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Notre Dame Changes Lyrics to ‘Most Recognizable’ Fight Song to Include...

The University of Notre Dame officially changed the lyrics to its famous “Victory March” fight song to include women, according to a recent announcement...

INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Lenore Pearlstein Featured as Panelist on Women’s Roundtable...

On Wednesday, Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, was featured as a panelist on Clemson University's second annual Women’s Roundtable. The Women's Roundtable...

Louisiana Colleges Launch Oral History Project to Preserve Legacy of Women...

This week, universities across Louisiana announced the creation of the Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project in celebration of Women’s History Month. The initiative...

Women Less Likely to Request Deadline Extensions, Research Shows

Women are less likely to ask for deadline extensions on work and school tasks, according to a recent study by The Ohio State University's...

100 Years After the 19th Amendment, Women Dominate at the Polls

August 2020 marked the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a law meant to grant women in the U.S. the right to...

INSIGHT to Host Part 2 of Free Webinar Series: ‘Women of...

Join us for INSIGHT Into Diversity's discussion series, Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy: Part Two, where Black and White women...

Gender Bias Means Women Are More Likely to Be Silenced Online

On September 28, University of Iowa graduate student Claire McDonnell recorded a video call of herself and a group of male classmates discussing plans...

Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy

INSIGHT Into Diversity hosts an open dialogue with White and Black women addressing racial and gender equity in the academy In June 1981, writer and...

Diverse Group of Women Academics Launch ‘Dear Pandemic’ Facebook Page

Nine women PhDs are leveraging their expertise as public health researchers and educators by operating a Facebook page known as Dear Pandemic to provide...

Women Pursuing MBAs Find Support System Through Forté Foundation

The early 2000s was an exciting time for American business as information technology companies began to expand following the dot-com bubble. Despite the promising growth...

Women Pioneers in Accounting

More than half of all accountants in the United States are women, but it was two pioneering individuals who paved the path for women...

Large Classes Deter Female Participation in STEM, New Research Shows

A new study published this week in the journal BioScience reveals that female students are less likely to participate in STEM classes with 120 or...

Highly Educated African American Women Less Likely to Suffer Serious Health...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) shows a positive correlation between education and health for African American...

Changing the Culture for Women and Underrepresented Groups in STEM+M

Although sponsoring and facilitating K-12 activities to increase the participation of young girls and students from underrepresented groups in STEM+M (science, technology, engineering, math,...

Connecting the Dots

Harrisburg University Links STEM Education to Economic Needs According to an analysis of 2016 data by New American Economy, STEM job postings in the United States...

Kent State Maintains Broad Network of Support for Students

As a public research university with seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and a student enrollment of more than 40,000, Kent State University has...

Colleges Offer Tailored Services to Help Students Juggle Parenthood and Coursework

Gone are the days when the most looming decision college students faced was which party to attend on the weekend. Today, according to data...

Specialized Programs Aim to Increase Female Representation in Public Policy Leadership

According to the Center for American Women in Politics, female representation in elected U.S. government leadership (e.g., Congress, state legislatures, local government) hovers around...

The Gender Equity Imperative: Business Leaders Have a Role to Play

The world seems to have shifted on its axis. We have seen some ugly flashpoints in recent months, including the rise of a new...

Study Reveals Need for More Support, Flexibility from Institutions to Ensure...

Research from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce shows that women with a college degree can earn up to 74 percent more...

Profiles of Success: New Book Highlights Women in Tech

Released by River Publishers, The Internet of Women: Accelerating Cultural Change profiles 30 female leaders in engineering and technology worldwide. Drawing on case studies...

Business Schools Encourage Student Participation in Community Revitalization Programs for Real-Life...

When Lyneir Richardson, executive director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) and an instructor of professional practice at Rutgers Business...

Business Case Competitions Provide Avenues for Leadership Development and Future Success

As a high school student, Maysa Alqaisi enjoyed public speaking and participated in numerous debates and mock trials. Later, at the University of Texas...

Study Reveals Correlation Between Conformity to Gender Norms and Women’s Chosen...

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma released a study showing that, for female college students, choosing a major is often related to the degree...

Women Are Being Prepared to Overcome Barriers in an Unequal Profession

A lack of leadership roles, inflexible work schedules, and pay disparities are problems that plague women in many professions — and the legal field is...

Women Take on Disproportionate Amount of U.S. Student Loan Debt, Report...

Women made up 56 percent of higher education enrollment in the United States in fall 2016 but hold nearly two-thirds of the country’s $1.3...

Congress Experiences Increase in Minority Women, Decrease in LGBTQ Lawmakers

Results from the 2016 election brought good news for diversity and inclusion advocates on Wednesday: The 115th Congress will be more diverse than ever...

Corporate Partnership Eases Transition for Female Veterans

Nonprofit organization American Corporate Partners (ACP) says it will provide a minimum of 500 free, personalized corporate mentorships to post-9/11 female veterans as they...

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday that former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slaveholder, will be replaced on the $20 bill by abolitionist...

Female, Minority Executives Who Value Diversity Rated Poorly by Bosses, Study...

In a study published by the Harvard Business Review this week, research reveals that women and non-white executives who value diversity and who hire...

List of Women’s History Month Honorees Includes Two American Indians

Each year during the month of March, the nonprofit National Women’s History Project highlights a group of exemplary women in celebration of Women’s History...

Female Athletic Directors: A Scarce but Positive Influence

Although women continue to make progress toward better representation in college athletics, in the nearly 44 years since the passage of Title IX, the...

Executive Action Will Require Companies to Disclose Gender Pay Data

Seven years after signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, President Barack Obama on Friday took additional executive action intended to close...

Study Shows Attractive Women Receive Higher Test Scores

A recently released study compares female students’ class grades to a rating of their physical attractiveness. Authors of the study Rey Hernández-Julián and Christina...

Catalyst Takes Research-Based Approach to Developing Inclusive Workplaces

Originally founded in 1992 with the goal of helping women enter the workforce, Canadian-based nonprofit organization Catalyst is now focused on the workplace itself. “We...

Pentagon Opens All Combat Positions to Women, without Exception

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced last week that all military positions will now be open to women, without exception, starting January 1,...

American Universities Offer Opportunities for Syrian Students, but Resources Are Drying...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, 7.6 million...

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Requires Rethinking Business as Usual

Conflicting narratives exist to explain why women are underrepresented and underpaid in the technology industry. One popular theory blames a leaky pipeline and a...

Best-Practices Document Focuses on Women in Business

At a recent White House meeting, more than 150 business school deans and leaders met with the government’s Council on Women and Girls to...

Challenging, Supportive Computer Science Program Allows Students to Excel

Faculty and administrators at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and nearby Hartnell College, a two-year institution, are removing obstacles that keep students from...

Engineering Deans Pledge Action on Diversity Goals

At the White House’s inaugural Demo Day on August 4, more than 100 engineering school deans presented an open letter in which they pledged...

Requirements for Preventing and Reporting Campus Sexual Violence Now in Effect

New rules on how colleges and universities must protect students against sexual assault went into effect July 1. The regulations — amendments to the...

How a Gender Equity Law Evolved into a Sexual Assault Protection...

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, often by someone she knows. So says the first report of the White House...

Barnard Becomes Latest Women’s College to Admit Transgender Women

Barnard College announced it will begin accepting applications from those who “consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them...

Congress Confirms First African American Woman as U.S. Attorney General

After a five-month-long, stalled nomination, Congress confirms President Obama’s nomination for U.S. Attorney General, making Loretta Lynch the first female African American to head...