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The Glass Ceiling Holds

It took Hillary Clinton a while to talk about the first-woman-president idea. She didn’t stress it early in her 2008 campaign. But people kept coming up to her with pictures of their grandmothers who got to vote for the first time in 1920. Others begged her to get the job done so they could see a …

How Meetup Ditched Its Boys Club | Backchannel

<b>When Sheryl Sandberg</b> published <i>Lean In</i> in 2013, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman ordered several dozen copies. On March 11 — publication day — his female …

City of Women

“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City stu­dio in 1966, and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right. Walking down the city streets, young women get harassed in ways that tell them that this is not their world, their city, their …

The truth about the gender wage gap

Nearly 10,000 people graduated with MBAs from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business between 1990 and 2006.<p>In 2009, three economists decided to <b>study</b> a quarter of those graduates. They asked a detailed set of questions about the jobs they’d held since graduation, how many hours they …

Most women won’t be able to follow in Hillary Clinton’s footsteps—unless they’re already rich

On Jun. 7, Hillary Clinton became the first woman in US history to become the presumptive nominee for a major political party. “Tonight’s victory is not about one person,” she declared. “It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”<p>Hillary …

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

A number of new commercial online services have emerged in recent years, each promising to reshape some aspect of the way Americans go about their …

Goodreads Is Finally Cashing in on Its Devoted Community

The premise of Goodreads is simple, as it has been since the service launched in 2007: Track the books you read, leave ratings and reviews, and …

Mommy blogger confesses that most of her stuff is 'fake nonsense' and the mommy blogging industry is 'b------t'

But the blog came to an abrupt end late last week, when Denise had a crisis of conscience and quit.<p>In a splenetic rant on her new namesake blog (which is worth reading in full), Denise said much of the content posted to her mommy blog — and countless like it online — was garbage. She has deleted …

Why your Facebook feed is filled with women selling essential oils and press-on nails - Vox

I had to draw the line at sex toys.<p>A Facebook invitation titled "Girls Night In!!" promised games, wine, and "an evening of fabulous fun" at a friend's house. I read on for the rest: Would I be interested in tips and tricks to improve my relationship? And what about the chance to learn about a …

The LinkedIn For Women Who Have Taken A Career Break

Après is a new job marketplace that is targeted toward moms who want to opt back into their careers.<p>Jennifer Gefsky is an accomplished professional. After graduating from law school, she was recruited by a New York firm and worked there for several years before becoming vice president and deputy …

Why Does Hollywood Keep Disrespecting Melissa McCarthy?

Next month will mark the fifth anniversary of the release of <i>Bridesmaids</i>, the modestly budgeted smash that proved a comedy driven by women could hold …

Brown-Philpot Tapped as New TaskRabbit CEO

The appointment makes the former Googler one of the few black women to get a top job in the diversity-challenged tech industry.<p>Stacy Brown-Philpot, the COO of TaskRabbit, has been named CEO of the San Francisco-based errand and personal services platform. She takes over for founder Leah Busque, who …

This Women’s Clothing Brand Is Made For Professional Women Who Hate To Shop

MM.LaFleur has found success selling workwear to busy women who want to look great but defy stereotypes about fashion.<p>“I’m so sick of the stereotype that all women are shopping-obsessed,” Sarah LaFleur, the 32-year-old cofounder of the workwear brand MM.LaFleur, tells <i>Fast Company</i>.<p>After college, …

It's Official: Medium Wants to be a Platform, Not a Publisher

Almost since its inception in 2012, when Twitter co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams launched it as a blogging service, Medium has been something …

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops

Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling?<p>It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly.<p>That sounds like a truism, but the academic work behind it helps explain the …

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The founder of Silicon Valley's hottest grade school compares it to Uber and Facebook

AltSchool, a network of "micro-schools" spread across the San Francisco Bay Area and Brooklyn, New York, is constantly being talked about in the education world. It seems Silicon Valley is just as enamored.<p>In a new interview with The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead, AltSchool founder Max Ventilla …

Etsy’s Handmade Label Now Includes ‘Artisanal’ Factories

Etsy, the online marketplace for all things handmade, got its start in Brooklyn 11 years ago as a quirky alternative to anonymously and cheaply …

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

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