A gift from her father when she was 8 years old sent Jean Bennett onto a career path in science and medicine, one that will benefit generations to come. Bennett’s late father, William R. Bennett, was a physicist, inventor and co-developer of the gas laser while working at Bell Laborat
We don’t need another example to know what’s up. Cam Newton, NFL star with the Carolina Panthers, had just recently disrespected a female journalist by mocking her in a press conference. Lisa Pearson, CEO of Umbel Corp., a data management platform for sports organizations, was not com
Countdown to Powertopia begins now. The inaugural Take The Lead Day November 14 features a global day of engaging programming, networking, seminars and webinars from New York to California and viewing parties from the across the U.S. to Brazil to Ecuador. The New York Powertopia Sym
You may not know it, but your peak earning age is 42 years old. “After that, it’s downhill across all industries,” says Dave Weisbeck, chief strategy officer of Visier. The developer of the leading people strategy platform released a new study on systemic age discrimination that exist
Sometimes the law is on your side in cases of employment discrimination. And sometimes it isn’t. If you are a woman, person of color, older or disabled, chances are high that if you fought the law, the law won. The bombshell release last week of allegations against Hollywood mogul Har
We already know that companies with more women executives are more profitable. But these companies are also paying their female employees more fairly, according to a new analysis by Redfin and PayScale. The gender pay gap is half the size at tech companies with more women executives.
One of the problems is the pipeline. That’s according to Holly Copeland, director of public affairs and corporate social responsibility at Horizon Pharma. She is on a mission as advisory board member of Matter to “help connect women candidates with large public boards.” Matter itself
Racism and discrimination in the workplace are not new; their legacies are unfortunately centuries old in this country. But in the last several weeks and months, overt acts of racism in America have multiplied in many different arenas–including the workplace. According to the So
“Hello, strong women!” Judging by the applause, whistles, hoots and hollers that followed, you can say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) greeting to a room of more than 1,000 for the “Together We Rise: Empower the Women, Develop The Nation” luncheon in Chicago recently was extrem
Rosalind Hudnell, vice president of corporate affairs at Intel Corp., recalls her first day of work 20 years ago at the $158 billion global technology giant. “The first time I went into corporate headquarters, I was asked if I was the secretary,” says Hudnell, who also serves as presi
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