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WATCH: Hipster Godfather Goes Off On Working Women

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

A HuffPost Live conversation about the contemporary meaning of masculinity crossed the line into hostile territory when ex-Vice bad boy Gavin McInnes ...

Marie Lilly: Contributing More, Earning Less: The Harsh Reality For Working Women

Marie Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Marie Lilly

Women are working more, earning more and assuming the lead on economic decisions in families and communities. And as a result, family incomes in middle America are growing. Do these facts surprise you? They shouldn't.

Let's Lean In and Reach Out

Stephenie Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stephenie Foster

It's important to look at Sandberg's lessons and use them to help widen and deepen the book's impact. Here are three things that we can address.

Why Older Women Are So Vital To A Country's Economic Success

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Politicians and marketers take note: by mid-century, nearly 20 percent of the world's population will be women aged 50 and over, numbering nearly two-billion in total. Indeed, as the global population ages, the female demographic surges ahead.

Women at Work: The Glass Half Full

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While the media and many women's organizations focus on what is wrong with the lives of women executives ("When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail."), a new generation of women leaders are focusing on what is right.

The Fastest Way to Solve The Nation's Higher Education Woes? Start Listening to Working Women

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 12.03.2013 | College
Tracy Lorenz

No one doubts the powerful influence of women in today's economy (women, after all, account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases and will control two-thirds of U.S. consumer wealth throughout the next decade). Yet "experts" continue to overlook this segment of the population when it comes to seeking out smart, executable, forward-thinking higher education policies.

Why Middle Age Is The Time To Kick Booty

Deborah Gaines | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I'm using my newfound perspective to find joy in the life I've got now, every glorious day of it. It's not more time and it's certainly not more money. But it's more than enough for this badass 53-year-old.

Yes, We Can! 40 Years of Winning Justice for Working Women

Linda Meric | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Linda Meric

The year was 1973. Women were starting to make great strides. Roe v. Wade made abortion a constitutional right; Captain Emily Howell Warner became the...

A Bitter Pill: New Census Data Show Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Largely Unchanged Since 2002

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The persistence of the gender-based wage gap is a blot on our nation's commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity. These new data should give Congress and the administration even more reason to make addressing it a priority.

'6 Reasons To Not Send Your Daughter To College' Is All Kinds Of Stupid

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.12.2013 | Women

This has been a banner month for feminism on the internet. Between Kim Hall's rant about teen girls and social media and Hanna Rosin's claims that "th...

7 Things You NEED To Know About Working Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.23.2013 | Women

Women might be "leaning in," but there's a long way to go before they are equal in the workplace. So say the findings of the Elle magazine Power Su...

Don't Let Motherhood Get Your Career Off-Track

Kim Keating | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Kim Keating

My own firm offered flexibility to be a hands-on mom but it was risky because I would no longer have the security of a paycheck. I feared striking out on my own, as I had never thought of myself as an entrepreneur.

Jill of All Trades, Mistress of None

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

What's the worst that can happen if you're not perfect? Nothing! You'll survive and you'll be healthier, too. Try being a little imperfect, it's so good for you.

Is There a 'Best Time' to Have Kids?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A new study from the London School of Economics found that an increasing number of younger women are choosing to have children earlier, with the idea that they'll return to, or even start, their careers later on.

Why Do We Want What We Don't Have?

Gail Becker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

Whichever path we chose, it was the right one. Whichever path we choose moving forward, we will find ways to feel guilty... but we shouldn't. What we should feel is supportive of each other choices. Nobody has it all, and, frankly, no one should.

Opting Back In: After the Choice Comes the Challenge!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whether you are feeling "stuck" in your current career and want to advance or you are trying to resume a career you left several years ago, here's my advice.

Sophie Kitson: How Humane Is Work?

Sophie Kitson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Sophie Kitson

More people today are interested in who they are, their values and making a difference than in making a promotion. More people today won't be loyal to a company; they will be loyal to an ideal.

How to Know When You've Taken on Too Much

Jenny Garrett | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Jenny Garrett

If you spot the signs that you are doing too much early, they wont completely derail your career. Keep a temperature check on your reactions and how you are feeling and do something fast if stress raises its head.

When Women Win, Everyone Wins

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Organizations must create "policies and practices that will allow women to flourish and advance." How is your employer advancing the core pillars of this agenda?

Has My Entrepreneurial Mindset Done Me a Disservice in My Personal Life?

Michele Serro | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

Is my personal life falling down because of my startup mindset? In other words, could the same professional skills I assumed I could call upon to launch a successful relationship be exactly those that have made establishing one so elusive?

Embracing Diversity & Bucking Convention: The Story of Sarah McPhee, an American CEO in Sweden

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Natalia Brzezinski

How does an American woman propel to the top of the finance world in a foreign country? If you're Sarah McPhee, you embrace your diversity and refuse to be tied down by informal rules of "the way things have always been done."

A False Dawn for Mother Breadwinners

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

This would be a different story if the numbers showed that 40 percent of married households had a female breadwinner.

Wendy Davis and Lean In -- Do Women Need Help to Lead?

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Sonya Hamlin

Wendy Davis stand up and deliver a 13-hour filibuster in a hostile environment, killing a bill to close women's clinics throughout Texas -- and doing it singlehandedly! It reminds us that leadership, courage, strength and a fighting spirit are all there -- all part of women's abilities.

Look Who's Distracted Now

Karen Firestone | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

Are mothers at work more distracted than non-mothers, men, or fathers, and, if so, is there anything we can do about it?

The Reality of Gender Equality

Lydia Loizides | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Lydia Loizides

When we wrote about a topic that is usually whispered about in the hallowed halls of the workplace, I fell prey to my own assumptions, believing I knew what the response would be. Thankfully, I was wrong.