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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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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?

Juggling Work and Family Life: An Impossible Dream? | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women

Beyoncé, perhaps, said it best when she belted, "Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business." No longer feeling compelled to choose between career, marriage and children, the modern woman is confident she can have it all.

How One Girl's Education Took Her to the Top of the World and Beyond

Christine Horansky | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Christine Horansky

At just 17 years of age, the young Nepali climber became the first United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) school meals recipient to reach the summit of the highest peak on Earth: Mount Everest in Nepal's soaring Himalayas.

An Appeal to LGBT Leaders: Be Bold and Believe

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

I believe in the day when I'll stop getting calls from aspiring leaders wondering if they have to temper their passion or vision because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We need LGBT Americans, passionate and compassionate, to be at the helm of organizations.

Does Being 'The First Woman' Matter? You Bet it Does

Gail Becker | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

The whole purpose of breaking barriers and glass ceilings is to make more room for others to pass through.

True or False: Men Earn More Money and Promotions Because They Work More Hours Than Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Women now represent more than 50 percent of the leadership talent pool. Organizations that understand this and build an integrated talent development strategy will be better able to attract, retain and leverage the broader spectrum of leadership intelligence.

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...

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Jeanette Cajide

In the late 1990s, there were no "women's circles" or "diversity groups" or "power lunches with other women" like there are now. Never once it entered my mind "I cannot do this because I am a woman" and no one at my bank said, "Well, as a woman you should think about changing careers."

Alice Gets Her Stuyvesant Diploma 40 Years Late

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Good News
David Mager

My deceased friend Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And Alice DeRivera wasn't even a group, just a 13 year old girl, acting alone.

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Kathleen Rogers

With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.

Unequal Pay - 50 Years and Getting Worse

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's raise a glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Equal Pay Act, but not too high. If things don't change, we're on the road to a permanent (mostly female) underclass. We still have a lot of work to do.

Paul Tudor Jones Should Stop Romanticizing Breastfeeding

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Carla Escoda

Paul Tudor Jones' fatuous comments expose his lazy, retrograde thinking. With his superior intellect, he could easily solve the breastfeeding dilemma -- in fact, a few modern companies have already done so.

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...