Changing Female Images

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” When econlife looked at women and the symphony orchestra several weeks ago, we first saw a world t…

More Women in the (Restaurant) Kitchen

Women have been top chefs for awhile. We just don’t hear about them. Louis XV awarded the “cordon bleu” to a female chef. Legend has it that, refusing to have a woman cook for him, h…

Gender Issues: Saudi Working Women

What a difference a job makes! In Saudi Arabia, although many women still need a man’s “yes,” for most major and minor decisions ranging from marrying to mall shopping, a recent decr…

The Boardroom Still Has a Glass Ceiling

Our Monday gender issues blog: With Mary Barra soon ascending to the top of GM, she will also become the fifth woman on their 12 person Board of Directors. The boards of only 4 other Fortune 500 compa…

Gender Issues: Women's Labor Days

What if a billion underutilized women entered the global economy during the next 10 years? Economies might get these growth rate boosts: Sweden: 2% US: 5% Brazil: 9% Japan: 9% South Africa: 10% United…

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