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The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink

Posted by YWM on January 13, 2014

Provided by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress

schriver logoIn an era when women have solidified their position as half of the U.S. workforce and a whopping two-thirds of the primary or co-breadwinners in American families, the reality is that one in three American women is living at or near the brink of poverty. That’s 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them, living one single incident—a doctor’s bill, a late paycheck, or a broken-down car—away from economic ruin. Women make up nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers, and a vast majority of them receive no paid sick days. This is at a time when women earn most of the college and advanced degrees in this country, make most of the consumer spending decisions by far, and are more than half of the nation’s voters.

This week, Maria Shriver is launching The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, in partnership with the Center for American Progress. This is the third in a series of groundbreaking examinations of cultural transformations impacting American women and families. This Shriver Report is a multiplatform study of the profound change in the makeup and reality of American families and the failure of government, business, and other cultural institutions to adapt to this change and deal with it. The fact is that the average family is not what it used to be. Today, only one-fifth of our families have a male breadwinner and a female homemaker. And it’s not only that women are breadwinning in most families. These days, more than half of babies born to mothers under age 30 are born to single mothers, the majority of whom are white. This is a seismic shift, and it’s time for our institutions to catch up.

“For too many American women, the dream of ‘having it all’ has morphed into ‘just hanging on,’” said Maria Shriver. “The Shriver Report is about what working women need now to be successful in today’s economy, where women are powerful, but also powerless. Identifying why that is and what we as a nation can do about it is the mission of this report.”

“The Shriver Report makes clear that the challenges facing millions of American women who are living on the brink of poverty are not inevitable, but the result of the choices that government, businesses, and individuals make,” said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. “We do not have to accept endemic economic insecurity, perennial work-life conflicts, and inadequate and unaffordable child care as our reality. It is our hope that this unique collaboration between the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver not only ignites a national conversation but also spurs real movement to lift women up and pull them back from the brink.”

The Shriver Report takes stock of the developing crisis and explores what women need now to push back from the brink by proposing concrete solutions—a combination of public, private, and personal approaches—that can help reignite the American Dream for women and their families. The Shriver Report finds that these solutions would also help the economy at large. We report that closing the wage gap between men and women would cut the poverty rate in half, adding nearly half a trillion dollars to the national economy and boosting the gross domestic product by 2 to 3 percent.

“At its core, this Shriver Report is a call to the nation to modernize its relationship to women. Without a new approach, we are benching our front line and weakening our economy and families,” said Karen Skelton, editor-in-chief of The Shriver Report. “The Shriver Report explores how we got here, why it matters, and what we can do about it.”

The report brings together a star-studded array of experts, thinkers, academics, practitioners, and cultural leaders, who lay out how we got where we are today and suggest new ways forward. The impressive and influential roster of contributors from across the political spectrum includes Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Howard Schultz, LeBron James, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ron Haskins, Stephanie Coontz, Muhtar Kent, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R-ID), Carol Gilligan, Angela Glover Blackwell, Sheryl Sandberg, Eduardo J. Padrón, John Bouman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sister Joan Chittister, Eva Longoria, Tory Burch, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Heather Boushey, Ann O’Leary, Kathryn Edin, Nadine Burke Harris, Tony Porter, Jennifer Garner, Ai-jen Poo, Peter Edelman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Harris, and Rev. Leith Anderson—and real women who are doing what it takes to get and keep their families on firm economic footing.

The multiplatform Shriver Report includes:

  • The book. A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink is an eBook from Rosetta Publishing. In an initial four-day special offer—available from January 12 to 15—it is a free download on Amazon Kindle.
  • The huge, nonpartisan nationwide poll, commissioned by The Shriver Report, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and TargetPoint Consulting, and supported by AARP, will be released Sunday, January 12 on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.”
  • The Thrive Index for businesses, developed for The Shriver Report by Ann Huff Stevens and researchers at the University of California, Davis. It helps managers identify company policies and best practices that promote the success of low-wage women workers, increasing their productivity and creating a thriving workplace for employees and employers alike.
  • The Life Ed curriculum—which was developed for the report by Anne Mosle and Ascend at the Aspen Institute—identifies the new set of tools and skills young women need to meet the demands of the modern era: financial literacy, self-esteem development, healthy relationship building, and the ability to find mentors and networks, as well as the critical importance of college and how to get there. It’s a far cry from the old home economics curriculum.
  • The Shriver Corps—in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps VISTA program and LIFT—will develop and train volunteers across America who will put low-income families on firmer economic footing by helping them connect to secure housing and jobs and reducing barriers to access to public benefits programs.
  • The photojournalism. The Shriver Report commissioned a team of award-winning photographers, led by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney, to document a day in the life of women living on the brink all over this country.
  • The classroom initiative. The Shriver Report will be used in classes ranging from sociology and gender studies to public policy, business, education, and public health in colleges and universities across the country, including Harvard University, Georgetown University, Wellesley College, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan.

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Women of the U.S. Senate Honored During National Business Women’s Week

Posted by sherrysaunders on October 22, 2013

BPW Foundation Salutes Senate Women’s Leadership in Reopening the Government

BPWFoundationlogocolorDuring National Business Women’s Week 2013, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation honors and salutes the Women of the United States Senate for their leadership and for displaying the fortitude to pave the way to a sensible compromise that reopened the government and allowed it to pay its bills. Having female leadership in Congress has proven, once again, to be a critical asset in shaping and negotiating key legislation.

October 21-25, 2013 marks the 85th anniversary of National Business Women’s Week (NBWW), a national BPW Foundation signature event that recognizes the achievements of working women throughout history. Traditionally during NBWW, BPW Foundation singles out extraordinary women who epitomize what it means to be a woman leader in the workplace. This year all of the U.S. Women Senators have earned this honor by demonstrating the importance of working together and being willing to reach across the aisle and do the hard work necessary to craft a compromise.

In a letter sent to each woman U.S. Senator, Roslyn Ridgeway, BPW Foundation Chair thanked them for their “stalwart leadership in working toward the deal that ended the government shutdown and avoided a possible default. You and your fellow female Senators played an instrumental role in coming up with a bipartisan framework that broke through the political gridlock of the last few weeks.”

Ridgeway said, “It is particularly fitting that our Women in the Senate led the way during the month BPW Foundation celebrates National Business Women’s Week. Their leadership both demonstrates and validates NBWW, which calls attention to local women entrepreneurs, facilitates discussions on the needs of working women and their families, shares information about successful workplace policies, and raises awareness of resources available for women in their communities.”

NBWW is celebrated by BPW organizations and their local communities across the country and this year they will be highlighting the work of the Women of the U.S. Senate as they hold their various town halls, lunches, briefings and conferences.

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HERvotes Blog Carnival: Taking Care of Women

Posted by YWM on August 1, 2012

President/Chair League of Women Voters/League of Women Voters Education Fund 

There is more good news coming this week for women because of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA). Beginning August 1st, millions of women around the country will be able to receive free preventive health care benefits. So, what does this mean in the day-to-day lives of women? A whole lot for their health!

In a nutshell: Under the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) new guidelines, women will no longer have to pay for preventive health care.

Specifically, health insurance plans will be required to fully cover these vital services: well-woman visits; domestic violence screening and counseling; breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling; FDA-approved contraception methods and counseling; screening for gestational diabetes; human papillomavirus DNA testing for women 30 and older; counseling for sexually-transmitted infections; and HIV screening and counseling.

This means there will be no co-pay, no co-insurance and no deductible charges for these services! Annual health insurance policies that begin on or after August 1, 2012, are required to include these benefits, and any plans and issuing companies that have not received special clearance are also required to cover these services.

This wonderful news comes on the heels of last summer’s new insurance market rules under the ACA, which provided for mammograms, cervical cancer screening, prenatal care, colonoscopies, blood pressure checks and childhood immunizations at no charge, along with ACA recommended Medicare-related free preventive services.

In addition to the ACA’s benefits already in effect (and including allowed parental coverage for millions of youth 26 and under), these new benefits for women are a huge step forward in providing quality health care for everyone. Find more information at Healthcare.gov, managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The League of Women Voters worked hard to help pass the ACA. We cheered when the House passed ACA and when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor in June. Today, we applaud HRSA’s new guidelines for women’s preventive health care, a big step forward for women’s health!

HERvotes Blog Carnival: Join us by sharing this and the posts below on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtag #HERvotes), and other social media.

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on June 22, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

 Women who have succeeded in business should be brave enough to share their achievements in order to inspire others and not shy away from publicity [Newsday]

Anniversary of Walmart V Duke is marked by push for equal pay [Care2]

MA women’s commission presses for equal pay and sick days [Boston Herald]

Queen bees, mentors and the boss problem [Business Week]

Even women doctors can’t escape the pay gap [Forbes]

Why women still can’t have it all.  This article is generating quite a discussion in the media and blogosphere [The Atlantic]

Gender make of of UVA Board of Governors is questioned [Washington Post]

The impossible juggling act: motherhood and work [CAP Radio]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

60 women named to League of Extraordinary Women [Fastcompany]

WWII veteran devoted her life to service [Tulsa World]

28 top business women to watch [DRShannonreece]

Elinor Ostrom, only woman to win Nobel Prize for Economics dies [Huffington Post]

Ms Magazine is 40 years old [Huffington Post]


VA should accelerate plans to help female veterans [Boston.com]

Senate Bill aims to help homeless women veterans [Air Force Times]

Documentary looks at post service challenges for female troops [Ruptured Duck]

Inequities plague women veterans [State of Heath]

“Invisible War” film documentary examines rape in the military [Washington Post]

Allow women veterans married to veterans to have their own headstones[UserVoice]

Other News of Note

State Department creates global sports mentor program for women [Business Week]

40 years after Title IX women still lag in tech fields [Delmarva Now]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on May 25, 2012

Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day.  Remember the sacrifices our service members and their families have made.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Bill pushes to close wage gap between men and women [New York Times]

The wage gap is real and still exists. In NH it is 78 cents to a dollar [Eagle Tribune]

How to lift women leaders out of the pick ghetto [Business Week]

Five things you should know about the Paycheck Fairness Act [Think Progress]

Study finds that discrimination in the workplace against women may depend on men’s marital status [Huffington Post]

Empowered Workforce

Career-Day Barbie and Stepford Wives: Don’t forget they are made of plastic… [Huffington Post]


JulieHera DeStefano’s is making of a film, Coming Home, about female soldiers in Afganistan [Pop City Media]

VA releases report on challenges facing women veterans [Warner.Senate]

Military body armor is not a good fit for women [Washington Post]

Military spouses can promote themselves better by turning a negative into a positive -[Augusta Chronicle]

Female veterans the invisible soldiers [Huffington Post]

Female veterans struggle to find employment [CNET TV]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Women in Business: Q&A with Victoria Ransom, CEO of Wildfire [Huffington Post]

Barbra Streisand has brains to go with her amazing artistry and appeal [Examiner]

Laura Law-Millett, co founder of GI Film Festival, is a veteran herself [WJLA]

Stem in action: Allison M. MacFarlane nominated as NRC chairman [Washington Post]


Negative perceptions still choking off women’s access to STEM careers but encouraging girls in the early grades will benefit them and U.S. economy. [Women’s e-News]


VA effort fights heart disease in women  [Marine Corps Times]

Other News of Note

Women working in the beer industry come together to shed its male- only reputation [Crain’s Cleveland]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on May 4, 2012

May is Military Appreciation Month.  Consider mentoring a woman veteran or military spouse.

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Moving beyond Equal Pay Day: Grace, grit and pay check fairness – When? [Forbes]

Despite the challenges involved, organizations should offer women to women mentoring [Management]

Data from the Census Bureau confirmed that Rachel Maddow was right during an interview on “Meet the Press”—men do earn more than women [Huffington Post]

Women are moving up in the defense industry [Washington Post]

New Rutgers U study shows it is time to invest in paid sick leave in the U.S. [National Partnership]

My Mother’s Day Wish; Equal Pay [Forbes]

In US there is a pipeline of strong female executives ready for CEO roles [Wall Street Journal]

Interview with Shellye Archmbeau on finding mentors and leadership [New York Times]

Dark gray suits and pearls: Why women are lacking in corporate leadership [Next Step Follies]

Activists protest about lack of women on Facebook Board [Mashable]

Scandal highlights lack of women in the Secret Service [Seattle Times]


Why 2012 could be the year of the woman and why it is important that women run [Forbes]

Before the general election, the two presidential candidates will have to address many issues regarding the dominant group of voters: women [The Tower Light]

The State of Women’s Rights: 2012 or 1963? [Huffington Post]

In state capitols across the country last Saturday there were rallies against the war on women [Lezgetreal]


Why the nation needs more female engineers [Washington Post]

France Córdova lead Purdue University to nearly doubled the number of tenured minority women faculty in STEM [Diverse]


Event shines light on military sexual assault [PC Courier]

Army to open 6 military occupational specialties in combat areas to women [Marine Corps Times]

Treatment of PSTD in women veterans – briefing [AAMC]

Loyal canine companion helps veteran regain her life after war trauma [New York Times]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Military spouses, the nation’s other heroes [Huffington Post]

USO honors Gen. Dunwoody is woman of the year [Army.Mil]

Woman who has risen to the top in gaming world thinks more female gamers will turn pro [Forbes]

At 102 WWII female veteran keeps doing good deeds [Los Angeles Times]


The United States fared badly in the first country-by-country global comparison of premature births [New York Times]

Other News of Note

Motherhood remains a serious financial hazard for many moms while fatherhood delivers a bonus to men [Women’s e News]

When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s, then these human rights often go unnoticed and unsupported [Huffington Post]

Are women ready to retire? [SF Gate]

Women are more active on social media than men [The Atlantic]

Secretary of State Clinton kicks off 7th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership [Political News]

Are macho cultures fairer to women?  A look at the growth of women’s leadership worldwide [HBR}

Note to Foreign Policy magazine: Sex isn’t the only female issues. [Forbes]

The most dangerous cities in America for women [Forbes]

14 year old girl faults Seventeen Magazine for doctoring photos to portray perfect skin [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 27, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

High paying careers are high on women’s list of life goals – New Pew Study [Wall Street Journal]

How women mess up when asking for a raise [SimplyHired]

Women speak out about the “Bitch in the Board Room” stereotype [Fast Company]

Why a woman’s agenda means more than her gender [Huffington Post]

Equal Pay Day focuses on gender, but there is plenty of workplace inequality based on color [Women’s eNews]

New York Times Editorial: Romney’s test on support for equal pay is coming [NY Times]

The equal pay issues, is it conditioning? A scientific point of view [NY Times]

Why powerful women are quiet and powerful men are not [Type Pad]

Secret Service needs more women in its ranks [Washington Post]

Equal pay also means equal severance according to judge [HR Morning]

Empowered Workforce

Building business relationships: women, power and golf [The Glass Hammer]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Of course it is a woman who is setting the Secret Service straight [Washington Post]

When most people think about veterans, they don’t picture women. A WWII female veteran tells her story [Sun Times]

Interview with WWII woman pilot who gained veteran’s status for WASPs [JSOnLine]


Women’s gains in life expectancy slow, men’s life expectancy gain [USA Today]

Caffeine alters estrogen levels in younger women [NY Times]

Early menopause linked to bone fracture [NY Times]

Small Business

Women take a different path to building their high revenue companies [Forbes]


Society of Women Engineers offers inspiration and mentoring to young women students [NIUToday]

Violence Against Women

Washington Post editorialized in favor of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.  [Washington Post] It passed yesterday 68 to 31.  On to the House

Senate reauthorizes VAWA 68 to 31.  Only men voted against it. [NY Times]

Disturbing numbers about rape in the military [North Jersey]

Victims of sexual attacks in the military fight back [NY Daily News]

DOD releases annual report on rape in the military [Defense]

FL Governor vetoes funds for rape crisis centers [National Partnership]


Women are fit to play larger role in military [TheDaOnline]

More Black female soldiers suffer in silence with PTSD [BET]

Military spouses who are lawyers have a hard time practicing law [Lawyerist]

May is National Military Appreciation Month, meant to promote awareness and support for our troops and veterans [CW]

Two new studies look at women’s military experiences by the numbers   [Pew Research]

American disgrace: Homeless women veterans and assaulted enlistees [Salon]

Female troops find ways to relate to Afghan women [Stripes]


Report says women need to give more money to political campaigns to get the respect [SheShouldRun]

Other Important News

5 myths about title IX [Elect Women]

Between 1997-2007, fewer mothers wanted to work full time [Pew Social Trends]

Social media and the generational sift in the war on women [Forbes]

Valuing family work: should low income mothers be forced to work outside the home? [NY Times]

Saturday, April 28th , Americans will gather at their State Capitols  to rally for women’s rights [Madison County Democrat]

And For Fun

More women are making and enjoying beer [CNBC]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 20, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Equal Pay Day: Step Up or Step Out of the Way [Moms Rising]

Equal pay- will we every get there: an interview with Lily Ledbetter by Martha Burke [Huffington Post]

Equal pay and single mothers of color [American Progress]

For women in pharma the glass ceiling is cement [Forbes]

Dispatches on the war on women: Poor women get no choice [FemaleEquality]

Working mom’s challenges: sick leave and child care [NPR]


Are women less satisfied with their health care then men? [New York Times]


Gender and Polling [New York Times]

Gov. Perdue says women need to be vigilant [Washington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Sterling Awards names 20 most Influential Women In West Tennessee including BPW’s own Beth Bates [Jackson Sun]

Pat Summitt steps down as Tennessee women’s basketball coach [Washington Post]

Google’s Marissa Mayer joins Wal-Mart’s board of directors [Forbes]

Violence Against Women

Sexual assault is a violation of everything that the U.S. military stands for [GovExec]

Rape victim says military labels them as crazy [CNN]

Biden challenges GOP on Violence Against Women Act [Politico]

Pentagon outlines plan to crack down on sexual violence [Christian Science Monitor]

Small Business

Women ditching West Coast to start businesses in New York [Huffington Post]


One more leak in the pipeline for women in tech: Teacher bias [Forbes]

Gen Y

Young women are more career driven than men [New York Times]


Female veterans struggle on return from war [WTHR]

Women veterans report poorer health despite access to health care [ScopeBlog]

Benefits and challenges of being a military spouse [Huffington Post]

VA needs to address homelessness among female veterans [New York Times]

Supporting the families of the fallen [Huffington Post]

Marines to open officer infantry school to women [Stripes]

Other News of Importance

President Obama:  Women’s economic security key to economic recovery [NJ]

Comments rekindle stay-at-home vs. working mom [USA Today]

Ruth Marcus: The debate on women we should be having [DemocraticUnderground]

It is not a mommy war, it is a war on moms [Huffington Post]

A look at “women’s issues” and the Supreme Court [New York Times]

For Fun

Who made the stiletto? [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 15, 2012

April 17 is Equal Pay Day

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Women still strive for pay check fairness  [The Reporter]

AAUW releases state by state pay gap data [MsMagazine]

Do non-parents really have and easier time at work than parents? [The Jane Dough]

Why should women use their assets to get ahead; men do [Forbes]

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin has a theory pay gender gap: Money is more important to men [NY Daily News]

Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex — as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy? [The Atlantic]

Equal Pay Day puts focus on gender gap [Tucson Citizen]

Empowered Workforces

Professional women working for change through networking and mentoring [Huffington Post]

The business case for gender balanced leadership [SmartBlogs]

President pledges more opportunities for women [USA Today]


President Obama: These are not just women’s issues [Care2]

Romney camp stumbles on pay equity issue [New York Times]

Collision over women’s roles sets off debate among women [New York Times]

Media off target in blowing up so called women’s war of words on work and motherhood  [Washington Post]

Political polls paint conflicting picture of women [Roll Call]


Portland, OR group gets women ready for green jobs [Portland Observer]

New Jersey female engineer works to reverse numbers of women in STEM jobs [Army.Mil]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan [PakTribune]

Gloria Feldt former CEO and president of the Planned Parenthood is still fighting for right to choose [Forbes]

Avon names Sherilyn McCoy as new CEO [Forbes]

WVA women share home front and Rosie the Riveter stories [Herald dispatch]

Pioneering female Marine laid to rest [UT San Diego]


Ensuring military spouses get the education they want [Huffington Post]

The VA faces challenges with expanding its homeless-veteran programs to women [U.S Medicine]

Among military spouses , it’s common to readjust and start over repeatedly as they navigate military life [Huffington Post]

Women veterans struggle to find work [CBS News]

Small Business

Why women lag behind men in the start up community [Women2.org]

Women are now a third of all small business owners [Oregon Business Report]

Women business owners more confident about their businesses success than men [Huffington Post]

Gen Y

Levo League offers career assistance and mentoring on Gen Y women [Mashable]

Young and female in the tech start up central [Inc]

Other News of Interest

Supreme Court Women: All four get together to  honor O’Connor [Legal Times]

Women are stronger negotiators when buy a car [Forbes]

World Economic Forum’s 2011 Global Gender Gap Study finds U.S. ranks 68th in an evaluation of gender wage equality among 135 countries representing 90% of the world’s population [Huffington Post]

Mentoring is a key way in which professional women’s organizations serve their communities and work for change [Huffington Post]

Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces underscores tradition of First Ladies highlighting the needs of and giving back to under served populations [Huffington Post]

Why gender based marketing to children is a bad idea [Forbes]

Women have money: why many financial advisors are missing out [Investment News]

WH releases report on women and the economy [Examiner]

Female IBM executive just a face in crowd at Masters [New York Times]

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 6, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Sen Gillibrand says women will run Wall Street before the White House (SF Gate)

New LinkIn survey shows women most anxious when negotiating (PR Web)

Women find bread winning role suits them (Centre Daily)

Why successful women terrify us (Forbes)

Women fight for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (MCall)

A review of advice for wanting to succeed in the workplace, caricatures women (HBR)

Gender shouldn’t matter, but apparently it still does (HBR)

Study finds, on average, barely 6 percent of executive positions at the mid-size business level are held by women (Chron)

Pay differences between men and women attributed to several factors: industry, company size, education and experience and as well as the location of a job (SF Gate)

A survey investigates how professional lesbian women perceive their workplace experience (Pride Source)

The most pressing issue facing the transgender community is workplace discrimination (JDSUPRA)

Empowering women improves economy for all (Forbes)

Gender gap tops $1 million at lobbying firms (Bloomberg)

Empowered Workforces

What makes a good mentor; its personal (The Glass Hammer)

Value of women’s networks at work question unless they include management commitment, training and mentoring (Market Watch)


Mills College debuts new lecture series to inspire future women scientists (Market Watch)

Privilege not an indicator of women’s success in STEM careers (News.KU)

Female leaders in the tech industry said mentorship is key to increasing the numbers of women in high tech (Austin 360)

New efforts offer gateway to women to STEM careers (Star Gazette)


Study suggests  a biological explanation for the racial disparity as to why black women are more likely to develop and die from cervical cancer (Washington Post)


“Where are the angry American women?”Attacks in legislatures and on the campaign trail have jolted women into action (New York Times)

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

USC female veteran first to win Mellon Mays award (Daily Trojan)

Small Business

WISE symposium boosts women entrepreneurs (Syracuse)


Military spouses go without recognition (Camp Le Jeune Globe)

More women veterans are homeless and housing is scarce (10TV)

Female veterans have harder time finding work (KPHO)

Military wife talks about importance of going back to school for her (Bangor Daily News)

From single parenthood to stalled careers, military spouses make their own sacrifices (MSN)

Other News of Interest

IBM’s new woman CEO puts Augusta in awkward position (Business Week)

The First Lady will appear on “Colbert” Wed, April 11th to talk about her Joining Forces initiative (Inquisitr)

Only 25 percent of Time Magazine’s contenders for its  100 most influential people in the world list are women (Washington Post)

Roughly 65 to 75 percent of the space in the prestigious magazines goes to male writers (Mother Jones)

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