The housewife stereotype has long since shattered - it's all about leaning in, breaking the glass ceiling, closing the wage gap and more.
- Top Story - April 2018
10 Inspiring Female Journalists
Compared to how it is today, in the past, the majority of women weren't taken seriously in their professions. In fact, it was pretty difficult for women to obtain higher and professional jobs, because men believed that they weren't properly equipped for them. But when women do work as professionals, they're still not being taken seriously.
Strong Woman Syndrome: Part II
In case you are interested, there is a part one to this story. Find it here. Within the ten days after my diagnosis, I found out that at least two other female employees had similar interactions with the owner. They too were diagnosed with Strong Woman Syndrome.
The Glass Ceiling
As of 2017, women make-up just over 50 percent of the population, and yet we still haven't reached equality in either pay rate or job status. Women earn 60 percent of all four-year college degrees and 60 percent of all Master's degrees. Law degrees? We earn 47 percent of MBA's and 48 percent of all medical degrees. and 47 percent of other specialized Master's. We comprise 47 percent of the general workforce and 49 percent of the college-educated workforce, yet we are poorly represented in the upper echelons of nearly every possible field. The massive progress of the last few decades of the 20th century has all but come to a standstill. As of 2011, we hold only nine percent of top management positions in S & P 1500 companies. As of 2016, women hold just 18 percent of S&P 1500 board seats.They are just 25 percent of executive and senior officials and managers, 9.5 percent of top earners, and 6 percent of CEOs in S&P 500 companies. Women don't fare better in law or medicine. Although females make up 45 percent of lawyers, we only make-up 22 percent of law firm partners. In medicine, we represent 37 percent of all physicians and surgeons, but only 16 percent of medical school deans. In television and film, the results are equally dismal. Women accounted for just 17 percent of all the directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors who worked on the top-grossing 250 domestic films of 2016. Many films are designed to get female viewers and yet they have only a small hand in creating them. Women were just 26 percent of all off-screen talent on broadcast networks, cable, and streaming programs during the 2015-16 season. Women of color were only 3.9 percent of the executive or senior-level officials and managers and 0.4 percent of CEOs in the companies that produce our entertainment. In 2017, after the departure of Ursula Burns as CEO of Xerox Corp., there were no African American women heading Fortune 500 companies. As recently as 2013, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies had no women of color as board directors at all. So what can be done to eliminate the ceiling?
Women and Precarious Employment: My Thoughts
In recent years, we’ve been hearing the term “precarious” being used to describe what has become the current state of employment for many people, particularly women (especially in marginalized communities).
- Top Story - March 2018
Strong Woman Syndrome?
Last week, Monday February 26, I was diagnosed with Strong Woman Syndrome. My face remained expressionless and then I blinked my eyes as I stared in to the eyes of my diagnoser. I thought to myself, "Is that even a real thing? I have to Google that and see what that is exactly." And then I smugly thought to myself, "I’ll take that as a compliment.” I hope he didn’t mistake me blinking my eyes as batting my eyelashes, eww.
Sexism: Not Just a Boy's Club
You've made it to the second interview, assured that this is nothing more than a preliminary meet and greet with your new administration. You feel confident, celebratory, and ready to get through this last step and get back to work. Two minutes into this interview, you realize that this person sitting in front of you decided before you even walked into the room that you were not going be hired. Your experience and education far surpasses hers and you are well-liked by everyone else who has met you in this office—this may have injured you, but your gender, well, that was the kill shot.
The False Allegation
“It was devastating, you know? Turned my whole life upside down.” “So what happened in court? How come they found you guilty?”
Leadership Success Tips for Women
Being a leader is difficult. Top leaders manage to ensure operations are completed thoroughly while guided by strategic vision. How can you strike the balance between being the enforcer and the source of your team's inspiration?
The Most Powerful Female CEOs in the Business World
From Mary Barra to Sheryl Sandberg, the most powerful female CEOs in the business world have one thing in mind: growth. As some of the most strong-willed, intelligent women in the world, these business owners work each day to make their company the best there is.
Loneliness of the Female Developer
It's the loneliness that hits you first. I love being a developer. I love the challenge and learning every single day to get better.
Levels of Insubordination
For the past year, I have kept myself quiet in regards to how I found myself in my situation. Not many of even my closest friends have been aware of the events that occurred. I guess I felt it was taboo to talk about, that it wouldn't help anything any way, or maybe I was embarrassed. I'm really not sure. However, I am feeling a little braver and a little stronger, encouraged by the #metoo movement and the strong women I have seen come forward recently. So, I've decided to be open about my experience.
The Woman in the Shop
I always find it easy to write, and what better thing to write about than the workplace? Everyone has their moments at work; after all, we spend a "painful amount of time" at our workplaces.