Articles about Gender at Work


Female doctors are seeing an average pay gap of over $100,000

Out of 50 metropolitan areas of the country this is where female doctors see the biggest pay gap.


10 female executives on how you can empower younger employees

As a woman, to not only rise to a leadership position but to exceed in influencing younger generations of trailblazers, it’s important to approach the workplace and your career through the lens of female powerhouses who have already carved their own paths.


More than 180 female senior ad executives put industry on notice

More than 180 senior female advertising executives in North America announced the launch of Time's Up Advertising, an anti-harassment campaign and legal aid fundraiser.


This is how STEM recruiters make women feel unwelcome

New Stanford research gives insight into how women are made to feel alienated in STEM fields, proving that the lack of women in technology is more than a pipeline problem — it's an endemic structural issue.


Study: When it comes to raising funds, men and women must pitch differently

If you're a woman entrepreneur, you are more likely to get funding if you emphasize your venture's social mission, while men are not expected to do the same.


The power of using an inclusion rider in your next employee contract

Frances McDormand's Oscar night inclusion rider shout-out sparked a national discussion on the little-known contract clause, and how it could be used to increase the representation of minorities in Hollywood and beyond.


Study: A top promotion can double a woman’s chance of divorce

A woman's professional success may come at the cost of her marriage. When women got promoted to the top job in their field, it doubled their chances of a divorce. The same was not true for men being promoted.


Three female CEOs on what makes them tick

This week, fashion label Theory hosted a women's leadership event in New York City for Women's History Month as part of its "Be Heard" series. The discussion was a lively mix of the women's career journeys and their views on entrepreneurship, leadership and being a woman in business today.


McDonald’s ‘W’ arches are only the latest corporate feminism fail

But when corporations dip their toes into female empowerment, they can run into trouble. We've seen quite a bit of that on International Women's Day in 2018.


Beyond stereotypes: An interview with Native American designer Bethany Yellowtail

As a Native American woman, designer Bethany Yellowtail, of B. Yellowtail, also struggles with reaching acceptance and respect for both her culture and designs. She spoke with Ladders about trying to make her way as a female entrepreneur bootstrapping her business and smashing stereotypes on a daily basis.


What is International Women’s Day and why it matters in 2018

On March 8, people around the world gather to celebrate International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women everywhere and a call to action to raise awareness about the ongoing fight for gender parity.


How women can take control of their leadership presence

Women face unique challenges when it comes to being perceived as leaders. They may even add to these challenges by buying into to the “Imposter Syndrome,” or using body language that appears submissive, or waiting for others to recognize and reward their achievements.


Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown’s career advice is so simple, it’s amazing

The name Bobbi Brown is absolutely synonymous with makeup. Here, for International Women's Day, she shares her best career advice.


Research: Women making significant gains in tech since 1978

Technology and STEM have historically been a world where women are incredibly underrepresented. Now, that's starting to change.


This guy just quit in solidarity with female coworker over ‘boys’ club’ at FEMA

In an act of solidarity for his coworker, FEMA's male press secretary Paul McKellips said that he was quitting because of the “boys club” that was excluding the former head of external affairs, Susan Phalen, from meetings.


17% of companies have no plans to review equal pay policies despite #TimesUp

The #TimesUp movement is in full force, and even though the initiative has made waves across industries and ideologies, new research makes it clear that every employer isn't taking the intended message to heart.

Equal pay

These are the cities where women are obliterating the pay gap in tech

If you're a woman in tech, it seriously pays off to work in these cities, where the gender pay gap is becoming closer and closer to obsolete.


Labor board rules ex-Google employee’s firing over ‘gender stereotypes’ was legal

A federal government agency has concluded that Google did not break labor laws for firing James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote a controversial memo about his company's diversity initiatives.

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?


This is how gender equality is changing dating

At present, the desire for a young, attractive partner of the opposite sex tends to be more prevalent in men than in women. Women, meanwhile, are more likely to prioritize money and status over youth and beauty. Is this a permanent condition?


In Iceland, it’s now illegal for men to be paid more than women

Iceland has now made it illegal for men to be paid more than women, reportedly becoming the first country in the world to make public and private employers prove they offer equal pay to men and women for equal work.


New Time’s Up initiative wants to help less famous employees deal with sexual harassment

On Monday, 300 women in Hollywood shared an open letter and an initiative titled 'Time's Up,' which outlined how they would use their privileged platform to help employees who are not famous deal with sexual harassment.

Office Life

Shannon Fisher on workplace sexual harassment: When in doubt, don’t

With the recent societal focus on workplace sexual harassment in America, many people are asking what the line is between friendly workplace banter and behavior that could be perceived as anywhere from overly flirtatious to downright predatory. Put simply: When in doubt, don't.


Poll: Americans have very different definitions of sexual harassment at work

Americans hold startling differences of opinion about what exactly constitutes sexual harassment across gender, race, and generational lines.


Survey: 4 in 10 American women say they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the office

42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve gone through gender discrimination where they work.