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Tomboy: A New Book about Gender

January 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

I got the message early in life that it was better to be a boy than a girl. I heard my parents talk about my father’s disappointment that I, his firstborn child, was a girl when he wanted a boy. I tried to be his son. I played sports with … Read more

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Women on the Outside: New Global Research on Influence

January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

An important new study conducted for the Brookings Institute by Tuugi Chuluun and Kevin L. Young provides a novel view of women’s representation in organizations around the globe. The authors, by using a new network analysis technique, note that the lack of representation of women in leadership positions in the … Read more

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More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling and Some Rising Stars

January 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is always exciting when new barriers are broken by women. Kim Ng and Erika James recently became the first Asian American and woman of color, respectively, appointed in their roles, and Abby Phillip and Savannah Guthrie are being recognized as rising stars. What follows is some information about their … Read more

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Christine Lagarde: How Women in Leadership Make a Difference

December 28, 2020 | 1 Comment

Christine Lagarde, who became the first female president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2019, is already demonstrating the difference that women leaders can make. In an interview conducted by Alison Smale and Jack Ewing of the New York Times, Lagarde lays out her vision for the European Central … Read more

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New Research on the Wage Gap for African American Women: The “Double Gap”

December 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Roosevelt Institute and John Jay College of Criminal Justice published a new study that reveals important information about the wage gap for highly educated African American women in the workforce. Much has been written about the gender wage gap for women in general in the United States. Michelle Holder, … Read more

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The Toxic Culture of Olympic Gymnastics for Young Women

December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have always been outraged by stories of sexual and emotional abuse of young women athletes. I remember how vulnerable I was as an adolescent to the power of authority figures such as teachers, bosses, and landlords. The stories of the more than five hundred victims of sexual abuse by … Read more

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Forgotten Women in History—Part IV

December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

I am always pleased to stumble on an obituary for a woman who died long ago printed in the New York Times. The Times has been belatedly publishing these obituaries to make amends for overlooking the accomplishments of women in the past. Here are the stories of three more women … Read more

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New Research on Workplace Emotional Tax and Four Strategies for Change

November 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent events in the United States have raised the awareness in many white people about the terrible costs of structural racism for people of color in our country in terms of safety, education, access to opportunity, and the wealth gap. In a previous post I wrote about research on the … Read more

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The Triple Whammies and Double Binds Faced by Kamala Harris

November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

As soon as Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate, “a steady drip of racism and sexism” was unleashed, writes Maggie Astor of the New York Times. Many of the racist and sexist tropes thrown at her are similar to those aimed at Michelle Obama when she stepped … Read more

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The Gender Pay Gap in the White House

November 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is always important to verify the truth of claims that our leaders make in order to be informed citizens. The purpose of my posts is to report information from current research to keep readers informed of new knowledge about gender issues in the workplace. While the Trump administration has … Read more

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