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  • October 20, 2011

    Low-income moms who move from very poor neighborhoods to less disadvantaged ones lower their risk of becoming extremely obese and developing type 2 diabetes, a study reveals.


  • October 19, 2011
    Women 2.0, an organization whose goal is to increase the number of female founders in technology startups, announced that the number of women starting companies has doubled over the past three years. The new data comes from a survey of its own...

  • October 17, 2011
    A sharp decline in fertility rates in the United States that started in 2008 is closely linked to the souring of the economy that began about the same time, according to a new analysis of multiple economic and demographic data sources by the Pew...

  • October 17, 2011

    To better understand the opportunities for and obstacles to increasing the number of women on boards, IFC invited over 15 prominent male chairpersons, CEOs, and directors of listed and unlisted companies across a range of industries and countries to...


  • October 13, 2011

    The European Parliament adopted a resolution on women entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises. The resolution states that there are discrepancies between Member States in the numbers of women entrepreneurs despite the upturn in the...


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- By Gail Cooper and Isabel Jenkins -Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay discrimination in the US. Fast-forward to 2014, women of...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:29pm
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On July 11th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the farm bill that eliminates all nutritional aid to hungry Americans in need, which is provided mainly through the Supplemental...
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:58am
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This Sunday, bouquets of roses, Hallmark cards, and restaurant reservations will be deployed by citizenry anxious to promote and valorize an ideal Mother.  But what if you are a “mother...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:39pm
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Quality early care and education are truly a gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that it’s only important to mothers; ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm
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Did you know that women are more likely to face negative social consequences for negotiating?  This seems to go against the pervasive notion that women effectively negotiating for high...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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