Women and Work

Face It: Facebook Needs Women on its Board

Face It: Facebook Needs Women on its Board

By on Apr 30, 2012 |

This past February, Facebook put an end to its will-they-or-won’t-they hypothesizing about its initial public offering. Included in its S-1 filing is a list of risk factors investors should beware of before buying stock in the company. A loss of users to other social networking sites like Google+, a loss of advertisers, user privacy breakdowns, and slowed growth...

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Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

By on Apr 17, 2012 |

Today is Equal Pay Day – a reminder that working women in the United States still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, on average. The wage gap between the genders has remained statistically the same over the past year. Here are a few more not-so-fun facts about unequal pay: The wage gap persists across every demographic group of women, with the largest...

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Women @ Work

Women @ Work

By on Apr 13, 2012 |

Women are starting businesses at 1.5x the national average. Check out this infographic from Harrison Kratz at MBA@UNC and read the full post here.                                                              ...

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Ambition Gap: Are Women Really Less Ambitious than Men?

Sheryl Sandberg’s Ambition Gap: Are Women Really Less Ambitious than Men?

By on Feb 13, 2012 |

This post by Morra originally appeared on BostInno on February 13, 2012. In her now iconic 2010 TEDTalk, Sheryl Sandberg was an outspoken advocate for50-50 parenting, in which both parents share the responsibility of raising children, housework and earning. I adored her when she noted that “50-50” couples have more sex, divorce less, and allow women to advance in...

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Making the Pivot

Making the Pivot

By on Dec 12, 2011 |

In October, Women Online, Roxanna Sarmiento of Everyday Treats and Whitney Johnson of Rose Park Advisors put on Pivot Boston – a networking event for Boston women involved in business, technology, and social media. An event like Pivot hadn’t happened in Boston before, and we wanted to give women at all stages of their lives and careers the chance to come...

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Pivot Boston

Pivot Boston

By on Nov 12, 2011 |

On October 4, Morra Aarons-Mele, Christine Koh, Whitney Johnson, and Roxanna Sarmiento hosted Pivot Boston, an event designed to help attendees network, and explore change and growing one’s career in the social media age. Sold out to 120 attendees and with an overflowing wait list, the event featured speakers Heather Coughlin (Isis Parenting), Christine Koh,...

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