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Confidence Do's And Dont's, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, supplied us with a few important and surprising “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to con...

Why Sports Are Great For Girls, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked about how to instill self-confidence in young girls, Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, had a few words of wisdom to share f...

Being Married To The White House Press Secretary, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Since Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, is married to The White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, we just couldn’t resist picking he...

Claire Shipman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

It was such a pleasure to have Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. A successful news anchor, accompl...

Two Mistakes Women Make In The Workplace To Undermine Their Confidence, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, shared some valuable insights about the mistakes women make in the workplace—often unknowingly—t...

What Moms Really Want

Laura Reyes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

We moms are used to temper tantrums and irrational behavior. We get it from our kids, we get it from elected officials and we get it from the right-wing media. (At least one of those groups will grow out of it, we tell ourselves.) That doesn't mean we're going to put up with it.

Nigerian Schoolgirls Face Boko Haram and National Education Crisis

Laura N. Henderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Laura N. Henderson

What schoolgirls have experienced in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State over the last few weeks is tragic and heartbreaking, and it only compounds the education and learning crisis that Nigeria already faces.

The Price of a Girl

Georgina Miranda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Media, I challenge you to overexpose, create frenzy, exploit actions not taken to preserve the life and well-being of these girls, and to encourage a global movement to take action to bring these girls home.

A Woman in a Man's World

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

The copper mines of Chile are a man's world. Traditionally, miners have considered women bad luck for operations. But Isabel Galleguillos paid no attention to that. She dared to become the first woman to own a mine in the country.

Is Creating Economic Opportunity for Women a Lie? Why This Egg Is Going Bad Fast!

Juliet Asante | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Juliet Asante

It is not rocket science to deduce that on a continent that has an abundance of natural resources, but highly challenged with human resources, the first focus of any development policy should be the economic empowerment of women! No, this is not a cliché. It is a life and death situation.

Radically Peaceful: Humanizing Oakland's Youth

Lila Igram | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.

Women Just Want More than F..un.. Gather at UN

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Nancy Cohen-koan

Without going into UN-speak and trilling off lots of initials for groups that I'm only just becoming familiar with, let me say that events at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women this week and next is a welcome energy in our all too male-centered consciousness.

Husband and Children: Is a Woman Just Meant for Handling Them?

Devanik Saha | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Although many women choose to leave their careers only for a short time and want to return to work, when these professionals make a decision to comeback, they face huge opposition and a cold attitude from employers and therefore, opportunities for them are very limited.

Research: Online, the Message to Women Is Shut Up!

Caryl Rivers | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Caryl Rivers

While some dismiss this growing problem of online harassment as simply harmless male trolls spewing their venom, such abuse is driving women journalists off the web. Why the differential between threats to women and men? The answer lies in persistent stereotypes about women, power and speech.

Why the Feminist Conversation Needs to Stop Touting Absolutes

Caroline Van Dyke | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Caroline Van Dyke

Let's stop bashing women for choosing to stay home or choosing to marry young, just like we stopped telling women they can't do what men can. Let's make full acceptance the only standard.

Don't Date a Girl Who Wants to Change the World, Join Her

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Like everyone else, she has her flaws, but that doesn't matter because she defines her own definition of beauty -- you know, the real raw beauty that exists in all of us, that we sometimes often hide from others, in order to blend in with the norms.

Why Men Need to Start Making Waves Too

Hayley Miller | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Hayley Miller

Dylan has confided in us. And it's our duty to understand the gravity of her allegations; just as it should be our duty to show compassion to all sexual assault survivors by default.

Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D.

Despite their increasing presence on the global stage, the relative effectiveness of women national leaders in growing the world's toughest economies compared to their male counterparts was largely unknown -- until now.

No Shame: Being Female at USC

Francesca Bessey | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Francesca Bessey

Since publishing an op-ed in which I discussed my rape by a fellow student at the University of Southern California, I have been asked by many a reporter how it feels to be a rape survivor on a college campus. They're asking the wrong question.

The Sexist '80s Commercial That Ruined Everything for Women Today

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Emma Nicholson

My day started with the realization my computer was infected with a nasty virus just after I planted my foot down into a fresh pile of dog shit. It could only get better, right?

President Obama's Task Force on College Sexual Assault

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

It is incomprehensible to me that college and university campuses remain unsafe places for young women. How is it that in 21st century America, when more and more women are entering institutions of higher learning, we are still so vulnerable to sexual violence?

In War on Poverty, Women Are Losing

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his State of the Union speech. Victory has not been declared.

Free Speech Elitism: Harassment Is Not the Price 'We' Pay for Free Speech

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Mary Anne Franks

In the midst of these exchanges about online and offline harassment, there have also been many solemn declarations that such abuse is the "price we pay" for free speech, or even more grandly, for a free society. There's much to be debated in this assertion.

Weaving Together Women on Two Continents

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Brittany Merrill Underwood had planned on spending the summer in Europe, but instead found herself in a rural Ugandan village with no running water or electricity. At a time in her life when she could only think about herself, Brittany was inspired by a woman who sacrificed the little she had to care for others.

Professional Events Can Be Personally Meaningful

Spark Camp | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Spark Camp

Our world views shrink as we see the same people talking about the same topics, again and again. We're both experiencing and seeing evidence of a growing event fatigue, with little on the horizon to replace the meaning and intellectual nourishment that a great gathering can provide. There are ways to buck this trend.