‘Unconscious Bias’ Slows Young Women’s Careers

Women’s career development is slowed by companies’ underestimation of their readiness to assume leadership roles, a Conference Board of Canada (CBC) study concludes. As a result, women lower their career expect...

EEOC Addresses Inequality in STEM Jobs

A lack of qualified women candidates in STEM fields hinders efforts to reduce gender disparity in federal-government jobs in STEM fields, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new Wo...

Catalyst: 2013 Saw No Gains for Women

Women’s representation on Fortune 500 company boards saw no significant gain in 2013, the eighth consecutive year without significant improvement according to Catalyst, the nonprofit organization dedicated to i...

Editorial About Women and STEM Sparks Debate

A New York Times editorial published Dec. 10, 2013, about the lack of women and minorities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields has brought quick responses in support and in opposition...

Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

General Motors Corp. has named Mary Barra its CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2014. Barra, 51, who had been the firm’s executive vice president for global product development, will be the first woman to serve as CEO of...

TV Commercial Takes On Office Stereotypes

A TV commercial for hair care products isn’t where you’d expect to see a blunt criticism of gender stereotyping in the business world. But an ad airing in the Philippines offers just that. An assertive man is ...

Meet 15 Women Who Succeeded Their Way

Kelsey Falter (l.), one of 15 female entrepreneurs profiled by online magazine Tech Cocktail, advises women to “believe that succeeding is part meritocracy, part hard work, and part luck. By focusing on the use...