• 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)
    Bustle.com 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.

  • 7 Career Influencers to Follow on Twitter
    Sometimes a 140-character tweet is all you need to snap out of a bad day and remind you why all the blood, sweat, and tears are worth it! Here's a list of seven entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter to help you in your career.
  • Men and Women Don't Cooperate (in the Same Way)

    Why do women tend toward careers that serve society, but not their own bottom line? Recent research suggests that it's because they're more cooperative than men.

  • The Boys Club: Now Accepting Women
    Gender divides have existed for as long as anyone can remember. However, women aren't just sitting back and letting their male counterparts get all the credit -- they're making a name for themselves in these male-dominant industries.
  • Can Women Succeed in the Tech Sector? [infographic]

    When women become leaders at tech companies, it's big news. This is partly because of the role they have in changing both their companies and the work world -- see Sandberg, Sheryl, and Mayer, Marissa -- but it's also partly because powerful women in tech are still somewhat rare.

  • Men Who Have Traditionally Female Jobs Do More Housework

    The key to getting men to do "women's work" might be, well, to have them do women's work. A recent study found that men in committed relationships with women were likely to do more housework if they had jobs in female-dominated fields.

  • New York Times Cites Men 3.4 Times More Than Women
    A survey of the New York Times' front page stories showed that men dominate both the bylines and sources quoted in those stories. Since men greatly outnumber women in the newsroom that should come as no surprise.
  • Is Vocal Fry Killing Your Career -- or Saving It?

    Blame the Kardashians or Britney Spears, but vocal fry -- that gravelly hesitation mid-syllable, much-beloved by women on reality TV shows -- is definitely A Thing Now. Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing for our careers is up to interpretation.

  • What's Trending on Twitter - Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela, and Justin Bieber
    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quite a buzz: #RoyalBaby, #NelsonMandela, and #JustinBieber. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to returning to work after having a baby, being a better leader, and how Justin Bieber's salary makes yours look like chump change. Sorry.