When it came time for her maternity leave, Marissa Mayer famously made do with only a few weeks, but Yahoo's new maternity (and paternity!) leave policy suggests that she won't require the same spartan parental leave from other new parents at the struggling company.
Who better to bring awareness to a vital cause like women's equality than Hollywood stars? We'll take a look at how some of Hollywood's most revered actresses are speaking out about the inequality women face on- and off-screen, and the role the media plays in perpetuating this unconscious bias.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 248,760 Americans held the job title "Chief Executive" in 2013. As leaders who are (at least theoretically) responsible for making some of the most crucial decisions involving a company and its workforce, Chief Executives have at times singular amounts of authority, privilege, and responsibility. They are compensated accordingly, usually with salaries clocking in at a minimum of six figures. In the U.S., for example, CEOs earn an annual median salary of $153,353, according to PayScale's Salary Survey, which includes 6,674 CEOs.
Not only are women underrepresented in leadership and executive roles in the corporate world, but they are also outnumbered in MBA programs. If we are to level the playing field, then we need to start with making educational programs more appealing to the women of the world, not just the men.
This past year wasn’t just good for women in business, it was absolutely spectacular! We’ll take a look at five ways women rocked the boat, broke down barriers, and really put themselves on the map in 2013.
The decision to give up your career to raise kids or return to work is a daunting one that seems to be a lose-lose situation for women nowadays. We’ll take a look at why women shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to return to work.
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.
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?
Is the tech industry embracing its feminine side at last? The recent emergence of tech-savvy female leaders like Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! encourages more young women to pursue careers within the largely male-dominated field. Jobs in the tech industry are in high demand, yield promising salaries, and have been proven to be recession-proof -- or, at least, recession-resistant. Still not convinced that a tech major or career path is for you? Let's take a look at the statistics and see what the experts have to say about being a female in the tech industry.
Climbing to the top of the professional ladder is hard enough for any worker, but when that worker is a woman, the challenges increase exponentially. According to an article published by Women on Business, "As of 2010, only 2.4 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 chief executives were female [and] only 6 percent of U.S. companies have a woman CEO." As a result, we're always impressed when we read about a woman who has ascended to a principal position at a large firm. We want to hear her story, learn from her experiences, and be inspired in our own career pursuits. Here are five tips from powerful businesswomen who overcame the odds and broke through the glass ceiling.