11:45 am, August 2nd | by Laura Simmons
It’s almost that time again — election time. And that can only mean one thing: Presidential debates are coming our way. And here’s why you should be concerned: There’s only ever been one female presidential debate moderator. Twenty years ago, in 1992, Carole Simpson from ABC news moderated the George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton debate. And since then there has been no female presence on the debate panel.
5:30 pm, August 1st | by Laura Simmons
Regardless of whether or not you agree with Obamacare, comparing the birth-control mandate to events like Pearl Harbor and September 11th is just ridiculously wrong.
2:20 pm, July 30th | by Laura Simmons
Happy Monday! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and got all caught up on the Olympic games! Today on Twitter we got interesting Olympic commentary from stars and celebs like Bethenny Frankel, Lena Dunham, Kelly Oxford, Julie Segal, Serena Williams, Jenny Johnson, Melissa Francis, and the ever-so-cool Lolo Jones. See what these women had to say about the 2012 Olympic games!
5:00 pm, July 27th | by Laura Simmons
Happy Friday! What’s a better end to the crazy work week with the Olympic Opening Ceremonies?! But before that happens, check out what women were saying on Twitter today. Today we learned that everyone is excited for the start of the Olympics (The Jane Dough definitely is), New Yorkers are scared of the Derecho storm, but don’t really understand what it means, Bethenney Frankel deals with birds and Megan McCain considers hipster Republicans. Enjoy and go team U.S.A!
9:30 am, July 27th | by Laura Simmons
I love reading. And there’s nothing better than curling up with a great book that features a strong female lead! I love reading inspiring stories of women who overcame adversities and kicked butt. So, here at The Jane Dough, we compiled a list of wonderful novels with strong female characters. Why? Because they deserve the recognition — and you still have a whole month to catch up on your summer reading. And no, this list does not include anyone from the Twilight Saga or Fifty Shades of Grey (sorry?). So get yourself to a bookstore, or plug in your Kindle and start reading!
3:00 pm, July 23rd | by Laura Simmons
Happy Monday! We know the start of the work week is always slow, so take a few minutes and check out what women are saying on Twitter today. On this fine Monday we found that Chelsea Handler gets herself into awkward situations (not surprised), Lady Gaga appears to lose jewelry in strange places, Lena Dunham is overwhelmed with newspapers and Nicky Hilton explains that boys gossip, too. Enjoy!
11:45 am, July 20th | by Laura Simmons
If you’re anything like me you love shoes. It’s just an unavoidable fact. But while I’ve been obsessed with heels and flats for years, I have found that the trendiest shoes are not always the most comfortable. My love for fashion has led me to wear shoes that have literally cut my feet or, even worse, gave me foot cramps (yes that exists).
But now, I’m relieved to know I don’t have to suffer anymore thanks to two sisters who are changing the footwear industry — Sarah and Jenifer Caplan. These two women used their financial backgrounds to come up with an idea to end footwear suffering. Their solution is Footzyrolls: the comfortable, fashionable ballet flat that rolls or folds up to fit into your handbag.
The ‘Glass Ceiling’ And Breaking Into The Corner Office: Experts Weigh In On The State Of Working Women
2:15 pm, July 19th | by Laura Simmons
Today’s list of the “Top Businesses For Working Women” (see here) didn’t come without a hefty portion of research into the state of women in the workplace today — obviously. And beyond the each company’s facts and figures (board member stats, maternity leave stats and so on) came some advice and commentary from two of our favorite expert groups: Catalyst and Working Mother. How far have women come in the business world? What is left to be accomplished? Read on for answers — and some interesting trends for working women in the U.S. today.
10:45 am, July 19th | by Laura Simmons
What makes a company “good” for women? Does the number of female board members matter? Does the number of weeks of maternity leave? At what point do you know what makes a company “pro-woman”? As graduation comes closer and closer, I (along with the rest of The Jane Dough) started asking myself those questions. The result? Our definitive guide to the top 15 pro-women Fortune 500 companies.
6:00 pm, July 18th | by Laura Simmons
In the small Kenyan village of Kajiado, the culture is dominated by Masai customs — one of which dictates that young girls are traditionally promised to marry older men. Generally the young girls are between the ages of 12 and 14 and sometimes they are even younger. But one woman in Kenya has made it her mission to end this practice.