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Women in Leadership

The Status of Women in Leadership Positions, According to an AAUW Study

Women’s iLab | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Women’s iLab

A recent study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, tackles the gender leadership gap: why it's important, why the gap exists, what strategies have successfully narrowed it, and what can be done moving forward.

5 Things Working Mothers Can Do To Close The Pay Gap

Romy Newman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Romy Newman

I spend a lot of time thinking about how employers can make better workplaces for women, but I also realize that it's only half of the story. Individuals can also maximize our chances for success and help improve gender equality at work by changing our own behavior.

The Business Case for Advancing Women on Boards

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The benefits to a company of having female representation on its board are significant. However, there is a gap -- more like a massive chasm -- between the presence of women in the workforce and the number of women on corporate boards.

Silicon Valley's Challenge: How to Retain Young Women and Help Them Grow into Leaders

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Why is it that more young women than ever before are choosing technology careers, yet many quickly experience burnout and flee? U.S. women working ...

We Need to Found a Culture of Inclusion in Silicon Valley

Kira Makagon | Posted 04.15.2016 | Technology
Kira Makagon

Newsweek recently published a special edition featuring "The Founding Fathers of Silicon Valley" on its cover. Its fallacies are glaring: everything f...

Education Doesn't End with Graduation

Linda McMahon | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Linda McMahon

My advice to this year's graduating seniors is the same as I'd give to a certain 17-year-old who received her diploma 50 years ago. Never lose your curiosity.

What's A Girl to Do? Rise Above Bias

Jody Miller | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Jody Miller

In a world where experts insist that unconscious gender bias is pervasive, of course we should strive to make ourselves and our colleagues aware of these tendencies and take steps to correct them where we can.

ConvHERsations: Kate Goodall

GenHERation | Posted 03.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
GenHERation

This week's ConvHERsations webisode features a discussion with Kate Goodall, the COO of the S&R Foundation....

Aren't We All Wonder Women?

Linda McMahon | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Linda McMahon

Beneath our business suits, yoga hoodies and work uniforms, don't all women secretly wish we had on a red bustier emblazoned with a golden eagle? If only her outfit were the source of Wonder Woman's power.

Changing Corporate Culture: From "Entrenched Male" to "Gender Neutral"

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

A former colleague from my executive days is now very senior at ManpowerGroup. Mara Swan, EVP Global Strategy and Talent, sent me a research report is...

You Can Be Feminine and Fabulous AND a Great Leader! Overcoming Gender Bias Against Women Leaders

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

Written By: Stephanie Barnes Taylor It is 2016, and women still face gender bias when it comes to being taken seriously as a leader. Not only do gend...

Bringing Gender Parity to Hollywood One Step a Time

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Change starts from within. Women need the confidence to lead and the opportunity to be considered for positions of power.

Dear Men: I Am A Woman, Not A Thing

Demetra Gregorakis | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Demetra Gregorakis

I am skin. I am a heart with nerves and feelings. Every woman has different instructions, written in her eyes, in her tears. Waiting for someone who will read in-between the lines.

Meet the U.S. Company that Beat France to the Email Ban Idea

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
The Modern Femme Movement

By Katy Blevins, Co-Founder of The Modern Femme™ Movement Shani Godwin learned it from her Dad. "You are not your job." What defines her? Well, she...

Three Things Hillary Clinton Can Do to Appeal to More Voters (But I Love Bernie So Please Don't Do It)

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

In December of 2015, Hillary Clinton had a 31-point advantage nationally to Bernie Sanders in our current primary election. In less than six months, she has gone from being pretty much guaranteed to be the Democratic nominee to barely squeaking by with her tight wins over Bernie in Iowa and Nevada. How did this happen?

Beyoncé Said It Best, Women Need to Get in Formation! Harnessing the Power of Women in Leadership

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

"Okay ladies now let's get in formation (cause I slay) Okay ladies now let's get in formation (cause I slay) Prove to me you got some coordination sla...

ConvHERsations: Stacy Martinet

GenHERation | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
GenHERation

This week's ConvHERsations webisode features a discussion with Stacy Martinet, the CMO of Mashable....

5 Ways to Seize a New Opportunity With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

We all have valuable contributions and in order for others to respect us we need to respect ourselves and value our own thoughts and time.

Feeling Stuck? Ask Yourself am I Liked or Respected?

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Machiavelli said it is better to be feared rather than loved, maybe he was right. Growing up I was taught to be friendly; my mother instilled in me th...

ConvHERsations: Jill Dickerson

GenHERation | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
GenHERation

ConvHERsations is a weekly webisode series produced by GenHERation that features interviews with female executives. This week Jill Dickerson, SVP of Programming and Development at OWN, describes how women can thrive in the entertainment industry.

How Women Can Approach Their End-of-Year Review With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

As December approaches, thoughts turn to the office party, Secret Santa, treats in the company kitchen and, most of all, preparing for an extended break. However, for many professionals the thought of rehashing the past year at their end-of-the year review can be troubling and anxiety producing.

What Do Fortune's Most Powerful Women Have in Common?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

With the recent publication of Fortune magazine's annual ranking of Most Powerful Women (MPW), the obvious question is: what are these leaders doing right? There are 27 CEOs on the 2015 list who in aggregate control $1 trillion in stock market value.

Marissa Mayer Wants Her Execs To Commit. It Might Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

It's hard to run a public company: You're responsible to shareholders on a quarterly, if not daily, basis. When things start to fall apart, or simply ...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

ConvHERsations: Deborah Byers

GenHERation | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
GenHERation

ConvHERsations is a weekly webisode series produced by GenHERation that features interviews with female executives. This week Deborah Byers, Managing Partner of EY Houston, shares her advice on how women can advance in business.