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Gender Equality

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Women's Equality Day? Not At All!

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

If we want to be truthful, we should call it the "Women Were Given the Right to Vote" day because the current name is a misnomer. Women are still not treated as equal.

Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even...

The Emmys Still Aren't A Feminist Award Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

There were some high-profile wins for female writers and directors at the Emmy awards on Monday, but that doesn't mean we should be celebrating. Mo...

Gender Equality As an Investment Concept

Joe Keefe | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Joe Keefe

In my view, investing in women -- or investing in companies that are committed to gender equality and women's leadership -- is just such a strategy. Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it is a smart investment strategy:

Driving Without Being Taken For a Ride

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Luise Meyer

Picture courtesy of Nordic Motors Having a great and trustworthy auto-mechanic is something I value very highly for three reasons:  I am ...

Finding One's Voice: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Having it All vs. Having What Matters

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

I came of age at a time when women's appeal for equal opportunity on the career ladder was coupled with a decree that we could, in fact, do it all and have it all. We believed that "work-life balance" was an achievable, worthy pursuit.

Creating Gender and Cultural Diversity in Your Organization

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.

Encourage Women's Involvement in Tech at an Early Age

Brian Honigman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Brian Honigman

As the future of work moves inexorably towards tech, it is shocking and troubling to see just how underrepresented women are in the tech world.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

This Is What A Female Orgasm Really Looks Like (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts

Note: The following article contains sexual content and imagery. It may not be suitable for work environments. "Can you remember your first orgasm?...

What It Is Like to Be a Woman Working in the Video Game Industry

Quora | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Quora

My strongest experience as a woman in the gaming industry is being ignored. People don't expect you to know anything or have an opinion about game. They don't give you the "courtesy pause" they normally give to the guys. I feel that I always need to wave my hand and yell, "I'm here!"

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

5 Tips to Handle Microaggressions Effectively

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Learning to handle microaggressions -- also known as micro inequities -- could feel like training to become a martial arts black belt: A slow process where most times you end up bruised and sore.

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
UN Women

We can and must turn this picture to reality. Right now, every country is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and to define a new global development plan. We must seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment firmly at the center of the global agenda.

Common Purpose, Come Together

Martina Buchal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Twenty-three young people were brought together by World Merit and Rise from all over the world to tackle two of the world's most pressing issues: Climate change and gender equality.

Women In Law: Tackling The Female-Inclusion Path

Carol Evans | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Carol Evans

What we've learned about the challenges female lawyers face can be applied to careers in accounting, consulting, higher education, medicine and more

How Can Men Support Women in the Workplace? A Conversation on Male-Female Mentorship

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.

Privileges: One Contribution to Vassar College's 'Privilege Campaign'

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

No one is ever surprised or concerned or confused or threatened when I enter a classroom, a bank, a store, an elevator, a church, an expensive restaurant, a college campus, or a conversation.

Gender Balance -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Christa Dowling | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Finding answers to gender balance is a learning curve; there will be differences, learn to listen actively and solutions can be found. Women and men think very differently, as if we lived in different realities or worlds... and may I add again "vive la difference."

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

Michelle Obama Tells Men To Ask Themselves If They 'Truly View Women As Their Equals'

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednes...

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

Why Do You Care Who Wears The Pants In My Relationship?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Contrary to what lots of straight men think, this feminist is not trying to dominate men. In fact, men who don't have a good enough sense of themselves to advocate for their own needs don't attract me at all.