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Is Women’s Work Undervalued?

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Is Women’s Work Undervalued?

Many women argue that the work done by women isn’t valued as highly as that done by men, contributing to the gender pay gap. Researchers from Cornell University have given that argument more credence. Their study finds that wages decline when women enter a business in large numbers although the women are doing exactly the […]

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

When dual-income couples move because of a job, it’s most often the man’s job that determines the change. A traditional explanation has been that men have greater earning potential so their jobs take precedence. However, a research study examined by Dina ElBoghady in The Washington Post sheds new light on the subject. Published in the […]

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New Programs Address IT’s Gender Gap

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New Programs Address IT’s Gender Gap

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has launched Dream IT, a package of online tools and educational resources intended to interest more young women in tech careers. Writing on SearchNetworking, Gina Narcisi reports that non-profit CompTIA wants to connect with girls and young women before they are steered into career paths. “Whether it’s intentional or […]

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The Legal Profession’s Persistent Gender Gap

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The Legal Profession’s Persistent Gender Gap

Women law-firm partners still significantly lag behind men, according to data compiled by Sky Analytics.  On one key metric—billing rates—women average 10% less for their services than their male counterparts, Jennifer Smith writes in the Wall Street Journal. Although one-third of lawyers and judges in the U.S. are women, only 17% of equity partners with […]

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[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

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[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

Wendy Manning oversees web strategy and integration for The Boeing Co. in Chicago. In her career she has held marketing leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Rush System for Health, Loyola University Medical Center and others. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bradley University and earned an M.S. degree in […]

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

The Boston Globe convened two roundtables to discuss the glass ceiling, the lack of female top exectuives and other workplace issues important to women. One group was all women, the other all men. The two groups’ views weren’t necessarily opposite but they weren’t the same. Linda Zecher (shown), CEO of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, said […]

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Christine Quinn: Live the Way You Want

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Christine Quinn: Live the Way You Want

Afraid someone will speak ill of you if you’re too “aggressive”? Don’t sweat it, says New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn. In an interview with Refinery29, she was asked her advice for women who are afraid of being perceived as forceful. “You know what? There will be a moment in life, whether you’re forceful […]

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Stay or Go? Five Career-Change Signals

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Stay or Go? Five Career-Change Signals

Your body may tell you it’s time to rethink your career before your heart or mind do, writes Kathy Caprino in Forbes Woman. If you’re totally worn out, so may be the welcome for your job. In addition exhaustion, Caprino offers four other indicators that should tell you it is time to reassess how you […]

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Ranking the U.S. on the ‘Glass-Ceiling Index’

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Ranking the U.S. on the ‘Glass-Ceiling Index’

The United States places 12th among the top 26 developed countries on a “Glass-Ceiling index” devised by British publication The Economist to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. The index “compares five indicators across 26 countries: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education; female labor-force participation; […]

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What Keeps Women Business Owners Awake?

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What Keeps Women Business Owners Awake?

The top four issues on the minds of women business owners are the state of the economy (57%), health insurance cost and affordability (40%), business tax issues (36%), and access to a quality workforce (36%). This is among the findings of the State of Women-Owned Businesses survey conducted by the National Association of Women Business […]

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