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5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

10 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Caitlyn, 18, From Las Vegas

Diana Scholl | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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A Golden Opportunity to Tackle Gender Inequality

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

We think we need to move the debate even further so we can try to tackle these challenges and at this moment, we have a golden opportunity to do that.

Why Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Important for Young Girls

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

When my six-year-old daughter saw Hillary Clinton's recent announcement for the presidency, her first response was to say, very innocently and matter-of-factly, "Oh! I didn't know that women were allowed to be president." I thought to myself, "Where did she get the idea that women are not allowed to be president?"

How Madonna Succumbed to 'Victory Blindness'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Madonna and many others are intoxicated by the heady whirl of victory -- which the media magnifies in an extraordinary way -- and appear to believe, living within this seductive moment of advances for LGBT rights, that we've "arrived" and the rest of it is inevitable.

Why We Have to #Get2Equal

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.

Alanna Vagianos

The Reaction To #LikeAGirl Is Exactly Why It's So Important

HuffingtonPost.com | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Out of all the controversial ads that aired during the Super Bowl, the one that may have spurred the most vocal backlash was the one that promoted ge...

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Physical Challenge: Name it for a Woman

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

It's a rare occurrence that a woman's accomplishments have been so legendary or laudatory that she is remembered with a physical tribute.

Hurrah for Women's Suffrage

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

"Hurrah, and vote for suffrage!" That was the message that Phoebe Ensminger Burn sent 94 years ago to her son, the youngest member of the Tennessee legislature. That day, Harry Burn, 24, cast the deciding vote in favor of women's suffrage.

8 Things Women Couldn't Do On The First Women's Equality Day -- And 6 They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women

In 1971, Congress declared August 26th -- the day in 1920 on which the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was certified as l...

Feminism Has Just Started (and It’s Not Stopping Now)

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Feminism is an endeavor to change something very old, widespread, and deeply rooted in many, perhaps most, cultures around the world, innumerable institutions, and most households on Earth -- and in our minds, where it all begins and ends.

Our Visible Spectrum Is One in Which Some of Us Are Simply More Expensive Than Others

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Soraya Chemaly

I am suggesting that our spectrum is one in which there is nowhere where girls and women are not for sale. Some of us, depending on where we live and what we look like, are simply considered more valuable and expensive than others.

Graduates: Time to Negotiate

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Lynn Yeakel

There is much that employees can do to enhance their worth by assuming greater responsibility, acquiring additional education, and negotiating for more money at the appropriate time.

My Mother Taught Me Hurdles Are Jumpable

Deborra-lee Furness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Deborra-lee Furness

In my world, women were dynamic, in charge and all-powerful. I later learned, as a young woman who ventured out into the real world, that wasn't necessarily the lay of the land out there.

I Should Be Trusted To Make My Own Health Decisions

Madeline Ruoff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Madeline Ruoff

Point ten ensures that women in New York State will have control over not just their health but also their own economic situations. Gender equality is dependent on a woman's ability to have control of her body.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

Violence, Poverty, Illiteracy Affect Far Too Many Women. Here's What You Should Know And What You Can Do

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

The 2014 theme for the 2014 United Nations' International Women's Day, "Equality for women is progress for all," underscores the fact that a better wo...

No Excuse for Apple's Binders Full of Women Problem

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

Thanks to Apple shareholders, the company's board nominating committee will now be "actively seeking out highly qualified women." Which raises the question: What has the committee been doing for more than three decades?

The Cost of Domestic Violence

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

When a dollar figure is attached to a problem, it draws special attention. That's one of the many important results accomplished by the Tennessee Econ...

Then and Now: Pregnancy Discrimination Hurts Women and Their Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

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.

The Only Woman

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We who have been "the only one" know what it's like to know what it's like to engage with from people who did not grow up in a just society and are adapting to women, people of color and LBGT Americans in positions of leadership.

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Role of Government

Kathleen Durham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Durham

As we grapple with a Congress that seems to represent everything except the will of the people, we should look back in history to see what lessons can be learned from the past.

Empowering Women for a Better Europe: Interview With Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs Birgitta Ohlsson

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Natalia Brzezinski

"The search for a better world is one of the oldest and most important of all instincts." For Birgitta Ohlsson, Sweden's Minister for European Union Affairs, this quote defines the daily drive she feels in her professional and personal life.