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How Women Experience Discrimination In The Office

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In the workplace, women may experience discrimination without realizing it. Subtle sexism is frequent in the office because it’s thinly veiled by “professionalism” and for many women, when they experience such discrimination, they can’t quite “put their finger on it.” Here are four examples of sexism to recognize. When Ellen Pao faced gender discrimination at work, she decided to do […]

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Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s notorious sexual harassment problem continues to gather more attention. In several recently ousted incidents, prominent executives and investors in the tech industry have resigned from their positions as a result of such allegations. Silicon Valley is criticized for harboring a “trickle down asshole culture”, which mainly means that this young boy’s club does not make a lot of […]

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Common Misogynistic Workplace “Rules” That Hinder Women’s Careers

Common Misogynistic Workplace “Rules” That Hinder Women’s Careers

Women in any workplace may have heard the following “rules” on how to behave and act. It’s frightening to think how often women are told how to “be” in a professional work setting because it inevitable affects women’s careers. It is our hope that it’s changing, but make sure to recognize such misogyny. I spent days procrastinating before writing the […]

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The Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion – And Why The Latter is Better

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Diversity has become a buzz word in recent times as our society works towards equality for all people. But while many organizations and businesses have adopted goals towards attaining diversity, perhaps it doesn’t go far enough to achieve the results we desire. This is where we need to learn more about inclusion. I saw The Nutcracker last holiday season. This wasn’t just […]

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How To Put An End To The “Open Secrets” Of Silicon Valley

How To Put An End To The “Open Secrets” Of Silicon Valley

I don’t know Justin Caldbeck personally, though we have a number of friends in common. I was not aware of what is now being referred to as the “open secret” about him — despite being a woman who founded a company in Silicon Valley in 2012 . But, I am familiar with the dynamics that enabled his behavior, and I’m not surprised it took Niniane […]

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Mothers Are Still Edged Out Of The Workplace

Mothers Are Still Edged Out Of The Workplace

No one can deny the responsibility mothers bear. But that responsibility seems to be synonymous with mothers sacrificing their careers. This way of thinking supports limiting gender roles which are discriminatory and unfair to mothers, even fathers! If we want a more equal workplace, there’s a lot that needs to change. While her father issued an executive order which resulted […]

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Companies Are Springing Into Action: The Age Of Activism

Companies Are Springing Into Action: The Age Of Activism

Picture this: it’s Friday night, and everyone is ready to head out to the bars. One boy says, “I’ll call an Uber.” Another boy agrees. All the girls in the room, including myself, simultaneously yell, “No!” The now controversial app is quickly deleted, and a Lyft is called instead. This is just one example of the hottest trend: activism sells. […]

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Sexism In Silicon Valley Is Obviously Not Over

Sexism In Silicon Valley Is Obviously Not Over

Women in the tech field are often defined more by their frequent exposure to sexism than their actual work. From men only asking other men questions during meetings to male bosses directly objectifying their female employees, sexism ranges from subtle to overt. A survey titled “The Elephant in the Valley” focuses on inherent misogyny in Silicon Valley alone. For a […]

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Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Many remarkable women throughout history have paved the way for female leaders by breaking down the metaphorical glass ceiling in numerous fields, including politics and business. Because of these women’s efforts, we can see a global increase in the number of female leaders, ranging from politicians and community leaders to executives and entrepreneurs. However, the works is not done yet […]

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Pure Eating, Living, And Baking With Mandy Harper

Pure Eating, Living, And Baking With Mandy Harper

Mandy Harper started Wholesome Bakery with an interest in nutrition and sustainability. For starters, Wholesome Bakery caters to those with dietary restrictions and provides everyone with “guilt-free goodies” that are free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy and trans fat. How else is it different from other bakeries? Well, as Mandy says, “You don’t feel like crap after indulging.” How did […]

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Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day In San Francisco

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day In San Francisco

Last Friday, Lipstick & Politics attended the incredible Women’s Entrepreneurship Day event at Splunk, Inc. Headquarters. This special day was inaugurated three years ago and is currently celebrated in cities around the world. Focused on inspiring and supporting female entrepreneurs, the WED panels in San Francisco were filled with many accomplished leaders, from the Bay Area and beyond, who were […]

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Making Sense Of Both Candidates’ Stances On Tax Benefits

Making Sense Of Both Candidates’ Stances On Tax Benefits

As we brace ourselves for the final debate tonight, it’s important to look back on what’s been discussed so far. Although the Republican candidate and Democratic candidate disagree on many things, one of the issues that they both have said they’ll fix is closing the “hedge-fund loophole.” Of course, the differences between each candidate on this particular issue lies in […]

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Vital Conditions Improve For SF Workers Of Group Home

Vital Conditions Improve For SF Workers Of Group Home

In group homes for troubled and vulnerable children, it is crucial that the conditions are ideal and supportive. But in many cases, institutions aren’t supportive enough of its workers in charge of caring for the children, resulting in frequent turnover and inadequate employee assistance. Progressive steps were made in one San Francisco group home: Last year, the Edgewood Center for […]

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