I had always dreamed of being a writer, but to take that leap would mean abandoning the comfort zone of guaranteed income.
There are still too few women in elective office, and too few running Fortune 500 companies. Until this year, no woman had ever won an Oscar for Best Director. And only one has ever been awarded a fourth star in any branch of the United States military.
You'll remember everything about the day when you reveled in your own strength, the power of your own spirit.
The light floods the room as she flips on the switch. Here, these lights are my friends, though in other areas -- dressing rooms in particular -- their harshness can tell as many blunt lies as I do if you bend me in a house at a carnival.
"For the first time ever in Germany we have a debate about the relationship between the sexes and especially concerning the workplace, all those things that happen daily and people just say: 'Oh, don't take it seriously, it is not so bad after all.'"
Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.
Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?
Just as women had to raise their voices to get the right to vote; the right to participate in sports and the right to hold elected office, bringing about gender equality in the workplace requires women -- and men -- raising their voices too.
Many of these women have to cook indoors, in unventilated spaces with fuels like coal, wood or dung, exposing them to black carbon, which leads to 1.5 million deaths per year.
At just 32 years of age, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a Member of the Afghan Parliament, elected to represent Kabul. After starting her education in Kabu...
You mean 1920s-era women were not all church-going sweet belles with bonnets and daisies?
There are very few moments in the history of a nation that manage to bring together people from all paths of life to demand radical change. The 2012 Delhi gang rape is certainly one.
My "superstar" girls here in Africa are determined to build a life of possibility -- despite their circumstances.
With distance from the girl I used to be, I had space to figure out who I really was and what I really wanted -- and I wanted to be blonde.
The load of responsibility placed on the shoulders of women in our society is heavy. It's stressful. It's hard work. It's not easy.
Inequality in healthcare delivery for mothers and their children is an issue that continues to plague developing regions leading to the deaths of more than 1,000 women every day.