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  • Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:30pm
    Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily increased. According to Goldin et al. (2006), women are...

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:34am
    By Lauren Crain* When you hear the phrase “work-life balance,” the image that comes to mind for many is women juggling baby bottles and Blackberries. However, the speakers at the...

  • Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:43pm
    Is it possible to think of your mother without also conjuring up notions of the Great Mother, that archetype so deeply embedded within our cultures and psyches? Richard Stromer doesn’t think so...

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:39pm
    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...

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:53pm
    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, April 17, 2013 - 6:29pm
    Yesterday, NCRW President Áine Duggan had the opportunity to visit the Washington State University Women’s Resource Center as part of NCRW’s “Listening Tour,” which...

  • Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:37am
    In the last month, women in the running for political offices across the country have taken a twirl, willingly or not, with the legacy of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision....

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:35pm
    A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better.  Where does dissatisfaction come from, and how can...

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
    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...

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 4:42pm
    Let’s try something. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “gun violence?” OK, what’s the second? Were either of those words “women?” In...

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