from corporate boardrooms to the halls of parliament to the airwaves of mass media.

U.S. Women: Not Exactly Number One

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

On one of the issues that polls highest with American women -- pay equity -- we sink even lower, to 67th, right below Yemen. We did beat out Saudi Arabia at 111th, no doubt because women in the U.S. are allowed to drive to work.

22 Countries Where The Gender Gap Is Smaller Than In The U.S.

Posted 10.25.2013 | Women

In a year that has brought us national conversations about working women, leaning in and whether or not the patriarchy is in fact "dead," you might ex...

What Makes the Nordic Countries Gender Equality Winners?

Saadia Zahidi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saadia Zahidi

Although no country in the world has yet achieved gender equality, the Nordic countries consistently stand out in the World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report, which measures how well countries are doing at removing the obstacles that hold women back.

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

LOOK: The Best (And Worst) Countries For Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

Gender equality has been more of a national focus than usual in the United States over the past few months, thanks to the 2012 presidential election. ...

The Real War On Women

Foreign Policy | Mona Eltahawy | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with he...

The #1 Country To Be A Woman Of (Slightly More) Leisure

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women

We already knew from the World Economic Forum's 2011 Global Gender Gap Report that, according to criteria like health, economic and educational partic...

The Hillary Effect

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Christine Horansky

When women are not present at the decision-making tables of government, business and civil society, half of the population goes missing from a country's future.

The #1 Best Place To Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women

If you've been itching to take a sabbatical overseas, now may be the time to up and move to Iceland. That's right, friends: That not-actually-so-icy i...

What's the Difference?

Beth Brooke-Marciniak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beth Brooke-Marciniak

A new policy requires the Forum's 100 Strategic Partners to select at least one female executive among the five delegates they send to Davos. No doubt, these women are making the most of it.

The Best Place to Be a Woman: World Economic Forum Measures the Global Gender Gap

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

I had the opportunity to speak with Saadia Zahidi, Head of the World Economic Forum's Women Leaders and Gender Parity Program, and also one of the authors of the annual Global Gender Gap Report.

Top Countries For Gender Equality: 2010 Gender Gap Report (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Employees who find themselves faced with gender bias in the workplace might contemplate a move to Scandinavia -- home to four of the countries which d...

31 Reasons to Mind the Gender Gap

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Sawyers

When it comes to the gender gap, the United States is in a bad spot. Out of 134 countries, our democratic nation comes in 31st place.

Why Women Are The Real Architects Of Peace

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Want to really make strides and advance another cause at the same time? Appoint a female as our peacemaker-in-chief! It surely is a job cut out for a woman.

How the Capital Market Failures and the Inability to Achieve Gender Equity are the Same

Laura Liswood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Liswood

My experience in both the financial world and the field of women's leadership allows me to recognize that both market failures and gender inequality stem from the same combination of elements.