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Closing the salary gap gets a heavenly endorsement

Did Pope Francis drop the mic Wednesday when he urged his audience of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square to help end the salary gap between men and women?

NJBIZ award winner reunites some fellow honorees, to the benefit of others

This is an undoubtedly awesome way to receive an award — and use it to give back.

Hillary Clinton, Cecily Strong and a growing cultural awareness

Nearly two weeks after (officially) announcing her candidacy, Hillary Clinton made her first campaign speech.

Top women bankers offer tips for advancement

I'm a big fan of anyone who decides to Ellen-dance her way up to give a keynote speech.

'Women of Silicon Valley': A 'Humans of New York'-like photo project of women in tech

Anybody with a Facebook account has no doubt heard of Humans of New York, a photoblog and bestselling book by photographer Brandon Stanton. The photo project does the unthinkable: It takes the characters New Yorkers pass with such frequency they...

Dress for Success Morris County hosts ninth ‘Transforming Lives’ gala on April 23

Dress for Success Morris County will host its ninth annual “Transforming Lives” gala on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston to raise funds and awareness for its mission.

The momentum behind Hillary Clinton

It wasn't much of a surprise when Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she would seek presidency for a second time on Sunday. And it wasn't much of a secret before then, either.

Report: Millennial women still make less

If you receive print copies of NJBIZ, you might have noticed the journal used a lot of space over the past month highlighting the gender gap in the workplace. Sample (and abridged) reactions to that have ranged from “Right on!” to...

Ellen Pao case exposes how deep-rooted tech's gender bias can be

Last Friday, March 27, a jury ruled against one of four claims filed by Ellen Pao that alleged her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, had discriminated against her based on her gender.

The Speak Up! Pledge: One woman’s mission to forge better relationships between assistants and managers

Once upon a time, I was an assistant to several in the film and television industry: producers, directors, actors, you name it.

N.J. congressman revives Paycheck Fairness Act: 'There remains a gender pay gap'

If you’re all for transparency in the workplace (and especially if you’re a woman, you should be), this is news you’re going to want to closely follow.

International women entrepreneurs: From struggle to success event

I can't think of a better way to spend a Monday evening than to travel to Montclair State University for pizza and a panel on successful New Jersey women entrepreneurs, all of whom grew up outside of the United States and overcame difficult...

At Best 50 Women event, Guadagno laments that the clothes can still make the woman

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno was willing to don a pair of signature WithumSmith+Brown sunglasses and bright blue gloves before a crowd of nearly 600 at the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business event on Monday night to applaud the company for...

At Best 50 Women in Business event, guests suggest 'Women on 20s'

NJBIZ celebrated its 10th year of the Best 50 Women in Business awards program Monday night at The Palace in Somerset Park to honor not only this year's most dynamic women in business, but all of the extraordinary women that have been honored over...

Changing Afghanistan: One woman at a time

When his son Alex spoke with him in 2008 regarding a fellow student at Blair Academy, Leo Motiuk — former special counsel with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf in Madison — couldn't believe what he was hearing.

America, take note: A European company is making life easier for new moms

Friday was a big day for women around the world — and I admittedly missed the memo.

'Mustang Sally's Now' aims to empower N.J. women

It wasn't necessarily the fear, shock or bruise to the head that was the worst part about my car brakes giving out on the highway.

Living with 'RBF': NJBIZ staffers share their experiences

The article about Resting Bitch Face was born from an overheard conversation between three NJBIZ staffers — Meg Fry, Danielle Mack and Emily Bader — who all had varying experiences “living with” RBF. Here are their stories:

The power dynamics behind 'RBF'

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog in response to a particularly troublesome Carl’s Jr. advertisement. Usually, when I am working on a Breaking Glass blog, I’ll run the idea past some of the female staff members in the office to see if my...

Joseph Bottitta of Genova Burns urges women to hang out and talk feminism with the guys

A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak at a Women’s Initiative luncheon at Genova Burns in Newark. This was the first time I had ever delivered such a presentation on my own (devoid of fellow panelists), and I was excited to learn that...

Were this year's 'feminist Oscars' a case of hashtag over substance?

Full disclosure: While I often tout the Academy Awards as my Superbowl (or World Series, or the Final Four, or some other sporting event the general public dare not miss), I did, in fact, have to miss the show last night in order to attend a...

Wells Fargo shows once again it's a leader in women in banking in N.J.

Wells Fargo again showed why it's the leader of women in banking in New Jersey with the hiring of Larisa Perry as the region president of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Tuesday.

When it comes to matters of the heart, businesswomen should take better care of their health

Rachana Kulkarni is recognized by her peers — Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, Inside New Jersey and NJ Top Docs — as one of the Best Cardiologists and Best Doctors for Women in New Jersey.

Why the new Daily Show host needs to be female

The news on Tuesday night, that Jon Stewart would be retiring from his post as the anchor of The Daily Show after almost 17 years, was a pretty devastating blow to both myself and millions of other millennials that came of age, at least politically...

Communications pro Jill Vitiello tells what young women must do to be successful

Jill Vitiello — a 2010 honoree of NJBIZ's Best 50 Women in Business — is the founder and president of Vitiello Communications Group, or VTLO, a global communications agency in North Brunswick.

How to not advertise at the Super Bowl, Part II: Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. 'all-natural' Super Bowl ad is all but appetizing

Without giving too much away, I've been tasked with a project cataloging the biggest events in women's history over the last decade. Finding events for 2014 and, to a lesser extent, 2013 proved to be relatively easy tasks. Gathering the same type of...

Helen Denise: From engineering to monitoring ovulation

Helen Denise didn’t know that her unplanned pregnancy at the age of 40 would become ectopic and life-threatening.

Q&A on life, advice and women in business with Penni Nafus of the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship

Penni Nafus, executive director of the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation in Chatham, officially retired from her position on Friday. Since its creation in 1999, Nafus had been instrumental in WCEC's mission to help women in business...

Learn the difference between a manager and a leader

We talk a lot about the lack of women “leadership” roles these days, and rightfully so.

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not entirely unexpected, on Tuesday.

Do Oscar nominations reflect need for diversity in Hollywood?

As someone who has always loved the movies (so much so that I went to work in them), I have always treated the Academy Awards as my Superbowl — I’ve thrown red carpet events, invited people over to watch it on T.V. while sipping...

Teams with more women outperform teams with more men, regardless of other factors

I was a pretty disinterested student early on. Until about 14, school was something I did between playing guitar and watching Monty Python routines to the point of memorization.

Gender norms are still at play in the tech gadget industry

Fun fact: A lot of early computing professionals — those who pioneered the young industry in the 1960's and 1970's — were women.

The golden years and the Golden Globes: Older actresses push for the strong roles they deserve

Fact: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — beloved comedic actresses now over the age of 40 — hosted the 72nd Golden Globes for the third time Sunday evening.

Bayoh named to New York Fed's Small Business and Agricultural Advisory Council

Adenah Bayoh, Irvington-based IHOP franchisee and real estate developer, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Small Business and Agricultural Advisory Council.

Learn lessons from 2014's big stories about women and business

Based on most news stories we heard last year, it would suffice to say 2014 was once again a challenging year for women in business.

Family-unfriendly policies driving moms from the workplace

Running away to Europe is probably not the first thing on any new mother's mind.

Sony hack reveals gender gap even affects Hollywood stars

By and large, the implications from the Sony hack have been unnerving, unsavory and straight-up damning. Aside from completely eradicating lifelong careers, healthy egos and positive public images, the hackers also recently threatened actual...

Interested in women's issues? This may be the group for you

Even with little to no experience in politics whatsoever — as skilled at debate I may be — the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is one organization that every person with a vested interest in women's issues should learn more about.

Glassworks' president says her town has 'never been hotter than it is right now'

Stacey Schlosser has spent 12 years literally breaking glass.

Former news anchor Janine Strafaci says internships were a key to her early success

In you've lived in New Jersey any time within the past 17 years, and if you own a TV, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Janine Strafaci.

10 books for businesswomen by businesswomen

'Tis the season for Secret Santa's and stocking stuffers!

Mary Alice Williams on the true meaning behind being a 'Jersey girl'

As a journalist with a professional background in film and television writing about women in business, I was thrilled with Mary Alice Williams' keynote speech Thursday evening at the 2014 “Rising to New Heights” event in honor of the Top...

How to succeed in business — when you're short

I’m not sure exactly how this works out, but a 2004 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that for every inch of height, regardless of gender, a tall employee could expect to earn an extra $789 per year.

Q&A: Caldwell's Nancy Blattner explains how not to impress a woman during a presentation

Nancy Blattner has been president of Caldwell University since 2009. Under her leadership, the traditional undergraduate enrollment of Caldwell has grown nearly 30 percent while the resident population on campus has climbed more than 40 percent.

#GivingTuesday: Learn about virtual charity drive company YouGiveGoods and how its founder balances work and life

In celebration of #GivingTuesday — a global day dedicated to giving back — I reached out to Lisa Tomasi, president and founder of YouGiveGoods.

Having it all means dealing with depression, too

Sure, we all have hard days at work — but depression is different.

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