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Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Evangelical Nonprofits Have Dismal Record At Hiring Women Into Top Positions

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children...

Coworker With Resting Friendly Face Actually a Bitch

Reductress | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Coworkers of Jennifer Moore were shocked to discover that Jennifer, an administrative assistant with the condition known as "resting friendly face," is actually a huge bitch.

The Harsh Sacrifice You Must Make To Reach Your Highest Potential

OWN | Posted 09.25.2014 | OWN

"In order to get to the next level, you have to break through a glass ceiling." This is what was Steve Harvey learned about success from Bishop T.D...

Love What You Do and You'll Enjoy Your View From the Top

Margaret Scott | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Margaret Scott

My advice to anyone wondering if they're on the right path is to ask yourself: "What would it take for me to do something that I love?" And I'd say to them, "Grab onto your dream. Do it while you can and just make it happen."

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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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...