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Is It Easy to Raise Capital as A Woman Led Start Up?

When looking to raise capital as a woman led startup, the road is full of speed bumps and mirages that cover the road. With the statistic of less than 10% of investable money going to women led start ups, this doesn’t encourage women to participate in the start-up community. In 2013, I sat in a […]

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Lady Lawyers, Large Law Firms and Social Change

Although women continue to be severely under-represented at nearly every level in large U.S. law firms, there is some cause for hope, says a new report by Law360, the nation’s most comprehensive aggregator of online legal news. That hope can be found among a handful of so-called “Ceiling Smashers” – a group of 25 firms […]

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Clinton Follows in 143-Year-Old Footsteps with Bid to Be First Woman President

Hillary Clinton has officially announced her bid for President of the United States of America and thus she begins a second historic campaign. Clinton has already had a go at breaking the proverbial glass ceiling – the high profile campaign of 2008 made history for several reasons: she won more delegates and primaries than any other […]

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I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce

During Najla’s time in computer science, she has seen that gender-based assumptions are alive and well. She is aware that some people think that women aren’t interested in computing because of “the assumption that when you go into computer science, you’re going to be sitting at a cubicle the whole time and coding. But really there are so many aspects of it — some that involve coding, but also involve other things.”

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Exploring the Gender Gap in Business

You said in an interview not long ago that your kids said they’re going to hold you accountable for one job, and that is being a mom. Given the pressure at General Motors, can you do both well?” That’s the question Today Show host Matt Lauer asked then-new General Motors CEO Mary Barra in June 2014. Put […]

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By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap

Imagine you work an entry-level job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Maybe you become a supervisor, yet still take home less pay than the employees you manage. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of […]

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Getting Better Faster, Together – Part 1

The issues feminist activists and organizations work on are sticky, entangled, and opaque. The deeply embedded dynamics that hold gender discrimination and inequalities in place make our work unpredictable, and the way forward hard to see. Gender at Work, a transnational network of individuals and organizations, aims to build knowledge and practice to end discrimination […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gender Unit: Supporting the Warriors within Organizations to Unleash Cultures of Equality

I doubt that any young girl or boy stares dreamily into space thinking, “When I grow up, I want to be a gender advisor!” The idea that advising, advocating for and guiding organizations to become more gender equitable could be an exciting and viable job or career is a fairly new concept. And, yet, there […]

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Help Us Celebrate the Women Who Made Our Lives Better

If we honor older women for their lifetime achievements, will anyone come? That was the question we asked 10 years ago, when we started the Foremother awards.  Our awards were definitely different from anyone else’s.  First of all, you had to be a woman over 70, and the older the better!  Not your typical award […]

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5 Ways Social Media Have Changed Today’s Woman

These days, most people with even occasional access to a computer have participated on social media sites. Social media have infiltrated all aspects of our personal and professional lives, creating a world that is markedly different from the one we inhabited even a decade ago. Women have certainly been affected; including these ways social media […]

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