How the typewriter propelled women into the office

Nov 24, 2021
Typewriters were "crucial" to the rise of women's workforce participation in the 20th century, says economic historian Elyce Rotella.
Typewriters were "crucial" to the rise of women's workforce participation in the 20th century, says economic historian Elyce Rotella.
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Can well-off young women save China's economic recovery?

Sep 13, 2021
Women drive the bulk of household purchasing decisions in China. What do they want to spend their money on?
Finance major Zhou Hui, 19, spends up to $700 a month on clothing and eating out, which the COVID-19 pandemic didn't change.
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Afghan women stand to lose 20 years of gains as Taliban seize control

Aug 17, 2021
The last time the fundamentalists were in power, they banned education for girls and women.
A social worker address Afghan women gathered at a hall in Kabul on Aug. 2, 2021.
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How the pandemic affected one paramedic's career

Jul 19, 2021
With the pandemic forcing school and daycare closures around the country, children are spending more time at home — and women are bearing the brunt of that.
Women’s labor force participation fell to 56.2% in June, the lowest levels since 1988, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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You wouldn't recognize Disney without the work of these women

Oct 23, 2019
A new book details the rise and fall of female animators and storytellers in the early days of Walt Disney Studios.
Portrait of Retta Scott working on Bambi
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Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
A group of business people having a meeting in an office
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The campaign finance of women's suffrage

Jun 4, 2019
Behind the political struggle was a well-financed lobbying operation.
3rd May 1913:  Grand Marshal Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886 - 1916) leads a parade of 30,000 representives of the various Women's Suffrage associations through New York City.
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MBAs can boost pay. But they can't eliminate the pay gap, a study found.

Apr 2, 2019
Women and people of color still earn less than white men, even with the degree.
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How femtech uses data to help women and advertisers

Mar 20, 2019
In our economy, the devices we use are constantly asking us to share — or sometimes just taking — our data. And when it comes to that data, not much of it is more personal and private than our health. Yet personal health devices and apps are a growing industry, a subset of which is targeted […]
The FDA is working with companies like Fitbit to streamline the approval process for health and medical software.
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Patty Jenkins is an entertainment boss

A look inside the creative mind of the entertainment industry's highest-grossing female director.
Patty Jenkins attends the "I Am the Night" premiere at Metrograph on Jan. 22, 2019, in New York City.
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