Kathryn Kolbert

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Politics Podcast: A Tango In Argentina and Trump's Tricked-Out 757

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>The NPR Politics team is back to talk about the big political news of the week, including mile-long lines at the polls in Arizona and Idaho, President Obama's historic trip to Cuba and the terror attacks in Brussels.<p>On a lighter note, the team discusses the inside of Donald …

Donald Trump

After years of trashy remakes and underwhelming supporting roles, do Jessica Jones, Agent Carter and Supergirl represent a new era of female (super) empowerment?

Comic Books

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Researchers say extra GDP output could come from reforms, such as allowing more women in workforce in countries where they currently face restrictions<p>Tackling gender inequality and boosting women’s opportunities in the labour market could add $12tn (£7.8tn) to annual global GDP over the next …

World Economy

Female CEOs Find Stock-Based Pay Harder to Get, Easier to Lose

Stephani Finks/HBR Staff<p>It’s long been a complaint in populist corners that chief executives receive huge stock-based payouts — even sometimes when their companies don’t perform that well. Well, researchers have now discovered an exception to both rules: women.<p>We already know that a) only a tiny …

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

First Women To Graduate From The Army's Elite Ranger School

Army officials in January allowed women into the Ranger training on an experimental basis.<p>For the first time, women will graduate from the U.S. Army’s prestigious Ranger School, officials announced on Monday.<p>Two female officers have completed training in what is considered one of the most difficult …

Teenage boys and girls don't use social media in the same way

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, technology and social media are more integral to teenagers’ social lives than ever. The …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Being a strong woman isn’t remarkable, it’s normal

<i>On May 29, 2015, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addressed the class of 2015 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Below, an excerpt of her remarks to the women graduating this year.</i><p>I wasn’t very interested in makeup until I was in my twenties, which is when I began to wear makeup. …

Pinterest Puts a Number on Diversity

Technology companies say they should hire more women and minorities. Pinterest Inc. finally put a number on it.<p>The image-sharing site today said it has put in place specific diversity goals for 2016, including increasing the hiring rate for full time engineering roles to 30% women and 8% …

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8 Venture Capitalists Speak Out About Female Founders | Inc.com

The issue of gender and venture capital is hotly debated. Many say there aren't enough quality female founders. (According to CrunchBase, about one in five, or 18 percent, of startups going for venture capital today has a woman founder or co-founder.) Some say there aren't enough women VCs. Since …

4 Secrets To Success From The First Black Woman To Own A Billion-Dollar Business

Take notes.<p>Janice Bryant Howroyd left her North Carolina hometown in 1976 with $900 in her pocket to start a business that would help others find employment. Two years later, she launched Act1, an international talent firm.<p>Fast forward 40 years, and Howroyd holds the title of the first African …

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The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

David Cameron clashes with business over gender pay gap

David Cameron says that companies must publish details of their gender pay gap to help 'create the pressure we need for change'<p>Large companies will be forced to publish details of the pay gap between men and women, David Cameron has announced in a move which puts him in direct conflict with …

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Women Are Waving The Entrepreneurial Flag And Boosting Economic Growth

"<i>Being an entrepreneur was always inside me. The will to create and take chances - that won't ever end. Today I know I will always be an entrepreneur because it feels too good than playing it safe</i>."--Bianca de la Garza<p>A 17-year network veteran, Bianca de la Garza struck out on her own in 2014 to …

10 Myths About Successful CEOs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I could change one thing about the digital age, I would definitely walk back the whole notion of user-generated content. The vast majority of it is nothing but popular nonsense propagated by pageview-hungry opportunists out to make a …

Finally! Woman to be on new $10 bill

Move over Alexander Hamilton. You're getting company on the $10 bill and <i>her</i> name is ...<p>On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 -- the 100th anniversary of the Constitution's 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.<p>A …

Constitutional Amendments

Julia Gillard's advice to Hillary Clinton: call out any sexism early

Julia Gillard has some advice for Hillary Clinton if she becomes the first female US president – call out any sexism early.<p>The former Australian prime minister gave Clinton the free advice during a talk at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women summit in London on Monday night.<p>Gillard was asked on …

Hillary Clinton

A third of working women say they're discriminated against

New research reveals that one in three working women in the UK admits to feeling disadvantaged in the workplace.<p>The report, from recruitment consultancy Badenoch and Clark, revealed that 31% of respondents believe that men are offered greater opportunities at work. The issue was noticeably more …

Mentoring

Number of Fortune 500 companies led by women is at an all-time high: 5 percent

Female leaders in the Fortune 500 had another record year.<p>This year's Fortune 500 list "ties the record (set last year) for highest number of female CEOs with 24, including Mary Barra (General Motors), Meg Whitman (Hewlett-Packard), Ginny Rometty (IBM) and more." So reads the press release about …

General Motors

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Animation: At CalArts and elsewhere, more women are entering the picture

Maija Burnett scanned her California Institute of the Arts classroom as nearly 60 new students filtered in, empty notebooks in hand. It was the start of the 2014-15 school year, and Burnett, director of CalArts' character animation program, was meeting this crop of freshmen for the first time in …

Gloria Steinem to lead women's march in North Korea

Gloria Steinem is among 30 female activists traveling from Beijing through the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea in a call for peace next Sunday. The event marks the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.<p>The 81-year-old activist told Reuters that “it seems to me that …