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Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Corporate America's Staggering Sexism, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

There is an alarming dearth of women at the top of America’s biggest companies -- even at companies that make things like lipstick and tampons, as t...

What the World Food Programme, Hillary Clinton, Women and Nutrition Have in Common

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Women and Money: Bridging the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The urban poor in the Global South lack access to banking and financial services, and women are disproportionately affected. They are less likely than men to hold a bank account, to take out a loan, or to borrow money.

America's Love-Hate Relationship With Mothers

Janis Powers | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Janis Powers

The responsibility for advocating for maternity leave does not fall solely on mothers and their families. It is an issue that all women must support. Regardless of whether a woman is a mother or not, she has the potential to be one. Therefore, any discriminatory behavior directed at mothers is, by extension, directed at all women.

Jillian Berman

Women In Sales Jobs Have To Work 103 Extra Days Per Year To Make As Much As Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

An industry that’s one of the largest employers of women and one of the fastest job creators in the country also has a huge pay gap. The average...

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Mansplaining or Male Muting: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Mariya Yefremova

A mansplainer assumes a woman knows less than he does. A male muter assumes a woman knows less than he does and thus feels no need to explain.

Female 'A+' Students End Up Making As Much as Male 'C' Students

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

If you want to make more money, it helps to do well in school, but it helps even more to be a white man. The better your grades in high school, th...

How Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus... or are they? Are the differences between boys and girls really that great? Or is our biological determinism more of a self-fulfilled prophecy?

Fox, Feminism and the Boy Crisis: In the Beginning There Was Darkness

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

In an effort to spare everyone the hard work of recreating the wheel next time round, I thought it would be easier to create the Fox News Boy Crisis Cheat Sheet

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.

Maren Sanchez and the Gender Gaps No One Is Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We have a national problem with not expecting or teaching boys to control themselves when they are quite clearly biologically capable of doing so. That's a gap no one is talking about on Sunday morning news programs.

Yet Another Gender Gap: Leisure Time

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In order to achieve equity in the workforce, in Washington, in the world, we need to achieve equity in our homes.

Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Don't Call It a Wage Gap

Katie Bardaro | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Katie Bardaro

When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number.

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

This year's Equal Pay Day falls on April 8. The date symbolizes how far into 2014 a woman has to work to earn the same money as her male counterpart d...

Want Better Pay for Women? Update Those Regs

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

It's exciting that President Obama wants to narrow the gender wage gap, as was widely reported Friday. Here's a good first step: updating federal contracting regulations.

Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

Chris Looney | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Chris Looney

Men my age are beginning to define their success in different ways, with their (future) families being the number one concern. Sure, they are not yet vocal about it, but the more I talk to my peers, the more worried I realize they are.

Jump Starting Real Wage Growth for Women: Increasing the Minimum Wage and Improving Overtime Laws

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

Two changes both administered by the Wages and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor would help ensure that real wages rise for millions of women, not to mention many men, in the coming decade.

What Could Transgender Experience Tell Us About Workplace Gender Roles?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Women face many obstacles in the workplace. Perhaps most challenging is a very structured hierarchical system that was not built with them in mind. Kristen Schilt thought the best way to understand these barriers was to hear from those who have experienced both worlds -- those who are transgender.

8 Badass Celebs Who Have Called Out Hollywood Sexism

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women

Hollywood has a well-known woman problem. Despite proof that everyone loses when Hollywood is sexist, everything from the questions actresses are a...