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Women in the Workforce

Why This Overworked Lawyer Decided To Stop 'Leaning In'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

Jennifer Lotz had always been an overachiever, but when an unexpected back injury left her physically impaired, she realized her achievements had to t...

White House: Women Will Benefit Most From Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Hoping to give Democrats' minimum wage legislation a boost in Congress, the White House released a report on Wednesday making the case that raising th...

Management Hacks for the Recently Promoted

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Magnolia Ripkin

What can you do to learn the ropes of your newly acquired and complex role? What kind of manager are you going to be? The answer has a lot to do with what kind of person you are, and the culture of your workplace.

Women in the Workforce: What Changes Have We Made?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.

How to Avoid the Danger Lurking at Your Holiday Office Party

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
MaryEllen Tribby

I could not believe my ears when I learned that 81% of the Working Moms Only community had been hit on by a co-worker at a company holiday party.

Kathryn Sollmann: Are Men Really the Bad Guys Holding Women Back?

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

After investing as much as $250,000 in tuition, why would fathers watch proudly as their daughters graduate from college, and then expect them only to work for a year or two before exiting the workforce to raise a family?

How Organizations Can Take Advantage of Employees Who 'Opt Out'

Rose Stanley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

As Sylvia Ann Hewlett describes in her book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, many women are lost on re-entry, and companies miss the chance to leverage this talent pool.

The Extreme Measures Chinese Women Are Taking For Their Careers

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women

Women all over the world routinely invest in their personal and professional success, paying substantial amounts for degrees, impressive wardrobes and...

Embrace Our E-STEM Workforce

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Entrepreneurship education brings tremendous relevancy to STEM, and entrepreneurs are hiring and need to hire a STEM workforce just as much as corporate America does.

Section 3: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Laura Barrett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Section 3 was a truly creative idea when it was inaugurated in 1968: Let's give low-income residents the first crack at the jobs that public housing g...

Lean In and Why Women's Brains Are Wired for Leadership

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

When Sandberg urges women to "lean in" and examine ways in which they might be undercutting their career potential, she's suggesting that women may need a new roadmap to reach the executive suite in higher numbers.

Sheryl Sandberg With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so excited to meet with Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg this week on Mondays With Marlo. As you may know, Sheryl has just released a boo...

The Truth About "Queen Bees" In The Workplace, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Is the "Queen Bee Phenomenon" a real thing? Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg sounded off when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. In the past,...

How To Deal With A Sexist Co-Worker, From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I discussed strategies for dealing with a sexist co-worker with feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Here are the strate...

More and More It's an Older Woman's World -- of Work

Sara Rix | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sara Rix

Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another headline highlighting the growing number of Americans who, for a variety of reasons, are pushing back their date of retirement. What gets less attention is that women comprise a sharply growing proportion of the older workforce.

Helping Women Leaders Around the Globe Reach Their Full Potential

Julie Fasone Holder | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Julie Fasone Holder

My time in India reaffirmed my understanding that all around the world there is a momentum among women that is undeniable. However, women have to remember that we can and should reach out to each other for guidance and support -- and, in turn, help others whenever we can.

Binders Full of Chinese Women

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

Do women in China really do that much better relative to their American counterparts?

Women in Business: Their Own Worst Enemy?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business
Cerian Jenkins

For years there has been talk of 'men keeping women down,' but is it the bitter truth that women remain their own worst enemies?

'Having it All?' A Global Manifesto for Working Moms

Clare Winterton | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton

Is "having it all" a global aspiration for working moms? And how far do they feel from that goal?

Having It All and a Hot Dog Stand

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

The reason Anne-Marie Slaughter hit a collective nerve is because she's tapped into the employee side of the inequitable work-life balance.

Why We All Need Working Parents

Anne Weisberg | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Anne Weisberg

Why did I tell the big firms that I had a 10-month-old at home, you might ask? My answer is simple: I was looking for the kind of workplace where I could be both the lawyer and the parent I wanted to be.

Gender Gap Expands As Men And Women Age, Data Shows

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

Women are paid less than men in their first jobs out of college -- 5 percent less, according to the American Association of University Women -- but ne...

A Major Career Woman? Rethinking Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Sarah Damaske | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

If we want Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to benefit all of our children, additional focus must be placed on girls growing up in working-class families. These girls are the ones who might benefit most.

You Can't See the Future From the Man-Cave

Faith Popcorn | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Faith Popcorn

The most successful companies -- both in terms of their culture and their ability to grow in the marketplace -- will be those that recognize the unprecedented and unstoppable power of women. Caves are places to hibernate. It's time to wake up.

Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal Financial Decision for American Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

What I am not hearing anyone say loudly and clearly in this Rosen/Romney snafu is that women's ability -- not desire or choice -- to take part in the economy is based on her freedom to make reproductive decisions.