Hard work alone is not enough to get you promoted if nobody knows and acknowledges it. Many women work hard and expect their boss to realize it and it's just not enough. The key is connecting and networking.
So, which states didn't make the grade? These are the places where women's reproductive rights are the most at risk.
The thought of my contraception failing and derailing the track I've been on to achieve my goals is devastating. Maybe that makes me selfish, or that I am not prioritizing the right things in life. But that is the beauty of being a young, American woman in the 21st century with access to a variety of contraception options -- it's my choice.
Our criminal justice system is not just. If you are a person of color, the very people who are supposed to protect you are often the greatest threat. It is worse for women of color, the fastest growing prison population.
His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.
The language that asked women what they felt and needed was not spoken in our mother's and grandmother's day. They did not know how to ask themselves what they felt and needed, and they did not know how to teach their daughters how to honor their own feelings and needs.
Feminists are given a bad wrap. When I was growing up, women who wanted to excel in the workforce were demonized as anti-family, bra burning egoists.
There's a prominent movement happening right now based out of Argentina, where radio journalist Marcela Ojeda, fed up with the number of femicide stories landing on her desk, organized a call to arms. She tweeted "They're killing us," with a hashtag: #NiUnaMenos - not one less.
I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I have often wondered how my relationship with money, and women's relationship with money as a whole, would be different if women's images were to grace our bills.
Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.
This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.
Abortion is both a tricky and a touchy subject. In the midst of fervent pro-choice and pro-life debates today, we can lose sight of the fact that abortion actually has a long medical history.
Sex is a basic human right -- a human right. Not a man right. Women want to have sex and, more than that, they want to enjoy it.
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.
Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.
At the beginning of her sophomore year of college, Bijal Shah returned to the University of Pennsylvania with some decorative pillows she made over the summer.