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Xeroxed Penises And Other Things Pioneering Businesswomen Had To Endure

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

It's no secret that American boardrooms have not been kind to pioneering businesswomen, and a new documentary sheds light on just how ridiculous thing...

Roadmap to Leaving Your Corporate Job and Starting a Creative Business (Part 1 of 6)

Sumeera Rasul | Posted 10.22.2014 | Small Business
Sumeera Rasul

Last winter, while talking to one of our designers, Isobel Schofield of Bryr Clogs, it hit me how many of us still sit at our corporate desk jobs dream of creating a life that gives us more freedom and control.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Ebola Is Not the Only Story About Africa: An African Technological Renaissance

Nathaniel Manning | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology
Nathaniel Manning

What is exciting is building manufacturing capacity in Africa might be one of the biggest opportunities for pulling millions of people out of poverty.

These Women Are Killing The 'Pretty Isn't Funny' Stereotype

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Women have always been funny, but it wasn't until recently that society allowed them to look beautiful and make us laugh. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing, wh...

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The Next Economy: After 'MarketWorld'

Robert Moran | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Robert Moran

If we want a clearer picture of emerging trends and the next economy, we need to better understand the effects of automation on employment, sharing on existing business models and household production on political views.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

The F-Word: What Chelsea Handler and I Have In Common

Susan Lyne | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Susan Lyne

I could list a dozen moments in my career when the f-word took up a very visceral residence in my body -- and here is the advice I wish I had gotten.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Sasha Bronner

Chelsea Handler: The Moment You Always Dreamt Of Can Scare The Sh*t Out Of You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

Chelsea Handler is the queen of late night comedy and a master at turning her life’s most ridiculous stories into best-selling books. Speaking at th...

Sasha Bronner

5 Lessons Chelsea Handler Can Teach Women About Getting Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women

When asked if she's funny all the time, late night talk show host and potty-mouthed comedian Chelsea Handler answered without taking a breath, "In my ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Priya Haji, CEO and Co-Founder of SaveUp

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Priya received the Social Innovation Award from the Social Venture Network for her vision to change the way the world does business, and in 2009 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Sasha Bronner

Gabby Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women

On the final evening of the MAKERS Conference in Southern California, Gabby Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly, a retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy...

Sasha Bronner

Why Gloria Steinem Says She And Jennifer Aniston Are In 'Deep Sh*t'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women

If women could sleep their way to the top, there'd be a lot more women at the top.

When Arianna Was A Mogul In The Making

Refinery 29 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Perhaps we're big softies for a success story, or maybe we can blame it on our overwhelming need to understand more about a person than what can be se...

'The Difference Between Failure And Success Is Perseverance'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"Out of difficult experiences -- out of challenging experiences -- you learn so much." That's one of Arianna Huffington's key messages in a Jan. 20...

WATCH: Arianna Talks About Redefining Success As We Know It

Makers.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

From her time as foreign student at Cambridge, to her foray into American politics, in this MAKERS interview Arianna Huffington talks about the road t...

Rich People Aren't Makers, They Are Takers

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.

3 Reasons Why Original Artwork Is More Popular (And Accessible) Than Ever

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

If 20x200 returns, I wonder if the changing art landscape will impact the business, and if it, like others, will look to original artwork to continue the job already begun -- supporting the artists in the maker movement of today.

Ted Cruz Channels Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Cruz seems to be despised personally by most of his fellow Republican senators, but his brand of wrecking ball extremism has taken over their party, and as a result a great many things that matter stand in danger of being wrecked.

The 'First Lady Of Wall Street' Was A Total Badass

Posted 09.20.2013 | Women

Muriel Siebert was seriously awesome. The "first lady of Wall Street" wasn't going to let a little sexism get in the way of her ambitions. In an in...

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Remembering 'The First Lady of Wall Street,' Muriel Siebert

Nancy Armstrong | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Nancy Armstrong

Muriel Siebert certainly made her mark on American history. In 1967, after having her application rejected nine times, she succeeded in becoming the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.