Are We Still Invisible?

This is an interesting question to ask in the midst of so many women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment and sexual assault is a huge problem in our society, and it is interconnected with so many other instances of...

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Women will strike on March 8 for “A Day Without a Woman”

Amy Bell Hou is a writer, early childhood educator and mother living in Oakland. She is a co-founder of Drop Leaf Press, a women-operated poetry press based in San Francisco. March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s also a day that multiple organizations for the...

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A Heels of Success Story

So often, I receive heartfelt messages from readers of this blog either thanking me for writing or telling me about a particular post they enjoyed. Recently, I heard from a CHOP employee, Julia Wicoff, who told me about how reading my blog lead her to advocate on...

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The Female Future: Part 2

This is the second of a two-part guest blog post by Heels of Success collaborator, Kaitlin Cleary. She interviewed young professional women asking the following questions: Are you optimistic about the next generation of female leaders? Where do you get your motivation...

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The Female Future: Guest Blog by Kaitlin Cleary

It’s an interesting time to be a 30-something woman. This election has left me, like many others, worried over the progress we’ve made in terms of gender equality (equality in general, really). I was raised to be a feminist, though I don’t think the word was ever used...

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Practical Tips for Women

Sharing personal stories, struggles or achievements is a great way to support each other as women, but sometimes it’s important to focus on practical advice for everyday situations. No matter how much equality we achieve in the workplace, there will always be certain...

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Mentally Preparing to be the Only Woman in the Room

[Photo courtesy of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia] I’m on a train heading from Philadelphia to New York City for a meeting with a group of high-powered people in the healthcare industry. As usual, I’m taking time to review the attendee list and go over notes...

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Why Are Business Women Still Called “Girls?”

I often observe things in a business setting that remind me how far we still have to go. Most times, they are subconscious behaviors or comments made without negative intentions. Nevertheless, they catch my attention. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meeting held...

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Gendered Listening

I want to share an article I found to be particularly interesting, though not surprising. It's called, "How Unconscious Bias is Affecting our Ability to Listen" and appeared in Fast Company earlier this week, written by Vivian Giang. Research is showing yet another...

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