Megan Smith, a former Google executive, is a top choice for the role of the White House’s chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported today. If Smith takes the job that would mean the third person to hold the position created by president Barack Obama in 2009 would be a woman, a notable milestone given the gender imbalance of the US tech scene. 252 more words
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When it comes to the Republican Party’s path to a Senate majority, so much of the focus has been on the red states. But the difference between the GOP pursuing a lasting majority and one that is temporary — or even elusive — is how it performs in purple and blue states like Colorado and Michigan.
Women graduating from college with business degrees are less likely to get early job offers than their male counterparts, according to new data from Bloomberg Businessweek. 314 more words
Whatever happened to Christine Quinn, the one-time Democratic front-runner for New York City mayor?
She is assisting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with organizing the new Women’s Equality Party and getting back to politics after coming in a distant third in the Democratic primary last year to eventual Mayor Bill de Blasio. 208 more words
The latest data on the gender pay gap in the UK shows that women are earning only 80p for every £1 earned by men. Recently the UK Labour party calculated that it would take 60 more years to close this gap with the current policies in place. 815 more words