“Being on a board is like a marriage with no divorce.” Shannon Gordon, CEO of theBoardlist, told a group of close to 75 women board of directors hopefuls at a recent Chicago “Board Essentials for Women” event at PNC Bank Illinois, that you better be sure you know what you are signed u
How many Mega Millions winning lottery tickets would it take to close the gender pay gap? 313. That’s because $500 billion is the total gender pay gap each year in the United States, and the winning lottery ticket only covers $1.6 billion. A new report from the American Association of
Red. Blue. Republican. Democrat. Independent. Vote for a woman running for office and aim for a woman in the Oval Office. That is the rallying cry of author Rebecca Sive, whose latest book. Vote Her In: Your Guide To Electing Our First Woman President, bears this caveat: “It’s easy to
So far seven years in the making, “Lilly,” a political drama on the life of fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, is the passion project for award-winning director and writer Rachel Feldman, who is now aiming to begin production. Since she saw Ledbetter at the Democratic National Convent
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.
Courtney Love, Hilary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Marcia Clark, Tonya Harding and The Spice Girls taught women as much about how to be as how not to be. In her new book, 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, author and journalist Allison Yarrow shows ho
“There were more men named Andrew than women at the tech company where I worked,” says Nora Naranjo, a mechatronics engineer in Silicon Valley. Naranjo who worked at several startups before landing her current job at Eatsa, has had a path to success that is helping change the face of
2018 looks to be an interesting and, dare I say, hopeful year for women in the professional realm. We’re finally seeing sustained engagement to end sexual harassment in the workplace, and gender gaps in pay and promotions continue to be an active topic of discussion. When it comes to
Another year, another year longer to wait. Predictions are that it will take until 2028 to achieve the goal of 30 percent of MSCI ACWI Index company board seats filled by women. With the original projection of 2027 to achieve less than a third global representation on company boards
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
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