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The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse

Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. It seems like eons ago that the so-called BBC Dad was interrupted by his bespectacled, pigtailed daughter while giving a live interview. Actually, that happened in 2017. But the idea that someone can be […]
The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse
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Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are partnering up to confront gender and racial inequality, starting with a $30 million grant. Here’s how to qualify.

Billionaire philanthropists Melinda Gates and Mackenzie Bezos are launching the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, which seeks submissions from nonprofits to solve issues impacting women from all backgrounds. The competition is spearheaded by Gates’ investment and incubation firm, Pivotal Ventures. The competition, which aims to elevate the status of women in […]
Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are partnering up to confront gender and racial inequality, starting with a $30 million grant. Here’s how to qualify.
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Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.

I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I was worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. In March, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. […]
Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.
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Melinda Gates says the economy is ‘built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour’ and if Congress won’t do something to fix it, the US won’t be able to fully reopen

Speaking at Thursday’s 2020 Texas Conference for Women, billionaire philanthropist and investor Melinda Gates spoke out about how political and corporate leaders need to address childcare and eldercare in America. She said the US economy is “built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour” and that leaders need to embrace […]
Melinda Gates says the economy is ‘built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour’ and if Congress won’t do something to fix it, the US won’t be able to fully reopen
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The checklist Black women and their office managers can use to find mentors who will advocate for them when it’s time for promotions and salary raises

In wake of national Black Lives Matter protests in recent weeks, more companies are promising to double down on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. To promote DEI in the workforce is to chip away at what researchers call the “concrete wall,” or the barriers that hold Black employees, […]
The checklist Black women and their office managers can use to find mentors who will advocate for them when it’s time for promotions and salary raises