With only two non-white members on its eight-person board of directors, Apple, Inc.’s diversity problem isn’t quite on the level of the 2016 Oscars, but it definitely has room for improvement. One of Apple’s investors has noticed, and he’s pushing the tech giant to increase its repres
Last July we wrote about how Taiwan was on the verge of electing a female president for the first time in its history, with both major political parties nominating female candidates. Over the weekend the island made it official by voting Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Part
Investment research firm MSCI has analyzed the 2,400 companies in its World Index and concluded the same thing as everyone else: companies with more women in leadership perform better financially. The firm separated out companies that have “strong female leadership” from the rest of i
Are you tired of the supposed ongoing “war” between working mothers and stay-at-home mothers? Then you’re going to like this piece of news: a study from researchers at Penn and NYU suggests that most Americans take a much more nuanced view of working parents’ choices than the headline
TIME announced last week that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is its Person of the Year for 2015. Good for Angela Merkel, you may be thinking, but why is this big news to Take The Lead? This is big news because, incredibly, Merkel is the first woman to be given the honor in 29 years.
In case you missed it, a Barbie doll in the likeness of director Ava DuVernay (of Selma fame) has been flying across the web. Earlier this year Mattel created and launched a line of six new Barbie dolls (honoring real women leaders for their contributions to society) in partnership wi
Remember back in August, when First Lieutenant Shayne Haver and Captain Kristen Griest became the first women to graduate from the notoriously grueling Army Ranger School? That was pretty cool, right? But there was still one big barrier remaining for them: graduating the intensive lea
Imagine a calendar of women chosen for their brains and not their beauty. You don’t have to imagine it: the makers of the 2016 Pirelli calendar—a calendar that, as the New York Times put it, has long been known as an “arty soft-core ode to pinups”—just made it a reality. The 13 women
Mark Zuckerberg is a dad! He and his wife Priscilla welcomed their daughter Maxima early last week, and by our estimation she’s already one of the most influential women of the year. First, shortly before Maxima’s birth, Zuckerberg announced he will take two months of paternity leave
You know that guy who loves to rain on your gender equality parade by telling you that men’s and women’s brains are fundamentally different? Now you can tell him that science says he’s wrong. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined thousands o
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