This year, the Canadian government’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Every Woman Counts.’ But how does this message translate into action?
Days of international observance recognize challenges facing marginalized groups or society as a whole, draw attention to them and create unity and mobilization around those problems.
A sense of community and mutual support help women respond to toxic tech culture.
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Women are severely underrepresented in tech. Strength in numbers – communities for women and women mentoring women – can counter tech’s sexist culture and help retain women in the field.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches Donald Trump’s state of the union address in 2019 with other female Democratic lawmakers.
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For decades, there were growing numbers of Democratic and Republican women in Congress, but the number of Republican women has stalled.
The Qatar World Cup has attracted criticism of the country’s human rights. With Australia set to host the women’s world cup next year, there’s some work we need to do in this area, too.
Mansplaining isn’t just a social media phenomenon — it permeates beyond the virtual realm to affect people in their working lives.
People who experience mansplaining suffer lower organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and higher turnover intention, emotional exhaustion and psychological distress.
For women to reach leadership positions, they need to be valued and recognized for their contributions, which may look different than those of their male colleagues.
Feminine leadership encompasses aspects of ourselves that have been pushed aside within conventionally male-dominant spaces. Recentring them can foster leadership that is more inclusive.
Women have been slow to recover their lost ground in the workforce compared to men.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated social and economic inequality for women. Women have lost ground in the workforce and have been slower to return to work than men.
Mary Kay Ash’s legendary love for the color pink symbolized her determination to be a business success by “thinking like a woman.”
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Ash derided women’s liberation as “that foolishness” – but her success story is very feminist.
Some women in Nigeria knowingly or unknowingly contribute to patriarchy.
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The Chrisland Schools incident shows how the media allows males to get away with actions that females cannot.
New research shows the negative impact gender norms can have on UK savings goals.
Research shows differences in how people set savings goals that could contribute to a wealth gap between men and women in the UK.
Universities are still patriarchal institutions, with men dominating senior leadership positions. Systemic mechanisms are needed to ensure all our future leaders are able to flourish.
Authors writing for Nature journals will also need to separate sex and gender data, so it can’t just be lumped in with other results.
The latest data shows early access to super in the pandemic widened the retirement savings gap between men and women. Housing affordability is a serious problem, but depleting super isn’t the answer.
One of the reigning myths that helps maintain the orgasm gap is that there are inherent gender differences for why men and women have sex.
Like other gender gaps, it is important to continue pushing past individual explanations and understand the gender gap in orgasms as a form of gender inequality.
Zero-sum competitive environments that set up winners and losers may be less appealing to women.
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A focus on raw intellectual talent may unintentionally create a cutthroat workplace culture. New research suggests women’s preference to avoid that environment may contribute to gender gaps in some fields.
Team Ireland at the FIFA Womens World Cup UEFA qualifiers.
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Recent developments in pay parity show a promising future for women’s sport.
When academics were asked to draw, write and reflect on their career journeys, the results were revealing. While men were free to focus on their careers, the picture was more complicated for women.
As they grow older, girls increasingly see political leadership as a “man’s world.”
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As young children learn about politics and political figures, they internalize the idea that politics is a man’s world, which ultimately means political representation is heavily skewed toward men.
Academics in all areas have deep concerns about their ability to undertake research during the pandemic and the flow-on effects of this. Women and early career researchers were particularly hard hit.
Women look on as NDP leader Jagmeet Singh arrives for a morning campaign announcement in Essex, Ont.
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There is no easy path to power for any political party without the support of women. Has the CPC narrowed the gender gap with Liberals this election? It’s unlikely.