Today’s TED Talk: Amy Cuddy on How Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our [...]

Say it LOUD!

Although many organizations have been hiring women aggressively for nearly a generation, the proportion in top positions has only modestly expanded. By Sally Helgesen, Strategy + Business Blogger  Could differences in how women and men articulate ambition early in their careers play a role in determining what opportunities come their way? This question has been [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:17+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

Great Lineup of Speakers for League Symposium on 09.24.16 in Kansas City

Join the League of Women in Government (League) in collaboration with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and our fantastic SPONSORS for this half day (12:30 pm to 5:00 pm) League Symposium + Networking Event the day before the ICMA Annual Conference begins in Kansas City! #13Percent to #GenderBalance.....Because it's 2016! This half day symposium will be a [...]

For Men to Lean In at Home, Women Need to Lean Back

LeanIn.Org President Rachel Thomas on how couples can support each other at home.   By Rachel Thomas, LeanIn.Org President A few months ago, in partnership with the NBA, LeanIn.Org is kicking off our second season of #LeanInTogether—a campaign focused on how men can do their part for the women in their lives. Leaning in at [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:18+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Education, Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

How paid family leave could become a reality in the U.S.

Most people can't afford to take real time off from their jobs without pay. by Jeanne Sahadi, reposted from CNNMoney Yet that's the only choice a majority of U.S. workers have when they have a baby or care for an ailing parent or spouse. Nearly 25% of women go back to work within two weeks [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:18+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Educate, Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

The Fastest Way to Promotion? Your Personal Brand!

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT MEN ARE PROMOTED MORE OFTEN BASED ON “POTENTIAL” THAN WOMEN, WHO ARE STILL REWARDED SOLELY FOR “PERFORMANCE.” HOW DO WE BREAK THE CYCLE? BY GIVING OUR CAREERS A LITTLE P.R. HELP. By Romy Newman, Reposted from Ellevate Network According to a recent study conducted by Fairygodboss, over 60% of women think that [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:18+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Educate, Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

Today’s TED Talk: Susan Colantuono on the Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get!

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:18+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

Women, Rudeness & Dropping the *F* Bomb…

The incredible double standard of rudeness By Jeff Guo, Reprinted from The Washington Post There's a delicious scene in the first episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Tina Fey’s comedy about a woman rescued from an apocalypse cult. Freshly liberated from their underground prison, Kimmy and the other hostages go on the “Today” show, where Matt [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:19+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

Today’s TED Talk: So, we leaned in…now what?

Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:19+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Gender Balance & Advocacy|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Marianne Cooper on Women Leaders and “Likability”

By Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University In their blog post, “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable,”  Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman conclude from their analysis of assessments of men and women leaders who have come through their leadership program that “likeability and success actually go together remarkably [...]