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Currently, there are 84 women in the U.S. House of Representatives. That number is about to rise to at least 100. Office of Nancy Pelosi

How many women does it take to change a broken Congress?

Research shows that women work more collaboratively than men in groups and create more inclusive solutions to thorny problems. More women in Washington could bridge America's yawning partisan divide.
Amy Adams played an inter-species linguist in the 2016 film Arrival but she was a rarity. Most Hollywood films depict scholars as heroic males. IMDB

Friday essay: where are the female academics on film?

For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It's time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
The Conversation publishes analysis and stories written by academics with a current university affiliation. from www.shutterstock.com

Who writes science and technology stories? More men than women

If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
The gulf between what Domino’s CEO Don Meij earned in 2017, A$36.8 million, and those who deliver the pizzas is extraordinary, so is the CEO worth that much? Paul Miller/AAP

CEO pay is more about white male entitlement than value for money

The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn't enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
Women face myriad barriers running for office and it’s time to knock down those obstacles starting at the municipal level. In this November 2017 photo, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sits between Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, right, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

How to ensure more women run for public office

Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.

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