Published on the BBC, June 9, 2015. The female figure in Facebook's friends icon used to be at the back, but now she's been moved front and centre and we've found out why. Facebook designer Caitlyn Winner says she noticed the male icons were symmetrical (except for the hair) but the woman "had a [...]
By Samuel Smith, published in The Guardian, July 8, 2015. Female job seekers are much less likely to be shown adverts on Google for highly paid jobs than men, researchers have found. The team of researchers from Carnegie Melon built an automated testing rig called AdFisher that pretended to be a series of male and female [...]
By Mary Pilon, published on POLITICO, 7/6/2015. This is a Great American Sports Town and here it was that I watched the Women’s World Cup, taking place 3,500 kilometers away in Vancouver, Canada. By kickoff Sunday night, hundreds of soccer fans had poured in to Lincoln Park to gather around a mammoth screen to watch [...]
By Theresa Agovino. Published in CRAIN's New York. Nicole Anasenes was surprised by media stories that focused on her gender when she was named chief financial officer of Manhattan-based Infor about 18 months ago. "I'd been in finance all my life," she explained, "and no one cared [about gender]." The difference: Ms. Anasenes (No. 45 [...]
This weekend, CRAIN's published its 2015 list of most powerful female leaders in New York. From finance to nonprofits and the arts, check out the complete list on CRAIN's website to read more about these top female influencers. To read the full article, visit http://www.crainsnewyork.com/features/most-powerful-women-2015.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]