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Dysfunction in the Boardroom

Dysfunction in the Boardroom | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it

 

For years, women have sought greater representation on corporate boards. And most boards say they want more diversity. So why did women hold only 16.6% of Fortune 500 board seats in 2012?

 

It’s unclear why women have not made greater inroads. To learn more, in 2010 Harvard began a series of annual surveys in partnership with Women Corporate Directors and Heidrick & Struggles. They were especially interested in the backgrounds, trajectories and interactions of female directors – who are the women who get onto boards, and what do they encounter there?


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Women work har at their jobs, but only get a fraction of the recignicion that they deaerve in the work place. This is because of the past injustices of women needing to be more qualified than men to do the same job, and other sixist things like that. This still effects us today by only having a small percent of women in board seats in fourtune 500 companies. 

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 14, 2013 5:15 PM

For years, women have sought greater representation on corporate boards. And most boards say they want more diversity. So why did women hold only 16.6% of Fortune 500 board seats in 2012?

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Is sexism obscuring the cure to American poverty? — MSNBC

Is sexism obscuring the cure to American poverty? — MSNBC | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it
Mothers are the custodians of the world’s poverty, writes James Perry in an op-ed.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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This is an eye opener with real life examples of how sexism has affected America. Studies show that in 2010, the number of women living in poverty was millions higher than men. Part of the blame is being put on sexism because it shows that women aren't being treated with equal pay and or benifits compared to men.

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American Woman: How Feminism Is Changing the Identity Discourse - Huffington Post (blog)

American Woman: How Feminism Is Changing the Identity Discourse - Huffington Post (blog) | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it
American Woman: How Feminism Is Changing the Identity Discourse
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When I was growing up in Bangladesh, you can trust that I never thought I would grow up to be an American woman.

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It is already tough enough to get equal pay if you are an american women, but it is even harder to recieve your deserved pay as well as respect if you are an immigrant. All races need to put the silly ethnic/ religion differences behind and learn to work cooperate side by side. 

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Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: Timeline of Events (1848-1920) | Infoplease.com

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This is a very informational article that descibes how women have been fighting for equal rights in politics, types of jobs and fair wages over 150 years. It's important to understand how long and hard they fought to obtain their goal(s).

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Mallory Wheeler's comment, September 27, 2013 1:41 PM
This is a great article if you're looking for a lot of good information.
Joe Blauw's comment, September 27, 2013 1:43 PM
most people think that we live in equal relations but we don't. Men have better chances of obtaining many types of jobs. I watched a documentary on job interview flaws and some will fire a pregnant woman
Klage Van Vark's comment, October 2, 2013 1:19 PM
I like this article it shows the struggles that the woman have at getting their rights. The US should do a better job at giving them a more equal chances as the men
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A Constant Struggle: Feminism and Women's Rights in the Modern World - Being a Woman - Fanpop

A Constant Struggle: Feminism and Women's Rights in the Modern World - Being a Woman - Fanpop | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it
Fanpop original article: So do you consier yourself a feminist? If not, try reading this article.
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She makes it clear that it's important to know and understand what feminism is and what it is not.Then you can decide for yourself if you're a feminist or not.. It's sad how feminism usuakky gets twisted and is made out to be a bunch of upset women who just want to have thibgs their way. Once you know what it is, you can then look back into the past and see what things in our history were accompolished because of feminists.

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Why some women fear feminism - by Caryna St. John - Helium

Theres a new f-word in American today: feminism. On college campuses, once a hotbed of undergraduate rebellion and assertion of rights, young wome..., Caryna St.

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This is a good article because it states how it can be awakward in the work area and in school to talk about. It also says what feminism is, as well as what it is not. This is important so that people understand what's being talked about and it's understood that it is not all about hate for the opposite gender.

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Why women should embrace a ‘good enough’ life

Why women should embrace a ‘good enough’ life | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it
Elsa Walsh is the author of “Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three American Women.” She is a former Washington Post reporter and New Yorker staff writer. This essay is adapted...

Via Christine Heine
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She makes a clear point that whenever feminism is debated, it seems that it's mostly about women in the work place, but it needs to be known that women also are very focused on the family and not just rising to the top of the office.  

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Vanessa Chapman's comment, September 27, 2013 3:17 PM
I think this article was interesting. It talked about how her life was changed and how impactful it was to hear that they were getting rights. I think that the Women's Right Movement is amazing! I think women can do what the set their minds to. It's inspiring to hear stories about successful women and their stories to over come obstacles.
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Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance | Georaphy Womens history | Scoop.it
The reasons women don't reach the top go beyond having it all and leaning in.

Via Sandra Brevett
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This a quite an important article beause it talks about how women have needed to persevere to be treated as equals in the working world. I agree with what is stated near the bottom of the article when it says "The days of blatant discrimination are (mostly) behind us. Today, it’s more like a glass obstacle course of a hundred hard-to-see hurdles." Because if you make a mistake, it could really affect the outcome of your working world.   

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Nancy Hill's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:22 PM

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