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Stop Fighting for Gender Equality... Start Demanding Respect

Reem Kassis | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

During an unusual lunch when both my girls, by the grace of the napping gods, happened to be asleep, my husband and I ended up talking about (actually...

Holland Taylor Has a Secret (Not)

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Stealth national treasure Holland Taylor sparked headlines recently with a declaration about her love life she was surprised to find people considered news. The 72-year-old Emmy winner and Tony nominee didn't name who she's been seeing, but she did matter-of-factly reveal her gender -- no big deal, according to the actress.

How to find real gratitude

Cate Montana | Posted 11.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

What to do? I asked myself this as I trudged along the rocky shore of Puget Sound a couple days ago, taking my daily break from work. Well, almo...

Not All Working Women Can 'Lean In'

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

Rarely, if ever, do we ask how those women without high wages, paid leave, affordable child care, or flexible schedules juggle their desperate need to earn money with caring for their family. But this is the big question that we all should be asking, because it turns out that there are real consequences for all of us.

'A Group That Cheers Me on in Life'

Lean In Circles | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Lean In Circles

When I got divorced in 2010, I had a chance to step outside this "don't get attached" pattern as I reorganized my life. I began to invest more time in my surroundings so that they reflect a truer picture of who I am. As luck would have it, I met a creative new friend, my Lean In co-moderator Kaylynn, who is a fashion and photo stylist. Kaylynn helped me transform my home physically and insisted that I truly "move in."

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

As You Wish: 3 Keys to Having More Than it All

Chris Deaver | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Some say it's impossible to "have it all" and that you need to make tough choices and move on. Choose the promotion. Or choose family time. Or choose exercise. Or pick a hybrid and give as much as you can knowing something will suffer along the way.

Not All Women Get To Decide Between Opting Out And Leaning In

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In the ongoing Mommy Wars, the stay-at-home mother has been, at turns, revered and demonized. But there's a third reality that rarely enters the discussion: Moms whose choices to do one or the other -- stay home or return to work -- are not really choices at all.

Women's Lack Of Confidence Doesn't Cause Inequality. Sexism Does.

Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Amanda Duberman

We cannot treat a lack of confidence as an involuntary affliction to be tiptoed around, or as an irrational response women just need to get over already. Especially when confidence is not just a prerequisite for a job, but a requirement of the job itself. 

The Awesome Moment That Made Sheryl Sandberg And Megyn Kelly Become Friends

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

When Sheryl Sandberg saw Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly "lean in," she knew she'd found a kindred spirit. In May 2013, Kelly gave fellow Fox News p...

Shape Your Mommy Legacy

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Sollmann

It's all a matter of perception and communication. When children are home they often see mothers preparing meals, helping with homework, folding laundry and doing other tasks that seem familiar, easy and routine. They're not as aware of what else mothers out of the full-time workforce do while children are at school.

#BanBossy... LOVE IT!

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

I see it as my job as mom to help my girls be who they naturally are and to live out their lives, not those that "they" have prescribed are acceptable for her. I see it as part of my job as a media professional to help girls see positive images of themselves and to help young women become more of what they want to be.

Don't Ban Bossy. Embrace It.

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I love that and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

The One Thing That's Holding You Back (And How To Let It Go)

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis

But just because most of us spend our careers sitting, that doesn't mean we have to sit back or sit out from the full reach of our abilities. So, let go of your ego. Expose those vital organs. It's good to lean in. But we can also sit tall.

Americans Prefer Male Bosses (Fun Fact: Women Are Better Managers)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even though the evidence is piling up that women tend to be better managers, a larger share of Americans continue to say they'd rather be managed by m...

Ladies, Are You 'Leaning In' This Football Season?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Tiffany Williams

Since I've known my husband, I've hated football. Not because I think it's a barbaric sport, but because it means that the man I love will be glued to the television screen for at least eight hours EVERY Saturday and Sunday, and I will be S.O.L.

Leaning In: It's Never Enough, Apparently

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

It's wonderful that so many females are going to college and carving out their own paths. Just remember not to let anyone -- boyfriend or not -- make you feel guilty about what you have achieved.

Lisa Belkin

What Mothers Really Want: To Opt In Between (INFOGRAPHIC) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

The discussion over Opting Back In continues, in response to Judith Warner’s New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend, "The Opt-Out Generati...

Leaning In and Out: My View From Both Sides

Marcia Cross | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Marcia Cross

Where I sit now is simply in awe, in awe of women "leaning in" and "leaning out" and the brilliance of their day-to-day achievements. Both journeys are all encompassing and require talent, endurance and devotion.

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

Why I Won't Lean In

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Vanessa Garcia

The problem with leaning in is how similar it is to submission. It's no surprise that Sandberg's book hits the bestseller list in the same era as Fifty Shades of Grey, the book that so many women called "hot" but was, in fact, a true setback for us all.

7 Tips for Breadwinner Wives Feeling the Strain

Next Avenue | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next AvenueWomen who earn more than their husbands in midlife often get an unwanted bonus: tension in their marriage. Here’s how to cop...

Why Ali Wentworth Turned Down A Dream Job

Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents

Actress and author Ali Wentworth, who hosts Yahoo's Daily Shot, brought her signature humor to a panel at The Huffington Post's Third Metric conferenc...

What I Chose to Lean Into

Lauren McCabe Herpich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Lauren McCabe Herpich

I have to admit that I feel like my life has been filled with constant leaning in and leaning out. At 32, I'm exhausted, but also energized for what's to come.