Issue 65 — September 9, 2018 I’m not a tennis player. Want to know why? I’ll reveal that in a bit. Right now I am obsessed with Serena Williams for so many reasons. First, it was the flap about her catsuit and then her tutu. But now, all things Serena have ratcheted up to the point th
It’s simple, right? Equal means equal. Unless it doesn’t. Kamala Lopez, executive director of Equal Means Equal, a non-partisan initiative to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment into law, has launched the Equality Pledge this month in concert with the National Women’s Political Caucus.
We get it that this is not Iceland. Iceland is No. 1 on the “World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, which ranks 144 countries based on how close they are to achieving gender equality,” Melissa Jun Rowley writes in Forbes. The U.S. ranks 45th. “According to the Global Gender G
It was six short films (including two animated works) in one evening of spectacular possibility. The first-time juried Female Filmmakers Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago proved stories on screen produced, written, directed and performed by and about women are
What do you get when you bring together an inter-generational group of independent working women to sing, dance, bond, thrive, make their own sexual and reproduction choices, run successful businesses and wear magnificent costumes spanning decades? The answer is you get a Hollywood bo
Thousands of available tech apps address the needs of mostly white, male Silicon Valley tech workers. None were addressing the needs of deskless workers who are field officers, delivery persons, remote workers in construction, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing and
In spite of the U.S. Supreme Court recent ruling backing an Indiana baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the latest research and news on inclusivity in the workplace is more encouraging. The new 2018 Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign F
While Take The Lead has a mission of gender parity across all sectors in leadership of 2025, the rest of the world may be on a much slower time frame. Implementing diversity and inclusion efforts to make a fair and balances workforce that represents the population by gender, race, age
She’s relevant, hip, influential and inspiration for tattoos. At 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as Notorious RBG, is possibly the world’s best known and most powerful advocate for gender parity and the rights of women in the workplace and the world. Rec
It’s on. The makeup, that is. And it’s on for a reason. From the recently over-critiqued “smoky eye” to a ruby-stained lip, apparently the way any woman in the workplace presents her face makes a big difference. A lipstick gap exists as women are judged on their effectiven
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