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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a visit to Ireland in 2018.

Meghan Markle has been branded ‘difficult’ by tabloids. It’s the same sexism that demonizes driven women in the workplace.

Tabloids reported that Meghan Markle is known among palace staff as "duchess difficult." People often characterize women with ambition as bossy divas.
Open Source Initiative board members. Front row, L-R: Simon Phipps (Board President), Josh Simmons (Board Treasurer), Carol Smith (Board Secretary) Back row, L-R: Italo Vignoli, Faidon Liambotis, Molly de Blanc, Richard Fontana, Patrick Masson, Chris Lamb.

A group of women trying to change the sexist culture of open source software have been harassed online

Online harassment and a lack of inclusion are issues in the open source space, and the board elections for the Open Source Initiative showcase this.
Amazon jobs came down to three questions, as outlined in a 1998 letter from Jeff Bezos.

Why it’s totally unsurprising that Amazon’s recruitment AI was biased against women

Amazon abandoned a project to build a machine learning program for recruitment which engineers found was discriminating against female candidates. AI researcher at Oxford University Dr Sandra Wachter told Business Insider that this was hardly surprising.

The most famous Fortnite streamer said he won’t play with women, and it’s raising some serious questions about the cost of internet fame

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the most famous Fortnite streamer in the world, said that he doesn't play with women because he wants to protect his marriage from online harassment on Twitch. His comments inspire some troubling questions about gaming culture and the price of internet fame.
Try it yourself.

When people are asked to draw what a leader looks like, almost everyone draws the same thing — and it’s a disturbing picture of how little...

Leadership at work is affected by powerful gender stereotypes. Specifically, we associate leadership roles and traits more with men than with women.
Here's how much women earn compared to men around the world.

While Iceland is the first country to outlaw the gender pay gap, the rest of the world is seeing a bigger divide than ever

Iceland has one of the smallest gaps in income between men and women. Here’s how the rest of the world stacks up.
Figure out what a company's culture is like by looking for key words in its job listings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pictured.

For an inside look at Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, scrutinize something most people overlook: the words used in their job postings

It's no coincidence that common language would pop up in thousands of seemingly unrelated job postings, and this common language hints at the company's culture.

A brilliant New Yorker cartoon reveals the sad truth about women at work

To say that women walk a tightrope in the workplace would be an understatement.

‘Do the women get to talk around here?’: Nancy Pelosi interrupts a White House dinner with the president

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi interrupted her male colleagues during a White House dinner with a question: "Do the women get to talk around here?"