Topic: gender issues

The Glass Is Cracking: Augusta National Welcomes Its First Female Members

The Glass Is Cracking: Augusta National Welcomes Its First Female Members

It’s been a long time coming, ladies. Months after the Augusta National Golf Club caught loads of flack for sticking to their strict all-boys policy, the exclusive club is finally welcoming a couple women into their ranks, which include the likes of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Billy Payne, Chairman of the Club and the Masters Tournament confirmed that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and pioneering female banker Darla Moore are new members of the institution. More »

Woman Will Officiate NFL Game For The First Time… Too Bad It’s Due To A Labor Dispute

Woman Will Officiate NFL Game For The First Time... Too Bad It's Due To A Labor Dispute

I was pretty much ecstatic to hear that a female would be officiating an NFL game for the first time ever. In fact, I did a little happy dance the minute I read the headline about Shannon Eastin and her preseason reffing this Thursday night. A female officialy… who knew?

Unfortunately, I read further than the headline and found out that Eastin would only be getting the chance to call an NFL game because the NFL referees are currently in the middle of a lockout. More »

Amelia Earhart Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon – And She Still Has Lots To Teach Us

Amelia Earhart Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon - And She Still Has Lots To Teach Us

Today is Amelia Earhart‘s day. It would be her 115th birthday. She’s been honored with her own Google doodle. And today, we learned that the $2.2 million expedition to find the wreckage of her last ill-fated flight was unsuccessful. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery failed to get the evidence it was looking for about Earhart’s disappearance with her navigator Fred Noonan. It has been 75 years and we’re still searching for Amelia Earhart. More »

New Book Says Sheryl Sandberg Put A Stop To Facebook’s ‘Frat Boy’ Culture

New Book Says Sheryl Sandberg Put A Stop To Facebook's 'Frat Boy' Culture

Facebook’s 51st employee, and one of its very first females, is opening up about her experience with the social media giant. Katherine Losse, who joined the company in 2005 as a customer service rep and ended in 2010 as CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s speech writer, just released the book, The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social NetworkThe Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network. In it, not only does she call out the young founders’ immaturity, she lets everyone know who cleaned the company up: Sheryl Sandberg. More »

Has The Human Resources Industry Become A Gender Ghetto?

Has The Human Resources Industry Become A Gender Ghetto?

According to new research from Canada, 72% of persons employed in HR are women. Although 72% of survey respondents were of the opinion it would be a good thing for the HR profession if there was a better balance in gender representation, 50% were of opinion that the high proportion of women in human resources was something the profession should be concerned about. Some industry insiders even believe the majority of women in the field could actually be making it a “gender ghetto” industry. More »