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Female Soldiers To Move Into Combat-Related Roles, Army Says

Female Soldiers To Move Into Combat-Related Roles, Army Says

By Kristin M. Hall FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Female soldiers this week are moving into new jobs in once all-male units as the Army breaks down formal barriers in recognition of what has already happened in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The policy change announced earlier this year is being tested at nine... Read More »

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology? Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Read More »

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Crazy as it sounds to American mothers, in Great Britain women can take up to a year off work, partially paid, after having a baby. Such generous benefits are designed to give moms and babies time to bond, but according to a new magazine survey (highlighted in the Daily Mail), they're having a side effect:... Read More »

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

So what is the real reason more women aren't running big businesses? In their unguarded moments, some male execs and business owners may tell you: It's because they have babies. Sure, women are talented and driven, but these men will say: When women have babies, they take time out of the workforce which is... Read More »

Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

Is Jack Welch, the former General Electric CEO, a timeless seer or an out-of-date warhorse? The Wall Street Journal recently posed that question, but the the answer is simple: He's an out-of-date warhorse. The occasion for the question was a Journal-sponsored conference on Women in the Economy. Welch doesn't... Read More »

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

While more women than ever are in the workforce, men still dominate the management ranks; here's how to get around the biggest obstacles. Read More »

Young Women More Career-Driven Than Men, Survey Finds

Young Women More Career-Driven Than Men, Survey Finds

In a startling reversal, more young women than young men now rank a high-paying career as one of their life priorities. Read More »

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

By Calvin Woodward WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their utmost to spread it around: "92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women." Amazing it may be. As a... Read More »

Report: Women Work Longer Hours, More Honest On The Job [Infographic]

Report: Women Work Longer Hours, More Honest On The Job [Infographic]

Women may or may not be the weaker sex, but it appears that they work longer hours than men and are happier with how much they earn, a new study finds. Fifty-four percent of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41 percent of men, according to the survey of more than 5,000 U.S. workers... 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 »

Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

By Christine Laue Try telling the woman scraping plaque off your teeth that it's a man's world. Female dental hygienists earn eight percent more than their male counterparts, according to online salary database PayScale.com. Read More »

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Restaurant workers are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than the general working population. Servers are three times more likely to live in poverty, and twice as likely to rely on food stamps. As a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center states: "Essentially, many of the workers who... Read More »

Women At War: Pentagon Is Easing Its Job Limits

Women At War: Pentagon Is Easing Its Job Limits

By Lolita C. Baldor WASHINGTON (AP) -- New orders from the Pentagon: The military on Thursday formally opened thousands of jobs to women in units that are closer to the front lines than ever before, reflecting what's already been going on as female American soldiers fight and die next to their male comrades. Read More »

The World Agrees: Working From Home Is Good For Women

The World Agrees: Working From Home Is Good For Women

More companies are letting employees work from home, and no one has welcomed the shift more than women -- the half of the population that still does most of the home-based work. It's much easier to pick the kids up from school, do the grocery shopping, wait for the plumber, and do your daily eight hours labor... Read More »

Tire Dealer Charged With Bias Against Women

Tire Dealer Charged With Bias Against Women

When a company hires over 1,000 new employees over a period of three years, and none of them are women, there is likely something suspicious. Mavis Discount Tire, which owns Cole Muffler, and has 130 locations across the Northeast, is allegedly guilty of exactly that, and The Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More »

Police Officers' Photos With Scantily Clad Women Trigger Investigation

Police Officers' Photos With Scantily Clad Women Trigger Investigation

Images of police officers posed with scantily clad women have triggered an investigation in Modesto, Calif., after the racy photos were sent to its police department, City Hall and news media earlier this week. The photos show two uniformed Modesto police officers along with several woman wearing revealing... Read More »

Gender Bias Suit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics

Gender Bias Suit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics

By Samantha Henry NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Female sales representatives for Quest Diagnostics filed a $100 million federal lawsuit Thursday against the diagnostic testing company, accusing it of gender discrimination. The suit was brought in U.S. District Court in Newark by sales managers Erin Beery in... Read More »

Mobsters Allegedly Trafficked Eastern European Women To Work In New York Strip Clubs

Mobsters Allegedly Trafficked Eastern European Women To Work In New York Strip Clubs

Twenty men have been charged with trafficking women from Russia and other Eastern European countries, and forcing them to work in New York strip clubs, reports the New York Daily News. Seven of the defendants are suspected to be mobsters in some of New York's biggest crime families. According to the... Read More »

Women Say They Should Go To Mars

Women Say They Should Go To Mars

"That's one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind." At the Women and Mars Conference in Washington D.C. last week, leading women from NASA and other space-related technology giants gathered to make a point. Women had to be present, they agreed, on such an enormous milestone for humanity as the... Read More »

Women Continue To Lose Jobs During 'Recovery'

Women Continue To Lose Jobs During 'Recovery'

Economists announced the end of the recession two years ago, and there now seem to be glimmers of a recovery. The overall unemployment rate dropped this past month to 9 percent. But things are only getting worse for women. While it may have been a "mancession," it truly is, as the media has dubbed it, a... Read More »

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