women in the workplace

Why Are We Still Having This Conversation?

Why Are We Still Having This Conversation?

Being a 'girl' in the news business still isn't easy

A 40-year veteran of newsrooms across the country reflects on the debate stirred up after the firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Read More »

One Way Women Make Superior Workers

One Way Women Make Superior Workers

By Stephanie Gaspary, director of social strategy and creative services, CareerBuilder According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data book on women in the labor force, women have made significant progress in the areas of educational achievement and earnings over the past 40 years. Labor-force participation... Read More »

Cisco CEO Meets Sheryl Sandberg: 'My Eyes Were Opened'

Cisco CEO Meets Sheryl Sandberg: 'My Eyes Were Opened'

While Sheryl Sandberg's feminist tome has elicited criticism from some women, interestingly, at least some male business leaders have been supportive of her message. First, Henry Blodget, founder of Business Insider, exhorted people to read her book. And now, according to a report by All Things Digital, John... Read More »

Manufacturing: Not Just A Man's Job

Manufacturing: Not Just A Man's Job

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- April Senase is at the front end of a potential job boom: women in manufacturing. Senase, 35, is a trailblazer. She has worked numerous factory jobs for 13 years -- often as the first, or only, woman on the production floor. She makes nearly $40 an hour, with overtime, in her... Read More »

Woman Finds Sexist Laundry Tag In Boyfriend's Pants

Woman Finds Sexist Laundry Tag In Boyfriend's Pants

When Emma Barnett was cleaning her house last weekend, she picked up her boyfriend's pants, and noticed the laundry tag. It advised to wash the chinos inside out in warm water, to use only non-chlorine bleach, and to avoid ironing the print. "Or---" it adds at the bottom, "GIVE IT TO YOUR WOMAN, IT'S HER... Read More »

The Mancession Has Been Hardest On Women

The Mancession Has Been Hardest On Women

The "Mancession" has been, in many ways, an appropriate moniker for the last few years. With construction and manufacturing -- two male dominated industries -- particularly battered in the recession, 6.1 million men found themselves unemployed, over double the number of women. But new findings from the... Read More »

Why Working Women Should Wear Skirts Instead Of Pants

Why Working Women Should Wear Skirts Instead Of Pants

Women's workplace attire has been a contentious issue ever since women entered the workplace. After all, women are under social pressure to look sexually desirable, which can sometimes conflict with the office pressure to look professional. A new study in Britain offers up an answer to this clash: choose... Read More »

Men More Productive At Work When They're In A Relationship -- Women Not So Much

Men More Productive At Work When They're In A Relationship -- Women Not So Much

Sixty-four percent of single men say they are more productive at work when they are in a relationship, compared with less than half of women, according to a survey conducted by the popular online dating community Zoosk. Dating and sex and gender are wrapped up in so many myths it's easy to come up with... Read More »

Wal-Mart Pledges Billions To Business Women

Wal-Mart Pledges Billions To Business Women

Wal-Mart's reputation among women has taken a battering in the last decade, embroiled in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 1.6 million female employees, the biggest civil rights case in history. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately rejected the suit this summer. The female workers didn't have enough in... Read More »

The Jobs That Make Women Powerful

The Jobs That Make Women Powerful

Only five women graced Forbes' the World's Most Powerful People list last year (German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian political leader Sonia Gandhi in the Top 10), a showing poor enough for 2010 to dishearten even the most gung-ho feminist. With this backdrop, Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list is a... Read More »

Long Commutes Stress Women Out More Than Men

Long Commutes Stress Women Out More Than Men

While long commutes are stressful for most, the strain hits women the hardest, according to a new study. Although women's travel times average slightly less than men's, the study found that their psychological well-being suffers more from the experience. Read More »

Women Make Better Leaders Than Men, If You Give Them The Chance

Women Make Better Leaders Than Men, If You Give Them The Chance

As the bumbling debt talks last month sunk Congress' approval ratings to a record low, pundits across the land began to ponder: Would our politics be less soul-crushing if women were running the show? Or if they at least had a bigger seat at the table? The research says yes. Read More »

Study: Working Moms Striving To 'Have It All' At Greater Risk Of Depression

Study: Working Moms Striving To 'Have It All' At Greater Risk Of Depression

The debate about whether working women can have it all has been going for decades, and there's no shortage of those who believe firmly one way or the other. A new study finds, however, that working moms can reduce the risk of depression if they at least admit that they can't do it all and acknowledge that... Read More »

Foundation Worker Claims Boss Used Hypnosis To Fondle Her Breasts

Foundation Worker Claims Boss Used Hypnosis To Fondle Her Breasts

Who said not-for-profit? Founded in 1832, the Pittsburgh-based Pressley Ridge Foundation has become the target of a lawsuit that threatens to sully the image of an organization that, according to its website, pledges to "improve the adjustment and achievement of children and youth with troubling behaviors... Read More »

Why Women Make Better Cops, Doctors and World Leaders

Why Women Make Better Cops, Doctors and World Leaders

Ask any married couple which spouse remembers family birthdays, when the car is due for an oil change and the name of that great restaurant they went to last week, and chances are both will say it's the wife who serves as the pair's memory. Read More »

Are Women Asking Too Little or Men Asking Too Much?

Are Women Asking Too Little or Men Asking Too Much?

It seems we have a long way to go when it comes to gender equity on the job. A recent Canadian study found that women entering the workforce have have much lower career expectations than men. In fact, women anticipate both smaller paychecks and longer waits for promotions. The study found that women predict... Read More »

Six Ways to Act Like a Man in the Office ... If You're a Woman

Six Ways to Act Like a Man in the Office ... If You're a Woman

by Julie Steinberg When it comes to succeeding professionally, nice girls don't get ahead. Lois Frankel's 'Nice Girls Just Don't Get It,' recently released by Crown Publishers, argues that women need to become more demanding and authoritative, at work and in life. Read More »

Salary Negotiation Tips for Women

Salary Negotiation Tips for Women

According to recent census data, on average women with a bachelor's degree still earn close to $20,000 less than men with same level of education. Many wonder why this is the case, especially now when the number of women in college outnumber men. AOL Jobs recently interviewed Jennifer W. Allyn, managing... Read More »

"The Rise of Wives"

In a new study just released by the Pew Research Center and co-authored by Richard Fry and D'Vera Cohn, researchers have found that in 1 out of 5 marriages women are more educated and earn more money than their husbands, leading to the creation of a trend identified by researchers as, "the rise of wives." The... Read More »

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