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Gender Gap

Why Do Women Want Men to Change?

Barbara Annis | Posted 12.31.2013 | Books
Barbara Annis

We all want to perform at our very best. Yet, our false assumptions about the thoughts and actions of the men and women we work with -- our Gender Blind Spots --prevent us from achieving greater success in our professional and personal lives.

Solving the Developing World's Gender Gap

Charity Wallace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Wallace

With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.

What Makes the Nordic Countries Gender Equality Winners?

Saadia Zahidi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saadia Zahidi

Although no country in the world has yet achieved gender equality, the Nordic countries consistently stand out in the World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report, which measures how well countries are doing at removing the obstacles that hold women back.

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

U.S. Catholic Women at Crossroads as Gender Gap Disappears: Will Pope Francis Make a Difference?

David Briggs | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

The day of reckoning for a church that excludes women from the priesthood and has alienated many with its emphasis on rules governing sexual morality may finally have come.

All Aboard: The Parity Train for Women

Briana Murphy | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Briana Murphy

Women will get "unstuck" as soon as men realize they are human beings and not some sort of monolithic species that, like a plant, will surely thrive when given the right food and set in the proper corner.

Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For Decades

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

Most women that are employed today will probably retire before they see pay equality in the workplace. That's because the gender wage gap -- or th...

Moore College Creates Mobile Game Animation Major for Women

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

The world of gaming as we know it is changing. Women are the new target market as gaming applications continue to expand into the mobile market -- cell phones and tablets. With this shift, companies are looking for talented artists to provide the visual creative component in these devices.

Why You Need to Brag More (And How to Do It)

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Think hard: When's the last time you took credit -- really took credit -- for a job well done? Without giving props to others, shying away from praise or otherwise shifting the recognition to anyone but yourself?

Why the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards?

Keven Bellows | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Keven Bellows

Corporate America is becoming more aware of the value of a diversity of voices in decision-making.

It's Just Not True That Women Are Bad At This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women

One female mathematician is tired of people assuming that the lack of women in STEM fields is due to women just being worse at math and science than m...

Guess Who Directs Most Lifetime Movies?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Lifetime's content is unquestionably targeted toward women. Ironically, it doesn't seem like it is equally created by women. On August 5th, the Hol...

According To Fox News, Title IX Is A Myth

Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Apparently, women are only paid less because they "have their priorities in order" -- and it's a myth that Title IX allowed more women to play college...

Libertarian Populism's Female Problem

Lori Sanders | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Lori Sanders

Te problem with libertarian populism, as it exists so far, isn't so much the policy prescriptions. The problem is that the story is a boy's story.

We Need More Women, NASA's Second-In-Command Says

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

The U.S. space agency is in need of more women among its ranks, NASA's second-in-command said last week during a panel on women in space. "Even thou...

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

The Global Search for Education: Women - Part 4 - Egypt

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Egyptian women want to be included in the process to address the political, economic and social crises facing their country. Before they can do this, they must overcome the conflicts and realities embodied by life in the context of Islam and Egypt's ongoing Islamic rulers.

How Male And Female Politicians Are Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different? Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistan...

Is The Gender Gap 'Muted?'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Is the gender gap "muted?" Yes, according to Thomson Reuters' New Professional Survey, the results of which were released last week. The survey pol...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: The Gender Gap We Don't Talk About

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women

"While much remains to be done to achieve full equality of economic opportunity ... this legislation is a significant step forward," President John F....

Close the Wage Gap by Changing Your Major

Christina Hoff Sommers | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Christina Hoff Sommers

If today's young women want to close the wage gap, they should change their college majors. Aspiring early childhood educators or social workers should reconsider careers in petroleum engineering and metallurgy degrees, which promise far more money.

9 Places Where No Woman Has Ever Been

Upworthy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women

So, this whole glass ceiling thing is tricky. We tend to focus on the most glaring sources of gender inequality (White House and Congress, I'm looking...

Everyone Lies About Sex, Study Claims

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

Does everyone lie about sex? A study led by professor of psychology Terri Fisher of the Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the April...

Gender Gap Among K Street CEOs: $600,000

Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gender inequality is alive and well on K Street, Washington's notorious lobbying boulevard, according to a new report on CEO salaries is...

Where Are The Women On Late-Night TV?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

Where are the female hosts on late-night TV? That's what a panel of guests addressed Wednesday on HuffPost Live. Dorian Hannaway, the former Dir...