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

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 was … » 1/29/13 1:30pm 1/29/13 1:30pm

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 are… » 2/23/12 11:45am 2/23/12 11:45am

Work-Life Balance Goes Out The Window With Bloomberg Discrimination…

A federal judge didn't just dismiss the pregnancy and sex discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 65 employees of Bloomberg LP. She also delivered a stinging rebuke to the idea of work-life balance, at least as far as the courts are concerned in enforcing it. » 8/18/11 11:30am 8/18/11 11:30am

Being A Jerk At Work Hurts Women, But Men Thrive

Timothy Judge, the Franklin D. Schurz Professor of Management in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, has a new research project, "Do Nice Guys — and Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on Income." His study finds that men benefit from being "disagreeable" in the… » 8/05/11 7:15pm 8/05/11 7:15pm