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Nov 18 2013
What’s your number one challenge? For most people, the answer to this question is that they don’t have enough time. They have too many goals and not enough time to do them.
Nov 15 2013
Overworked? Overwhelmed? You're not alone. Seventy percent of employed Americans say work interferes with their non-work lives. Over half feel they don’t have enough time with their children or spouses. This isn’t just one group: it’s mothers, fathers, married workers, singles, Boomers, GenXers,...
Nov 14 2013
AMC’s hit show Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, in part, for its depiction of changing social mores surrounding gender, work, and family. Set in the 1960s, three-martini lunches, overt sexual harassment, and stay-at-home wives are the norm. The workplace sure has changed…or has it?
Nov 14 2013
Flexible work arrangements are widely championed as remedies for the dearth of women in senior leadership positions. Women “opt-out” when the demands of work and family conflict, so letting them telecommute or work part time facilitates work-life balance, allowing them to stay on the career track....
Nov 13 2013
In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine black youths with rape. Juries had readily believed the women despite contradictory evidence, swiftly...
Nov 4 2013
The CEOs of Best Buy, Yahoo!, and Hewlett Packard all nixed flexible work policies in response to financial downturns.  “During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck,” said Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. “[T]he more employees we get into the office, the better company we...
Oct 31 2013
Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street protestors turned out en masse on the sidewalks of New York City. This began a movement that spread rapidly, drawing attention to the vast economic disparities in modern industrialized countries.
Jul 1 2013
In an age where over 50% of college graduates are women, women still struggle to reach higher levels of leadership in universities like Stanford. Furthermore, women faculty report having less voice and feeling less valued by their colleagues than men faculty, according to a 2008 Stanford study. The...
Jun 5 2013
Could moving from the inner city to the suburbs change a person's race? Most people would say no, but new research finds that as someone’s social status changes, others actually “see” the person's race differently.
May 7 2013
All of us at the Clayman Institute were saddened to learn that First Lady Jing Lyman died on November 21, 2013. We miss her.

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