Sheryl Sandberg Leans In with Ms.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead, has already made plenty of waves and sparked much discussion, as has her nonprofit Lean In Foundation, which will provide training, resources and support for women to achieve their professional goals, and encourages women to form “Lean In circles,” […]

Is Feminism Having a TV Moment?

Elizabeth Banks and Mila Kunis are bringing more feminism to TV. I was thrilled to hear that two new feminist-related shows may soon be arriving on a television near you: Banks is producing and starring in a comedy for Fox about a women’s studies professor, and Kunis is executive producing a feminist drama set in […]

The Case for TEDWomen

Last week, TED Global announced the creation of a new conference: TEDWomen, which will take place in Washington, D.C,. this coming December 7-8. Reactions among ladyblogs have been predictably divided: Does a separate TED conference devoted to women give much-needed global attention to women’s issues, or further marginalize women’s issues by not including them in […]

Unmarried? It’ll Cost You

Although they make up just under half of U.S. women, unmarried women represent 60 percent of women without health insurance, 63 percent of unemployed women, and 75 percent of women in poverty. They are less employed, make less money, and perhaps most significantly, face additional discrimination and financial burdens because of the pervasive assumption that every family has a male “breadwinner.”