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Gender Equity

Silver Linings for Women in 2014

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.

Fulfilling Eleanor's Hope for America

Max Richtman | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

The CrossFit Case for Equal Pay

Nikole Collins-Puri | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Nikole Collins-Puri

If one of the fastest growing sports in America can apply the concept of equal pay for equal effort, we should be able to do the same in the world of work.

Why Women Needed to Hear Nooyi's Disempowering Words

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Anjali Joshi

Hanging on by a thread. These are the choice words of women striving to "have it all." Frightening, isn't it?

The Changing Face and Gender of Latin America's Rulers

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Lorena Aguilar

The struggle for gender equality and women's empowerment in Latin America has been long, difficult, and full of push backs. In some places it has been marked by violence that has led to the indiscriminate killing of women, based solely on their gender.

"What About the Men? They Need Life Outside of Work, Too"

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In short, the workplace is changing and men experience many of the same work-life conflicts as women.

Obama, Republicans Compete For Support Among Women

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender polit...

Athletic Boosters Beware: Government Orders Michigan School to Tear Down Fund-Raised Improvements

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Wendy N. Powell

If you think you fund-raise for the benefit of your child's athletic team, think again. The rules of Title IX compliance, concerning gender equity, ma...

Six Reasons to Cheer for Unions This International Women's Day

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In spite of these strides, millions of female workers are getting the squeeze in today's economy. Even as women break the glass ceiling in business and politics, they still earn on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by men -- and unions are a big part of the solution.

Why Are There So Few Women Behind the Camera?

Melissa Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Melissa Goodman

According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), women directed only 14 percent of TV episodes last year. Of the 200 shows the DGA analyzed, 38 didn't hire a single woman.

The Important Role Business Schools Can Play In Framing Gender Equity

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Do we really want our up and coming leaders to spend two years at institutions that mimic business culture? Wouldn't it be better if our schools of business were run in ways that supported our aspirations for our next generation of leaders?

Yellen Is the Man for the Job

Megan Beyer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Megan Beyer

It is clear -- three years after the bill's passage -- the agencies are still far from compliance on at least one aspect of the bill. Dodd-Frank mandates that agencies create workplaces with a more reasonable gender balance.

Hand-Raising At Harvard -- Will It Help Level the Field?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

How does a top business graduate school level the playing field for women? How does it retain female faculty in a culture that the university admits has been unwelcoming to women?

The Effort To Change Harvard Business School's Culture

New York Times | Posted 09.08.2013 | College

BOSTON — When the members of the Harvard Business School class of 2013 gathered in May to celebrate the end of their studies, there was little visib...

Robin Hood Laptop Project Turns Poverty Into Possibility for Sri Lankan Tea Plantation Girls

Zoe Helene | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Durga, the daughter of a tea worker and "plucker," lives in the Idulgashinna Tea Estate community on the island of Sri Lanka. Like most teenagers, Durga has dreams. She wants to be a software engineer, and she has the talent, drive and discipline to excel in her chosen career.

Missing in the Lean In Debate? The MBA Gender Gap

Elissa Ellis Sangster | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Elissa Ellis Sangster

While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her critics argue over who's to blame for the glass ceiling -- women or society -- one potential equalizer getting short shrift in the conversation is education, in particular an MBA.

What Do You Say to a Girl?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Is it a boy or a girl?" Why is this usually our first question when we see a baby?

Has Gov. Jerry Brown Defended and Promoted Women and Girls in California?

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Lindy DeKoven

To the women and girls of California: Are we going to stand by and let our commission die? Who will advocate for us if the agency is eliminated? And who will help the poorest among us?

What Men Can Learn From Annie Lennox

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's about expanding the definition of human to include what is female and about working together to dismantle systematized biases in culture.

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Are You A Slut Shamer?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I'm not saying girls should be "like boys" (whatever that means) or that I think promiscuity is a good thing. I'm saying there should be the same standard of behavior for both sexes.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Pedal Power Nation

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

This is the second year of the Panjshir Tour, based off my experiences mountain biking in Panjshir province of Afghanistan. Yup, Afghanistan.

Reflections on Women's Day and the Silent Killer

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Tuesday was International Women's Day, and celebrations were in full effect around the world, where for many countries, it's a national holiday. Sinc...