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How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women

Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhar...

Why We Hire Women And Minorities To Clean Up Our Messes

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

What do President Barack Obama and General Motors CEO Mary Barra have in common? They’re both prominent examples of our tendency to push minorities ...

Women Entrepreneurs Are Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Julie Barnes | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

I believe women are natural connectors, collaborators and love the power of a team. We want to see each other win and celebrate those successes.

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Are You An Ambitious Woman?

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women rarely admit our ambitions out loud not only because we fear failure -- a fear we share with our male counterparts -- but because wanting to succeed might make us seem less feminine. That's the tricky part.

Jill Abramson, Editor Fired From The New York Times, Was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
BJ Gallagher

When I learned of Jill Abramson's recent firing from The New York Times, it felt like my own story all over again. Jill went through the same thing at The New York Times that I had gone through at the LA Times. Where I had been a Peacock in the Land of Penguins, Jill was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins.

Rebuilding the Floor for Women

Kate Schmier | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Kate Schmier

I was grateful that Hillary had chosen to highlight this troubling issue -- and I wanted to know more about the decline in women's life expectancy.

Rainbow Ceilings and Pink Pay Gaps

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Pete Dorogoff

I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.

Office Barbie

Shannon Oliver | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Oversharing and "vaguebooking" are commonly discussed Facebook faux pas, but how about statuses that actually harm the reputation of your entire gender? Some of them might seem harmless to the naked eye but can be legitimately detrimental to society.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

Male Doctors Earn 88 Percent More Through Medicare, New Study Shows

Napala Pratini | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Napala Pratini

While most of the gender differences are explained by gender differences in practicing medicine, the study highlights a larger issue.

Why Images of Women Keep Growing in Financial Ads

Karen Firestone | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

It's not enough to show women in their advertisements; the next step is for financial services firms to effectively engage women with products and services tailored to their needs and desires.

Who Knew? Math Is Cool.

Susan Johnson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Susan Johnson

Like engineering, the securities, finance and accounting fields are still dominated by men, especially in the senior ranks. Unfortunately, too many young women don't pursue math or finance as careers options. They're intimidated -- or they're told it's just not cool. But they don't know what they're missing.

What's Wrong With Women's History Month?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The reality is that women's contributions to our nation's history are not limited to one month in a year, and so learning about them should not be limited either.

Lean In to Your Unique Dreams

Areva Martin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.

Putting People First: The Yellen Era Begins at the Fed

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Heidi Hartmann

There were several parts of the speech that revealed something about where her passions lie, and how the Yellen era at the Fed is likely to differ from previous tenures.

The Brown Invasion and the Mistrust of Academia

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Education should not solely be used to attain a good job: it opens our minds. That is the best way to break our real and imaginary shackles: mental, physical and spiritual.

Sheryl Sandberg's Bossy Ban Is Bossy: So What?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

So let's start a bossy campaign to get higher wages for women; to get women into the nation's corner offices and political offices; to get paid family and sick leave; and to change the 1950s work model that just doesn't work for women or men today.

Mary Nohr is One of a Kind: a Mechanic Turned Artist who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling

LuxEco Living | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
LuxEco Living

Artist Mary Nohr, Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving "She's got your back under the hood! "That was my first impression when I met Mary. She's a mechanic. W...

Jon Stewart Gets Sexually Harassed By Kristen Schaal

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Women have broken down barriers at GM, the Navy AND Hamas? Poor men, what are they going to do now? On Thursday, Jon Stewart introduced his new se...

Forget Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling, Let's Build a Brand New House!

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

For most of my career, momentum was on my side. Then, as I reached my 60s I realized something important that I believe every woman needs to hear.

Janet Yellen Breaks Glass Ceiling and Proves 'Girls Run This Mother'

Julissa Bonfante | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Julissa Bonfante

lass ceiling-breaking Yellen gives all women a sense of hope -- a sense we can do anything. Why now? Because the financial industry is one of the most, if not the most, male-dominated sectors.

Entitled to Break the Glass Ceiling

Megan Beyer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Megan Beyer

While some disparage this generation for being "entitled," I see it another way. They are the first generation of American women who believe they have a legitimate claim to the whole array of opportunities society and the economy offer. Entitled? You bet.

Stay-at-Home Dads? Yeah, It Might Just Work

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Lynda Bekore

The secret is out. When it comes to women hitting the corporate glass ceiling, the elephant in the room has broken through. Women can have it all... as long as they have a wife at home to take care of the kids.

How Millennial Women Really Feel About 'Having it All'

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Why doesn't anyone ask men if they can "have it all?" Is the "all" of the older generation even relevant to millennials?