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Gender Equality

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Craig Newmark

Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.

The First Steps To Really Achieving Gender Equality

Megan Foo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Gender cannot be divorced from race, sexuality, religious or socio-economic backgrounds, and the feminist movement must be accommodating to this intersectionality.

Would a Push to Hire More Women Reduce Gender Pay-Gap? Not Until We Fix the Pipeline

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Bhagwan Chowdhry

If the percentage of qualified women remains lower than that of men, gender balance at all organizations is mathematically impossible. The cure then is to fix the pipeline. The gender balance in pay will follow.

Men Don't Have It All

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

It's time to change the conversation about gender equality. While at first blush, men seem to benefit from many privileges at work, the truth is, they pay a heavy price. As we barrage women with questions about whether or not they "have it all," we silently assert that men do. And they don't.

When You Say, 'I Believe in Sexual Equality, But I'm Not a Feminist...'

Larry Womack | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Larry Womack

I hear: "I want all of the benefits that come from gender equality, but wish to distance myself from the associated stigma that, through this very statement, I myself am propagating."

Woman at Work: Negotiations -- Foreign and Domestic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Negotiations can be employee to boss, team to team, interdepartmental or company to company, and may include internal, domestic and international negotiating partners.

The Nurturing Leaders

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.26.2014 | College
Aisha Subhan

Contemplate giving one girl an education. When starting a family, this girl will influence her children and lead them towards pursuing educational goals of their own. Her children will then urge their offspring to do the same.

Beyond Lean In: How to Achieve the Very Real Business Advantages of Diversity

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

It's 2014, and yet we still struggle across the board with issues of gender and how we treat women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace. It speaks volumes to the issue of how we as a society value women's contributions, both in and outside of work.

A Call To Man Up: The Next Conversation on Gender Equality

Mark W. Guay | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.

Why Emma Watson's Words to the UN on Feminism Weren't Game-Changing

Jessica Burdon | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Jessica Burdon

I was surprised by the hype. I hadn't considered any one of Watson's scripted statements to be new, let alone groundbreaking. They were simply a helpful reminder of what battles still need to be fought upon the field of modern feminism. Or was I missing something?

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

Why Are Women So Underrepresented in the Retail Automotive Business?

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Craig Fitzgerald

Even when you factor administrative positions into the mix, women occupy only 21.4 percent of all positions in an auto dealership.

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

Man's World

John Odum | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
John Odum

While it's a great thing to step back and consider the significant progress made in the last few decades towards social and economic equality for women, the fact is you never have to wait very long before encountering a stark reminder of just how much work is left to do - even up here in oh-so-liberal Vermont.

The Message You May Have Missed While Applauding Emma Watson

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Naomi Mac Millan

How will our sons grow to be good men and good fathers if we continue to limit and stifle the role models they have?

Is "Coming Out" All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Michael Solis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

I nearly shook my computer to death upon reading Noah Michelson's article on Jonathan Bennet, which advocates for the obligatory "coming out" among in...

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

Population, Climate Change, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Robert Walker | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Robert Walker

Even if population growth had no impact on the level of greenhouse gas emissions, the case for incorporating family planning into climate change discussions would still be compelling. That's because preventing unintended pregnancies helps women and families adapt to climate change.

Certifying Gender Equality

Lauren Supina | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lauren Supina

EDGE Certification isn't easy to attain. For six months, L'Oreal USA shared data and participated in surveys, assessments and evaluations by a third-party auditor. Simply put, L'Oreal USA's certification is a well-earned great step forward.

The Indispensability of President Hillary Clinton to Marriage, Gender Equality and Religious Freedom

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Douglas Kmiec

The sacramental side of marriage is quite significant, and when honored can be liberating in surprising ways. Women are still bearing a far greater share of responsibility for child-rearing. We need a female president to actualize the potential of the female gender.

An Open Letter To My Fellow White, Liberal Parents

Rachael Quinn Egan | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Rachael Quinn Egan

If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.

In Brazil, the World Cup Is Over But the Sexual Violence Continues

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

A few short weeks after the World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro, four military police officers were arrested for the rape of three young women in a Rio de Janeiro favela. This episode and others have pointed to continual patterns of sexual violence in Brazil.

From Peru to the World: Ensuring a New Climate Change Framework that is Gender-Responsive

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 09.19.2014 | DC
Lorena Aguilar

Peru, the world will be watching you, you have in your hands the opportunity to propel action that will have an impact in the lives of millions of women around the world.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."