Written by Wendy Bowman Tuesday, May 21 2013
In 1973, a group of female office workers in Boston who were fed up with being powerless and undervalued in the workplace mobilized to change the way they were treated and paid. Together they launched a national organization ready to take on critical issues like sexual harassment, fair pay and family leave. And, along the way they also inspired a Hollywood blockbuster – “9 to 5.”
Written by Frank McCloskey Tuesday, February 12 2013
Frank McCloskey, former vice president of diversity for Georgia Power, offers straight talk on everything from gender parity to sex, from racial profiling to redefining what it means to be a man today.
Written by Wendy Bowman Tuesday, February 05 2013
“When most girls say they don’t want to go into computer science, it’s because they think of computer science as being just a boy sitting at a computer typing, and they want a position that will help change the world,” says Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, which equips 13- to 17-year-old girls with the skills and resources to pursue careers in STEM fields. “Learning how technology is being used to run revolutions, engage people, and get involved in nonprofits and community work is very influential to them.”
Written by Jan Jaben-Eilon Tuesday, January 15 2013
In the World Economic Forum’s latest annual global gender gap index, Israel moved to 56th place out of 135 countries, a drop of 21 places since 2006. Professor Ruth Halperin-Kaddari of Bar-Ilan University explains that Israel is consumed by the political conflict “at the expense of focusing on the predicaments of Israeli women.”
Tuesday, January 08 2013
Cheryle R. Jackson is a leader. She was the first female president and CEO of the 100-year-old Chicago Urban League. In 2009, she ran for President Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate of the State of Illinois, and today she is vice president of government affairs and corporate diversity with AAR Corp. Jackson urges, "We need women to lead, to step up and lead now. We can't afford to ignore the potential of half our population."