Rising to the top of the legal profession is daunting for any lawyer, but particularly so for women in the hyper-competitive world of law whose upper echelons have long been guarded by powerful men.  Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who joined the Washington State Supreme Court in 1992 and became C...
[caption id="attachment_37944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/djedzura[/caption] On April 25, 1973, Seattle attorney Barbara T. Yanick was sworn in as the first female judge on the Seattle Municipal Court. Her 17-year tenure on the court would inadvertently pave the ...
[caption id="attachment_33929" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jacoblund[/caption] Minority tech workers in Washington and California have scored a significant win in the ongoing battle against systemic pay and hiring discrimination in the United States.  More than ...
[caption id="attachment_33164" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Charlotte E. Ray defied overwhelming racial prejudice and sexism in 19th-century-America to become the first practicing African-American female lawyer in the United States. Her story is...
It should come as no surprise that harassment and discrimination in the workplace are illegal. But reporting the unwanted treatment, let alone hiring a lawyer to fight back, can be emotionally exhausting and puts your career at risk. In the worst-case scenario, a superior who’s doing the harassing...
American women roared into the workforce in the last month of 2019, according to data from the U.S. Labor Department, accounting for about 139,000 of the 145,000 jobs added to the economy in December. It was enough to tip the jobs scale in favor of women for only the second time, giving them 50.04 ...
"If you wanted to predict the future based on school achievement alone, our world would be a matriarchy.” Famed Psychologist Susan Pinker wrote that line almost a decade ago in her book The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women, and the Real Gender Gap, but she could easily make the same cl...
  For decades now, median earnings for women have been stuck at about 20 percent below men’s. Why hasn’t there been more progress on wage equality? The answer may lie with a troubling new research study: work done by women just isn’t valued as much. That explanation sounds li...
When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
A cool new line from LEGO marks a positive step toward inclusivity for different kinds of families. According to Fortune, the toy giant just released prototypes for a stay-at-home dad figure as part of a progressive new set that also features a young man using a wheelchair. The stay-at-home dad an...