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STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

2013-06-21 23:02:45

Nina Hale, Inc., a woman-owned search engine marketing and social media agency, is breaking glass ceilings by shattering the "middle-aged white male" Google Glass stereotype. Five Nina Hale, Inc. female team members head out to New York City this weekend to learn how to use Google Glass and do it in style. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Ever since the announcement of Google’s newest innovation, a wearable computer device called Glass, the online community has been...

2012-07-16 13:26:17

Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ℠women-friendly´ work policies. These are the findings of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and Brunel on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average. The research, which reveals female academics´ perceptions of sex equality,...

2012-02-06 20:34:24

The gap in wages between men and women has decreased sharply over the past 30 years, and a new University of Georgia study reveals that decline was even greater than previously recognized. The research, published in the March edition of the journal Social Science Research, is one of the first to take into account a common bias that the authors argue has skewed previous results: People (especially men) tend to inflate their incomes when surveyed. Conversely, both men and women tend to...

2011-12-16 14:01:42

Are wage differences between men and women decreasing as more women attain managerial positions? A new Swedish report from the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) at Uppsala University and the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) concludes that they are not. Manager gender is tied to neither wages nor, accordingly, wage differences on the labor market. Women held approximately 36 per cent of managerial positions within the Swedish employment market in 2008. That female...

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2011-08-15 08:20:00

When it comes to finding a job, who you know is as important as what you know. Work experience generally helps people foster the kinds of personal contacts that can lead someone to new career opportunities, but a study from North Carolina State University shows that this is really only true for men. The study finds that work experience doesn't improve women's chances of finding a job through social contacts. "The study finds that work experience is important, in large part because it helps...

2011-06-14 06:50:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A failure to recognize the changing needs of working fathers could have a negative effect on a business's bottom line and keep women stuck under the glass ceiling, concludes a Father's Day study by Bettermen Solutions founder, Cameron Phillips. The report, entitled "Work Life Balance: A Working Father's Perspective," finds that men are stuck between paradigms. "Men today are expected and indeed want to be more involved with their...

2011-02-24 10:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Viva La Difference!" celebrates the slogan for diversity at Publicis Groupe, one of the world's "big four" advertising conglomerates. But for women employed at Publicis, there may be a "La Difference" but it gives them nothing to celebrate. A gender hierarchy haunts Publicis. The company's diversity program announces explicitly: "...every employee - both male and female - has his or her place..." And at Publicis, a woman's place is second place...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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