Men are more emotional at work - but women are the ones punished for being emotional... business Apr 01, 2021

A male friend of mine once threw an epic fit at work. He shouted at his editor for over an hour about the placement of a semicolon. The whole newsroom was watching.

Now there are two things I admire about this episode. First of course that my friend knows about semicolons. I personally still...

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Why women don't have access to international markets business financial sector trade Mar 04, 2021

Around 4000 years ago a group of businesswomen wrote down their trials and tribulations on small tablets made from clay. The tablets were not bigger than the size of your hand. For millennia they survived hidden in the ground.

Today they have been found and translated.

The women were part of...

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What ABBA's outfits can tell us about gender bias in the tax code business taxpolicy Feb 25, 2021

ABBA’s costumes were all about the ruffles, the sequined jumpsuits, the sparkly dungarees, the tassels, the shiny fabrics, the platform shoes and the animal prints.

But there’s actually an economic story behind it.

That’s right. The look CAN NOT be blamed solely on the general...

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Meeting Harry Styles and what it taught me about "gender contamination" in business branding business gender Feb 04, 2021

It was Harry Styles’ birthday this week, which is why I am going to tell you about the time I met him, and what it taught me about a phenomenon called “gender contamination” in business.    

This is what happened:

It was a few years ago at the press junket...

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