It's not uncommon to see female presidents, CEOs, and judges (okay, well, it's sort of sometimes happens) on TV now. But there was a time when a woman even having a job on TV was revolutionary. Check out this list to see how things have changed in the last four decades.
How do you you love the ACA--let us count the ways. There are at least six real tangible benefits for women from the passage of this bill that makes healthcare more available to more Americans. Even oft-ignored family caregivers will get a benefit.
Over the last few decades, women have been making some gains in pay. The Pew Charitable Trust just released a study that tracked the earnings of two generations--mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. There are a few interesting conclusions.
Our TV screens are looking more equal these days with high-profile women anchoring more shows, but as a new report from the Women's Media Center shows, we've still got a long way to go. Men dominate all media - to the tune of 63%.
If you're missing Downton Abby, don't despair. PBS has two other Sunday night offerings that might make you feel better. They're both period pieces and they both feature actresses with English accents.
This fall, an estimated 12 million women will enroll in college. The number of women students surpassed men in 1980, and the gap has been widening ever since. Since 2011, more working women have held college degrees than working men. Of the 80 highest ranked schools in the country, here is a roundup of some of the best colleges for women.
Perimeter Institute is trying to make sure more women are among the next leaders in research and innovation. It recently began The Emmy Noether Fellowship, in which women physicists in their early careers are granted six months to do research away from the travails of teaching and administrative duties.