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Updated Barbie Dolls Tackle Body Image with Diversity

Mattel's new lineup of Barbie dolls is adding diversity to the classic toy and expanding the conversation about healthy body image for young…
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Women and Corporate Social Responsibility: Move Beyond the Superficial

Companies around the world are coming to the realization that women are crucial to corporate social responsibility. But how do they ensure that…
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The U.S. May Lead in Women Entrepreneurship, But It Has a Long Way to Go

The U.S. stole the top spot for women entrepreneurship in the 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, but that doesn’t mean it always…
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What Does It Mean To Be a Truly Diverse Company?

Here's the problem: While there is widespread recognition that we need diversity, there is far less agreement on what being diverse actually means.
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Apple’s White-Male Board Votes Down Diversity Proposal

Despite an outward commitment to diversity, when push comes to shove, Apple's white- and male-dominated leadership isn't willing to give up its seats…
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Men Advancing the Gender Agenda

When PwC advisory consultant Peter Yobo moved from Ghana to the U.S., he found it "amazing" that American women could go to school,…
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Experts: Diversity in Silicon Valley Starts with Computer Science Access

Computer science drives much of what we benefit from today, from the apps on our phones to the medical treatments we receive in…
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Intensifying Rice: More Crop Per Drop, So Why Stop?

Around 5 million farmers now use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a change that has lifted thousands out of poverty and food…
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What Amazon’s New Handmade Site Could Mean for the Future of Women Makers

Increased access to artisan goods online uniquely benefits a rising demographic of sellers: women makers.
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How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations.…
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Bic Back in Headlines for Sexist Advertisement

Bic celebrated South Africa’s National Women’s Day with an ironically misogynistic advertisement and received instant backlash from just about everyone.
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Major U.K. Bank Bans All-Male Management Shortlists

The U.K.'s financial sector, much like North America's tech industry, is still struggling to expand gender diversity in its ranks. But Lloyds Banking…
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Study: Daughters of Working Mothers Earn More

A recently published Harvard Business School survey found that not only were daughters of working women more likely to be employed themselves, but…
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Bloody Myths: Why I Don’t Think Sanitary Pads Impact Girls’ Educational Outcomes

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) has emerged as an area of interest in relation to maintaining adolescent girls’ school attendance, with the ultimate goal…
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Educated Girls Uncover Unmet Design Needs

Human Centered Design helps young women uncover big problems in need of a design solution. This “open architecture” approach delivers maximum impact with…