Category Archives: Media

Why Are There So Few Women in Science, Continued

Kudos to The New York Times for commissioning an article on why there are so few women in science. Author Eileen Pollack suggests two reasons. Citing her own experience as an undergraduate at Yale, she argues that women doubt themselves, and need to be encouraged more to pursue science careers: “The most powerful determinant of whether a woman goes […]

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New Girls’ Network founder Joan C. Williams discusses why working fathers need balance too on HBR IdeaCast. Despite a bipartisan victory in state legislature, Rick Perry vetoed Texas’ equal pay bill. What role did corporate lobbyists play in this disappointing outcome? Have you been following the “opt out” discussion? Related, millennial women aren’t opting out; […]

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How gender bias and inadequate work-life balance provisions are driving the female lawyer exodus. Will the president’s choice for Fed chair be “a test of the administration’s commitment to inclusiveness”? The Daily Beast tackles the Tug of War in the context of recent comments from Anthony Weiner’s campaign aide. Flexible work options can be a […]

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Is work-life fatigue holding you back? Related, European women are picking up the second shift, too. Royal baby alert! Did you know that Prince William, like all U.K. fathers, is receiving paid paternity leave? The Atlantic discusses the telecommuting gender gap and its implications for advancement. “To want to break into the boys’ club because […]

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Three cheers for Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in Congress, who rolled out their new economic agenda for women and families on Thursday! Children’s storybook characters “often inhabit a bygone, male breadwinner-female homemaker era.” Eager to appeal to women voters, male politicians are shooting campaign ads in their kitchens. The results? Mixed. Techies and attorneys, […]

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The Nation on the importance of work-family balance provisions for men. Related, when it comes to paternity leave, do your beliefs and behavior line up? Young adults are favoring a dual-income marriage model now more than ever. Did you know that one third of mothers working in restaurants earn sub-minimum wages? The Washington Post reports […]

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Female breadwinners: Are you stuck with a “second shift”? Monday’s disheartening SCOTUS decision strikes twin blows against women and minorities in the workplace. A great listen: Dear Harvard, My Career Deserved More Respect. While fathers in academia enjoy a career advantage, female academics hit the maternal wall. Women are more engaged in work than men. […]

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A troubling look at why working class women are better off injured than pregnant. Related, the NWLC releases a new report on fair treatment for pregnant workers. Economist Betsey Stevenson reminds us that working parenthood is “not just a woman’s issue”. What’s your take? Business Insider explores why women are bullies… … While a new […]

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Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. On Arianna Huffington’s Third Metric Conference: We might all be better off shifting the conversation. Women say yes to advancement but no to the C-suite, new study finds. Hmm… what’s wrong […]

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How raising the minimum wage would help close the gender wage gap. “When we dial back our voices, we also dial back our chances to prove the bias wrong.” Do you agree with this author’s take on the Tightrope? The Huffington Post discusses translating widespread desire for workplace flexibility to a cohesive mothers’ movement. Surprising […]

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