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  • Self-Valuing Is Essential in Women's Fight for Inclusion & Diversity
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Elle

    In the article is an excerpt of Ava DuVernay's speech during the 22nd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood awards, wherein she spoke on diversity and the need for women to focus on self-care even amidst their struggle for equality in the industry. One striking part of her insightful speech: "I invite us to think of this room as a village, one that fights for change on the outside, but one tha ...
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  • The Struggle for Saudi Arabian Women's Rights Should Live On
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: International Business Times

    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz has recently passed away, and is now hailed as having left a “relative” legacy as a women's advocate. It is relative as far as their context is concerned for theirs adheres strictly to the moral and religious laws of their land, and the king having paved the way for their women to enjoy rights that women from the free western world enjoy, is noteworthy to s ...
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  • Indeed, Time for Women to Take Charge and Become Leaders
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: TakePart

    This opinion article puts forth the challenge: America's diversity is growing, elected officials should also be representative of the people they vow to serve. "However, despite the country’s increasing diversity, our elected officials look markedly different from the people they’re supposed to represent." ...
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  • Not Asking Companies to Provide for Abortifacients Makes Moral Sense
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: NPR.org

    The news article is about the differing opinions of the SC justices clearly making the issue of the Hobby Lobby case and that of its sister company a gender issue. The NPR.org reports: "There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to inclu ...
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  • Gender Clash in Jill Abramson's Ouster from the New York Times
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Think Progress

    The opinion article on which this commentary is based deals with the recent firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor from the New York Times. ...
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  • Companies must add more women to boards
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Guampdn.com

    The opinion article talks about why there should be more women in board positions, especially in retail and consumer goods companies. According to the article, "Most retailers know that women influence about 85 percent of buying decisions in the USA (65 percent globally), not only for themselves but for their families, their workplaces and the businesses they have created." It also co ...
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  • Two Higher Paying Jobs for Women
    By: Consuelo Fajota
    News Source: Jobs and Career News for Women Blog

    Out of more than 500 job categories tracked by the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), there are only two occupations in which women brought home greater median weekly pay than men in 2012: counselors and health practitioner support technologists and technicians. Both occupations are broadly defined categories that include several specific positions. Women counselors earn a median weekly paycheck ...
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  • Don't quit your day job
    By: Joan Walsh
    News Source: TheStar.com

    If female fear and self-doubt were ever eradicated, the publishing industry would collapse. Another day, another book or magazine article about how women can have better orgasms, more money, smarter kids; mix job and family, spirituality and ambition; be a feminist and a stripper. But no matter the issue, the premise is pretty much the same: we're doing something wrong. Leslie Bennetts's ...
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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: For Black Women Coaches: You Haven’t Come a Long Way Baby
    By: Diverse staff
    News Source: DiverseEducation.com

    According to many observers, structural barriers are restricting the coaching pipeline for Black women. It’s widely accepted that coaches must serve their time in the trenches before ascending to take over a program. But many female coaches spend years as assistants only to see head coaching jobs taken by male candidates. The tendency for schools to hire men to coach women’s teams also serv ...
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  • ‘Grey’s’ gets girls looking to be doctors
    By: Paula Burkes Erickson
    News Source: FortWayne.com

    Call it the “Grey’s Anatomy” effect. “Doctor” is the leading career choice of today’s teen girls, according to a recent poll by Junior Achievement Worldwide and Verizon. Of 1,500 students ages 13 to 19, the proportion of girls who cited doctor as their ideal job was 10 percent – up from 8.3 percent in 2004, when the girls’ top response was “businesswoman.” This year, b ...
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  • Women And The New 'Extreme' Jobs
    By: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    News Source: JobBank USA

    December 2, 2006 Nancy Pelosi, Jeanine Pirro, Elizabeth Vargas -- women with outsized jobs and grand ambitions burdened by family baggage. Sometimes it buoys them up; mostly it drags them down. In 2006, maternal responsibilities and spousal frailties have a new ability to shoot high-powered women down. It's as though the goal post just shifted. Over the last decade, high-level, high-impac ...
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  • Lifting the veil on a cultural can of worms
    By: Sheena Hastings
    News Source: Yorkshire Post Today

    One Muslim woman's refusal to take off her veil while teaching in a primary school has caused outrage and a debate on the state of multi-cultural Britain. Sheena Hastings reports on the case of Aishah Azmi. AISHAH Azmi applied for a job as a bilingual teaching assistant at Headfield C of E Junior School in Dewsbury. She reportedly understood that she was to be interviewed only by a woman membe ...
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  • Corporate positions held by women decreased
    By: Catalyst survey
    News Source: womensenews.org

    The percentage of corporate officer positions held by women has decreased by 0.23 percentage points a year for the past three years, according a 2005 Catalyst survey. The New York-based advocacy organization said that in top corporate jobs, men outnumber women more than 6-to-1. In addition, the hiring of women into these top positions has slowed down in the past few years. Catalyst predicts tha ...
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  • Abuse of women GIs: Good men must check bad ones
    By: Erin Solaro
    News Source: The Christian Science Monitor

    SHELTON, WASH. - In January 2006, US Army Specialist Suzanne Swift went absent without leave (AWOL) from her unit, the 54th MP Company, rather than return to Iraq. She claimed to have suffered repeated sexual harassment and abuse, and blamed a chain of command whose members variously refused to stop it, participated in it, and accused her of bringing it on herself. She was arrested on June ...
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  • Women Top Expense Honesty Claims
    By: Ananova.com
    News Source: Ananova.com

    Women are more honest than men when it comes to claiming work expenses. Just 11% of women admitted they had submitted a false or padded expenses claim to their company, compared with 16% of men, according to Barclaycard Business. But women who do overclaim are slightly less likely to be caught by their employer, with 93% of women claiming to have got away with it, compared with 90% of men ...
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  • For women execs, it's still lonely at the top
    By: Ellen Wulfhorst
    News Source: Reuters Via Yahoo! News

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men outnumbered women more than six-to-one last year in top jobs at U.S. corporations, where the rate of growth in the number of women filling the most powerful positions has slowed, an advocacy group reported on Wednesday. At the current pace, women will reach parity with men in America's top corporate jobs in 40 years, said the study by Catalyst, a nonprofit research g ...
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  • Lack of sleep makes women hate their jobs
    By: newKerala.com
    News Source: newKerala.com

    A University of Florida study has revealed that lack of sleep not only makes people tired and cranky but also causes them to dislike and even hate their jobs the next morning. "It’s intuitive that one might feel a little irritable, but to experience emotional spillover to the point of actually feeling less satisfied with work is a little surprising," said Brent Scott, a UF gradua ...
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  • The secret lives of the babes behind their veils
    By: Allegra Stratton
    News Source: The Sunday Times - Review

    When London girl Allegra Stratton went in search of twentysomethings in the Middle East she found a hidden world of make-up, music and pre-marital sex We were in a car driving through Beirut in traffic when Darah, a DJ and connoisseur of American rap, tapped on the window. She was pointing at two girls crossing the road in front of us, cigarillo thin and Coco Chanel chic with small and tig ...
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  • Many Muslim women in U.S. feel empowered
    By: Stephen Magagnini / The Sacram
    News Source: detnews.com

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The mosque -- or masjid in Davis, Calif., had become too small for the city's growing Muslim population, and a thorny debate arose over how to rectify the problem. The all-male mosque board was riven with politics, and when her husband quit, Dr. Shereen Zakauddin Vera volunteered to take his place. Vera quickly spoke up -- when the men talked of building a second sto ...
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  • Study: In College, Women Outpacing Men, But Pay Lags
    By: Ben Feller, AP education write
    News Source: Associated Press

    Women now earn the majority of diplomas in fields men used to dominate--from biology to business--and have caught up in pursuit of law, medicine, and other advanced degrees. Even with such enormous gains over the past 25 years, women are paid less than men in comparable jobs and lag in landing top positions on college campuses. Federal statistics released in 2006 show that in many ways, t ...
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  • Transgendered Professor Stirs Debate Over Women in Science
    By: E.J. Mundell, HealthDay Report
    News Source: MedicineNet.com

    When former Harvard University President Larry Summers voiced the opinion last year that women might be intellectually inferior to men when it comes to math and science, he touched off a nationwide firestorm of controversy. Now, Stanford University professor of neurobiology Dr. Ben Barres is wading into the fray with an essay in this week's Nature, contending that women are just as scientifi ...
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  • Executive Job Search For Women: 3 Jobseeking Ways For Women Executives To Find A Job Faste
    By: Kevin Donlin
    News Source: www.iSnare.com

    Got a difficult problem in your job search? Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions? Well, you've got company. Problems in a job search are as common as mosquitoes in July. But ... have you ever written your problem down on a piece of paper? I'll bet you haven't. Because, when you write problems down, you take an immediate, huge leap towards s ...
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  • As a growing number of female executives rise to the top, how will they change the culture of the workplace?
    By: Barbara Kantrowitz, Newsweek
    News Source: MSNBC.com

    This should be a season of celebration. America has its first female in the Oval Office. Everywhere you look, there are women surgeons, police officials, hard-charging executives and even amazingly resourceful undercover operatives. So why aren't women across the country cheering? Well, perhaps because those role models—important as they are—are all fictional. They're stars ...
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  • At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust
    By: TAMAR LEWIN
    News Source: The New York Times

    Nearing graduation, Rick Kohn is not putting much energy into his final courses. "I take the path of least resistance," said Mr. Kohn, who works 25 hours a week to put himself through the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. "This summer, I looked for the four easiest courses I could take that would let me graduate in August." It is not that Mr. Kohn, 24, is indiffere ...
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  • Former Daisies star to throw first pitch
    By: SHANNON RUSSELL | ENQUIRER STA
    News Source: Cincinnati.com

    WALTON - Sunlight filters into a window in Pat Scott's back room, casting shadows on framed photos, wooden bats and a brown- and gold-skirted uniform. "This," Scott says, motioning with an outstretched arm, "is my own sports hall of fame." Scott, 76, has been inducted into three halls of fame, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. She even h ...
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  • Women Find Nontraditional Ways To Network for Advancement
    By: Perri Capell
    News Source: CareerJournal.com

    When it comes to business networking, executive women throughout the U.S. are throwing out their golf clubs and joining others like them to talk shop in online discussions, book clubs, nail salons, knitting groups, and other nontraditional venues. That's because many popular ways to network -- cocktail-hour gatherings, business-card exchanges or sports events -- aren't suited to women's sch ...
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  • The Good Years Are Still Ahead of You
    By: Vickie Milazzo
    News Source: Articles-Hub.com

    Every woman who reaches mid-life – that halfway stop where dreams have been either realized or abandoned – looks around and wonders, “What’s next?” The kids are grown, the career is schlepping along and you wake up each day feeling just a little bit lost. What happened to the life you imagined when you were twenty-one, with all those years ahead of you? The good news: they’re st ...
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  • Lifework for Women: The Big 40!
    By: Teresa Proudlove
    News Source: YourLifeWork.com

    I am absolutely no stranger to the concept of life long learning, particularly in the arena of self discovery. To me, this is the greatest and most important journey of all. One of my greatest teachers was my fortieth birthday. Although I had forty years to prepare for it, the big Four Oh managed to catch me by surprise. How does forty years pass so quickly? For some odd reason I thought I ...
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  • Title IX changes could stifle dreams
    By: Tamika Catchings
    News Source: USAToday Via Yahoo! News

    Growing up, one of my greatest thrills was dribbling a basketball with my father and siblings. No other pastime could compare with the challenge of the game and the exhilaration of competition. By the seventh grade, I had decided I would one day play in the NBA. My family made me believe that I could excel at basketball. And like so many other young women, I had opportunities to play sports ...
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  • Most women score poorly on finances
    By: Warren Boroson
    News Source: Daily Record

    Most women score poorly on finances. Why don't most women do something about the sorry state of their finances, such as investing more aggressively for their retirement? Because they're sidetracked by immediate, pressing matters: taking the kids to soccer practice, ironing clothes, cooking dinner, paying bills and so forth. "They wear too many hats," said Vivian Banta, vice chai ...
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  • Extension program teaches women farm management skills
    By: Hannah Fletcher, Iowa Farmer T
    News Source: Iowa Farmer Today

    NEWTON — As the 15 women left the classroom at the Des Moines Area Community College campus here last month, headed for home, they left with a new sense of empowerment. They had just completed the six-week Annie's Project, a program designed to give women to financial skills and other resources to manage their farms. By the end of the six-week program, many women returned home readuy to ...
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  • The Ascent of a Woman
    By: ANNE E. KORNBLUT
    News Source: The New York Times

    SOMETHING happens when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton enters a crowded room. People quickly draw a circle around her, cameras begin to flash frenetically and the entire center of gravity of the place moves toward the woman in the pantsuit. It was like that at a gala dinner celebrating female leaders here Thursday night, but with a difference: Mrs. Clinton was not the presidential woman every ...
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  • Understanding Barriers To Women's Career Progression
    By: Tony Jacowski
    News Source: GoArticles.com

    Never in the recent past have the debates over the matter of women's progression in their careers been as big as they are now. Nevertheless, the matter has always been discussed but not with the same intensity as it is today. With an increasing percentage of women in United States workforce (53%) in all professions, different barriers to progress have gone up. Barriers To Women's Career Pro ...
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  • Cops forced to make unfair choice
    By: Joye Brown
    News Source: Newsday.com

    Pull over partner, I gotta run for the bathroom. Again. The mind marvels at what's possible when a pregnant Suffolk County cop hits the street. The county police department is in U.S. District Court this week because it gave pregnant cops a choice, beginning in 2000: Work or stay home. Sounds reasonable. But, as with so many things about pregnancy, it's not. For one, a department ...
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  • When Work-Around Isn't Working
    By: Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of W
    News Source: WorldWIT

    <em>Women are masters of accomodation. When life hands us lemons, we make an absolutely breathtaking lemon mousse. Are women problem-solvers, you ask?</em> Women are masters of accomodation. When we see an obstacle, we dedicate ourselves to the task of figuring out how to get over, under or through it. When life hands us lemons, we make an absolutely breathtaking lemon mousse, wo ...
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  • Dare to Scare
    By: Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of W
    News Source: WorldWIT

    I've been on the road steadily since New Year's - speaking with university and corporate groups, women's groups, HR leaders, Diversity people and business people of all stripes. Often, the topic is related to women in the workplace. Other times, it's HR leadership for these changing times, and grappling with the question of how to make the workplace safe for all carbon-based lifeforms. This is ...
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  • She stood for all the things a woman can do
    By: Julia Baird, June 1, 2006
    News Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

    THERE is something both very funny and a bit odd about the cult surrounding the sport of extreme ironing. Its official website describes it as "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt". Taking a bag of ironing and a board to the top of mountains, and to the tops of bronze statues, ski slopes or u ...
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  • Fifty Lessons: We need to do better in advancing women
    By: Gill Rider, Director General,
    News Source: Telegraph UK

    One of the things I'd resisted throughout my career was being associated with women's issues. I just wanted to get on and be very successful in my own right. I actively resisted getting involved with any women's networks until one day I happened to be in my office looking at a photo of the first time I became a leader in Accenture. There were all these men lined up, and then me sitting ...
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  • Women are still hitting a glass ceiling on salaries
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: STLToday.com

    Despite gains in the boardroom, women still have a long way to go before achieving paycheck parity. The latest statistics collected by the National Association for Female Executives show that women continue to make less money than men doing the same job. The information, published in the group's fourth-quarter NAFE Magazine, covers various industrial and public sectors, from accounting an ...
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  • When fear follows fabric along the assembly line
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: LATimes.com

    The loss of apparel jobs could be disastrous in poor countries where women are essential breadwinners. Now the factories are threatened by the expiration of import quotas that for 30 years helped poor countries - and poor women - take part in the global economy. The last of the quotas expired two weeks ago, but the jobs began disappearing last spring. Since November, six factories have clos ...
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  • London 's Gender Pay Gap Revealed
    By: DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: This Is Local London

    The pay gap between men and women is significantly wider in London than the UK as a whole, according to new research for the Mayor of London. Women in the capital earn on average 25 per cent less than men, compared with 18 per cent less across the UK. At the same time the most common female occupation in London pays £5.38 per hour, while the most common male job pays £17.30 - three times ...
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  • Ruby The Riveter: E’Town Woman’s Story Makes Its Way Into History Book
    By: the DiversityWorking staff
    News Source: The News-Enterprise Online

    Ruby Mortensen never thought she would find her name in a book. She wasn't sure anything she'd done would make a good story. But the staff at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown thought differently. When the Atria group decided to write a book honoring the women who worked on the home front during World War II, Mortensen's tales from her factory job earned her a place in "Memories o ...
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