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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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3 Tips For Balancing Work And Personal

3 Tips For Balancing Work And Personal

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States is ranks above average in “housing, income, wealth” and numerous other personal liberties. However, America’s lowest score in this comprehensive life quality study is work-life balance. In aspiring and working towards “having it all” in both professional and personal spheres, the most difficult task is maintaining this […]

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6 Reasons Gender Equality In STEM Is Essential For Everyone

6 Reasons Gender Equality In STEM Is Essential For Everyone

Even when women are the majority of those receiving STEM degrees, the industry is still considered to be “male dominated.” Here’s why gender equality in the STEM industry is essential to fighting inequality everywhere: I can’t believe I still have to say this, but increasing the number of women in STEM fields is crucial to gender equality in all workplaces. We […]

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3 Ways Businesses Are Failing At Diversity

3 Ways Businesses Are Failing At Diversity

Diversity in business is all the rage, as companies attempt to project their brand as progressive. However, many companies are simply taking a short cut in just hiring a gay man or an Muslim woman to get that “Diversity” stamp on their brand. Here are some ways businesses are falling short in their efforts to create a more diverse company […]

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6 Rights Queer Women Need To Reclaim In The Workplace

6 Rights Queer Women Need To Reclaim In The Workplace

We know that women struggle in the workplace, trying to dodge condescension, harassment, and glass ceilings. However, queer women are unfortunately given one more layer of discrimination on top of their gender, being their sexuality. Neither sexuality nor gender should have any affect on how coworkers treat queer women in the workplace, but here are six words of wisdom on […]

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Lipstick & Politics Talk Branding With Jason Johnson and Robin Farmanfarmaian

Lipstick & Politics Talk Branding With Jason Johnson and Robin Farmanfarmaian

Lipstick & Politics held its most recent Leadership Salon, “Lessons from Exceptional Entrepreneurs: How to Stand Out from the Crowd” on Thursday, June 2nd. Our Editor-in-Chief was joined by two accomplished business leaders as panelists: the co-founder and CEO of August Home, Jason Johnson, and COO of Arc Fusion Programs, Robin Farmanfarmaian. Together, we discussed an essential element to contemporary […]

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Does Coming Out Affect One’s Career?

Does Coming Out Affect One’s Career?

Defining your brand in your career is a huge part of finding success, however it’s also imperative to personal happiness that your brand is authentic to who you truly are. Here are the pros and cons of being open about your sexuality in the workplace as well as the best way escape the ‘glass closet’: The question of whether or […]

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Why Pink STEM Toys Aren’t Helpful

Why Pink STEM Toys Aren’t Helpful

Creating pink STEM toys in an effort to lure young girls into the pursuit of STEM careers is a bad mixture of sexism and consumerism, as it stereotypes and pigeonholes young girls with ideas of who they are, or should be, and is also a lame attempt at boosting toy sales. Here are four reasons why it is ridiculous to make pink STEM […]

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