In 2001, Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, coined the term "lipstick index" to explain why lipstick sales rose even as the economy took a nose dive. Lauder declared that during times of recession, people spend more on affordable luxuries. However, according to shocking new data, the contents of your…
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.
A new report from the British Equality and Human Rights Commission, examining women's representation in top roles, shows that some indicators have worsened and others have improved. In other words, "It is a trend of waxing and waning; not one of constant upward movement." What does this mean for how we think of social…
Men comprise three-quarters of employment in science, technology, engineering and math, and earn 14 cents more on the dollar than their female colleagues. But that's still better than the overall wage gap of 21 cents, as the Commerce Department pointed out when it released the data yesterday.
After a talk Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg gave at Harvard Business School, she saw a difference between the women and the men. The men asked about business; the women asked "girl questions."
Neither men nor women feel particularly confident about investment decisions, but women are less confident, according to study after study, including two new ones. Not everyone sees this as a bad thing, and yet it's arguably a mechanism of inequality.
A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests one mechanism by which jobs become gender-segregated: The way they're advertised, and the way men and women tend to respond differently to those advertisements.
This morning, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was on CNBC promoting her book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, And Getting What You're Worth. She took the opportunity to reveal that at one point, she was making one-fourteenth of what co-host and show namesake Joe Scarborough was making.
A new study has found that in the past six years, corporate boards have actually increased their share of white males. But of course!
Recently-released excerpts from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's deposition in a gender discrimination lawsuit against his company confirm that he kind of acted like an asshole.
Five years ago, blip.tv co-founder Dina Kaplan said at a panel of female tech founders yesterday at South By Southwest Interactive, she arrived at a pitch meeting with a prominent angel investor and was told, "The first half is going to be your pitch, the second will be me hitting on you."
A study of 1,042 American workers has found that women feel guiltier about "boundary spanning work demands" — email or phone contact for work-related purposes — after hours.
If Goldman Sachs' PR nightmare of recent years hasn't quite abated, here's the perfect counterbalance: They love women! So much!
Former Halliburton employee Lynda Darden is suing the company for sex discrimination and wrongful termination. Court filings allege that she was fired because "she apparently violated the company's policy against procreation."
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was doing a deal in an NYC private equity office when she had to take a bathroom break. Except no one knew where the women's bathroom was, because no one had ever asked for it.