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The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
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6-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Diversity Messages May Backfire When Companies Focus on Diversity's Benefits for the Bottom Line
American Psychological Association (APA)

Companies that justify their diversity efforts by saying that a diverse workforce will improve their bottom line risk alienating the diverse employees that they hope to attract, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 31-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Women Use Various Tactics to Accomplish Boardroom Goals
Cornell University

Women directors on Fortune 500 boards skillfully use tactics that enable them to display warmth, competence or both, allowing them to avoid backlash and meet specific aims, according to new Cornell University ILR School research.

Newswise: FAU Receives Grant to Empower Women for Careers in Computer Science
Released: 13-Apr-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Receives Grant to Empower Women for Careers in Computer Science
Florida Atlantic University

FAU has received a grant from the Center for Inclusive Computing (CIC) at Northeastern University to support their "Empowering Women for Careers in Computer Science" initiative. CIC is funded by Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates company, and has a mission to transform the national landscape of women in technology through grant funding at the undergraduate level, expert technical assistance by computing faculty, and meaningful data collection for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.

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Released: 12-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Including Everyone at the Table
Sandia National Laboratories

In less than three years at Sandia National Laboratories, competitive intelligence specialist Kelli Howie's targeted work to develop and advance women inventors was recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium with a national Rookie of the Year Award.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Assistant Vice President Selected for Leadership Women America
Released: 12-Apr-2022 12:00 PM EDT
TTUHSC El Paso Assistant Vice President Selected for Leadership Women America
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Leadership Women America, a year-long program that helps develop female leaders in the U.S., has accepted a member of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s senior leadership team into its 2022 class. Veronique Masterson, who serves as assistant vice president for marketing & communications with the Office of Institutional Advancement, was selected to join this year’s class of women from around the nation. In 2016, Masterson participated in Leadership Women Pipeline, followed by Leadership Women Texas in 2018. Both are sister programs of Leadership Women America.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EDT
UMiami community remembers Madeleine Albright
University of Miami

‘Gracious, engaging, and brilliant’ and ‘an ardent advocate for refugee resettlement,’ Albright was the first woman to serve as secretary of state. She received an honorary degree from the University of Miami in 2006.

Released: 22-Mar-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Women Managers Competitively Advocate for Subordinates, Study Shows
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith researchers show that when advocating for subordinates, male or female, women become as competitive as men at work. Men, comparatively tend to advocate more strongly for other men.

Released: 21-Mar-2022 3:00 PM EDT
CSU Alumnae: Women Changemakers in Wine
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

California’s wine industry is benefitting from a handful of female pioneers, including four inspiring CSU alumnae who are exploring new frontiers in a male-dominated business.

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Released: 14-Mar-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Leading the Way
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Women at the CSU aren’t just celebrating history…they’re making it. Meet the university’s 11 female presidents.

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Released: 14-Mar-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Pat Mitchell: A ‘dangerous woman’
University of Georgia

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Released: 14-Feb-2022 1:35 PM EST
Finding the real reasons why women earn less than men throughout the world—and how to fix it
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

About half of the world’s population is self-employed, and self-employed women earn only about half as much as men, according to the World Bank. Social scientists believed for years that increasing women’s access to capital would shrink the earnings gap.

Released: 14-Feb-2022 1:30 PM EST
Study: What if you knew how much your boss makes?
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

More states are requiring employers to disclose information about their workers’ salaries with the hope it will reduce gender and racial pay gaps. But increasing pay transparency can also have some surprising impacts on worker productivity, according to a new large-scale study that is the first to examine how employees respond when they find out how much both their peers and bosses make

Newswise: Inspiring, Retaining and Promoting Female Talent in STEM Careers
Released: 11-Feb-2022 1:00 PM EST
Inspiring, Retaining and Promoting Female Talent in STEM Careers
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

A STEM career can be long and full of obstacles for underrepresented minorities, including women, who are strongly influenced by family expectations, teacher bias, and work environments plagued by stereotypes. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory's PROVOCA program is working to remove these obstacles and create equal access and participation for women and girls in STEM.

Newswise: Four Sandians recognized by Society of Women Engineers
Released: 19-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Four Sandians recognized by Society of Women Engineers
Sandia National Laboratories

This fall, four Sandia National Laboratories employees were recognized by the Society of Women Engineers. Laura Biedermann, Annie Dallman, Erica Douglas and Chris LaFleur were recognized for their professional excellence, leadership and support of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

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Released: 3-Dec-2021 5:55 PM EST
New Los Alamos program supports opportunities for indigenous women in physics
Los Alamos National Laboratory

A newly funded program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, supports undergraduate indigenous women interested in a career in physics.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Women indirectly hurt more by noncompete pacts
Cornell University

Nine out of 10 startups fail, and even among venture-backed fledgling companies, the success rate is only about 25%. It’s even tougher for women entrepreneurs, who face challenges their male counterparts don’t, according to new Cornell University research.

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Released: 8-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Inspiring the Future: Female Chemists and Physicists Honor Leaders in the Field with Research Dedications
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The Journal of Chemical Physics is showcasing research from leading women in physical chemistry and chemical physics through a collection of papers that highlight great scientific accomplishments in the fields and honor the women who inspired the scientists. The "Special Collection in Honor of Women in Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry" received more than 250 submissions; most include a dedication to specific women in the field, past or present.

Newswise: Educated Women Increasingly Likely to Have 1st Baby Before Marriage
1-Sep-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Educated Women Increasingly Likely to Have 1st Baby Before Marriage
Johns Hopkins University

College-educated women are much more likely than ever before to have a first child outside of marriage, a new Johns Hopkins University study finds.

Released: 1-Sep-2021 11:25 AM EDT
ARVO Women’s Leadership Development Program welcomes Class of 2021
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today recognized the 2021 class of its popular Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP).

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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Released: 18-Aug-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Gender Pay Gaps
University of South Australia

Confronting new research from the University of South Australia shows a significant gender pay gap across most Australian firms, with 80 per cent of them paying female executives 30-35 per cent less than their male counterparts, despite being of equal calibre, education, and achievement.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Selected Among Best Employers For Women By Forbes
Released: 29-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
UT Southwestern Selected Among Best Employers For Women By Forbes
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 29, 2021 – Forbes and Statista have selected UT Southwestern among the top 40 Best Employers for Women 2021.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Leader Effectiveness May Depend on Emotional Expression
University of California, Riverside

Women leaders must often battle sexist stereotypes that label them “too emotional” for effective leadership.

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Released: 16-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Research: Gender Stereotypes Adversely Affect Women Job Seekers at Group Recruiting Events
DePaul University

Group recruiting events are common rites of passage for job seekers in a variety of sectors. New research, however, suggests that women may be at a disadvantage in these group interview settings. Gender stereotypes about assertiveness can bias a recruiter’s employee selection, according to new research that appeared in Contemporary Accounting Research.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
UAlbany Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Boost Gender Equity among STEM Faculty
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany has received a prestigious $1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an academic and research climate where women faculty in STEM fields can thrive and develop their careers to the fullest potential.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Joins Forté Foundation in Advancing Business Education Opportunities for Women
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is joining the Forté Foundation as an MBA partner and Forté Fellows partner school. Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of multinational corporations and business schools that was founded to address inequity in business.

Released: 27-May-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Improving gender equity in the Indy 500
Michigan State University

When the Indianapolis 500 commences on May 30, it will be the first in the race’s 105-year history to feature a female-forward group of a driver, owner and team. It is a big step in the sport’s commitment to improving equality and inclusion—and research from Michigan State University is helping define that path.

Newswise: IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Released: 30-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Indiana University

A group that invests in Indiana University-affiliated innovation has been awarded TechPoint's 2021 Investor of the Year Mira Award in recognition of their intentional effort to invest in women and minority-led startups.

Newswise: Wills Eye Physicians and Alumnae Named to Inaugural Power List of  World’s Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology
Released: 29-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Wills Eye Physicians and Alumnae Named to Inaugural Power List of World’s Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology
Wills Eye Hospital

Ten remarkable women who are Wills Eye Hospital faculty physicians and Wills Eye alumnae have been named to the Inaugural all-women Power List, published by The Ophthalmologist.

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Released: 23-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Breaking the glass ceiling: Kang tracking female judicial appointments around the globe
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For the past seven years, political scientist Alice Kang has been tracking when and how women broke the glass ceiling to be appointed to the highest courts in democratic countries.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women
Cornell University

In “Emancipation’s Daughters,” Richardson examines five iconic Black women leaders – Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé – who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Diversity in ClimateTech program to support diverse founders leading clean tech startups
Cornell University

Cornell University and Chloe Capital launched Diversity in ClimateTech, a new program to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders developing startups with clean tech innovations.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
University of Notre Dame

In the upper echelons of U.S. government security and defense, women still struggle to find seats at the table. Researchers have noted that in the State Department women have never exceeded 40 percent of senior positions, and in the Department of Defense only 20 percent.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Pandemic is pushing women in STEM ‘past the point of no return’
University of Notre Dame

During a virtual briefing held by the Women in STEM Caucus and The Science Coalition, Notre Dame's Patricia Clark said that women in science are being pushed past the point of no return due to the pandemic and longstanding structural barriers — threatening permanent damage to their careers.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Women Know Global: Closing the Gender Gap in the Global Economy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Panel discussion to draw insights from women leaders of global organizations noted for driving change, influencing policy, and creating programs to close the gender gap and support women in the workforce.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 1:30 PM EDT
It Costs to be an “Angry Black Woman” for Black Women in Business
Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

A new study by Aleks Ellis, professor of management and organizations in the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona, has found evidence of heightened awareness to anger by black women — reinforcing the existence of the “angry black woman” stereotype. In two specific experiments, he found that when a black woman displays anger, it actually activates that stereotype in observers and causes her co-workers to view her as less able to lead.

Released: 10-Mar-2021 10:15 AM EST
Sloan Kettering Institute Researchers Named 2021 Kravis Women in Science Endeavor Fellowship Grant Recipients
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced that Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) researchers Regina Bou Puerto and Mijin Kim, PhD, have been named 2021 Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (Kravis WiSE) fellowship grant recipients. The Kravis WiSE initiative, created in 2020, provides sustained funding for scientific trainees as well as mentoring and significant professional development for women pursuing careers in biomedical research at MSK. The Kravis WiSE Symposium is held every year during Women’s History Month in March. This event hosts scientific leaders from MSK and other institutions.

Released: 8-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EST
Mount Sinai Launches Program to Increase Black Women Leaders in Executive Roles
Mount Sinai Health System

First-of-its-kind group will bring transformational change and empower Black leaders

Released: 25-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Business Leader Insights, Virtual Networking on Tap for Maryland Smith’s Women Inspire
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Women business leaders -- Deloitte’s Wendy Sanhai and Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris -- will share insights via a panel discussion followed by participants engaging in virtual networking, as the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts "Women Inspire," via Zoom, on March 4.

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Released: 9-Feb-2021 11:50 AM EST
ECS Celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society fosters full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls. To mark February 11—designated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the United Nations—the Society salutes women’s critical role in advancing electrochemistry and solid state science and related technologies—and the Society.

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