The Rise of the Female Consumer


Female consumers control a majority of buying power in the U.S. Why can’t marketers relate to them?

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The 5 Top Influential Women in Technology

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In ways that the suffragette movement would never have thought possible, women are setting new standards for the role of women in business. Not content to sit on the sidelines, women have embraced the roles of CEO, general manager and other c-suite positions as they lead the way in corporations that have historically been dominated by men. Making Room for Women Women and their abilities deserve all the credit for these new opportunities. However, the rise of technology has opened new doors and changed the way women lead their companies. For example, Monica Eaton-Cardone, the CIO of Global Risk Technologies has seen a significant role change in the last eight …

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Surprising (and Encouraging) Stats about Women in Leadership


Gender equality in the workplace has been an issue for decades. In some regards, we are seeing very little change. In other situations, there is a barely perceptible glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s take a look at some recent stats that highlight the current situation for women in the workplace. Emerging Statistics Regarding Women in the Workforce In one study, 90% of the 143 countries reviewed still have laws that restrict women’s economic opportunities (like owning a business). It was also revealed that nearly 80% of global economies restrict the types of jobs women can do. Companies with the best financial performance also have the …

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An In-Depth Look at Women in the Workplace

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The fact that women face discrimination in the work place is not news. However, it is heartening to know that gender equality in the workplace is the best it has ever been and continues to improve. Currently, women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While still not ideal, we are strides ahead of where we were in 1980 when women only made 55 cents for every dollar that a man made. Challenges for Women Today Perhaps the biggest challenge that women in the workplace will continue to face is the lack of attention given to the fact that discrimination still exists. Women are more likely …

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Chargeback Fraud: Women Inadvertently Victimizing Other Women

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Women in America have come a long way. Women in American business, however, are still facing an uphill battle. As much as we want to enforce real change for women in the working world, it’s obvious how difficult it is. But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. By implementing small, important changes in our everyday behaviors, it is possible to truly make an impact on American business. The Power of Consumers Let’s start with shopping, for instance. Everyone shops—sometimes because they want to, sometimes because they have to—but no matter who they are, shopping is inevitable. As shoppers, we have more control than you might think. One in every …

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How to Make a Difference in Women’s Rights

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There are plenty of people out there who think women have progressed beyond their place in society, but you’re not one of them, right? If you’re looking for ways to progress women’s rights then you’ll have to start small. You’ll have to start with yourself. The following are three ways to make a difference in the women’s rights movement that you yourself can accomplish any day of the week.

How to Know if You’re Part of the Problem

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If you’re a man, and you’re hear reading this article, first of all, congratulations. You’re already putting more thought into your behavior than the majority of men out there. But that doesn’t mean you’re absolved from guilt just yet. There are several things you may be doing to make the women in your workplace feel uncomfortable. And if you are, you’re part of the problem.

Testosterone and Aggression in Men

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Humans are animals – as shocking a revelation as this may be, it is scientific fact. In many different animal species a distinct correlation has been identified between the rise of testosterone levels in males during mating season and aggression. Despite this, many psychologists are resistant to the idea that the same may be true of human males.

Why Ray Rice’s Suspension is a Joke


If you haven’t heard, the NFL recently suspended Ray Rice, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, for two games. When hearing that, you’d have to think he did something minor, right? Wrong! His suspension is for domestic violence against his then fiancee, Janay Palmer. I wish I could say this story gets at least somewhat of a happy ending, but it doesn’t. She’s his wife now. Keep in mind, this wasn’t just a shove or a slap. He left her unconscious in an elevator. That’s right. Unconscious.

LGBT Issues: Being a Gay Woman in the Workplace

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Contrary to seeming popular opinion, gay women do not exist solely to populate male fantasy. Sure there are plenty of young, attractive, gay women who can kiss in public and have people cheer for them, and more power to them. This article isn’t about those women. This article is about being a working woman who happens to date other women on her down-time. There are all sorts of prejudices facing women in the workplace, and adding LGBT issues onto the pile doesn’t exactly make life easier. Sure, I’ve been out for years now, but I find it’s not the way I open conversation. Rarely have I ever walked up to …

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