Tag Archives: Women and Careers

Thank you Keyshia Cole for pushing back on sexist question about being “wifey material”

Tweet I’m no Keyshia Cole fan. Like any card-carrying member of the Beyhive, I gave up any hope I had for ever enjoying another Keyshia Cole track the moment she threw shade at Beyonce for “Bow Down.” (Not to mention the jabs she took at Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams during Bey’s infamous 2013 Superbowl performance.) But [...]
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Shockingly the CIA agent critical to finding bin Laden was not Miss Congeniality

TweetThe CIA operative featured in Zero Dark Thirty, which has already claimed numerous critics awards ahead of its opening on Dec. 19, was apparently not that popular in the CIA. Portrayed by Jessica Chastian in the film, the operative, still undercover on another counterterrorism mission, is widely recognized as the key strategist in locating Osama [...]
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Report: Women hold only 14.3 percent of executive positions at major companies

Tweet Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts: Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent of top earner positions. Women held 16.6 percent of board seats. Women of color held just 3.3 percent of board [...]
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Justice Sotomayor gives Sesame Street some career advice

TweetCrushing the dreams of countless little girls (and boys) around America, Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke the news to the viewers of Sesame Street that being a princess is not a career. Sorry, kids, the truth hurts sometimes. She suggests Abby become a teacher, lawyer, doctor, engineer, or scientist instead. “A career is something that you train [...]
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The Plight of the Woman Writer

TweetErin Belieu, of Vida: Women in Literary Arts, posted a really revealing article last week over at XX factor about the plight of women writers—and the news is not good. It’s the kind of info that would prompt any woman pursuing an English writing major to check out her dual degree options. The article dons [...]
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