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We’re Working More Hours—and Watching More TV

By Ben Leubsdorf.  Published in The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2015.

Americans put in more hours at work last year. They also managed to find more time to sleep and watch television.

For employed Americans, work took up an average of seven hours, 45 minutes per workday in 2014, up 10 minutes from 2013, according to the […]

By |June 25th, 2015|The Facts|0 Comments

Why high-powered female bosses don’t necessarily help other women succeed

By Shana Lebowitz.  Published in Business Insider, June 20, 2015.

 

On some level, it makes sense to think that a woman who’s struggling professionally would benefit from working for a high-powered female boss, since the manager might serve as a role model and motivate the employee to succeed.
However, new research suggests that pairing a low-performing woman […]

By |June 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

The right woman for the $10 bill

By Jackie Wattles.  Published on CNN Money, June 18, 2015.

When the news broke that the redesigned $10 bill will feature a woman, CNNMoney asked readers for nominations.

Using the hashtag #CNN10s, plenty of people weighed in with suggestions that ranged passionate and thoughtful to comedic and improbable.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said he will announce his […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet ELLE’s 2015 Women in Tech

ELLE just came out with their second annual Women in Tech issue, which honors the brilliant founders, funders, execs, and engineers who are rocking the industry—and the world beyond it.

You can read about all of them in the July issue of ELLE—available digitally and in select cities on June 16, and on newsstands nationwide June 23.

By |June 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Overcoming the Confidence Gap for Women

By Tony Schwartz.  Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2015

When I met Lynne Doughtie this week, I was struck by how different it felt sitting with her than with any male chief executive I had met over the years. Six weeks ago, Ms. Doughtie was elected United States chairwoman and chief executive of KPMG. […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Family-Friendly Policies Backfire

By Claire Cain Miller.  Published in The New York Times on May 26, 2015.

“In Chile, a law requires employers to provide working mothers with child care. One result? Women are paid less.
In Spain, a policy to give parents of young children the right to work part-time has led to a decline in full-time, stable jobs available […]

By |June 11th, 2015|News, The Facts|0 Comments

Check out the AP Images photos with Iranian motorcross rider Behnaz Shafiei

Published by the Associated Press on June 11, 2015.

 

Need some inspiration this Thursday?  Check out the AP Images team’s photo shoot with Iranian motorcross rider Behnaz Shafiei.  It is currently illegal for women in Iran to ride motorbikes in public, but 26-year-old Behnaz and 5 other women are pushing boundaries and fighting to compete.  Read more […]

By |June 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

UK leads Europe for wealthy female earners, survey finds

Published in The Guardian, June 11, 2015

The UK leads the rest of Europe in terms of women being the main earner among affluent households, according to a survey.

The Ipsos Affluent Survey Europe, now in its 20th year, reveals that Britain, which once lagged other European countries in terms of the number of women qualifying as the […]

By |June 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments