Mo' Women, Mo' Money, Says McKinsey Study

Attention companies looking to make a profit: you're more likely to do that by boosting your female leadership ranks. BAM. (That's a sound of a glass ceiling, shattering and then being stepped on by some very-killer stiletto pumps en route to a corner office.) » 3/23/15 9:45pm 3/23/15 9:45pm

South Korea Labor Ministry: Ladies, Be Chill About Sexual Harassment

South Korea's Labor Ministry has come under heavy fire after basically advising women seeking employment to explicitly state in job interviews that they are totally cool with sexist jokes in the workplace. And that they had zero plans of getting married. Oh, and that they would be more than happy to make coffee if… » 11/18/14 10:50am 11/18/14 10:50am

Christina Hendricks Tries Working in a Modern Office and It's a Mess

Joan might have known her way around a 1960s office like she knows how to rock a well-fitting sheath dress, but put her in modern times and she starts to have issues. Stick around for the end though; like a classic mid-century PSA, her struggles come with a lesson. » 8/07/14 1:20pm 8/07/14 1:20pm

Male CEO Chooses His Family Over His Job

In a blog post on his personal site Tuesday, Max Schireson, the CEO of the software company MongoDB, announced that he was leaving his position because he couldn't continue to properly run the company in New York and support his family in California. » 8/06/14 10:30am 8/06/14 10:30am

Matt Lauer Gets Defensive: 'Having It All Is Not A Gender Issue'

A week ago, Matt Lauer caught hell for asking GM exec Mary Barra if she could be a CEO and a good mom. Yesterday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said that her daughters would probably label her a bad mother; Nooyi feels she, personally cannot be a CEO and a good mom. So today, Matt Lauer is all: TOLD YA. » 7/03/14 11:20am 7/03/14 11:20am

Oh You Got Your 'Dream Job' and It Sucks? Welcome to Life

You worked hard, you lay awake at night with your mind churning, you went into debt getting that degree — and that other degree — and you finally landed your dream job. Then you realized: It's not for me. You're not alone. » 4/23/14 11:40am 4/23/14 11:40am

How to Get a Raise in 47 Seconds: Turn Into a Man

As you may know, the United States is not the only country with a gender wage gap. This ad from Sweden claims that the quickest way for a woman to earn as much as a man is to be a man. » 3/06/14 2:45pm 3/06/14 2:45pm

These Are the Supposedly the Best Companies for Female Employees

A women's group has just released its annual list of the best places to work, to help working women identify companies where they can grow and feel welcome. » 2/10/14 5:30pm 2/10/14 5:30pm

A Fix for Male-Dominated Businesses: Hire Three Women ASAP

Cindy Gallop — former chairman of the ad agency BBH New York — has penned a piece for AdWeek about what she calls the New Creativity, which she says is "female-informed." She has some ideas about how to shake up the "white male dominated industry." First: Hire at least three women. » 1/06/14 6:15pm 1/06/14 6:15pm

French Women and Thinness: 'If You Are Fat, You Won't Get That Job'

Finally, an article that punctures the infuriating cottage industry that has sprung up around French women telling us Americans that we too can be "naturally thin," if only we had the self-control to stop stuffing our faces with MacDo. » 12/26/13 4:05pm 12/26/13 4:05pm

Millennial Women in the Workplace Subject To 'Unconscious Bias'

When we're not Wikipedia-ing random shit and then immediately talking about said shit like we've known it our whole lives, it seems we Millennials are subject to the same gender disparities in our burgeoning careers as any other age group, only perhaps more so. A recent Canadian study has found that Millennial women… » 12/24/13 10:00am 12/24/13 10:00am

Female Journalists Harassed at Offices All Around the Damn Globe

While there's been plenty of discussion surrounding whether or not women can truly be effective foreign correspondents given their female parts, a new study indicates that the place they face the most trouble isn't reporting in the Middle East: it's in the office. » 12/02/13 7:45pm 12/02/13 7:45pm

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

Pretty Girls Need Jobs, Too

On TV and in real life, droves of smart postgrad women are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed. But due to the recession and the contracted job market, girls who are considered especially good looking get pulled into low-paid labor that exploits their sexuality. This isn't sex work per se, and not all women… » 2/01/13 2:00pm 2/01/13 2:00pm

Holy Crap, Is Feminism Actually Working and Changing the World?!

Isn't it bizarre that not particularly long ago a whole bunch of women just assumed they'd grow up to be housewives? Wives! Just in a house! Wifing around! ALL THE TIME. This isn't news, I know, it's just what women of a certain class did. For years and years and years and years and years and years, the expectation… » 1/29/13 1:30pm 1/29/13 1:30pm

The New York Stock Exchange Really Needs to Move the Women's Restroom

No doubt that the goals of the Moving the Needle campaign are noble. Their aim is to help diversify US corporations by creating opportunities for a diverse set of candidates to network with established businesses. » 8/02/12 3:10pm 8/02/12 3:10pm

The Job Market Sucks, But More Black Women Are Working

The jobs report released last week didn't offer a lot of good news — the percent of working-age folks who are gainfully employed is at its lowest rate in 30 years. Despite the disappointing statistics, there is a glimmer of hope. » 5/07/12 2:00pm 5/07/12 2:00pm

Ladies Don't Speak Up in Meetings Because Smart People Make Us Feel Dumb

The news that feeling insecure about speaking up in a meeting is "all in your head" is supposed to be "good" news, according to the jerks at the Today show. See, a recent study from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that when people work in small groups, their IQ can lower if the folks around them… » 2/23/12 11:45am 2/23/12 11:45am

Treating One Female Employee Like Shit Will Make the Rest Feel Bad Too

When your boss is a jerk to your coworkers, it stands to reason that you'll feel shitty too. But a new study shows that you might feel worse if the victim is of the same gender as you — and women react to their coworkers' mistreatment slightly differently than men do. » 1/11/12 3:50pm 1/11/12 3:50pm