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Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Jill Abramson suggests you ask your boss to have coffee and a chat. Abramson made news in May when she was abruptly fired as executive editor of The New York Times. And she’s fine with the word “fired.” In an i...

What Blocks the Path to the Top?

You can argue that promotions should be based on merit, but who defines merit? “Merit is defined as the way leadership looks today and leadership today looks male,” business psychologist Rachel Short tells Hest...

Women Are More Likely to Leave STEM Careers

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has difficulties retaining as well as attracting women. New research finds women working in those fields are more likely to leave than are men....

The World’s Most Powerful Women

Forbes’ 2014 list of the 100 most powerful women includes nine heads of state whose countries have an aggregate GDP of $11.1 trillion and have 641 million citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (shown) holds...

Women Continue to Follow People-Focused Careers

Women still gravitate to people-oriented rather professions despite the strides in ending gender stereotyping made since 1972, according to new research. Thing-oriented professions such as engineering continue ...

Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

More than 40% of women interrupt their professional careers for family or other reasons. Getting back into the workforce after a hiatus isn’t always easy, but Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch, tells...

CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

Melissa Minchala discovered a passion for computer science almost by accident. The co-founder and president of DataVelocity, a tech-support and IT solutions firm for small businesses based in New York City, Min...

Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

The United States again ranks as the best place for female entrepreneurship in the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Developmental Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell. Australia had the second-hig...

The Self-Confidence Conundrum

Women often are chided for having too little self-confidence. But it’s also true that overly confident women can be branded as “pushy” or “brassy.” So where’s the middle? Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dar...

New Programs Address IT’s Gender Gap

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has launched Dream IT, a package of online tools and educational resources intended to interest more young women in tech careers. Writing on SearchNetwork...