Why would I never want to be 30 again? Let me count the ways.
I believe many employers can do more to prevent harassment. Most companies cover harassment in their company policies and disciplinary codes. In many countries and states this is required by the labor law. Fewer companies present proactive training on this topic.
Developing a healthy sense of self takes quite some time, if not a lifetime to accomplish. Rather than waiting for it to strike, though, isn't it better to cultivate genuine self-regard and compassion toward oneself instead of waiting for it to materialize from the outer world?
But most people will see the lesson of the election clearly: You can't win an election without women, and most women just aren't going to vote for someone who wants to strip away our rights, and take us back to the 1950s.
Without the votes of women, Virginia would have elected a Governor who opposes safe and legal abortion, wants to restrict access to affordable health care for women, supports extreme and dangerous fetal personhood measures and calls the birth control health care benefit a "sterilization mandate."
Even though 87 percent of all U.S. counties lack an abortion provider according to 2008 data, actions to restrict the access of abortion services continue steadily.
My fear was massive. I was terrified, yet I knew that I needed to go-for-it. I had no idea what my professional future would look life but I knew I needed to take the leap and create my own path.
Women feel they must choose between killing their upward mobility or killing their feet. Being pain-free or being respected. Feeling confident or feeling lost in the crowd.
Should the standard by which alimony is awarded be modified to more accurately reflect the new, modern gender-neutral couple? Are the current, antiquated guidelines and decisions being made in the courts offensive?
When we are riding the waves of life and feel especially tossed and turned by its storms, Elizabeth Lesser beckons us to drop anchor and root firmly in our emotional center of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness.
Despite much improvement in women's status over the last few decades, women still own only 1 percent of the world's wealth, earn only a 10 percent share of global income, and occupy just 14 percent of leadership positions in the private and public sector, despite making up more than half of the world's population.
I believe that the legacy of the generation of Gen Y women (and men) will be to finally answer the question, "For what purpose do we need more women in leadership?"
Pregnant women tend to be forced out of their jobs or fired because their employers refuse to make minor accommodations that would enable them to continue working. This discrimination is shameful and does real harm to women and their families at a time when they badly need wages.
On one of the issues that polls highest with American women -- pay equity -- we sink even lower, to 67th, right below Yemen. We did beat out Saudi Arabia at 111th, no doubt because women in the U.S. are allowed to drive to work.
With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.
It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...