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Rwanda's Newest Graduates

Karen Sherman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Today is graduation day, a day of fanfare, unfettered dreams and promise. But this is no ordinary graduation. It is The Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda, the only college for women in East Africa.

Laura Bassett

Jobs Report Shows Progress For Women On Key Measure | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

While the September jobs report released Tuesday was largely disappointing, it contained some good news for women, who saw the largest gain in public ...

Career Lessons From Girls

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.22.2013 | TV
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

There are many career lessons young women can learn from the mistakes of the characters from Girls Season One.

Wonder Where the Women in Power Are? Look to Silicon Valley

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Penny Herscher

There is a tectonic shift happening and we're living the future right now here in technologyland. Women are gaining and holding power at a rate we have never seen before and finally they are openly talking about it.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

Presidential Debate Fight For 'Binders Of Women' Voters: Countdown Day 20

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- If you're an undecided or still "persuadable" female voter in a swing state, last night's debate was all about -- and for -- you. ...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Re...

How The Recovery Is Hurting Women

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

The economic downturn has set women back. Men have landed 77 percent of all new jobs from the end of the recession until June, according to the Lab...

Matt Sledge

Women's Jobs Axed By State Austerity Policies | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

One Sunday last May, Cherine Akbari moved into her new townhouse in sunny Oakland Park, Fla. The next day, the 27-year-old went to work doing what she...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursu...

Sam Stein

Obama Is Aggressor In War On Women, Romney Campaign Says | Sam Stein | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign declared during a conference call with reporters Tuesday that if there is a war on women, the major blow was Pres...

No More Bull: What Women Need to Know About the Economy and Why it Matters in 2012

Martha Burk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Martha Burk

With the U.S. suffering from the effects of a long and painful recession, the economy is the number one issue for women and men alike going into the 2012 elections. But women arguably have a bigger stake.

Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The GOP's proposed budget cut will not only slash women veterans' and victims of violence chances of getting a job, but it will also put more pressure on nonprofits like mine.

Was Today's Jobs Report Good News for Women?

Emily Cohn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

The economic recovery has been more favorable to men than it has been for women, and for the first time since the start of the recession, men and wome...

Hayley Miller

Women Struggle To Recover From The Recession | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although the recession initially hit men hard, it's women who have been struggling the most to get back on their feet, according to a r...

Record Poverty Numbers Send a Loud Wake-Up Call

Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Nancy Duff Campbell

Analysis of the Census poverty data by the National Women's Law Center reveals a stark gender disparity: women make up 57.8 percent of poor adults. Over 17 million women lived in poverty in 2010, including more than 7.5 million in extreme poverty.

Laura Bassett

What Obama's Jobs Plan Does For Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

While men lost more jobs in the recession than women, women have been slower to recover, losing nearly 300,000 jobs since the economic "recovery" bega...

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

AOL Jobs | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women

Who said the Old Boys Club is no longer? Those suffering through the worst of the recession have grown accustomed to filling out hundreds of job appli...

The Most Powerful Mother's Day Gift In The World

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

While most women feel grateful for the flowers, cards and mini-vacations from household chores that Mother's Day offers, countless more are wondering why they aren't getting the one gift that they want and need more than any other: a job.

Feminomics: On Botox, Motherhood, and Unemployment

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anat Shenker-Osorio

Until there is some real attention paid to the work of having and raising children, women's work will never be equal to that of men. It will continue to far exceed it.

Sam Stein

Obama Adviser: Stimulus Won't Be Sexist, Not Just Help For "Burly Men" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team put out a video on Sunday detailing the job creation components of their proposed stimulus legislation. Putting aside, for ...