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
We all know perhaps firsthand about the side effects of working with someone who is a Debbie Downer, but how about the after-effects of working with a person in the office who is always looking for help? As a leader it is your job to be helpful, but it can also be draining, according
At a recent networking event, I talked to a group of male bankers. They were saying: “We’d definitely like to see more women leadership in the higher echelons of our organization. But we can’t find enough women who want to move up to the top.” Wow. This vividly
Project, Passion, Participation and Perk. These are the motivating factors for funders choosing to back a startup, according to Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo founder, writing in Elle. An investor is looking to connect to the product or service on one, many or all of those pillars. And e
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