Gender

Julie Foudy: Soccer Champion and Advocate for Gender Equity

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Julie Foudy: Soccer Champion and Advocate for Gender Equity
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Work and Life Podcast

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?
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The Atlantic
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Judi C Casey

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here's why not much has changed--and what might actually work.

Research Explainer: “Telecommuting and Earnings Trajectories Among American Women and Men 1989–2008”

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Research Explainer: “Telecommuting and Earnings Trajectories Among American Women and Men 1989–2008”
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

A new study shows that the majority of telecommuting takes place after hours and on weekends, without a correlated increase in earnings.

#BeBoldForChange: Taking Stock of Gender Inequalities in the UK in the Face of Brexit

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#BeBoldForChange: Taking Stock of Gender Inequalities in the UK in the Face of Brexit
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Policy@Manchester - Manchester Policy Blogs
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Colette Fagan, Nina Teasdale and Helen Norman, University of Manchester (UK)

As the 2017 International Women's Day global theme calls on us to "be bold for change," Professor Colette Fagan, Dr. Nina Teasdale and Dr. Helen Norman from the University of Manchester (UK) take stock of the UK’s gender-related policy measures. They argue that progress towards gender equality has been uneven and often too slow, and there is a risk that the long-established gender rights and gender equality machinery will be weakened or stripped away following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Call for Papers - ICWF Work & Family and Women & Leadership Conferences

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Call for Papers - ICWF Work & Family and Women & Leadership Conferences
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International Center for Work and Family
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dowgun

Two related conferences organized by the IESE Women in Leadership of IESE Business School will be held in Barcelona, Spain in July 2017:

New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members

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New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members
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Community, Work & Family Journal
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dowgun

The new issue of  the Community, Work & Family journal on "Missing Voices on Meaningful Relationships in Time and Space" (Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2017) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

This new issue contains the following articles: 

Gender Policy Report

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Gender Policy Report
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University of Minnesota
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Carrie Oelberger, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Gender Policy Report is a non-partisan and multidisciplinary effort, housed at the University of Minnesota, to produce and disseminate timely gender-focused analyses of emerging federal policy proposals based on the best insights from scholarly research. We hope it will become an important source of informatio

What the Experiences of Breadwinner Workers Tell Us about Work (and Home)

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What the Experiences of Breadwinner Workers Tell Us about Work (and Home)
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Work In Progress
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Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Have you ever noticed what is not “modern” about ABC’s celebrated sitcom Modern Family? Spoiler alert: all of the households in this TV world are headed by a breadwinner father.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Immigrant, Gender, and Succession Issues in Family Business

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Immigrant, Gender, and Succession Issues in Family Business
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International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
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Kathy Kuschel

This is a Call for Papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business related to the Family Enterprise Research Conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina on June 8-10, 2017.  The aim of the special issue is to broaden discussions on succession, immigrant, and gender issues in family business. The issue's guest editors are  Dianne H.B.

Looking for a Few Good Docs

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Looking for a Few Good Docs
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

"Many female physicians who choose to have children are fighting an uphill battle. The current model of medical education and training, after all, was designed exclusively for men more than a century ago. It consists of a rigid curriculum with a tight timeline for rotations, boards, and fellowships, to say nothing of the 80-hour duty weeks and, at times, punishing schedules. But is that the best way to fill the ranks of tomorrow's clinicians? When our structure for minting new doctors imposes hardships on almost half the people going through it, is it their fault -- or the system's?"

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