Sorry, Cyndi Lauper, as it turns out, girls want more than just to have fun. And nearly 11,000 girls from across the country said so. In a new study that is a first of its kind, The Girls’ Index developed by the nonprofit Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc., many fifth to 12th grade girls re
Sisters across the globe are doing it for themselves more often and more successfully, new research shows. Yet even though women entrepreneurs in North America have the highest level of innovation, fewer than half of U.S. women entrepreneurs report they have confidence in their capabi
Her biggest hint may have arrived in film school. As a graduate student at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, writer, director and producer Julie Kalceff says, “I found the process to have predominantly male students. Film and TV traditionally are not terribly inclusive
Every May, Mother’s Day reminds us that as women leaders we all at some point are daughters or granddaughters or we ourselves are mothers and grandmothers. And for the best outcomes, we need to incorporate our full selves into our work lives. It is tricky to navigate the needs of work
Walking the talk. Several Leadership Ambassadors of Take The Lead are doing just that and stepping up with participation on “50/50 Day,” organizing events from California to Massachusetts and Missouri to Minnesota and Arizona demonstrating the Take The Lead mission to prep
“How do you think the world would change if there was more gender balance in politics? What about more gender balance in business leadership? Or in homes?” These are proposed questions for 19-99 year-olds participating in the discussion guide materials for “50/50 Day,” the brain
In order for women to achieve gender parity in leadership, the issues of fairness for all employees need attention. The concerns of inclusion and non-discrimination of LGBTQ co-workers are everyone’s concerns. The good news is more U.S. employers are successfully addressing the topic.
Doing the right thing can be the same as doing the smart thing. And culture shifts can happen; top tech companies are proving it. Known for its raunchy, sexist television commercials as recently as mid-2016, Go Daddy has changed its ways and is throwing its energy into gender parity.
My friend Carol Jenkins, a board member of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition was updating me over lunch about the current attempt to get the ERA into the U.S. Constitution. “This is where I came in,” I said. The renewed effort, founded in 2014, comes almost a century after suffragi
“Some of our workplace policies look like they are straight out of ‘Mad Men,’” President Barack Obama said at the first-ever United State of Women Summit earlier this summer. “Mad Men,” celebrating the ninth anniversary of its debut this month, is famous not only for its dramat
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