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The New Global Plan for Gender Equality

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

I remember the Beijing World Conference on Women in 1995 when Hillary Clinton created a global scandal by declaring, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Her speech was considered so outrageous that the Chinese government cut off her microphone in the middle of her speech. Clinton was the first lady at … Read more

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Women-Led Fortune 500 Companies and Social Justice Promises: Update

July 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among other Black Americans killed by police or white citizens in 2020 and captured on video, triggered an outpouring of public support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the summer of 2020. The obvious injustice of the killing … Read more

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More Sounds of the Glass Ceiling Breaking for Womxn

July 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Let’s take this time to mark another moment of “firsts” for women, adding to the others we have recently acknowledged. We should not take these breakthroughs for granted because as Claire Cain Miller points out, They are a long time coming. Representation in positions of influence can break down stereotypes … Read more

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Why We Need More Women in Elected Leadership

July 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

In previous posts, I wrote about women leaders who have made a difference because they are women. In one post, seven women heads of state around the world demonstrated clear and measurable differences in effectiveness compared to men leaders at the beginning of the pandemic by Telling the truth to … Read more

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The Long-Term Effects of the Shecession: A Case Study

June 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

A recent article written by Kweilin Ellingrud for the McKinsey & Company COVID Response Center provides valuable insight into some long-term effects for women who left the workforce during the pandemic and some influences of culture and diversity on the women who left. For this case study, Ellingrud interviewed two … Read more

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How to Bring about Racial Equity: New Research

June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

What will it take to bring about real change in racial equity in the United States? Decades of efforts to close the wealth, health, and other gaps for Black and brown Americans have not made much of a difference. In an article written by Earl Fitzhugh, J. P. Julien, Nick … Read more

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Redefining Childcare as a Business Problem

June 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Much has been written about the lasting negative impact of the pandemic on women’s employment. In a previous post, I summarized several studies on the potential long-term impact of the pandemic on working mothers. Alisha Haridasani Gupta, writing for the New York Times, notes that “by February [2021], almost two … Read more

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Argentina Leads the Way for Women: The Feminists behind the President

June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was truly surprised to read about efforts by the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, to expand the rights of women in his country. Alisha Haridasani Gupta and Daniel Politi, writing for the New York Times, explain that President Fernández fulfilled a campaign promise by legalizing abortion at the end … Read more

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Why Mothers Worry More: New Research

May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

I remember how disappointed my good friend was when her daughter was born about the lack of parenting equity in her marriage. She felt sure that she had chosen a man as her spouse who would truly be an equal partner in parenting. And he did express a commitment to … Read more

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Women of Color in the Workforce: New Research

May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in Saint Louis writing for the Brookings Institute Gender Equality Series, shares a summary of her new research on ways the intersection of race and gender create uneven and divergent outcomes for women of color in a variety of professions. She … Read more

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