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Many more Americans now believe sexual harassment at work is a serious problem

Sixty-four percent of Americans now consider sexual harassment of women at work "a serious problem" in the U.S., ticking up from 47% back in 2011.


What can men do to support women in the workplace and at home?

For greater equality women have to support men as caretakers to the same degree that men support women in the workplace.


Study: Men become interested in tech careers earlier than women

Men express their interest in tech careers sooner than women, and are more likely to remain in the field for the long haul, according to a new report.


6 ways companies can help all employees thrive by shrinking the gender gap

Despite a steady drumbeat of calls to instill workplace equity between the sexes, women still lag far behind men at companies across the nation.


These 3 steps can help women get the raises they deserve

New research shows that women can face backlash when asking for a raise. Here are tips on how to overcome the odds and get what you're after.


The majority of men think there are enough women leaders at work, study says

60% of men surveyed think that there are enough women in leadership positions at the companies where they work. Only 49% of women agree.


Career advice from three successful women leaders

Inspiring advice from three great women leaders about how to succeed in the office.

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Global gender gap starts taking hold as early as 10 years old, study finds

Gender stereotypes are ingrained as early as 10 years old, and have damaging repercussions for both men and women's personal and professional lives.


This PR job requires you to babysit the CEO’s kids

If you want to join The Berman Group's public relations team as an account coordinator, you'll need to be ready to babysit the CEO's kids. No, they're not kidding.

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Career lessons from Fortune’s 5 most powerful women in business

Fortune released its list of the Most Powerful Women in 2017. To break the glass ceiling, sometimes you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.


Report: Fewer men than ever are breadwinners

Just 25% of men surveyed said it was important for women to be able to financially provide for their families to be a good spouse, the survey found.


City of Austin’s SXSW coordinator in trouble for refusing to meet with female coworkers alone

“I’ve been told it is not appropriate for a married man to have lunch with a single lady," the SXSW coordinator said, according to reports.

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Does your company know if it has a gender pay gap?

Companies are not explicitly out to discriminate against employees. Here's how they can find and fix any disparities.

Office Life

These are the 5 best workplaces for women

An equal seat at the table. Female executive leadership. These are the companies on Fortune and Great Place to Work's 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2017.


This woman was fired for having her period at work. Now she’s suing

A new workplace discrimination lawsuit is deciding whether or not women can be fired for menstruating on the job.

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This CEO dyes her hair brown to be taken seriously

Research shows that blonde and brunette women are treated differently at work. Eileen Carey, the CEO of Glassbreakers, shared that she dyes her blonde hair brunette and wears glasses to be taken more seriously.


STUDY: Nearly one-third of workers lie to their bosses

Seems low.

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Survey: Women entrepreneurs believe they have achieved work-life balance

2037 is going to be an amazing year, women entrepreneurs predict.


STUDY: Men puff up their successes on LinkedIn, while women undersell themselves

Surprise, surprise.

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How to develop strong female friendships at work

"The world is terrified of competent women."


Woman who shook Uber files Supreme Court brief to revolutionize tech hiring practices

A former Uber engineer wants to stack the deck towards employees again.


Google engineer fired for sexism sends signs of planning a class-action lawsuit

Are more James Damores on the horizon?

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7 working moms on what it’s like to pump breast milk at the office

"No one should have to decide between job security or breast milk for their newborn.”

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One popular idea about how to fix Silicon Valley harassment

Forget HR. Some experts suggest that it's time to go to a higher power: the law.


Can you be fired for your political beliefs? Lessons from Google’s diversity manifesto controversy

Google fired an employee after his anti-diversity manifesto circulated widely. Here's what labor law experts have to say about what's protected at work.

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4 TED talks that will help you hire the best team

They encourage you to rethink your assumptions.

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Google engineer fired over anti-diversity memo says he may sue

He said he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

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The key mistake at the base of the Google anti-diversity manifesto

Research debunks the anti-diversity manifesto's assumptions.


Study: Men’s lifetime income slipping

A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that men's incomes are falling, while women's incomes are rising.

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New study shows everyone prefers to work with men

Not only do men think men are better to work with, so do women.


More than half of US men think the gender gap is solved, poll finds

The two genders are miles away at work.

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These female engineers increased their job offers by 47% in only 2 hours

An easy way to get ahead.

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This airline was forced to end pregnancy tests for employees

Airlines have struggled with gender discrimination.

The Whole Human

Colleagues know how to push our buttons just like family does

We all know about work spouses, the extra close co-workers who can finish our sentences, empathize when we’re having a bad day, and share the best and worst part of our office experience, but sometimes the work dynamic can start to mimic other elements of a family dynamic — and not always in a good way.

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Young women are wary of going out to drinks with male colleagues, study finds

Both men and women are wary of each other after work.

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This is why women and men can’t negotiate salary the same way

Women have to be careful what they DON'T say.


Martha Stewart’s career success lessons become a musical

It sounds like a good thing.

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Accenture aims at ambitious goal for 2025: a workforce of half men, half women

About 40% of the company's employees are women. That will go up.

Identity at Work

After racial tensions, over 150 CEOs to sign groundbreaking pledge to create diverse workforces

The biggest American companies, including AT&T, American Express and Home Depot, are looking to change the experience of race and identity at work.

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Fewer than 10% of tech startups are owned by women, study says

But that can change.


The two words you need to get promoted

There's another kind of intelligence that gets you promoted.

Office Life

Melinda Gates’ one piece of advice for young women in computer science

Melinda Gates on learning how to be true to yourself, how to find role models and on how to bridge the gender gap at work.

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Study: Men see brunette women as better leaders than blondes

Blonde or brunette? A new study shows that hair color can make all the difference for how men judge female leaders at work.

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New study says men with daughters become richer

"Parenting daughters reduces the bias that one has towards women."

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Rejection letters to female engineers in 1919 show how far women have come

Females are strong as hell.

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Women hold the majority of student loans in America, and it’s hurting them financially

Women hold 64% of all the student debt in America, and many can't pay the bills because of it.

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Women keep women in engineering, study shows

The "Queen Bee" theory is false, especially in engineering.


4 ways companies like IBM became the best at hiring diverse women

Diversity isn't an accident.


Venus Williams will fund women entrepreneurs in a new TV series

Venus Williams, four-time Olympic gold medal winner, owner of seven Grand Slam singles titles and tennis icon for all, has forever changed the way women's tennis is played with her power game where serves set the tone.

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Women are key to saving the U.S. economy, says Federal Reserve leader

Janet Yellen traced the progress of women in the American economy.