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Women in the Workplace

It's About Time to Speak Up

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

After many years, it is shameful that the subject of pay or wages is not solved. No, we must not skulk in the background, but put the subject center-stage. We've had endless conversations, and over many years, and they have gone unheeded.

The Website That Allows Women To Anonymously Rate Past And Present Employers

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

"We're improving the workplace by measuring it." That's the idea behind InHerSight, a platform where women can evaluate their employers and rate ho...

IMF Chief: Closing The Gender Gap Makes Economic Sense

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business

Gender equality is an economic principle, not just a concept of female empowerment.

10 Worst Paying Jobs For Women

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Mark Lieberman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business

A full-time female employee earned 82.5% of what a man earned in 2014, up considerably from 1979, when women made an estimated 62% of what men did. Wh...

CEO Engelbert's Selection a Big Deal for Gender Diversity

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Too many times, women get promoted to the next rung of the corporate ladder and they forget about the other women left behind.

Women, Stop Apologizing For Existing

Christina Berchini | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Existing in a space is not a privilege -- it is a right. Treat it as such, and have the courage to stop apologizing for it.

A Little Economics for Your Valentine

Myra H. Strober | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women
Myra H. Strober

Ask yourselves how you might change your relationship to increase well-being for both of you, not just for right now but also for the future. It may be the best Valentine's Day ever.

This Is Seriously Effed Up

Melanie Curtin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women
Melanie Curtin

If we as a culture, as a society, and as a nation don't support a new mother in making the courageous choice to raise a new citizen while simultaneously providing for her family, then we don't deserve to call ourselves the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Meet Lean In's Big Sister -- She's All About 'Powership'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books
Heidi Mulligan Walker

For me, its true power lies in reading between the lines about how the partnership framework can be applied both formally and informally across the corporate infrastructure. Women, and companies who want to hire and retain them, should take note, this book is a welcome game changer.

Employers, Here's Your 2015 Wake-Up Call

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

The typical cost to a company to replace an employee is about 20 percent of the employee's annual salary. Simple programs that support women employees -- programs such as flexible work schedules and family leave; mentoring and coaching programs -- can be much cheaper.

New Year, New Chance to Tackle the Old Problem of Workplace Inequality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

January always presents a fresh start to tackle old problems. And unfortunately, we still have our work cut out for us going into 2015 when it comes to tackling the problem of gender inequality in the workplace, according to a just-released report from Pew Research.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

The Power of 10,000 Women

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Managers play an essential role by helping their organizations enable women to find the right balance so they can work as productively and effectively as possible. Here are a few steps workplace leaders can take to help women achieve their full potential at work.

How Grace and Guts Help Us to Get Up and Leave

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

I participated in a controversial conversation recently about why we [women] tend hang onto people and situations that no longer serve us, such as job...

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

To My Spirit Driven Boss Ladies

Nancy Chang | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Nancy Chang

Boss Ladies of the world -- you are spirit driven. You know who you are. Making the world a better place whether you are working on the proverbial low hanging fruits, or speaking truth to power.

Harassment in the Workplace: Why the US and the EU Must Act

Federiga Bindi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Federiga Bindi

Workplace harassment is a particularly serious and growing phenomenon. Yet, in most countries, there is little awareness and even less so legal protection against it.

The Supreme Court Could Soon Make Life Harder for Pregnant Women

Tom Spiggle | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

During her pregnancy, Patricia Young's health care provider considered the question of whether she should lift heavy boxes and said no. Young asked UPS for an alternative assignment until after she gave birth, and they turned her down. (The company has since changed its policy.)

In Fast Moving World, We Need to Speed Up on Gender Equality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

More gender equality in the workplace means creating a better workplace for employees to invest their talents. It helps recruit top talent -- especially women. And it ultimately, it helps the bottom line.

I Was Harassed For 3 Years And Didn't Realize It

Katie Gard | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Katie Gard

I'll admit. Saying I didn't realize it is probably inaccurate and a little bit insulting to the level of my intelligence. So. How does one fairly level-headed, zero-bullshit, astutely self-aware human not fully grasp the fact that what she is experiencing is harassment?

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Horn

While demographic data may suggest otherwise, I still consider myself a minority, albeit a less common one. I am a young woman in medicine, and I am a natural blonde.

A Working Mother's Plea To The President

Regan Long | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

Tomorrow, I will miss the bonding experience that is nursing my baby. Instead, she will struggle to eat (she doesn't do well with the bottle) as I rush throughout my day to pump for her in a small, confined space. The thought of this alone makes my heart hurt and my frustrations rise.

Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know)

Glamour | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Glamour

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.

Tash Elwyn Thinks Like A Woman-How Raymond James Private Client Group Is Better For That

April Rudin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
April Rudin

If you become the type of man (in financial services) who can say emotional intelligence without laughing, listening to what clients (and people) are telling you, helping them to separate the signal from the noise, you also can be a man who can think like a woman - someone who is the new fresh-faced voice of Wall Street.

How to Rebrand Without Losing Your Mind

Heather Piedmont | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

It was just this September when I awoke teary-eyed and with a strong shudder, I wasn't cold..my soul had finally come to the reason why my recent bus...