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Women in the Workplace

Al Jazeera America Exec Leaves Amid Network's New Strategy

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media

In one of its first public changes since coming under new management, Al Jazeera America has parted ways with Mary Caraccioli, formerly the network's...

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

Instead of Commemoration, Let Women's Equality Day Be a Call to Action

Wendy Doyle | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.

Why American Companies Should Start Promoting Moms

Hilary Young | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Hilary Young

The day I became a mother I signed some invisible pact to take on more in one day than I ever thought possible and somehow get it all done. And I think this makes me a powerful resource to have around the office.

Women Should Stop Being So Tough on One Another

Susan Skog | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

The calls for gender equality are global, inspiring, and hard to ignore--as they should be. But, isn't it time we also send up a clear and mighty call about something we often ignore that still holds women back: how tough women are on one another?

The Art Of Being Underestimated

The Cut | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
The Cut

What if, instead of feeling defeated by the constant low-grade slights of sexism, we used them against our opponents? What if, like cute little mongooses, we only looked nonthreatening to lull everyone into a false sense of security before going in for the kill?

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

The Status Quo Isn't Working for Women in America

Carly Fiorina | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Carly Fiorina

For a lot of women in this country, the status quo means trying to earn enough for your family while spending less and less time with them. It means living paycheck to paycheck while praying you don't get sick. The political classes of both parties have failed women and working families in this country.

Wish You Felt More Authentically Confident At Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Just what does it take to feel more authentically confident at work? After years of lagging in the confidence stakes I can't help but wonder if women are finding a unique and effective approach to begin feeling more confident at work.

Pay It Forward: A Guide to Being the Mentor and the Mentee

Linda Lightman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

Starting my company Linda's Stuff 15 years ago was the thrill of a lifetime, but it was also exhausting and filled with daily struggles. Being the fi...

What You Should Know About AutoZone's $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Tom Spiggle | Posted 08.01.2015 | Business
Tom Spiggle

After deliberating for approximately five hours, the jury delivered the headline-making verdict, finding that AutoZone's action so outrageous that it should be punished by having to write a check for $185 million.

How Women Dispel Groupthink

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Janice Reals Ellig

Issues about the lack of women in senior corporate roles are discussed in the media and in forums regularly -- yet busy executives hear but do not fully get it -- that women at the top is a bottom line, strategic business imperative, not just a nice thing to do!

Fight for Workplace Equity for Women: Mothers Break Their Silence

MotherWoman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
MotherWoman

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H 1769) would prohibit an employer to deny reasonable accommodations of a job applicant or employee related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions if the employee or applicant so requests, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

Falling in Love in Search of Freedom

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Tanushree Ghosh

Love never really held much meaning for me. I wished and yearned for freedom instead. And maybe I just was more bereft of one than the other, but growing up in a big house in India with first and second cousins, taking the toys no one else wanted and the blames no else would, I had embodied love only as freedom.

Emily Peck

One Woman In The Boardroom Isn't Enough. Here's Why.

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business

Liz Dolan's fiery resignation from Quiksilver highlights corporate America's 'one and done' issue

The Daddy Wars: The Work/Family Problem We SHOULD Be Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There are many things that dads can do to support the development of egalitarian attitudes at home, like take parental leave or equally absorb chores, but what men need is for other men to stop shaming them when they do those things.

Women in the Workplace: If Women Don't Stand-Up For Themselves, Who Will?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Hard work alone is not enough to get you promoted if nobody knows and acknowledges it. Many women work hard and expect their boss to realize it and it's just not enough. The key is connecting and networking.

Ugh, Every Job Interview You've Ever Had, Basically

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy

"How'd the interview go?" This is the absolute worst question to ask someone who's just interviewed for a job, because the answer is, "Who the hell...

Women in the Workplace: What Businessmen Can Learn From Angelina Jolie

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Jolie-Pitt's message in South Africa is important: That women's advancement does not have to happen despite men, it has to happen alongside men.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Women make up the majority of college graduates in the US and many other developed countries, accounting for more than 40 percent of the workforce worldwide. Despite these numbers, they comprise only a small fraction of c-suite executives and high-level managerial positions.

Women in the Workplace: 10 Things Fathers of Daughters Can Do to Advocate For Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

We can talk about the business case, strategies and talent initiatives and even tying compensation to gender goals, but without a personal connection men will never feel the true need to be committed.

Why You're Unhappy at Work -- And 4 Ways to Fix It

Ellevate | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Here are four steps to take to feel better about your work.The first two are short-term strategies, while the last two are long-term game plans.

Women, Can We Really Have it All?

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Let's change the rules just a little bit, putting our hearts right in the center. When we live from our hearts, from our intuition and our sense of how to best do it, that's when we excel.

What We Can All Do To Close A Gap That Matters

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

There's been plenty written about what boards and senior management can do to drive greater diversity. And there's even more what women can do to advocate for themselves. But what can each of us do, individually, on a day-to-day basis, to advance this?

The Leaky Pipeline: Why We Must Eliminate Bias When Advancing Tech Talent

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

While many industry executives continue to point at the education pipeline and lack of girls and young women studying computer science as the problem, research shows a leak in the pipeline of women already in the field.