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What causes breast cancer in women? What we know, don't know and suspect

<i>This is a long read. Enjoy!</i><p>Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second-most-common cause of death from cancer. Although …

Cancer

How women bring about peace and change in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last month …

Gender

This chart shows the best and worst countries for women in the world today.

What is women’s status in the world today? The recent revelations of abuse by Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly are stark reminders of the universality of the challenges, even in countries where the discrimination is not as blatant as Saudi Arabia, where women are required by law to obey their …

Costa Rica

Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers

“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”<p>The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at …

Women in Tech

Four Top Women Have Quit the Bank of England This Year

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is looking a little short of female company.<p>The Bank of England is losing four of its top women this year after …

Jessica Chastain Sends a Powerful Message to Women in the Wake of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

"Talk could be powerful, but actions more so," the actress said at Variety's Power of Women event in New York City.<p>From supporting Planned Parenthood …

Jessica Chastain

The Politics of Smiling as a Woman

"No matter what a woman is doing, men will tell her that it would really be better (for them) if she smiled. She would look prettier. She would be less scary."<p>If you are a woman, the world regrets to inform you that your face is probably wrong. The mouth part, specifically.<p>For instance, are you not …

Inside the World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen

ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland.<p>Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the …

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 …

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 …

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

Smash the gla$$ ceiling<p>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 …

Nicola Sturgeon miscarriage: SNP leader opens heart on loss of baby at 40

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 …

Brexit

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 …

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 …

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>After decades of shouting our demands for …

Gender

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

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 …

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

<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 workforce," Otis Kenner, a minister from Louisiana, declared from the stage at a major anti-abortion …

Elections

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>— …

Gender

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 …

Diversity

Sheryl Sandberg: Women need to mentor each other

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg keeps on leaning in.<p>On Thursday, her nonprofit group LeanIn.Org launched a new initiative to encourage women to help each other advance their careers. To set the tone, the campaign has produced a video featuring successful women, from actress Emma Watson to tennis star …

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 …

Women Entrepreneurs

Warren Buffett Advocates For Women In Business At White House Summit On Women

At a Tuesday summit in Washington, D.C., billionaire Warren Buffett offered a piece of advice to young entrepreneurs.<p>“Delight your customers,” Buffett told the audience. “If you’ve been delighted by the person you’re doing business with, you’re going to return to that person.”<p>Buffett, Chairman and …

Warren Buffett

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 …

Body Language

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 …

Gender

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 …

Forget the “glass ceiling”—Indian women must worry about the “sticky floor” instead

In October 2014, Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, said in an interview that women needed to trust <i>karma</i> if they don’t get the pay raise they want. “It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise,” he said.<p>The statement was widely …

Gender

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 …

Alan Turing