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Women and Cleantech: Glass Ceiling Not Yet Broken

Loukia Papadopoulos | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Loukia Papadopoulos

There is an ever growing awareness for the need of a shift to clean energy and it is very likely the industry will see more and more positions to be filled in the next decade, opening new opportunities for women.

Feminism, Futility and Other F-Words: A Satire

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

It's refreshing to live within a society that champions the values of misogyny, a form of perpetual equality, 77 cents of a man's dollar. After all, women can't do math anyway.

Joss Whedon Gives The Perfect Answer To A Very Frustrating Question

Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

"Why do you always write these strong women characters?" That's the question that reporters ask "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator and "The Avenger...

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers are both women.

Women in Pain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

One of the most striking aspects of this tragic increase in women dying from painkiller overdose is its occurrence in the context of a well-documented history of the under-treatment of women in pain.

More Women in U.S. Senate Puts Sexual Assault in Military Front and Center

Donna P. Hall | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

Despite the ongoing polarization between political parties in Washington, women in this case have united across the aisle to question how the military handles sexual and gender-based violence.

Student Debt's Unfair Effects On Women, Minorities

us news | EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. The estimated $1 trillion in student loan debt affects individuals from all walks of l...

Imagining Women

Carey Perloff | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women
Carey Perloff

Now that I've actually read Sheryl Sandberg's richly rewarding book Lean In, I can't help but observe my own daily behavior differently. My field, my work and my life are radically different from Sandberg's, yet I cringed with recognition at so many of her anecdotes and examples.

The Question We Should Be Asking When It Comes To Female Leadership

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I don't buy into a "biological difference" that cannot be scientifically proven. But how could I reconcile my perspective with the mounds of research indicating that women do in fact lead differently?

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Book and Movement

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Women do need to do their part in being strong leaders, but companies and governments must also do theirs.

From Skills and Strengths Development to a Bulls**t Barometer -- My Women's Leadership Wish List for 2013

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

There is no shortage of conversation on topics pertaining to women's leadership... but at this point, is anyone really saying anything new?

Women Directors Help Companies Gain Competitive Edge

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

After years of campaigning for more gender-diverse corporate boards, ION published its Ninth Annual Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers of Public Companies. The good news? We're making progress, and have several thriving companies that lead by example.

Breaking News: U.S. Now Ranks 79th in World for Women's Political Participation

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This is The Year of the Woman. Again. As a result of Tuesday's elections, the 113th Congress will include the highest number of women senators ever: 20. Hate to be a killjoy but the truth is that even with this improvement women are still woefully underrepresented in this country.

If Not Now, When?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women are vital to corporate success, yet little has changed to meet their needs, honor their strengths or trust them to hold top positions unless there is a crisis.

Recruiting and Supporting Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers

Wendy Pollack | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
Wendy Pollack

Gender bias in STEM fields inhibits many talented women and girls from entering STEM careers, which keeps the U.S. from remaining economically competitive in the world.

Do Mean Girls Win at Work?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

In truth, what it takes for a woman to win is not that much different from a man.

Egypt's Next Challenge: Working with Women to Rebuild the Economy, and a Nation

Rick Goings | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Goings

As the people of Egypt move forward, I hope they keep in mind that their future depends not just on groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, it may be largely driven by the amount of power they give to the Egyptian sisterhood.

It's Time For A Corporate Women's Uprising

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

What will propel women to take a stand together? Who should the leaders of this movement be?

Gender Bender

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

The dizziest heights of political, corporate and academic power are still be occupied by men -- but for how much longer, and with what effects on classroom, boardroom and (Senate) cloakroom?

Confusing Friendship With Twinship

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

A way to lessen this disappointment is to recognize a friend's uniqueness from the start, and to not believe that you are sworn to the same lifestyle and same journey.

When CEOs Talk, Their Sexist Excuses Are Exposed

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Will enough top-talent women stay in male-dominated corporations to change the face of leadership? Or will we keep leaving until governments force the issue?

No More, No Less

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Snortland

The Year of the Woman in politics is thrilling and appalling in one fell swoop Yes, I'm excited that many women won their election bids on June 8. Ho...

When the "C" in C-Suite Stands for Clueless

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

In the rarified air of the senior executive ranks, men are under the impression that everything is hunky dory for women in corporate America and that ...

Arianna Makes The Case For Gender Parity In The Corporate World (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Gender equality in the workplace and corporate board rooms was at the center of debate during "The Gender Agenda," a show produced by CNBC at the 2010...

Narrowing Down Davos: Targeting Chronic Disease and Empowering Women in Developing Nations

Rick Goings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Goings

Even as we're talking about global issues, you can't solve problems unless you start locally and take personal responsibility. Diet and exercise sound like personal issues, but they have a huge impact on the global economy.