Ericka Coyle

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Google parent Alphabet stock slips 3% after earnings miss

Alphabet brought in $26.06 billion in revenue and $9.36 earnings per share in the fourth quarter, according to the company’s latest earnings report. That’s <b></b>a bit <b></b>more revenue than analysts expected the Google parent to scrape up (about $25.22 billion), but less on earnings ($9.67 per share). …

How to recruit, hire and retain female engineers

Leaders at tech startups are alarmed by the absence of women from mission-critical roles — software engineering, especially — at their own companies. Their boards are saying, “We gave you the money to grow, grow, grow, but you’re not. You don’t have the engineers to get it done.” The board can’t …

Computer Science

17 amazing women who probably aren't in history books, but should be.

In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress in U.S. history. Four years later, she ran for president.<p>It's a …

Artists

Women Know When Negotiating Isn't Worth It

Telling women to “always negotiate” might be bad advice, a new paper suggests.<p>One of the most common explanations for the gender-wage gap is that women simply don’t ask for higher salaries, while men do. The idea that one should “always negotiate your salary” is standard college-counselor fare. In …

Gender

How 101-Year-Old Artist Carmen Herrera Handles Sexist Double Standards

At 101 years old, abstract painter Carmen Herrera is beyond over the art world’s misogynist double standards.<p>The prolific artist, whose work is currently on view in New York at The Whitney, didn’t sell her first painting until she was 89 years old, in part a consequence of an artistic climate that …

Art

11 Nonfiction Books On Feminism Every Young Person Needs To Read, Because Activism Starts Early

It's a new year, fellow warriors and allies, which means it's time to get to work dismantling the patriarchy once and for all. While there's sure to …

Why aren’t we designing cities that work for women, not just men?

Bad town planning can impact women’s safety, movement and even income. Research led by the people most affected should inform a new approach<p>In the 1990s, a simple survey in Vienna led urban planners to rethinktheir whole approach to infrastructure development. The questionnaire asked residents why …

Smart Cities

Three reasons why the gender pay gap is more complicated than sexism alone

Inequality isn't just about women being paid less than men for the same job.<p>While the gender pay gap has halved to 5% for millennials, women in their …

Getting paid less than a man in the same job? – share your story

Tell us about your experiences of unequal pay<p>Why 2017 won’t be the year women get paid the same as men<p>Unequal pay is one of the main reasons women suffer significantly more work-related stress than men, according to Dr Judith Mohring, a leading psychiatrist who treats female professionals.<p>With the …

Gender

Gender equality on boards will help ‘shatter glass ceiling’

Proposals that would force public bodies to have equal numbers of men and women on their boards will help “shatter the glass ceiling once and for …

United Kingdom

Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women

It hasn’t been a great time to be a man without a job.<p>The jobs that have been disappearing, like machine operator, are predominantly those that men do. The occupations that are growing, like health aide, employ mostly women.<p>One solution is for the men who have lost jobs in factories to become …

World Trade Center

5 Questions Predict If Your Boss Is Killing You

Working for a bad boss may actually be killing you slowly.<p>Hard to believe?<p>In a massive 10-year study of 3,122 men, Swedish researchers found that working for a bad manager was linked to an increase in incidents of unstable angina and heart attacks, resulting in hospitalization or death. This …

University of Iowa

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>And let's face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, …

Happiness

Texan City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

A Texas city violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment by purposefully trying to dilute Latino votes, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday.<p>Pasadena, Texas, will become the first jurisdiction to have to clear changes to its election laws with the Department of Justice since the Supreme …

City Politics

Welcome To An All-Too Real Dystopia In First 'The Handmaid's Tale' Trailer

Things might look pretty bleak in America currently, but at least we aren’t living in a totalitarian regime... yet.<p>The first trailer for Hulu’s television adaptation of the celebrated Margaret Atwood novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> arrived on Saturday and we’re already prepared to declare the upcoming …

TV

California Killer Is First U.S. Inmate To Have State-Funded Gender Confirmation Surgery

A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in California has become the first inmate in America to have gender confirmation surgery paid for by a state.<p>Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, had the surgery in San Francisco Thursday and will be moved to a women’s prison when she leaves the hospital, Reuters …

LGBTQI

How 'Hidden Figures,' Unites A Divided America

<i>Genius has no race. Strength has no gender. Courage has no limit.</i><p><i>Let me just say it</i>: I loved the movie <i>Hidden Figures</i>. I loved it. I loved it so much I could not wait to tell the whole world why I do (without spoiling it for those who have not yet seen it). First, I want to encourage every American …

Women of Color

Why Smart Phones Are Driving Everyone Insane

There's nothing worse than whipping out your smartphone during a meeting, and few things will turn someone off to you quite like a mid-conversation text message or even a quick glance at your phone.<p>Using your phone at inappropriate times annoys your boss and colleagues according to research from …

Self-awareness

Want to Challenge Trump on Immigration? Try a Strategy from the Antebellum South

By Anna O. Law, <i>City University of New York</i><p>Immigrant communities and their advocates are gearing up to challenge President-elect Donald Trump's proposals for immigration policy.<p>The U.S. federal system structure of government may be their best defense.<p>Trump has said he will deport two to three …

Immigration

Army Corps Of Engineers To Install All-Seeing Eye On Top Of Trump Tower

Satirical news can be found every day in The Political Garbage Chute.<p>NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- With just a matter of weeks before his inauguration, and perhaps in response to very outspoken criticism of his decision to only get one intelligence briefing a week, President-Elect Donald Trump has enlisted …

Trump Tower

Top 5 Things a Living Person Wants to Tell You

I've been thinking a lot about death lately, and what lessons might be learned from the passing of a loved one. I try to remember all the advice my mom gave me over the years--some spoken and a lot that I picked up by observing her. She left enough good lessons to fill a book, which I mentioned to …

Red Hat

An Invitation to Dream More

<b>The red paint is a bit stripped, yet, the message, is clear, Dream More. This unexpected charmed sign, an oversized sunflower, plucked, juxtaposed out of the fields and onto a concrete wall is the surviving remnant of a sculpture installation, interactive kinetic artist and retired architect, David</b> …

Inventions

Polarize the 24/7 Hustle Mentality and Focus on Becoming Productive Instead

So, if you're a big fan of Gary V or Grant Cardone you know that they're always talking about the hustle. That you should work your butt of 24/7 nonstop every single day.<p>Here's the problem with that...many people hustle but they hustle on the wrong things. An example of that is when someone is …

Entrepreneurship