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Making Women’s History Now — Gendered Management Challenges and Fair and Equitable Workplaces

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shattering the Ceiling is going to be profiling a series of women who we believe are making women’s history now.  These are the women who we want our daughters, sisters, nieces (and selves) knowing about and being inspired by.  And we imagine that when future generations are celebrating Women’s History, […]

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Surviving New Years Resolutions: On Body Image, Diets and Feminism

Over the New Years weekend, I was lucky enough to spend time away with a group of women who are out there in the world kicking the proverbial asses with gusto.  As might be expected, talk turned to resolutions and plans for the year on more than one occasion.  As might further be expected, that […]

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#WhyIMarch

Because my Great Great Grandmother, Gorina Stensby Wheeler, saw her husband trade her daughter into marriage in exchange for livestock. Because Gorina had the courage to leave that husband, move to a new state, and set up a new life for her and her remaining children — all at a time when women Did. Not. Do. Those. Things. Because Gorina […]

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 10-14

Two posts on famous dudes guilty of sexual assault (and probably more), plus the #NotOkay explosion and unfair pay for lawyers.

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Why Are Female Law Partners Making 44% Less Than Men?

Female partners make only 56 cents on the dollar. How do we fix that?

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ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 3-7

One article on how to talk about wanting a promotion. One article on how a victim of sex discrimination might come to be a Trump supporter. And three articles about some of Trump’s most egregious discrimination lawsuits.

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Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals part two: “Sexy” More Important Than Merit in California

Discrimination lawsuits don’t just teach us Trump is #sexist. They also teach us he doesn’t know how to manage a company, let alone a country.

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Lady Lawyer Lessons*: Doesn’t Everyone Assume I Want to be Promoted?

Women have to be more vocal about wanting promotions. It isn’t fair (or legal), but for now it’s also true.

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When Gender Protects The Underqualified

About a year ago, Hillary Clinton showed her chops during the eleven-hour farce more commonly known as the Benghazi hearing. I wrote about the heightened scrutiny that women, including Hillary, face. I also wrote that, when listening to Hillary in the final hours of that day, I heard poise. I heard patience. I heard graciousness […]

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Employers Should Absorb The Cost of Tampons

Most often I’d tuck it up the sleeve of my cardigan, turning my wrist in so it wouldn’t slip out.  If I needed free hands, I’d hide it in my waistband.  Dresses posed more of a problem. With no pockets and no long sleeves, I’d have to get creative.  Worst case, it meant taking my whole, […]

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