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The Woman in the Parking Lot

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Good News
Linda DeMers Hummel

The person who may have been there the longest is the woman who walks you to your car and helps you load your groceries. I think of her title as The Woman in the Parking Lot. I'm guessing she's now in her forties. I'm also guessing that she makes minimum wage plus tips.

The Real Reason Most Women Work

Slate | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Last week, Vice co-founder and conservative jerk Gavin McInnes threw a sexist temper tantrum on HuffPo Live, insisting that ambitious women are mostly...

Family, Machismo, and Cultural Change

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

The woman is the pillar of the family and, by extension, is the cornerstone of society. However, she receives little support and recognition, and in addition to educating and training future citizens, we now demand many other things from her as well.

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...

Bad News For Women In Female-Dominated Occupations

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

Bad news for low-wage workers: according to a new study released by The National Employment Law Project on July 9th, the real median wages for low-wag...

The Poetry of Women's Work

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What a better time than this, National Poetry Month, to enter another sort of discussion: the common space poems create for reflection -- on the challenges we face, the choices we make, and the invaluable importance of all women do.

The Recovery Is Hurting Women

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

The economy may be recovering, but it’s leaving women behind. The pay gap between male and female workers widened last year for the first time s...

Women Spend How Many Days Working For Free?

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Women workers are spending weeks toiling away for free as their male colleagues get paid -- about 11 weeks and 3 days per year to be exact, according ...

11 Ways The American Workplace Is Still Really, Really Sexist

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

We no longer live in the 'Mad Men' era, but the modern workplace is certainly still responsible for some Mad Men-style sexism. That's true in a va...

Waiting for the State of the Union Address

David Coates | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Ideally, it is the silences in the last four SOTU addresses that will begin to be filled in next Tuesday night. The biggest of these silences -- the greatest domestic failure of this would-be progressive president -- has been on the issue of poverty and the need for anti-poverty programs.

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.

Women Must Stand Up for Themselves in the Workplace

Helen Drinan | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Helen Drinan

When I was working in middle management in banking, I faced an extremely challenging personal and professional situation. I worked for a male leader who was emotionally and verbally abusive.

Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

Marcy Karin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Not enough working moms or their employers know about these new breastfeeding at work rights (and their limitations).

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?

How Jealousy Affects Women Differently

Emma Gray | Posted 07.06.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Have you ever been jealous of someone that you work with? According to a new study, a whole lot of people are -- and those feelings of jealousy impact women differently than they do men.

New Report Shows Women In Restaurant Industry Face Harassment, Lower Wages

Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), working in concert with other labor advocacy groups, released a report ("Tipped Over The Edge") this week o...

Women Retail Workers Make Less, Get Fewer Benefits Than Men

Alice Hines | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

In a time when jobs are scarce, retail is one of the few industries hiring -- creating about 500,000 temporary jobs this holiday season, according to ...

Gender Washing at Walmart

Martha Burk | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Why has Walmart only recently discovered women as a resource, both as customers and suppliers? Could the answer be that 1.5 million associates sued the company for sex discrimination in pay and promotion?

Should Women Exploit Their Sex Appeal At Work?

Catherine Hakim | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Catherine Hakim

Lately, women keep asking me if they should be showing more cleavage at work. Or perhaps wearing shorter skirts?

Laura Stampler

Three Tykes And You’re Out? Why Women With Three-Plus Kids Suffer Major Career Disadvantages | Laura Stampler | Posted 09.11.2011 | Women

While balancing a family and career is difficult for any woman -- whether she has one child or five -- recent Australian research suggests that women ...

Progress Denied: Women in Management Left Behind (Minding the Kids)

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Drago

Among women in management without children, average pay rose from 81 cents to 83 cents for every dollar earned by males between 2000 and 2007. The story for women in management with children? Their earnings stayed flat.

Investing in Human Capital: Women, Work and Family

Naomi Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naomi Cahn

How do dual career families manage the juggling act so much better than more traditional families? The well-kept secret is that investments in human capital pay off for employers as well as employees.

Best Countries For Women Workers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a new study published by the World Economic Forum this week, women in nearly every country have not yet reached employment parity with me...

Social Security Was Saved By Women: Casey Mulligan | CASEY B. MULLIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the great advances of 20th century was increased life expectancy. This advance might have bankrupted Social Security, if it were not for women ...

Sometimes You Have To Take A Step Back

Mika Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Brzezinski

During that full year and more that I was out of work, I discovered who I was and what I was meant to do, regardless of my assignment or my annual salary. I discovered what my terms would be this time around.