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It’s better (and worse) than we thought: UN releases 2011 Human Development Report

TweetGiven that it’s a new year, it’s the perfect time to highlight the previous year’s human development news. Human development is about expanding people’s choices and building sustainable societies on shared natural resources. Recently released, the 2011 Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Fund focuses on linking the challenge of sustainable development to the [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-in: Mentoring Edition

TweetAccording to a new study by LinkedIn, one in five professional women in the U.S. has never had a mentor. The survey of nearly 1,000 women found that 52% of women without mentors said they’d just never found “someone appropriate” and 67% of women who had never been mentors said it was because they’d never [...]
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On Being a Chef, a Woman, and the Need for Safe Spaces

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetEvery once in a while I come across an article on the internet about female chefs. A quick Google search for ‘female chef’ pulls up sparse results, usually a year or more between each entry. If you search ‘female pastry chef’ (more relevant to me because I AM one), you find still less. The articles [...]
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Closing the gender wage gap at the federal level

TweetThe federal wage gap is slightly better than the gap for all employees in the US – federally employed women earn 89 cents for every dollar men earn, instead of 77 cents. I know, winning! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a joint memorandum Tuesday committing to [...]
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Connecticut: They really ARE full of surprises

Tweet When one thinks of the state of Connecticut, there’s often a semi-boring vision that arises: lots of colonial houses, Yale University, George W. Bush was born there — as was Foxwoods Casino. But not only is the state becoming more diverse in population and geography, but has been pretty bad-ass when it comes to [...]
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