Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
Students attend the Girls Learning Code computer workshop in Toronto in 2014. Women continue to be woefully under-represented in STEM, and abuse and harassment in the male-dominated field play a major role.
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So-called experts say there are several practical reasons why so few women are in STEM. Any insider will tell you that the real issue is that women are still victims of outdated stereotypes and abuse.
Oprah Winfrey spoke about the women of the #MeToo movement as she accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
Do women freelancers suffer the effects of ‘male privilege’?
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
If the government expanded the new $73 million Student Work-Integrated Learning program to all students it could help tackle Canada’s most intractable social problems — such as homelessness, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, affordable housing, social cohesion and intercultural understanding.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
Madagascar is taking steps towards addressing statelessness with a new nationality law.
For many years, statelessness in Madagascar was spurred by racial and gender discrimination.
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Why do we think of a firefighter as a man and a nurse as a woman and not the other way around?
Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
A difference in psychology could explain the difference in rewards.
Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
Forcing women to wear high heels at work is discriminatory, but it will take more than the law to change dress codes.
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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
There’s no reason why more boys should be diagnosed than girls.
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There's no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.
The court can make a big difference in workers’ lives.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
Labour MPs gather ahead of their women’s conference.
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Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
A joke isn’t just a joke.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
Hourly workers make up the lion’s share of pregnancy discrimination cases.
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The growing problem of pregnancy discrimination has received barely any attention on the campaign trail or among researchers, possibly because it disproportionately affects poor women.
A new deal for the people as well as the state?
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.