Where More Women Work

More working women have payroll jobs than men for the first time in a decade and they are increasingly entering male-dominated industries.

Throwback Thursday: What a Kitchen Says About Us

#TBT: Looking at kitchen history on this Throwback Thursday, we can decide what a new kitchen from the 1920s says about us.

Where Have All of the Husbands (and Wives) Gone?

If you are an Elvis minister in Las Vegas, you have a problem. Nevada’s marriage rate is way down and so too is the wedding business. The bigger story though, is about shifting marriage markets. The Decline of Marriage As…

Downton Abbey Feminists

Through the women of Downton Abbey, Mary, Edith and Gwen, we can see the beginning of a feminist evolution and then revolution described by Claudia Goldin.

Lean Away: Elite College Graduates Leave the Workforce

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger and senior at Kent Place School Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, has become quite famous since the release of her recent book, ‘Lean In.’ In it, she urges women to take on careers even if…

The Benefits of a Group Mentality

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger and senior at Kent Place School. If you were ever a child, you probably noticed that the boys usually played in larger groups while the girls typically found one or two other girls and stuck…

Gender Issues: Equal Pay Day

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Last Tuesday, April 9th was Equal Pay Day, the day symbolizing how far into 2013 women need to work in order to earn what men earned in 2012. You can hear…

Sheryl Sandberg’s Three-Point Plan

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Almost a month ago, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released her book “Lean in—Women, Work, and the will to lead.” In the past few weeks the author has received a lot…

Gender Issues: The Second Glass Ceiling

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School A recent study shows that the glass ceiling not only pertains to employment, but also to marriage.  The results demonstrate that as women earn more than their husbands, the frequency of…

Augusta National Golf Club and Women

With Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore soon to become the Augusta National Golf Club’s first female members, I keep thinking about how women have become more valuable. The reason takes us back to the family. Assume for a moment that a…