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Happy Equal Pay Day!

Seriously, there is such a thing as equal pay day, and it’s today, April 8.

What’s going on with equal pay anyway? Isn’t it a thing of the past since women have achieved relative parity in the workforce?

Well, no. Despite the fact that women make up half the entry-level workforce, they do not yet represent half of the leadership tiers and they do not receive equal pay for equal work.[…] Continue Reading »

About a year ago, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, went against the advice of her career advisers and published a book about women’s leadership called “Lean In.”

She was told by wise people that writing “Lean In” would end her business career, but she did it anyway. She says that, up until that point, she’s spent her career not talking about being a woman in business, thinking women would be naturally rising to the top.[…] Continue Reading »

Amy Webb is CEO and founder of the digital strategy agency Webbmedia Group, a co-founder of 501(c)(3) Spark Camp, a lecturer at Columbia University Sulzberger Program and a board member and adviser to various organizations. She also wrote the memoir “Data, A Love Story,” published this year. I recently asked her about being an entrepreneur and about her various endeavors.[…] Continue Reading »

A Department of Labor report on the glass ceiling noted that “what’s important [in organizations] is comfort, chemistry, and collaboration.”

Chris Argyris, business theorist and professor, says there’s a universal human tendency to organize our lives around remaining in control and winning.

Might these hidden needs be the reason most companies have failed at incorporating diversity as a normal business practice despite all the research that demonstrates its positive impacts on the bottom line?[…] Continue Reading »

This is part two of a two-part post by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett, the authors of “The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men-and Our Economy (Tarcher/ Penguin). In part one, they discussed three things women should be doing — but aren’t — to get ahead professionally.[…] Continue Reading »