There’s no denying that a necessary movement is underway to close the gender gap in the tech sector. Listen here to Vivek Wadhwa, a Foreign Policy “Top 100 Global Thinker” and co-author of Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, speak about this movement and its challenges with Liza Mundy, Director of New America’s Breadwinning and Caregiving Program. You can keep the conversation going online using #innovatingwomen and following @NewAmerica and @InnovatingWomen.
Liza Mundy, director of the breadwinning and caregiving program at the New America Foundation, notes that the first piece of legislation Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded the ability of workers to file equal-pay lawsuits. At that time, Democrats enjoyed majorities in both houses, which they lost in 2011 when the Republicans regained control of the House. “They had some successes with actual legislation at the beginning, but now that we have a divided government, it’s more stealth measures,” says Mundy.
Still, Mrs. Obama does not often explicitly evoke the volatile topic of race in her speeches, particularly since her experience in the 2008 presidential campaign, when her critics caricatured her as an angry black woman. “Race for her has been a little bit of a third rail, an area in which she’s had to be careful,” said Liza Mundy, author of the 2008 book “Michelle: A Biography.” “I don’t feel like she has unleashed the full force of what her childhood experience was like, growing up in a neighborhood where she witnessed white flight.”
New mothers usually take at least some time off after delivering a baby, but dads are less likely to take leave. Advocates are pushing more dads to take paternity leave, and employers to offer it.
Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul and the new politics of an old sex scandal.
Like it or not, we’re having a national flashback to the 1990s—replete with images of thong underwear near the Oval Office, semen-stained blue dresses and all manner of sordid details we thought we’d outgrown.
Hillary Clinton told a close friend that Monica Lewinsky was a "narcissistic loony toon," and also discussed in detail why she decided to forgive her husband for having an affair with the White House intern, according to documents penned by Diane Blair, a close friend and longtime confidant to the former first lady.
The controversy began—as virtually all political and religious debate in Saudi Arabia does these days—with a provocative tweet.