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 ...

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...

[Q&A] Pastry Chef Gale Gand: Choose Love Over Money

Chef Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur, and mother. The James Beard Foundation recognized her as 2001 Outstanding Past...

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...

[Q&A] Judy Franks: Follow a Career You Love

Judy Franks is on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), teaching courses on media and consumer insights. She manages executive e...

Assessing Your Career Capital

“Career capital,” defined as those differentiated skills that define and advance one’s career, is the key to success in the workplace, according to 80% of the female professionals who took part in an Accenture ...