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    Harvard rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, suit says
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 9:40 am

    Anemona Hartocollis writes, "Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing As

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    A landmark study confirms the existence of a “gay glass ceiling”
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 9:39 am

    Lila MacLellan writes, "Women’s rights and gender parity have dominated the public conversation about equality in the workplace in recent months, but a new study is a powerful reminder that the discussion needs to broaden.

    An analysis of data from UK households confirmed a suspicion long held by ga

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    Wall Street wants more female traders, but old perceptions die hard
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:40 am

    Anna Irrera writes, “I was never interested in a career in trading at a bank because I didn’t know it was an option,” Karani said.

    A decade later, Karani is a director at Barclays PLC (BARC.L) in New York where she trades healthcare derivatives and helps the bank’s effort to attract more women to t

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    Resources for supporting transgender employees
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:34 am

    Rachel Murray writes, “In honor of Pride Month, we’re including some of our favorite resources specifically dedicated to supporting transgender employees. These companies and organizations have done an incredible job of creating buckets of resources, from glossaries to templates, and lists upon list

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    It’s a really big deal that SF elected London Breed as mayor
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:33 am

    Heather Knight writes, “For a week, San Francisco political insiders huddled every afternoon in the bland basement of City Hall to get the latest vote counts in the mayor’s race, crunch data and make colorful precinct maps showing who was winning where.

    He’s up! She’s up! She’s up by more! Check ou

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    Where boys outperform girls in math: rich, white and suburban districts
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:31 am

    Claire Cain Miller and Kevin Quealy writes, “In much of the country, the stereotype that boys do better than girls at math isn’t true – on average, they perform about the same, at least through eighth grade. But there’s a notable exception.

    In school districts that are mostly rich, white and suburb

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    Senators unhappy with judiciary's response to harassment in courthouses
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:30 am

    Joan Biskupic writes,” Washington (CNN)Senators from both parties expressed frustration and concern on Wednesday about the US judiciary's response to sexual harassment in federal courthouses.

    Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley complained that judicial officials, who studied the problem for six month

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    How universities deal with sexual harassment needs sweeping change, panel says
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:29 am

    Pam Belluck writes, “Years of efforts to prevent sexual harassment in science, engineering and medicine have failed, and universities need to make sweeping changes in the way they deal with the issue, a searing new report by a national advisory panel concluded on Tuesday.

    “There is no evidence to s

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    Guess chair resigning from harassment probe to stay on board
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:28 am

    Kim Bhasin writes, “Guess? Inc.’s Paul Marciano resigned as chairman after a probe of sexual-harassment allegations by women including model Kate Upton, though he won’t be leaving the company he co-founded altogether.

    Marciano, who was replaced as chairman by his brother Maurice, will step down as

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    Italy's Laura Boldrini on fighting sexism and coping with death threats
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:26 am

    Grace Donnelly writes, “You might think that a woman who has faced repeated rape and death threats would be ready to give up on men. But in the case of Italian politician Laura Boldrini, the abuse has had the exact opposite effect.

    “We have to start with boys, with men,” Boldrini, the former presid

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    Seasoned women lawyers gaining leverage in salary talks
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:25 am

    Miriam Rozen writes, “The time is now for well-credentialed women lawyers to negotiate for more money and power.

    A long list of observers have offered that urgent advice, including Hilarie Bass, president of the American Bar Association and a co-president of Greenberg Traurig, other female lawyers

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    Research: How sexual harassment affects a company’s public image
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:24 am

    Serena Does, Seval Gundemir, and Margret Shih write, “The wave of sexual harassment reports in recent months has resulted in the dethroning of high-profile men in media and entertainment, sports, business, and politics. At the same time, social media, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, have ma

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    Female legal leaders from eBay, Udacity and more discuss best practices for the era of #MeToo
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:23 am

    Caroline Spiezio writes, “Six female lawyers kicked off the 15th annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference on Monday morning with a plenary panel on the best ways to address sexual harassment, gender inequality and a lack of diversity at tech companies.

    The lawyers—four of whom were in-h

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    What employers and recruiters need to consider when trying to make their workplaces more diverse
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:22 am

    Grace Donnelly writes, “What progress has really been made on increasing diversity in the business world over the last 20 years?

    Business leaders addressed this question and offered paths forward at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London on Monday.

    The panel—moderated by Char

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    Movie critics are mostly white men, study shows
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:19 am

    Brent Lang writes, “Movie criticism is a field dominated by white men, according to a new study by researchers at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

    White critics wrote 82% of the reviews of the top 100-grossing films of last year, while critics from underrepresented racial and

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    Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber for Endeavor
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:18 am

    Kara Swisher writes, “ The high-profile executive Bozoma Saint John has left Uber for Endeavor, sources say and Uber confirms. She will become CMO there, focused on a range of creative connections between its enormous talent portfolio and big brands.

    Saint John has been at Uber for almost exactly a

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    A black woman lost a job offer because she wouldn’t cut her dreadlocks. Now she wants to go to the Supreme Court.
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 18, 2018, 8:17 am

    Alexia Fernández Campbell writes, “A black Alabama woman who lost a job offer because she refused to cut her dreadlocks is asking the Supreme Court to hear her case.

    On April 4, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a petition to add EEOC v.Catastrophe Management Solutions to the Court

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    The best career hacks ever: How 57 women made it to the very top
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 9:19 am

    Kristi Faulkner writes, “Statistically speaking, the odds of becoming a CEO of a Fortune 500 company are a little better than lightning striking you dead. If you’re a woman, you may be more likely to be attacked by a shark. But there’s hope. In fact, there’s a plan of action you can begin now. The n

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    Why middle-aged women with kids make the best employees
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:42 am

    Alison Pearson writes, “If the engine on your plane suddenly explodes in midair, shooting shrapnel into the aircraft, you need the right kind of guy at the controls to bring you safely home. When that happened to Southwest Flight 1380 last month, passengers got lucky. They had the best kind of guy.

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    "Um Charlie Rose?": One of the #MeToo Disappeared Surfaces on the Allen & Co. Sun Valley guest list
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:39 am

    Joe Pompeo writes, “When the 1 percent descends on Sun Valley, Idaho, next month for Allen & Company’s annual gathering of the moguls, news Web sites will pour forth with FOMO-inducing photography showing the titans of media, tech, and entertainment—dressed down in their finest fleece and polo shirt

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    The CEO action for diversity and inclusion turns two
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:37 am

    Ellen McGirt writes, “It’s been one year since the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion launched, the largest ever cross-industry commitment to advance diversity in the workplace.

    “Some days it feels like ten years,” laughs Tim Ryan, the U.S. chairman of PwC.

    Ryan first proposed the idea in 2016

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    Women outnumber men in Spain's historic new government
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:35 am

    Siobhan Morrin writes, “Spain’s new prime minister unveiled his new government Wednesday, appointing women to the majority of cabinet roles. Women took 11 of 17 roles, including overseeing the economy and finance ministries, the interior ministry, the department of defense and the role of deputy pri

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    Breaking streak, SCOTUS appoints advocate outside ranks of former clerks
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:34 am

    Tony Mauro writes, “Without fanfare, the U.S. Supreme Court has broken a long streak of appointing former law clerks to undertake prestigious oral arguments in cases in which one party has abandoned a stance that the justices want discussed.

    On May 25, the court announced that Atlanta solo practiti

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    The quiet rage of Mazie Hirono
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:32 am

    Nina Totenberg writes, “Mazie Hirono used to be known as the "good girl" of Hawaii politics.

    She was seen as polite, never in-your-face, not a boat-rocker. But now, that view has changed.

    As one Hawaii columnist put it, she is a "badass."

    "I always was," Hirono said in an interview with NPR. "I j

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    Could this small device solve sexual assault threats?
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:30 am

    Oren Dorell writes, “Soon you, your daughter, sister or wife can wear a tiny hidden device that will call for help in case of trouble, even if there’s no smartphone coverage.

    The winning team of the $1 million Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE contest, announced Wednesday evening, hopes to us

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    What Alia Shawkat wishes was said in controversial NY times interview
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:29 am

    Diana Tourjee writes, “When Alia Shawkat walked into the now-notorious "Arrested Development" cast interview with the New York Times in late May, she expected to talk about her role as Maeby Fünke in the new season of the show on Netflix—not to be blindsided by a fiercely-opinionated group conversat

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    She was a CIA spy. Now she’s a lawyer battling her old agency. This is her story.
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:27 am

    Abigail Jones writes, “Janine Brookner was utterly unlike anyone Carl Nett had ever worked with before. As a Secret Service officer and a contractor for the CIA and the Pentagon, he had traveled across the United States and around the world protecting presidents, first ladies and political candidate

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    It looks like America is finally going to have A Native American congresswoman
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:26 am

    Jennifer Bendery writes, “Deb Haaland won the Democratic nomination for a New Mexico congressional seat on Tuesday, clearing her path to becoming the nation’s first Native American congresswoman.

    Haaland, a former state party chair, defeated Damon Martinez and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez in their bids

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    Voters recall Aaron Persky, judge who sentenced Brock Turner
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:24 am

    Richard Gonzales and Camila Domonoske write, “The California judge who prompted a national outcry after handing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a six-month sentence for sexual assault has been recalled by voters in Santa Clara County.

    With 43 percent of county precincts reporting, 5

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    This airline CEO said only a man can do his job
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:22 am

    Natasha Bach writes, “Women need not apply.

    That’s the message Qatar Airways CEO sent this week when he suggested that only a man is capable of heading up the airline he currently leads.

    “Of course it has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position,” Akbar Al Baker said in refere

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    Saudi Arabia issues first drivers’ licenses to women
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:20 am

    Madeleine Aggeler writes, “Saudi Arabia issued the first drivers’ licenses to a group of ten women on Monday. The move comes three weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its longstanding ban on women driving, and just weeks after several activists, including some vocal opponents of the driving ban,

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    Judiciary's proposed reforms confront 'Power disparities' between judges, employees
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:19 am

    Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle write, “A working group of federal judges and judiciary officials reported on Monday that inappropriate conduct in the federal judicial branch is “not limited to a few isolated instances,” and significant reforms are needed.

    “Of the inappropriate behavior that does occur

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    Irish feminists target 'women in the home' clause in constitution
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:17 am

    From the Guardian: “rish feminists buoyed by victory in the abortion referendum have their sights set on removing a section of the constitution which refers to women’s place in the home.

    The clause has no direct legal implications in contemporary Ireland, but politicians and activists have long arg

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    Germany’s big pay-gap problem
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:16 am

    Carolynn Look and Elisabeth Behrmann write, “Germany has flourished under Chancellor Angela Merkel over the last 12 years, with record-low unemployment and robust economic growth. But that success hasn’t translated into better pay for women in the country, where one of the worst gender pay gaps in E

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    Grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape charges
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 11, 2018, 8:14 am

    Andrew Denney writes, “A grand jury in Manhattan voted on Wednesday to indict Tinseltown titan Harvey Weinstein, who was arrested and arraigned May 25 but who declined to testify before the grand jury, on charges of first- and third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

    According to the

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    Justices rule for Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for gay wedding
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 4, 2018, 8:58 am

    Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro write, “A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the 7-2 majority, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy,

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    Sheryl Sandberg explains how Facebook will answer criticism that its board is too white and too male
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 4, 2018, 8:56 am

    Natasha Bach writes, “Facebook’s board is due to get more diverse.

    The tech giant, which currently has two women and one African American on its nine-member board, will be applying a “diverse slate approach” to new board appointments, according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

    Speaking during the

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    The 37th state just ratified the equal rights amendment for women—36 years after the deadline
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 4, 2018, 8:55 am

    Natasha Bach writes, “Did you know that equal rights for women are not guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution?

    The state of Illinois is doing its part to change that—albeit 36 years after the deadline to ratify the Constitution’s Equal Rights Amendment passed.

    The Equal Rights Amendment, which was fi

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    Asian Americans are the least likely group in the U.S. to be promoted to management
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 4, 2018, 8:55 am

    Buck Gee and Denise Peck write, “Asian Americans are the forgotten minority in the glass ceiling conversation.

    This was painfully obvious to us while reading the newly released diversity and inclusion report from a large Silicon Valley company: Its 19 pages never specifically address Asian American

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    Gretchen Carlson: The supreme court tried to end #MeToo. Here’s how we’re fighting back
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: June 4, 2018, 8:53 am

    Gretchen Carlson writes, “Last week, the #MeToo movement got a wake up call from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis. The ruling allows companies to make forced arbitration a condition of employment, and prohibits workers from taking collective legal action against employer

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