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‘Is There a Man I Can Talk To?’: Stories of Sexism in the Workplace

Last week, after an Uber board member’s wisecrack and the interruption of Senator Kamala Harris during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, The New York Times asked women to share their own experiences. More than 1,000 responded, offering up vivid anecdotes of times they had been interrupted, penalized for speaking up, belittled or discriminated against in terms of salary, promotions or pregnancy. ...




This Is the Real Reason So Many Women Are Stressed About Work

Research has shown that women in male-dominated fields tend to experience more work-related stress than men in female-dominated ones. Cate Taylor, an assistant professor of sociology and gender studies at Indiana University, wondered why this was. Are women somehow more prone to work-related stress, or do differences in how men and women are treated have something to do with it?To pinpoint the source of this gender disparity in workplace stress, Taylor simulated an environment in her lab where men basically had to deal with all the crap women deal with at work on a daily basis. ...




This Iconic 90s Film Can Teach Us a Lot About Hiring

Ten inspiring lessons on how to attract and retain top talent from one of film's most lovable characters.
It's hard to believe that Jerry Maguire (released December 1996) is nearly 21 years old. Yet despite the 90's haircuts and questionable denim clothing, I still consider Jerry Maguire to be one of the most poignant examples of the human experience. ...




See Pharrell Talk Gender Equality, Education at NYU's Commencement

"This is the first generation that navigates the world with the security and confidence to treat women as equal," artist says



On Wednesday, Pharrell Williams received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from NYU and delivered the school's commencement speech at Yankee Stadium. ...




How Women Face Stigma For Their Professional Success

In many fields, gender equality remains just out of reach. Women still make less than men, particularly women of color, and they hold fewer high ranking positions. But as these women make strides to crack the glass ceiling, there is also evidence that successful women face stigma for their achievements from male partners (and potential male partners) along the way. ...




4 Things You Should Do Before Going to a Job Interview

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If you want to impress your prospective employer during your job interview, there are a few things that you can do beforehand that will give you an advantage. First impressions are definitely lasting, and you'll want to be as prepared as possible so that your interview will be a positive experience. ...




The benefit of single-tasking and how to get yourself to do it

To this day, I still see job descriptions that list "multitasking" as a preferred or required skill. It boggles my mind.Aren't we past that? Don't we know better by now? Isn't asking for multitasking as a skill for today's jobs a bit like asking for a knowledge of bloodletting as a skill for doctors?The drawbacks of multitaskingThere is a well-established pile of evidence that multitasking is actually counterproductive. ...




40 Years of Research Proves Women Are Better Managers Than Men Because They Tend to Have This Crucial Skill

To create highly engaged workforces you'll have to focus on these 4 key areas.
 
In a Gallup report based on over four decades of research, including the analysis of 27 million employees' responses, female managers outperform their male counterparts when it comes to driving employee engagement. ...




Social Media Expert? 4 Ideas That Will Really Vamp Up Your Online Portfolio

In the past several years, the market for social media marketing experts has grown larger and larger. This same phenomenon, however, has also made that market far more competitive for those who are actually working in it. Here are four great ways you can beef up your social media marketing portfolio and make yourself stand out above your competition. ...




4 Careers That Are Both Fulfilling And Pay The Bills

The vast majority of people spend most of their waking hours at their job. The key to happiness is to find a job that translates into a career that is both fulfilling and can afford a comfortable lifestyle. Following are 4 careers that are both satisfying and have a decent potential salary. ...