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The number of countries with female political leaders has plummeted

Across the world, 2016 was a disappointing year for women in politics. Hillary Clinton and Keiko Fujimori of Peru lost extremely contentious presidential elections. Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and South Korea’s Park Geun-hye were forced from power by corruption scandals and massive political protests. …

Democracy

My netball blunder shows women's sport can't have a fanbase without a fanfare

Australia has plenty of inspirational female stars – they need sponsors and the media to back them up, not just during and straight after an Olympics<p>A few weeks ago, I was representing the Guardian at a media industry news quiz. It was neck and neck, and then the question came: who is the captain …

Rio Olympics

Women seek pay rises as much as men - with less success

<b>The theory that women get paid less than men because they are not sufficiently pushy in the workplace is not true, a new study suggests.</b><p>Women are as likely as men to ask for a pay rise - but are less likely to get one, the research found.<p>The study, by the Cass Business School and the universities …

Gender

Working While Female? New Study Says Gender Is A Bigger Factor Than Race When Negotiating Raises

TL;DR: If you're a woman in the workplace, a person of color, or both, negotiating a pay raise is a lot harder and more complicated than if you were a white man. This is not necessarily news (sadly). Unfortunately for women, a new study by <i>The Harvard Business Review</i> suggests that above all other …

Women's News

Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about her miscarriage for the first time

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she decided to speak about her pain at miscarrying a baby in the hope of challenging some of the …

Nicola Sturgeon

This woman raised her daughters to be “anti-perfectionists,” and now they’re awesome AF!

Raising girls to grow up to be confident, empowered women can be tough. Like, really tough. Especially because we live in a world where girls are …

Gender

Why do more women than men go to university?

<b>It is the cliched newspaper picture of exam success - three girls smiling incredulously or jumping for joy at how well they have done.</b><p>But like all good cliches, there is more than a grain of truth in these typical snapshots of A-level results day.<p>Girls do better than boys at A-levels (or Highers in …

Education

The Truth About the Pay Gap

It's 2016—and women still only make about three-quarters of what men do. Here's what you *haven't* been hearing about the wage disparity in this country, and how that info might actually, finally make a difference.<p>Why Now Is the Time to Show Us the Money<p>The issue has been a hot topic on the …

Gender

Medicare Pays Female Doctors Nearly $19,000 Less Than Male Doctors

In a single year, Medicare reimbursed female physicians almost $19,000 less than male doctors, according to a new study published in <i>Postgraduate</i> …

Two men share why they think female Olympians should wear makeup, we roll our eyes

In reasons why, yet again, we’re really glad we DGAF about what men think about whether or not we wear makeup, Fox News guests Bo Dietl and Mark …

Rio Olympics

Sexist Trump revolt: His nomination is a reaction to women’s growing social and economic power

Women have more money and autonomy than before, and in reaction, huge numbers of men support Trump<p><i>Part one of this two-part series looking at gender in the 2016 election can be read here.</i><p>“Susan B. Anthony and the women’s lib and equal opportunity has devalued our women and has put them into the …

Gender

This Sexist Gap Kids Ad Has the Internet Riled Up

Can you spot what’s wrong with this Gap advertisement?<p>So, @Gap doesn't know how to spell Einstein. Smarty pants, indeed. pic.twitter.com/djdJe2pR01<p>— …

A Push for Parity: Put Recruiting, Mentoring and Promoting Women On Your Agenda

Establishing leadership growth plans is key to ensuring a pipeline of qualified candidates.<p>Despite an additional quarter of a billion women entering the global workforce since 2006, wage inequality persists, with women only now earning what men did a decade ago, according to the World Economic …

Gender
Sheryl Sandberg

What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?

Since 1995, women in big decision roles in large companies have netted minimal gains in closing the gender gap. As of June 2015, only five percent of Fortune 500 companies were led by women, which in hard numbers is a whopping 24 female CEOs -- the number has since dropped to 22. Not to mention …

Gender
Wealth

What is your body language really saying?

What is your body language really saying?<p>2 Comments<p>You must be a member to add a comment here. If you've already joined, please log in. If you …

These are the companies with the fewest women in leadership roles

Major companies like Coty, Kia and Nintendo have been singled out for their lack of gender diversity in a new report detailing the boardrooms of some of the world's most high-profile corporations.<p>LedBetter, a research group backed by the International Women's Media Foundation, released its first …

Governance

The stalker and the woman who refused to give in

<b>What's it like to be stalked for a decade? One woman tells her story.</b><p>This sort of thing can happen to very ordinary people and I should know, because I'm very ordinary. It's pervasive and it's common.<p>We first met about 25 years ago when we both worked for my in-laws' family business. He was good …

Barristers
Women's News

Code-lover Dr Sue Black OBE proposed to in best possible way

Tireless campaigner Sue Black, who played a huge role in saving WWII codebreaking site Bletchley Park, has received the most appropriate wedding …

Why becoming a childless woman is rarely a simple case of choice or infertility

Before I became a statistic, by reaching my mid-forties without having children, I thought, as many of us do, that there were two ways to become a …

Parenting
Leadership

How Our Idea Of “Strong Women” Unintentionally Hurts Female Leaders | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Intentionally or otherwise, language shapes us like a scalpel.<p>There is nothing breathy about Hillary Clinton’s voice. And if someone doesn’t want a woman to be powerful, they’re not going to like that voice.

Leadership

The Facebook 'motherhood challenge' leaves out a lot of people

LONDON — From 100 Happy Days to the ALS ice bucket challenge, Facebook viral initiatives have a track record of harnessing social media engagement to raise awareness of worthy causes. Facebook's latest viral trend — the 'motherhood challenge' — is not one of these initiatives. The motherhood …

Parenting

Spain breastfeeding MP Bescansa causes stir in parliament

<b>A Spanish MP has provoked criticism by taking her baby into parliament and breastfeeding him during its first session since an inconclusive general election last month.</b><p>All eyes were on Carolina Bescansa, who was standing as candidate for speaker.<p>Pablo Iglesias, leader of the anti-austerity Podemos …

Europe

Sorry, not sorry: New app aims to remove apologetic language from women's emails

A new app has been launched to help women apologise less, as saying sorry too much supposedly undermines their authority in the workplace.<p>The app, …

Japan upholds rule that married couples must have same surname

Court decision is a setback for campaigners who argued 19th-century law violates civil rights and in practice forces women to take their husband’s name<p>Japan’s supreme court has ruled that a 19th-century law forcing married couples to use the same surname – almost always that of the husband – does …

Civil Rights

Japanese women in court fight to keep their surnames after marriage

Five women suing government argue 1896 law forcing spouses to adopt same name is outdated, but conservatives say change ‘risks destroying social stability’<p>Five women are suing the government of Japan over a law requiring spouses to adopt the same surname.<p>The women say the law is unconstitutional …

Marriage