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Are We the World's Most Anti-Worker Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Les Leopold

Not only do we rank 26th in median wealth, we also are the most anti-employee country in the developed world. Actually, the two go together because rising inequality results from our pro-Wall Street and anti-worker policies.

The Great Communicator

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Don't Give Up! How to Push Through When All You Feel Like Doing Is Quitting

Janice Windt | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

How do we keep going without losing our peace, our sanity and rolled eyeballs into the northernmost parts of our brains? How do we keep perspective and gratitude and love foremost in our minds and hearts rather than resorting to pain and shouting?

The Supreme Court Should Say 'No' to Pregnancy Discrimination

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

There is no question that the authors of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act intended to prohibit unequal treatment for pregnant workers. No employer should be allowed to act as if it is exempt from the law.

Why You Don't Know She's a Military Veteran and Four Things You Can Do

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

But while we prepare our service members to hang up their uniforms and to enter the civilian workforce, we must stop the media vomit of stories that position military women as victims because the truth is the exact opposite of that.

14 Things No Woman Should Ever Have To Fear

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stick to your opinions and values. Be who you are. If you spend your life fearing the perceptions of others, you will never truly perfect the perception that you have of yourself.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Do You Know What You Are Worth?

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

My inability to negotiate my salary and other terms and conditions of employment has cost me dearly over the course of my career. In nearly every area of my life I never felt that I deserved more.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

The Role of Female Empowerment in World-Class Eye Care

Harish Kilaru | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Harish Kilaru

But as I read coverage of the Aravind System, every visitor focuses on Aravind's management strategies. In reality, the unreplicable aspect of Aravind -- the reason no other hospital in the world has been able to recreate the system -- is the sisters.

The Counterintuitive, Competitive Advantage: Men with Workplace Flexibility

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In a refreshing and long overdue shift, men's desire for flexibility has come to the forefront this year, proving that this is not just a women's issue.

Pressing Pause: We Should Applaud Facebook and Apple For Paying Women To Freeze Their Eggs

Anushay Hossain | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Facebook and Apple, for what it is worth, are trying to help their female employees by offering them a choice. It is not perfect, it will not help all women, but it is something huge that they are trying, and for that in itself both companies should be applauded.

Why Caregiver Discrimination Is Bad for Business

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

In order to create or sustain family friendly workplaces, you need buy-in from organizational leadership, effective manager training, and employee accountability. Most companies don't have all three, and as a result they lose their top talent. And, it's costing them a fortune.

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

Redefining Success As a Suddenly Single Working Mom

Katy Blevins | Posted 12.13.2014 | Divorce
Katy Blevins

At the ripe old age of 33, I'm suddenly a single mom starting over. Looking out the door at my overgrown lawn, sifting through a mountain of unpaid bills, pondering trash pickup, oil changes and broken ceiling fans, I'm left wondering How did I get here?

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

Respect the Bump Gets Results as Well as Respect

Ellen Bravo | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

While working at Walmart, a pregnant Thelma was shopping and had two TVs fall on her. She needed time to recuperate to prevent a miscarriage and heal from her injuries, but her manager said she had to come back to work.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

Ditch the Fashion Pitch: 10 Must-Haves for a Working Woman's Wardrobe

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Lisa M. Sodeika

No matter what's hitting the runway, there are 10 real life items, or categories of items, nearly every working woman should have in her closet...

How Parenthood Affects Moms' Careers More Than Dads'

Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 09/11/2014 05:42 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Despite the gains that have been made in workplace equality, women stil...

Big Win in California, But More to Do

Ellen Bravo | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Millions of Californians will have reason to celebrate today after Governor Jerry Brown signs the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act. For 44 percent of the state's population who don't earn a single paid sick day, this will move them a step closer to catching up with the rest of the world.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.