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Workplace Equality

The Power of 10,000 Women

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Managers play an essential role by helping their organizations enable women to find the right balance so they can work as productively and effectively as possible. Here are a few steps workplace leaders can take to help women achieve their full potential at work.

10 Things I Learned From Having Brunch With Billie Jean King at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.

The Business Case for Ally Engagement

Joanne Sprague | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

For LGBT inclusion in particular, policy alone doesn't drive culture: 91 percent of Fortune 500 companies prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, yet 53 percent of LGBT workers remain closeted at work.

PG&E, ConAgra, and Edison Set a New Standard for LGBT Workplace Inclusion

Joanne Sprague | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Corporate America has come a long way in creating LGBT-inclusive policy (as has the government, just this week), but as Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign says, "The inclusive policies coming from the boardroom have not fully made it into the everyday culture of the American workplace."

Columbia, Kellogg and Ross Ranked Most LGBT-Friendly Business Schools in America

Joanne Sprague | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Ally photo booths. Happy hours co-hosted by the LGBT and Veterans clubs. Section competitions to get the most students to sign an LGBT inclusion pl...

Ban Bossy Debate Marginalizes Real Issues for Women and Work

Trish Morrison | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Trish Morrison

If more women were in top positions, we wouldn't be debating Sandberg's opinions because it wouldn't be news. She'd be just another COO and it wouldn't be enough to feed the marketing machine.

6 Ways To Diversify Your Intern Hires

Ashley Mosley | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

A more diverse class of interns means you'll gain access to unique perspectives, build a better reputation, and most importantly, develop an inclusive company culture.

ENDA: The Time Is Now

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This bill shouldn't be seen as deciding whether it is "right" or "moral" to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender-nonconforming. Its intent is simply to mandate that employers, no matter what they may believe about these issues, act like, you know, nice human beings.

Ladies, Let's Aim for the Top of the Podium

Julie Foucher | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Julie Foucher

Ladies, whether it's looking toward the top of the podium at the CrossFit Games, a stellar exam score, a career change, or a job promotion, let's set our goals high this year and refuse to allow a lack of belief in ourselves to hold us back. Who's with me?

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Too often, progressives focus entirely on the social justice arguments for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and fail to address the concerns of libertarian-leaning Republicans. The following are common comments expressing skepticism about ENDA, and how I answer each.

Lessons from a Feminist Paradise on Equal Pay Day

Christina Hoff Sommers | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christina Hoff Sommers

Sweden seems to be an egalitarian, feminist utopia. So why are American women ahead of their Swedish counterparts in breaking through the glass ceiling?

The Economic Empowerment of Women Is a Business Issue

Adele Gulfo | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

There's a business case to be made for the results women bring to the table -- but to really see more women in leadership positions, we need CEOs to understand that greater diversity at the most senior levels of business will help them gain a competitive advantage.

The Hardest Part Of Going Back To Work

The Huffington Post | Nancy Redd | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

Workplace Wednesdays is a weekly column designed to shed light on what it's like to be pregnant and working in America, the only developed nation with...

Venture Capital Comes to the Theater: An Interview With Jennifer Wilson

Mary Duncan | Posted 12.29.2012 | Arts
Mary Duncan

With humor and her insights, Wilson has written a play that portrays the obstacles she faced as she tried to break into that male-dominated world.

I Was Fired When I Was 6 Months Pregnant And Ended Up In A Shelter

The Huffington Post | Nancy Redd | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents

Workplace Wednesdays is a weekly column designed to shed light on what it's like to be pregnant and working in America -- the good, the bad and the in...

The Difference Between Equity and Binders Full of Anybody

Rinku Sen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Diversity is about variety, getting bodies with different genders and colors into the room. Equity is about how those bodies get in the door and what they are able to do in their posts.

This Labor Day, Let's Ask Congress to Stop Employers from Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This Labor Day, all members of Congress should think about what's at stake for women, families and our economy when discrimination against pregnant workers goes unaddressed.

Advocate For Female Workers Dies At 84

The New York Times | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Joyce D. Miller, an influential advocate for women who believed that equality for them in the workplace could be best achieved through labor unions, a...

10 Countries Where Fewer Women Work

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Still today, women around the world are struggling to gain a foothold in the workforce. A significant number of countries continue to struggle wit...

Continuing the Commitment to Working Mothers and Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

The sad truth is that becoming a mother in this country too often means the loss of a job and/or the beginning of financial hardship.

Women Make Groups Smarter, But the Gender Disparity Remains

Grace Nasri | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Grace Nasri

Why do women continue to be under represented in the growing tech industry -- a space that continues to be both founded and funded overwhelmingly by men?

HRC Releases 2012 List Of Most LGBT-Friendly Companies

Joe Solmonese | Posted 02.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Solmonese

Released today, the 2012 Corporate Equality Index chronicles the remarkable advances that have taken place on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality (LGBT) in the workplace since 2002.

'Out & Equal' In Dallas: Times They Are A-Changin'...

Jenny Block | Posted 01.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

Last week Dallas played host to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit at the Hilton Anatole. More than 2,500 conferencegoers from 26 countries came to town to talk about LGBTQ issues in the workplace.

The #1 Best Place To Be A Woman

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women

If you've been itching to take a sabbatical overseas, now may be the time to up and move to Iceland. That's right, friends: That not-actually-so-icy i...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (At Work, Anyway)

Jon Hoadley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Jon Hoadley

Today is National Coming Out Day. But if you work in Michigan, you may want to think twice about coming out at your workplace. That's because Michigan is among 29 states in the union where you can still be fired on the spot just for being gay.