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Why 2014 Was a Bad Year for Women

The most restrictive abortion laws passed this year

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jobs

Everything I’ve been told about being a successful woman has been anchored in sisterhood. Over the course of your career, you travel with the same cycling cast of coworkers and power players. That woman you worked for as an intern? You’ll bump...

26 Books Better Than 'Gone Girl'

Not all women are white, straight, married, or pining. But books with multifaceted, well-developed female characters can be harder to find than companies with women at the top — even including some of our most celebrated novels. When it comes to...

10 Things I Learned at a Summit for Ambitious Women

When I was a wee lass, my grandmother’s common refrain was that I was “a very enterprising young lady.” I used to tell her that when I grew up, I wanted to own newspapers and write novels. As an editor at DailyWorth and a published short story...

10 Maternity Leave Myths — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt

This week, the Supreme Court heard the case of Peggy Young, who says she was forced into unpaid leave from her UPS job in 2006 — because she was pregnant. Young reportedly presented a note from her doctor saying that given her pregnancy, she...

20 Quotes from Powerful Women on Gratitude

If you’re reading this, chances are you have a lot to be grateful for. You’ve most likely achieved many resources — be that the electricity that powers your home, a job that pays for your smartphone, or the opportunity to garner an education that...

9 Badass Women Who Had Not ‘Made It’ By 30

While “30 under 30” lists do a service highlighting the remarkable work and projects of the young, we’re reaching a cultural saturation point. These lists are so common, it feels like if you’re not Lena Dunham by age 25 you might as well pack up...

When He Treats Your Career Like a Hobby

I have a close friend who has a successful, decade-long career in the fashion* industry. Four years into her last relationship, her boyfriend still rolled his eyes in frustration when she didn’t make it home for dinner. Though the man (a...

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