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"Women's Work," the book that wants to show all work is women's work

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 4, 2020
From miners to CEO's, photographer Chris Crisman collected images and essays from 60 women working a variety of jobs across the country.
Sophi Davis, a rancher and marketer based in Montana, is featured in Chris Crisman's book, "Women's Work."
Chris Crisman

The majority of medical students are women, but male heart surgeons still vastly outnumber female

by Blake Farmer Dec 31, 2019
Ninety-four percent of practicing thoracic surgeons are men — and that’s an improvement on recent years.
Dr. Amber Edwards at work.
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Looking at wealth management through a "gender lens"

by Renata Sago Jan 15, 2019
Last year, investors put $2.4 billion into assets that promote gender equality.
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Diverse startups could get traction from chip giant Intel

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes May 30, 2018
Intel Capital has been funding diverse startups for a few years. Now it's broadened its definition of diversity.
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The financial services industry is more diverse than a few years ago – but not in the top ranks

by Ryan Kailath Dec 14, 2017
The financial service industry has become more diverse in the recent years – overall – says a new government report. There are more women and minorities. But looked at more closely, the number of women in top positions has stayed…
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Women CEOs outperform men, so why aren't companies giving them the top job?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 17, 2017
Julie Creswell at the New York Times and Jena McGregor at the Washington Post have both written about the lack of women at the top of corporate America.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra holds a media briefing prior to the start of the 2015 GM Annual Meeting of Stockholders at GM world headquarters June 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. 
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Why Silicon Valley isn’t doing enough about gender equality

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2017
The tech industry is 'awful' to women, journalist and author Liza Mundy says.
 If inequality isn't fixed, "Women get shut out of one of the most exciting, attractive fields to work in," Liza Mundy says.
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'She persisted': Women pack tattoo shop for solidarity in ink

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 24, 2017
Soon after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the Senate floor Minneapolis women took words from Sen. Mitch McConnell and turned them on their head, using 'nevertheless, she persisted' as a rallying cry for proponents of women's rights.
Kyle Mack tattoos the phrase "she persisted" on to the arm of Lindsay Wenner inside the Brass Knuckle Tattoo Shop in Minneapolis Tuesday, Feb. 21.
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Women's march on DC made possible through digital innovations

by Adam Allington Jan 17, 2017
It's now easier than ever to organize large protests thanks to today's tech.
Woman rally as part of a nationwide protest against President-elect Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower back in December.
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New report traces the gender pay gap from birth to the C-suite

by Tony Wagner and Lewis Wallace Jul 20, 2016
Women's education doesn't close the wage gap with men, study says.
The often-referenced figure that women earn 79 cents for every dollar men do isn't the whole story.
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