In recent weeks the slurs and vulgar language issued by TV celebrities Samantha Bee, Roseanne Barr, Joy Reid and Joy Behar have not only caused fallout, firings and backlash, but they raise a larger point beyond celebrities and comedy about the level of language most appropriate in le
Props to the women. During National Small Business Week, running until May 5, we can applaud the women entrepreneurs who own nearly half of all small businesses in this country, or 9.9 million of the 24.7 million small businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is close to
Women in California –and around the country—face obstacles of bias, wage gaps and a lack of infrastructure when they are raising families, caring for aging family members and trying to advance in their careers. But there is a path to a fair future. These are the findings of the
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
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.
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
In her latest critically acclaimed, bestselling book, Hunger, journalist, academic and social critic Roxane Gay writes soulfully about how her size is inextricably connected to her work in a very public way. “There is no hiding the truth of me. Often there is video, then my truth, my
There was the rise of the bro-palace open office space sparked by Silicon Valley with ping pong tables, video games and kegs of beer in the office lunchroom. Many women who worked in those spaces wondered when it would be time to flip the switch and honor the preferences of some of th
Almost a decade ago, Carnegie Mellon professors Sarah Laschever and Linda Babcock found that men ask for raises and promotions four times more than women do. Their research has now been cited so often that it’s just about become popular wisdom. But a new study by researchers at
I once supervised a new employee who insisted that she spend her workday lying on her stomach on the floor in the center of the open office as she typed on her laptop, feet kicking. She also insisted she needed to be barefoot in order to concentrate. This is not what you might call an
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