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Women in the Workplace

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...

Teaching Our Girls

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

"Bothering" is how we change the world. "Bothering" is how we make it okay for a cheerleader to be great at science and math, for a woman doctor or scientist or engineer to be paid the same as her male colleagues.

Three Tips for Becoming a Female CEO

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Sharon Rowlands

In part, I attribute my success to the fact that I had great opportunities and great champions along the way, but I also worked to develop skills that I saw were necessary for a seat in the corner office. I want to share some of the knowledge I gained along the way, in hopes that it will help women who aspire to be CEOs or high-level executives.

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.

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

Microsoft's Nadella & Unconscious Bias toward Women

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Perhaps Nadella did women a favor last week by uncovering an unconscious bias women place in the work force? Now it is up to us, all of us, men and women alike, to begin an honest open discussion to correct these biases.

How To Deal With Criticism At Work, Even When It Feels Personal

Glamour | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Glamour

While it's unrealistic to simply grow a thicker skin overnight, there could be some benefit to accepting criticism instead of internalizing it (and obsessing over it, and, let's be honest, who hasn't done that?).

Gender Equality = Men + Women Working Together

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Unless the men at the top of our organizations strategically decide that equality at the top is the right thing to do, it won't happen.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

Gillibrand: Not the First, Not the Last

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

She is not the first female politician to confront unwanted comments or actions. My experience as assistant minority leader for the New Hampshire Legislature corroborates Gillibrand's. Colleagues were constantly putting their arm around me and calling me by my family diminutive, Ruthy.

How We Did It, How We Do It: When the Wife Makes More Money Than the Husband

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Trudy Bourgeois

I make more money than my husband, Mike. It's been that way for the majority of our 30+-year marriage. And it's been hard. One of those "silent struggles" many couples in corporate America deal with alone.

Women May Be More Anxious Than Men At Work Because They Have More To Lose

BusinessNewsDaily | Chad Brooks | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 08/27/2014 08:33 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Do dicey workplace situations cause peo...

5 Traditionally Male Jobs You Didn't Know Women Pioneered

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Today, women make up nearly half of America's workforce, and counting. But even as women achieve new levels of success at work, some fields remain hea...

When 'Power In Numbers' Might Work Against Women At Work

BusinessNewsDaily | Chad Brooks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: /15/2014 08:53 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Does competition make women less effective ...

6 Ways To Be More Assertive In The Workplace

SELF | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Demonstrate that you're completely in the moment by fearlessly listening, acknowledging cues in a conversation, and asking for clarification when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It shows you're unafraid to both acknowledge you didn't understand something and get the insight you need.

Advice From a Female Entrepreneur: Girls, Be Ambitious

Sung-Joo Kim | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Sung-Joo Kim

As a female entrepreneur, the corporate arena in which I started my own company was unimaginably difficult, since these prevailing rules were entrenched in gender-biased traditions.

What It Is Like to Be a Woman Working in the Video Game Industry

Quora | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Quora

My strongest experience as a woman in the gaming industry is being ignored. People don't expect you to know anything or have an opinion about game. They don't give you the "courtesy pause" they normally give to the guys. I feel that I always need to wave my hand and yell, "I'm here!"