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Women in the Workforce

Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know)

Glamour | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women

So what's it like to be a woman inside the tech revolution? Unfortunately, too few of us know. Only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degree recipients today are women--a number that's dropped from a high of 37 percent in 1985.

Is Being a 'Tough Boss' Different for a Woman Than a Man?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Everybody has worked for a tough boss. But is being a "tough boss" different for a woman than a man? Anecdotal, and scientific, research indicates yes. Men are "tough" bosses; women are "mean" ones, a fact that is a mix of perception and reality.

Women In Construction Offer Advice For Dealing With Sexism From Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

In a career as male-dominated as construction, where women make up less than 3 percent of the workforce, the best way to handle sexism is often to fig...

Female Construction Worker: 'We're Judged From The Minute We Get Out There'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

There's sexism everywhere in the American workforce, but especially in the building trade, as revealed in a forthcoming documentary titled “Hard Hat...

More Than 120 Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court To Protect Pregnant Workers

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonabl...

7 Things Every Woman Should Know When It Comes To Being Paid What You're Worth

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Talking about money can be a minefield -- one especially difficult for women to navigate. But how are we supposed to know if we're earning what we sho...

Apparently, Women Should Act Like Men If They Want A 'Masculine' Job

BusinessNewsDaily | Chad Brooks | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

By: Chad Brooks Published: 08/12/2014 05:56 AM on BusinessNewsDaily Women who want to work in jobs typically held by men need to show employers th...

Why This Overworked Lawyer Decided To Stop 'Leaning In'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

Jennifer Lotz had always been an overachiever, but when an unexpected back injury left her physically impaired, she realized her achievements had to t...

White House: Women Will Benefit Most From Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Hoping to give Democrats' minimum wage legislation a boost in Congress, the White House released a report on Wednesday making the case that raising th...

Management Hacks for the Recently Promoted

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

What can you do to learn the ropes of your newly acquired and complex role? What kind of manager are you going to be? The answer has a lot to do with what kind of person you are, and the culture of your workplace.

Women in the Workforce: What Changes Have We Made?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.

How to Avoid the Danger Lurking at Your Holiday Office Party

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
MaryEllen Tribby

I could not believe my ears when I learned that 81% of the Working Moms Only community had been hit on by a co-worker at a company holiday party.

Kathryn Sollmann: Are Men Really the Bad Guys Holding Women Back?

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

After investing as much as $250,000 in tuition, why would fathers watch proudly as their daughters graduate from college, and then expect them only to work for a year or two before exiting the workforce to raise a family?

How Organizations Can Take Advantage of Employees Who 'Opt Out'

Rose Stanley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

As Sylvia Ann Hewlett describes in her book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, many women are lost on re-entry, and companies miss the chance to leverage this talent pool.

The Extreme Measures Chinese Women Are Taking For Their Careers

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women

Women all over the world routinely invest in their personal and professional success, paying substantial amounts for degrees, impressive wardrobes and...

Embrace Our E-STEM Workforce

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Entrepreneurship education brings tremendous relevancy to STEM, and entrepreneurs are hiring and need to hire a STEM workforce just as much as corporate America does.

Section 3: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Laura Barrett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Section 3 was a truly creative idea when it was inaugurated in 1968: Let's give low-income residents the first crack at the jobs that public housing g...

Lean In and Why Women's Brains Are Wired for Leadership

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

When Sandberg urges women to "lean in" and examine ways in which they might be undercutting their career potential, she's suggesting that women may need a new roadmap to reach the executive suite in higher numbers.

Sheryl Sandberg With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so excited to meet with Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg this week on Mondays With Marlo. As you may know, Sheryl has just released a boo...

The Truth About "Queen Bees" In The Workplace, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Is the "Queen Bee Phenomenon" a real thing? Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg sounded off when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. In the past,...

How To Deal With A Sexist Co-Worker, From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I discussed strategies for dealing with a sexist co-worker with feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Here are the strate...

More and More It's an Older Woman's World -- of Work

Sara Rix | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another headline highlighting the growing number of Americans who, for a variety of reasons, are pushing back their date of retirement. What gets less attention is that women comprise a sharply growing proportion of the older workforce.

Helping Women Leaders Around the Globe Reach Their Full Potential

Julie Fasone Holder | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Julie Fasone Holder

My time in India reaffirmed my understanding that all around the world there is a momentum among women that is undeniable. However, women have to remember that we can and should reach out to each other for guidance and support -- and, in turn, help others whenever we can.

Binders Full of Chinese Women

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

Do women in China really do that much better relative to their American counterparts?

Women in Business: Their Own Worst Enemy?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business
Cerian Jenkins

For years there has been talk of 'men keeping women down,' but is it the bitter truth that women remain their own worst enemies?