LWP Newsletter for Week of March 26, 2013

Published: Tue, 03/26/13

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This Week's Blog: Leaning In - Necessary But Not Sufficient

this week's blog, LWP Christine responds to Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, which claims women hold themselves back and are responsible for their careers and lives. Christine describes how this approach is necessary, but not sufficient. Corporations must embrace a diverse workforce and diverse thinking for women to advance. After reading the blog, let us know: is it time for women to be assertive and take responsibility for their careers?

Milestone Monday: Starbucks

At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz reiterated support for marriage equality and fended off comments that the stand would be bad for business. Schultz said that it was all about the principle of diversity, not just making money.

Rape Culture: Enough is Enough

Role Reboot, a contemporary online magazine on culture and gender roles, is talking about rape. It occurs around the world and it's time to change the rape culture so that people don't stand by, watch, or ignore what's going on. The magazine has a great list of ten things everyone can do to dismantle stereotypes and rape culture. It includes empathy, how we talk, and what we value. These aren't simply women's issues: they're everyone's problem.

Companies Helping Achieve Diversity

Three companies have been honored by Catalyst for their progress in increasing gender diversity in global environments. Unilever, Coca Cola, and Alcoa presented programs that have resulted in more female leaders, managers, and pipeline candidates. Making gender progress: Alcoa's program increased female executives from 15.8% to 19%, plant managers from 22.6% to 25.3% and employee engagement rose from 52% to 70%.

Housework

Is cleaning the final feminist frontier? Some argue that women clean more than men because they like cleaner spaces. In reality, women (not men) are judged when a home is messy, and the frontier exists.

Men Marry Younger Women

Why do men marry younger women? A recent study says it has to do with fertility - men can have children at an older age.

Same Sex Marriage

The legality of same sex marriage is up at the Supreme Court this week - here are some inspirational quotes supporting equality.

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