A House with 81 Women

The 113th Congress will have a record total of 101 women legislators: 81 in the House and 20 in the Senate. Female representation has increased tenfold in the past 20 years. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Remember a...

COO Carolyn Weidell: Bet on Yourself

Carolyn Weidell is a seasoned executive leader and strategic planner who has worked and succeeded in several businesses. Currently she is COO/Chief Compliance Officer for a consolidation of three Los Angeles-ba...

Mary Ann Childers on Life in the Media World

Mary Ann Childers is a media consultant specializing in strategic communications, crisis consulting, video and web content production, and honing on-camera and presentation skills for Chicago’s top business exe...

Equal Pay: Two Views

What's your opinion? Women in 2012 are more likely to have undergraduate and graduate degrees than their male counterparts, yet workplace inequality persists.  Catalyst, a non-profit whose goal is to increase j...

Facebook’s Sandberg: Don’t Check Out Early

In 2009, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg contributed an interesting essay to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” issue. Her view: Too many women in business throttle back their careers when they decide they want to ha...

Confronting Board Inequality

George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C., has launched a fellowship program intended to reduce male dominance of corporate boards of directors in the U.S. Linda Rabbitt—a GWU School ...

Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

New York City tops Forbes magazine’s list of “the 15 Best Cities for Female Entrepreneurs.” Why? It leads the rest of the country in both number (143) of and dollar value ($42,281,500) of loans backed by the Sm...

Nine Rules for Women

Education, talent and hard work alone aren’t enough to help most women move up the corporate ranks, Julie Steinberg writes in the Wall Street Journal. Women held just 14.1% of executive officer positions in 201...

Catalyst: The Wage Gap is 82.2%

Based on median weekly earnings for full-time workers, (excluding self-employed and full-time workers who work only part of the year), in 2011 women earned 82.2% as much as men, according to the latest data fro...

Do Women Need Male Mentors?

Speaking at at the International Women’s Forum World Leadership Conference in October 2012, a panel of female entrepreneurs and investors shared their experiences in finding success in start-ups. Contrary to wh...