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Gender Equality

Global Gender Gap Index Shows Need for More Investment in Women and Girls

Katja Iversen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone.

The Power of Visionary Women

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Thanks to the eyes of these photojournalists, I feel so much closer to all these women portrayed. I do not exactly know where they all come from, but I know for sure they are my sisters as well.

9 Negotiation Tips That Do NOT Rely On Karma!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

"Yes, we know we should ask," you can almost hear women everywhere affirming. "But we're uncomfortable doing it. That's why we were seeking additional advice in the first place."

10 Questions to Ask About Senators and Sexism in the Workplace (Or Why the Daniel Inouye Revelation Was a Red Herring)

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Shay Chan Hodges

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.

My Bright Idea For J.J. Watt

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports
Christina Pesoli

You've never been afraid to do what you think is right or hold yourself to a higher standard -- even if that's different from what everyone else is doing. And that's why you're the perfect guy to recalibrate the NFL's dial.

Annie Lennox: Feminism 'Is A Great Word, And There Isn't An Alternative'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

The word "feminism" can be divisive, but Annie Lennox says there's no better way to describe the cultural push for women's equality. When Lennox jo...

Satya Nadella's Accidental (and Valuable) Gift

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact

But in situations like this, it's important that our voices not lose perspective - as the progress and change we desire only comes when we leave our emotional silos, seeking to understand and then hopefully educate people from diverse (different from our) viewpoints.

Resurrecting Hope

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Democracy is worth fighting for. Regardless of the president's popularity, progressives need to get involved in this election and fight for candidates that hold our values.

Swedish Town of Umeå Enjoys Gender Balance in Its Print, TV and Radio Outlets

Pro Journo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

It took years of monitoring and determination, but three media outlets in Sweden pursue gender balance in their reporting, for the benefit of their audience and their own economic success.

Women and Electoral Politics: Hillary and the Coming Discussions of Gender

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Hillary's 2016 bid will precipitate all kinds of outbursts by all sides on all kinds of issues. Again, this should be a good thing. But it will also remove taboos from the political process that have so far limited debates about gender and identity in American elections.

Justice for Lateisha Green

Eòghann Renfroe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Eòghann Renfroe

We are gathering in support of Lateisha, a young woman who was taken from us too soon, and whom the justice system has utterly failed. This isn't about sending a man back to prison for a terrible crime. This is about sending a message that we will not stand by while the court, and the state, decide to value certain lives more than others.

#ENDFGM: A Tipping Point for Female Genital Mutilation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

The World Health Organization defines FGM as any of a range of procedures (four major types) that "intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."

Microsoft's Nadella & Unconscious Bias toward Women

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Perhaps Nadella did women a favor last week by uncovering an unconscious bias women place in the work force? Now it is up to us, all of us, men and women alike, to begin an honest open discussion to correct these biases.

Karma, It's a B*stard, Nadella

Nicola Jane | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Nicola Jane

Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's SuperCEO! Faster than a speeding retweet, more powerful than his female colleagues, able to leap monumental fuck ups in a single bound. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, has a superhuman task ahead if he's going to out-fly the PR disaster he created.

What Satya Nadella Should Have Said About Women Asking For Raises

Aneri Shah | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Aneri Shah

Nadella missed an immense opportunity to use this platform to become an advocate for women in technology. He should have marked his commitment, on behalf of his company, his industry, and the corporate environment, to helping women achieve personal and professional equality and creating a more diverse, level, and inclusive working world.

Women In Construction Offer Advice For Dealing With Sexism From Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

In a career as male-dominated as construction, where women make up less than 3 percent of the workforce, the best way to handle sexism is often to fig...

Female Construction Worker: 'We're Judged From The Minute We Get Out There'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

There's sexism everywhere in the American workforce, but especially in the building trade, as revealed in a forthcoming documentary titled “Hard Hat...

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.

HeForShe Is Creating a New Millennium Outlook

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Millennium Campus Network

With the buzz regarding the HeForShe campaign that has spread awareness all over the world, delegates were pleased that one of the eight United Nations' Millennium Development Goals that will be discussed this weekend is gender equality.

Ganging Up Against Gender Violence!

Vivian Onano | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Vivian Onano

Young girls are always denied the opportunity to enjoy their childhood as a result of certain traditions that have deep roots in our communities. Every year about three million African girls suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) around the globe.

12 Invisible Rules To Bend, Break Or Ignore To Have The Career You Want

Janet Kestin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Janet Kestin

Are women afraid to take risks? Many people would say yes. Others would just say we go about it differently from men.

What We Can Learn From Survivors of Sexual Assault

Donna Hakimian | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Donna Hakimian

No one is immune from the harm that inequity causes, but the good news is that as our societies become more just, everyone benefits.

Congratulations Malala, a Voice for Us All

Johann Koss | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Johann Koss

At 17-years-old, Malala is the youngest Nobel laureate in history. Even more astounding, two years ago this week she was in a hospital fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban.

It's Time for Full Equality

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

It's time for New York women to be protected from a single sweeping decision by the Supreme Court, or legislation by Congressional Republicans that chips away at women's rights.

Fulfilling Eleanor's Hope for America

Max Richtman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Max Richtman

Just under 77 million baby boomers are retiring, and more than half of them are women. Too many will face retirement inequity and insecurity. As we honor Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy this week and into the future, we must continue the work necessary to fulfill Eleanor's hope for America.