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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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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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7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap

The damage done by the thousands of dollars I lost to the gender pay gap sticks with me today, despite leaving that employer long ago. My retirement fund isn’t as robust, and I took out more in graduate student loans than I would have if I’d been paid fairly. I’ve been shortchanged by the gender pay gap […]

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You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Strong Women

    Who are the women that helped make you make you the person you are? Who has left an impression and impacted you during your growth? Most of us have memories of a professor, a coach, a pastor or a family friend who, though we may not have known it at the time, provided […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: The real story

The motorcade that snaked through 1 Hacker Way earlier this year surprised even jaded Facebook employees, who are used to on-campus celebrity sightings and visits from politicians and world leaders. So a few days later, at the question-and-answer session that CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosts every Friday, an employee raised a hand to ask about it. It turns out the distinguished visitor — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew — had not come to see Zuckerberg. Lew’s host? Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stood up and acknowledged that she had organized a breakfast with local business leaders for Lew that day. There were a few knowing chuckles, and Zuckerberg moved on to the next question.

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How Gender Roles are Changing And How this has Affected My Life

Your view on the changes in women’s roles in the United States typically depends on what year you were born. So many things have changed in regards to women since I was born in nineteen and fifty-seven. Women born before my time can share even more about how our country has changed in regards to […]

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Women Must Lean In to Political Leadership

If you had asked me when I was a first year in college, would I personally have worked in politics or run for office, I would have laughed, like hysterically.  Well the joke was on me, three years later, I ran to be Vice President of the Student Council at my University. I was compelled […]

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ One of the Few TV Shows to Explore a Childfree Life for Women

I was ready. Poised to be pissed. For the first half of last season’s How I Met Your Mother(HIMYM) episode “Symphony of Illumination,” I sat on the couch, scowling perpetually.
In the previous episode “The Rebound Girl,” we learn journalist Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and playboy Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris)’s adulterous one night stand (although is it really a one night stand if you’ve slept together and dated before?? But I digress…), resulted in Robin telling Barney she was pregnant.

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Moving from College to Career

If you are preparing to graduate college in another month or so, you probably have more on your mind that just your finals.  Figuring the career world, finding your way through interviews, moving – sometimes back in with parents can all be daunting and stressful.  Here are some tips to keep in the back of […]

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