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Is 2186 the year for equal pay?

Today, findings show that women are outperforming men in postsecondary in North America, and are more likely to graduate from college and university. According to More...

Why gender parity could be a massive boost to the GDP

Lydia Dishman from Fast Company looks at how gender equality could add trillions to the worldwide economy and why we are holding back. Read the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Women in economic development can have it all, just not all at once

On June 18th, 21 women (and one man) came to downtown Toronto to meet other women in economic development and to learn strategies for surviving More...

South African girls get head start in technology [analysis]

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls. Through More...

CNBC Article about Palm Beach County’s Attractiveness to Financial Services Companies

The pitch for running a hedge fund from Miami or Palm Beach is hard to ignore, especially after another brutal Northeastern winter. Taxes are low, More...

10 Things we need to do to close the wage gap

Alanna Vagianos at The Huffington Post shares ten things we can do to close the wage gap between men and women in the United States. These ideas More...

Why are these 3 STEM fields dominated by women?

It’s no surprise to anyone following technology or workforce development news that women are underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. But More...

A case for women geeks

Nigeria’s budding technology sector is growing fast. But growth can be accelerated if it integrates more women into its fold. Ommo Clark never wanted to More...

The glass-ceiling index

In light of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Economist has released their updated glass-ceiling index that shows what countries women have the best More...

Early gender gaps drive career choices

A new study released by the ABC’s of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior and Confidence says that boys and girls remain deeply divided on More...

Fewer women run big companies than men named John

Nothing solidifies corporate America’s glass ceiling more than finding out that there are more men named John running large companies than there are women running More...

Is health care the new job of choice for the middle class?

The stereotypical view of the middle class worker used to be the factory worker picking up his lunchbox and heading out to a regular shift More...