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A Long Time Comin’…

A Long Time Comin’…

Ladies, we are in serious trouble here. In the annual ranking of 133 countries around the globe on the issue of gender equality, the U.S. once again fails to make the top 10. Or the top 20. We may be the world’s only remaining super power, but women are worse off here, according to the World Economic [...]

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Climbing the Ladder to Beat the Clock

You would think it would be an easy sell.  There is clearly a correlation between women in executive suites and on corporate boards and higher returns.  When women serve on corporate boards, profits and productivity increase.  Diversity of perspective and experience create better decisions, rigorously tested judgments, and high quality “thought capital”.  The benefits of [...]

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I See Sexism

Sometimes I think I’m going crazy, only I know I’m not because other women tell me they notice the same thing.  It’s complicated, and it’s hard to keep it in focus sometimes, but it really is there.  I don’t see dead people,.  I don’t hear voices – I just see gender distinctions being made where other [...]

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Women In, Then Out, of Business

I’m going to be talking to a roomful of women getting their MBA’s this week, and I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of good news for them. True, they are in an elite group of about the one-third of  Americans with undergraduate degrees. They will outnumber their male counterparts when they receive their masters [...]

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Guest Post : Mothers Out of Options, Not “Opting Out”

I came across this fabulous opinion piece by Sarah Kendzior, a St. Louis-based writer on the Al Jazeera site.  She graciously allowed me to repost it here in full – it is THAT good.  You can see it at its original home right here.  Thanks, Sarah! “The choice that is not really a choice” is one [...]

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Women in Congress

You can’t work in the social justice field like I do without celebrating small victories – most of the time, small may be the only kind of victory  available! If you don’t make the most of little reasons to be happy, you just get burned out and depleted. There’s so much to accomplish you have [...]

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How the Abortion Debate Is Used to Divide Women

“Women have the great power  and honor of growing our future humans, giving life and birth to them. That kind of power must be wielded with dignity, self respect, and the knowledge that we have had the ultimate power all along. Oppression and inequality is only temporary. The day we realize our collective strength, is [...]

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Heartbreak in New York

Funny how when women raise economic issues that have nothing to do with abortion, it still ends up being about abortion. Readers, gather ’round for a sad, sad story. The Governor of New York introduced a bill designed to promote women’s security in and out of the workplace called the Women’s Equality Agenda. It actually [...]

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Mothers’ Rights Depend on the State You’re In

Those smart and savvy moms at A Better Balance have written a book that will be your “go to guide” for workplace policies relevant to your pregnancy, maternity leave, and working life as a parent.  Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman and Elizabeth Gedmark are the authors of Babygate: What You Really Need To Know About Pregnancy [...]

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The Never-Ending Student Loan for Mothers

The Never-Ending Student Loan for Mothers

As we find ourselves in the frenzy of holiday spending and gift giving, you may be surprised to know that the amount of student loan debt across the country actually exceeds the amount of credit card debt. It used to be that borrowing to buy a house or earn a college degree was called “good [...]

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