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Mar 13 2013
(CNN) -- The recent decision by Yahoo's chief executive to drop the company's work from home policy makes sense, doesn't it? Plenty of people believe that if you aren't in the office, you aren't working; if you aren't clocking face time with bosses and co-workers, you aren't fully committed, and...
Mar 12 2013
Many people think the feminist movement is solely concerned with women, women’s issues, and women’s problems. Actually, everyone stands to benefit from gender equality – and men’s commitment to the movement is needed to achieve real and lasting social change.
Mar 6 2013
Online education in 2013 is exciting. In this era of massive open online education, it’s possible to bring world-class education to anybody with an internet connection. Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research aims to do just that, with an online curriculum called Voice & Influence. The...
Jan 17 2013
We think of them engraved on urns. Sculpted in white marble. Crowned with laurel wreaths. Wrapped in togas. Anything but feeling human beings. 
Jan 15 2013
We are living in a new economy. The core of our economic system has shifted from manufacturing to a focus on service occupations and high-tech, intellectual capital. As part of this shift, more women have moved out of the house and into the workforce. We all know that work itself is different. But...
Jan 7 2013
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law, giving employees the right to take unpaid leave for certain family or medical reasons. But over the past two decades, says law professor Catherine Albiston, employees have actually had mixed...
Dec 6 2012
The Clayman Institute's new Voice and Influence Program is helping cultivate female leaders at Stanford.
Oct 15 2012
Female economists are a rare breed in academia. Perhaps that’s why labor economist Myra Strober has spent a career in the academy mentoring young women in her field. A new writing prize in Strober’s name aims to honor her work, recognize her mentorship efforts, and introduce students to Strober’s...
Sep 25 2012
A smile, sigh, or glare would never influence anything important, like a woman’s math scores or her decision to become an engineer, right? Wrong. According to new research by Stanford psychologist and Clayman Institute Fellow Gregory Walton, such cues can greatly impact women’s math performance and...
Aug 1 2012
Popular beliefs about work-family issues characterize working moms as having a divided focus on home and work - they are therefore seen as less competent, less committed, and, as a result, less worthy of employment and promotion than men or childless women.


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