Embrace Your Inner Boss Lady: 5 Tales of Women on Top

Recently Sophia Amoruso, CEO of the online retail company Nasty Gal, found herself in back-to-back meetings with Nordstrom and the designer Michael Kors. "And the whole time," she writes, "I'm sitting in this meeting thinking, Oh my God, I stole a Michael Kors watch from Nordstrom when I was seventeen." It's an… » 5/07/14 3:58pm 5/07/14 3:58pm

If You Could Choose Your Parenting Choice Again, Would You?

You would think that choosy moms choose their choice and would choose it again. But not always. A recent informal experiment into whether stay-at-home mothers would also advise other soon-to-be moms to stay at home now that they've walked a mile in their own choice shoes produced some interesting results about… » 3/30/14 2:00pm 3/30/14 2:00pm

Some Cobbled Together Thoughts On The #BanBossy Campaign

I've been thinking a lot about Sheryl Sandberg's new #BanBossy campaign over the last week or so since it debuted. I've read the thinkpieces both for and against, and even the ones that fell in the middle of the road. And after considering all of the very valid critiques, I've realized why this campaign bugs me so… » 3/15/14 3:43pm 3/15/14 3:43pm

​You Don't Need to Ban 'Bossy' — You Need to Take Away Its Power

The word bossy is not a bad word as words go. It can even be kinda great. It's when someone is aggressive to get shit done. Anyone can be bossy — go ahead and tell me you've never met a bossy guy without a title in sight. But you don't need a study to tell you this is a word usually reserved for women who give orders,… » 3/13/14 2:50pm 3/13/14 2:50pm

Female Professor Loses Job Offer When She Tries to Negotiate

Women, lean in! Women, negotiate! Women, step up to the plate! Women ask for what you want! The worst they could say is "no"! Great advice, except for when it's the worst advice; for one female academic, the worst they could — and did — say was "actually, never mind. We don't want to hire you now that we know what you… » 3/13/14 12:30pm 3/13/14 12:30pm

Lean In and Getty Work to Diversify Available Stock Photos of Women

Stock photos are their own special kind of entertainment (see: the images that come up when you search "feminist" or the unnecessarily sexy ones that found when you search anything). But for Sheryl Sandberg, stock photos are a missed opportunity to to show the world what women really look like. » 2/10/14 4:00pm 2/10/14 4:00pm

Nervous Shoppers Ditching Cards for Cash at Target and Other Stores

Guys, I desperately need to hit Target for a shopping run and I am seriously considering paying for everything like Wu-Tang — cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M. And I’m not the only one. After the holiday hacks of big retailers last year, some consumers are ditching their debit and credit cards in favor of… » 2/03/14 5:00pm 2/03/14 5:00pm

Subliminal 'Noise Generator' Tricks Women Into Professional…

Entire books have been written recently about how women need to be more assertive in the workplace. But how do we actually get women to do this en masse? A recent study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly asked 60 female college freshmen to write an essay about their personal accomplishments. To reflect… » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm

Millennial Guys Aren't So Sure About This Whole 'Leaning In' Thing

Many Millennial dudes are down with the ideas of girls ruling the world, but some aren't so sure about all the freebies women are being handed just because of their concave nether regions. After all, couldn't this all end in ladies controlling all the powerful and prestigious jobs, earning more money for doing the… » 5/15/13 4:15pm 5/15/13 4:15pm

We're All Fraidy Cats of Office Gossip And Missing Mentor Opportunities

We already knew that, as of 2011, women in the workplace (and on TV!) were missing female mentors. WARNING: I'm about to talk about Lean In. OK. I'm doing it now. Sheryl Sandberg suggests that men are also reticent to tutor the new female employee on the block, because they're afraid that everyone will assume they're… » 5/04/13 1:00pm 5/04/13 1:00pm