• Geek Out, Ladies: The Tech World Needs You
    Why does the tech industry need more leading ladies, and why do so many young women shy away from pursuing potential STEM careers early on in their education?
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
  • 3 Women Who Invented the Modern Office

    Although you probably don't think about it very often, your workplace is a monument to technology and invention. Without creative thinkers to connect the dots and imagine a more comfortable, productive future, we wouldn't have chairs to sit in or lights to toil under.

  • Ladies Edition: 7 Business Rules for an Empowering Career
    Too often women take a backseat in their careers because they’re too shy or insecure to go after what they truly want. Here are seven business rules to follow to empower professional gals to forge ahead in their careers with confidence and tact.
  • Daddy Issues: Men Find It Increasingly Difficult to Achieve Work-Life Balance
    It seems finding work-life balance isn't just a woman's problem, as it's stereotypically made out to be. We'll take a look at how the tables have turned for new fathers as they try and keep up with the demands of work and life.
  • Meg Whitman Joins the Telecommuting 'Banned' Wagon
    It looks like Marissa Mayer isn't the only female CEO ending the days of telecommuting for their tech conglomerates -- HP's Meg Whitman is joining the club, too.
  • Janet Yellen Is a Woman, Might Soon Lead the Fed

    Earlier this month, President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve Board. If confirmed, she will be the first Democrat to lead the Fed since the 1970s, the most powerful economist in the country, and the first woman to lead the Fed. Three guesses which one the media has fixated on, and the first two don't count.

  • Why Your Memory Fails You at Work
    Put down the phone and read a book to improve your memory. Constant multitasking causes our memories to fail at younger ages.
  • Civil Rights and Small Businesses: What You Need to Know
    Federal law fails to protect employees in smaller, privately owned businesses. Sometimes, state law picks up where federal law left off.
  • Does Twitter Have a 'Woman Problem'?

    Twitter filed for an IPO last week, and the most shocking thing revealed in the paperwork is that there are no women on Twitter's board. As in, none.

  • Ladies, Stop Pointing Fingers and Climb That Corporate Ladder Already!
    As if it wasn’t hard enough being a woman in today’s day-and-age, now women must deal with the scrutiny from the media that comes along with making it big in the business world. Women tend to shy away from their career dreams to avoid being dissected by the rest of the world. But why?
  • 4 Ways Government Shut Down Will Hurt Women
    The federal sequester is felt by a wide range of demographics, it's true. But some of the programs getting shuttered until the nation's leaders get their act together and come up with a budget agreement affect the nation's most marginalized people – the working poor, children, veterans, the elderly and women.
  • Much Ado About Black Pants

    If you work for a company with a business-casual dress code that doesn't allow jeans, you have a dilemma on your hands: what to wear that looks professional, is comfortable, and goes with just about anything? Many women solve this problem with black dress pants. At least one style expert would like us to stop.

  • Are There Really More Stay-at-Home Dads?

    The number of stay-at-home dads has doubled over the past 15 years, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're entering an era of equal-opportunity childcare and career development.

  • More Women Find Work, Just Not at Well-Paying Jobs
    The latest unemployment data seems to show positive gains for women. The female jobless rate – 63 percent by the last count – is the lowest it's been for five years. Men's, in comparison, remains above 7 percent. Women are finding work, pushing down that unemployment rate, but the jobs they're landing aren't the most lucrative.
  • Some Women Are Leaning In So Hard, They're Falling Over

    Katrina Alcorn has a bone to pick with Sheryl Sandberg. Alcorn, a working mom who left her job as a web design manager to start working for herself, thinks that too much emphasis on "leaning in" is causing stress for some parents.

  • Network Execs Tell Women to Lose Weight Without Saying, 'Lose Weight'

    Remember that scene in "Knocked Up," where the TV executive tells Katherine Heigl's character to lose weight by saying that they want her to "look healthy" -- and that they think 20 pounds lighter would do the trick? Well, it turns out, they don't even have to be that direct.

  • Bryan Goldberg Knows What Ladies Want (She Said, Sarcastically) founder Bryan Goldberg is the subject of a New Yorker profile by Lizzie Widdicombe that Gawker rightfully -- and admiringly -- called "downright mean." Which is not, alas, to say that it's undeserved.
  • Twitter Can Get You Fired, Bro

    Pax Dickinson, the former CTO of Business Insider, was invited to resign yesterday after Valleywag published a compendium of his racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic tweets. (Warning: Everything we link to in this post contains screenshots of Dickinson's Twitter feed, and is therefore a runner-up for the worst stuff you will ever see on the internet.)

  • Beyond 'Cookies and Crafts': Female Entrepreneurs Are Making It Happen

    Conventional wisdom about female entrepreneurship is that women start businesses for women, often around fashion or beauty, and that those businesses operate on a small scale, often out of the home. But today's women entrepreneurs are building diverse businesses in areas ranging from personal finance to technology -- and they're going big.