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For Women Re-Entering Workforce, Sharing Personal Information May Get You Hired

A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise their chances of getting hired compared to a women who focus on their resume credentials alone.

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Female Members on Corporate Boards Can Lower Number of Mergers and Acquisitions, Study Suggests

University of Notre Dame researcher Craig Crossland, management professor at the Mendoza College of Business, and colleagues decided to look into the numbers. After studying almost 3,000 acquisitions between 1998 and 2010, they found that the larger the proportion of women on a board of a U.S. public company, the fewer acquisitions it engages in.

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Young Women in STEM Fields Earn Up to One-Third Less Than Men

One year after they graduate, women with Ph.D.s in science and engineering fields earn 31 percent less than do men, according to a new study using previously unavailable data.

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, Becomes 89th President of the American Physiological Society

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, was installed as APS president in April. Reckelhoff is a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, director of the Women’s Health Research Center, director of research development for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Marta Filizola, PhD, Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Marta Filizola, PhD, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), effective May 1, 2016

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Babson’s Assistant Professor Among Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors

Babson College Assistant Professor of Marketing, Lauren Beitelspacher, has been recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Most Outstanding 40 under 40 Business School Professors.

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Are Children Career Killers?

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Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about 30 years old to have their first children, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Why Education Doesn’t Bring Women Equal Pay

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Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study on gender equality based on two decades of data from more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.

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UA Study Details Brazilians’ Lack of Desire for Children, Marriage

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Researchers compared a 1984 study of Brazilians' mate preferences with one conducted in 2014 to see how an increased population and social shifts, like women holding leadership positions, have affected mating psychology and extant cultural values.

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Preference for Dating Smarter Partners Negatively Affects Women’s Attitudes Toward STEM

Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published study from the University at Buffalo.

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Sisters in Science

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Emma and Molly White and Ru-Shyan and Ru-Huey Yen, a pair of twin sisters and close friends who met in high school 16 years ago, went on to careers in STEM

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Female Security, Lift Team Members Flex for Success at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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When a bedridden patient needs to be lifted or turned or an unruly visitor needs to be escorted off the premises, the best man for the job at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica might actually be a woman. Maria Arceo and Jennifer Martinez, both employees of the medical center, are powerful examples of women succeeding in jobs traditionally assigned to men.

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Work Climate Contributes Significantly to Working Moms' Decision to Breastfeed

New study finds supervisor, co-worker attitudes, comments matter more than employer accommodations.

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Musical Chairs: Gender Diversity on U.S. Corporate Boards

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Fifty years ago it was nearly impossible to find women in executive leadership positions. Now, nearly half of the labor force is female. 51 percent of management and professional occupations are held by women. Yet, women hold only about 17 percent of corporate board seats. Despite positive changes over the years and rhetoric supporting the advancement of women in business leadership roles, over the last decade, there is meager evidence of significant progress in U.S. corporate boardrooms.

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