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Who’s In Your Boardroom?

  As the year winds down there’s some reason for optimism about the rise of women in top corporate positions and holding board seats. In their 10th annual study, UC Davis researchers found women hold 11.5% of the board director and highest paid executive positions at the 400 largest public companies (measured by market cap) headquartered in California. That’s the […]

Let’s Discuss Workplace Alternatives To Putting Women’s Eggs On Ice, Shall We?

Let’s Discuss Workplace Alternatives To Putting Women’s Eggs On Ice, Shall We?

The recent announcement made by Facebook and Apple to fund human oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) for their employees is a powerful reminder of how complicated our world has become. The implications of women ‘electively’ delaying reproduction for reasons well beyond the medical community’s current recommendations are almost unfathomable. My head hurts just thinking about it. No doubt, the choice “to […]

There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance: Real Survival Tips for Working Moms

There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance: Real Survival Tips for Working Moms

Picture the scene: I was living in Switzerland with my husband and two young sons, 8 months and 2-and-a-half years old at the time, when both kids came down with a vicious stomach virus. They got ill on a night I was preparing for a big meeting at work the next day. Both boys had high fevers and vomiting, and […]

How Pole Dancing is Helping Me Recover from Bulimia

How Pole Dancing is Helping Me Recover from Bulimia

For five years, I felt like my body was the enemy. It was too big, all wrong, an ungainly mistake. It took up too much space and all I really wanted was to disappear. I hoped to fade quietly, to make myself as small as possible to keep myself safe. In other words, I was bulimic. Eventually—and just in time—I […]

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Obama’s Push for Affordable Preschool/Day Care Is NOT an Assault on Stay-At-Home Moms

Over the weekend, my Facebook and Twitter news feeds were full of stories about President Obama and his seeming disdain for stay-at-home moms. Dozens of stories were posted across a multitude of websites, and most of them were vitriolic, filled with dramatic accounts of the President’s apparent derision for moms who didn’t work, along with passionate declarations of support for […]


Untrue Facts About Women You Probably Believe

Untrue Facts About Women You Probably Believe

We’ve all heard the classic stereotypes about women – they’re “emotional” and don’t have the same “leadership skills.” This video from BuzzFeed takes on those “untrue facts” and gives it to us straight. Take a look.

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Reality For Thousands Of Women

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Reality For Thousands Of Women

According to the International Center for Prison Studies, one-third of the women incarcerated in the entire world are in the United States.  That’s more that 200,000 women.  In the infographic below you can see some other statistics compiled by ColorofChange.org and Ultraviolet. These are sobering stats, which I will probably consider the next time I settle down to watch OITNB…let […]

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Amy Poehler’s Speech Will Make You Love Her More

Amy Poehler’s Speech Will Make You Love Her More

I’m almost through reading Amy Poehler’s charming, hilarious and honest auto-biography, “Yes, Please.” I may like it even more than  - as she puts it – her ‘work wife,’ Tina Fey’s book “Bossypants.”  In it she writes passionately about working with orphans in Haiti. I’m not being facetious when I say that I’m considering the possibility of adopting from Haiti […]

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Police Report: Brock Turner Admits Sexual Contact, Denies Alleged Rape

Brock Turner

In a police report filed Jan. 28, Brock Turner admits to having sexual contact with the alleged victim but denies nonconsensual intercourse during the Jan. 18 incident that precipitated his arrest on suspicion of attempted rape. Turner was a Stanford freshman and varsity swim team member at the time but has since voluntarily withdrawn his status as a Stanford student. He […]

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Senator To Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

Senator To Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

  by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, Jan. 22, 2015, 5 a.m. This story was co-published with NPR. Sen. Charles Grassley said nonprofit hospitals could be breaking the law when they sue poor patients over unpaid bills and issued a stern warning to one Missouri hospital that he hopes reverberates nationwide. Citing a ProPublica and NPR report, Grassley, […]

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Key Points From Obama’s State Of Union Address That Are Important To Women And Pretty Much Everybody

Key Points From Obama’s State Of Union Address That Are Important To Women And Pretty Much Everybody

Tuesday night, the President gave his State of the Union address – and he discussed a number of the issues important to women, like equal pay and affordable childcare. Let’s take a look at what this means for women.   Equal Pay What he said: “This Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid […]

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7 Reproductive Rights Issues to Watch in 2015

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  by Nina Martin ProPublica, Jan. 16, 2015, 3:50 p.m. To say abortion opponents are feeling fired up in 2015 would be a massive understatement. In their first week back at work, congressional Republicans introduced a sweeping prohibition on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy (H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act), as well as bills that would ban […]

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Should We Judge Women Who Don’t Want To Be Known As “Feminists”?

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Recently, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of Big Bang Theory said in an interview with Redbook that she’s not a feminist. Among her reasons for distancing herself from feminism was the fact that she enjoys cooking for her husband, which she said makes her feel like a “housewife.” However, many of us feel that a woman can enjoy domestic life and also be […]

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The Best Perks To Retain Working Women? It’s What You DON’T Do That Matters Most.

The Best Perks To Retain Working Women? It’s What You DON’T Do That Matters Most.

By Heidi Roizen What’s the best company perk to retain female talent? Nothing. You heard me right. Let me explain. Yes, you can pay to freeze my eggs, but I can pay for that myself if you just pay me more. And that sentence can be universally applied to anything for which money creates the perk — free food, leased […]

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Elevating the Political Conversation: Focus on Ideas, Not Insults

Elevating the Political Conversation: Focus on Ideas, Not Insults

Though the New Year has only just begun, and many of us struggle to write “2015” when noting the date, 2016 is already upon us. That’s right, it’s barely a week into January and while the Ghost of Christmas Past has moved on, already we have been greeted by the Ghost of Elections Future. Many have noted that stores push […]

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End Of Something. Reflections On 2014.

End Of Something. Reflections On 2014.

“Reflect on the world that you carry within yourself. And name this thinking what you wish…Your inner most happening is worth all your love.” – Rilke. The end of the year, like the end of anything, comes with it a very special gift. Reflection. The tremendous impressions of the past define not only who you are, but who you will […]

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School Segregation, The Continuing Tragedy Of Ferguson

School Segregation, The Continuing Tragedy Of Ferguson

ON AUGUST 1, FIVE BLACK STUDENTS in satiny green and red robes and mortar boards waited inside an elementary school classroom, listening for their names to be called as graduates of Normandy High School. The ceremony was held months after the school’s main graduation for students who had been short of credits or had opted not to participate earlier. One of […]

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The new documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry explores the important contributions of those involved in the women’s rights movement between 1966 and 1971. Through archival footage, recent interviews, and more, it takes a look at the ways in which those women paved the way for the current day women’s movement. Check out the powerful trailer.

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How to Tell if You’re Feminist (Hint: You Probably Are)

How to Tell if You’re Feminist (Hint: You Probably Are)

Feminism has a branding problem. Not the basic concepts or the definition of feminism, which according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary  is, “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.” That’s all that feminism means and you’ll find few people who object to that simple idea. Unfortunately, the word itself has been associated with the most extreme […]

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Deadly Force, In Black and White

Deadly Force, In Black and White

by Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara ProPublica, Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured […]

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5 Tips For Etiquette Challenged Leaders During The Holiday Season

5 Tips For Etiquette Challenged Leaders During The Holiday Season

The small, overcrowded room feels cramped, maybe even a little uncomfortable.  You’re not sure you want to be attending another corporate holiday party but with so many opportunities to connect and network  how can you say no?   So, you have a drink to ease the tension and make the night pass quicker, (who can say no to an open bar?). […]

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