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Equal Pay Day: Women Nearly Twice as Likely to Retire in Poverty

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The promise of America from one generation to the next is a simple one: After a lifetime of hard and rewarding work, Americans can expect to enjoy a secure retirement. But for a… Continue reading

Dove’s One Beautiful Thought Will Have You Thinking Twice About Yourself

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Dove is back with yet another ad campaign that has us reaching for our tissues and re-evaluating how we talk about body image. This time around, Dove is asking that we share #OneBeautifulThought.… Continue reading

Ellen Pao on Reaction to Kleiner Case, Workplace Sexism and Running Reddit

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On Thursday, Ellen Pao sat down with The Wall Street Journal in her first interview since she lost her legal battle against venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Speaking from the San… Continue reading

Women In Technology: The Rise Of The Female CDO

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  It seems reasonable to feel like women aren’t getting nearly their due when reports show that only about a quarter of computing jobs are held by women today. Even worse, that’s down… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen Are Sending Women to Boot Camp

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How do you get on a board of directors if you’ve never been on a board of directors?Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen found themselves grappling with that paradox one day earlier this year.… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: The Best Bosses Aren’t Bossy

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I’ve been reading with interest about Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban the word “bossy” – because of the negative implications it can have for young girls’ feelings about future leadership.  While I’m very sympathetic… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: This App Makes Your Phone Buzz When You Approach Places Where Women Made History

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The SPARK movement is aiming to put women on the map. After the non-profit noticed that Google’s daily doodles featured women only 17% of the time, they reached out to the tech giants.… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: 5 ways to ooze confidence—and professionalism—on the job

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5 ways to ooze confidence—and professionalism—on the job To emoji in a professional email, or not to emoji in a professional email? That is the question. So when Caroline Ghosn, the co-founder and… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: AdCouncil’s “Love Has No Labels” Campaign

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Most Americans would probably agree that discriminating against someone on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, age, religion, or disability is wrong. But implicit bias, the subconscious snap judgments we make about other… Continue reading

WiLab Loves: ‘Not There’ Campaign Removes Women From Ads for International Women’s Day

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Women across New York had vanished. Rosie the Riveter disappeared from her iconic poster in a bus shelter. Serena Williams faded from a giant Beats billboard in Times Square. Gone was Scarlett Johansson… Continue reading