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Two Women Invented a Male Business Partner & It’s Sickening How Much It Helped Their Startup

Witchsy is an online community marketplace for all kinds of cool art, ranging from whimsical to raunchy to macabre to feminist. It's sort of like Etsy, or if Urban Outfitters actually paid the artists whose cute ideas they steal. Best of all–since we love supporting women-run companies–Witchsy was founded by two women. Well, two women and one imaginary man.

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Entrepreneur Assaulted By Her Investor Explains Why Power Dynamics Cannot Be Ignored When Addressing Tech Industry Harassment

Yeoh's story–which is one of dozens that have come out over the last few weeks, which stand in for hundreds more still untold–should make it clear: men with as much power as Dave McClure must start putting their female colleagues' safety and comfort above their own sexual desires when the power imbalance is this great.

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Uber Board Member Made a Sexist Joke During a Meeting to Discuss Problems With Sexism

How many sexists does it take to run Uber? A lot, apparently.

Do we need to point out the unpleasant irony that Bonderman, a man, interrupted Huffington, a woman, to talk about how women are always talking out of turn? I wouldn’t think so, and yet here we are.

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Interview: Jessica Johnston Launches “The Pushpin”—a Site Designed to Feed Our Comic Art Addiction

Have you ever come across an artist's work, in books, on comics pages, or online, and wished that you could "have a print of that" or "hang that on your wall?" Well, former journalist and current proprietress of Papergirl Press, Jessica Johnston, is here to answer your prayers with her new endeavor, The Pushpin, which just launched TODAY!

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Gwyneth Paltrow Embarrasses Herself By Knowing Nothing About Her Own Company

We all know that Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop, is basically some bullshit. From its overpriced food solutions and shirts ($95 for a goddamnn tank top!) to its "healing" solutions (Earthing, anyone?), it's basically a destination for people with tons of money and very little common sense.

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New Research Claims Women Don’t Get Promotions Because We Don’t Want Them. Yeah, We have Some Thoughts on That

Surprise, surprise

Hey women, good news! A recent article in Scientific American has figured out why you don't see yourself rising through the professional ranks in the same way your male colleagues seem to be able to: It's because you don't want to. Yup, apparently, we should all stop hitting our head on that glass ceiling and just admit we wanted to plaster over it all along.

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On Girlboss: “Girls?” “Women?” Either Way We Lose, Because Both Are Considered Diminutive

The term "girlboss" has come into the mainstream in large part thanks to Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso's memoir/how-to guide, Girlboss (upon which the Netflix show launching Friday is loosely based). As geeks, we're no stranger to the addition of "girl" to certain words in order to assert a feminine presence: fangirl, geek girl, gamer girl, etc. But does the word "girl," do more harm than good?

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It’s About Gender Equality Now: On Women and Statues of Little Girls

You may have noticed that there's a new addition in the area of Wall Street. Across from the iconic (and aggressively male) bull that represents a buyer-friendly stock market now stands a statue of a defiant little girl staring the bull down. It's an image that is simultaneously inspiring and disappointing.

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Kristen Bell Skewers Gender Inequality in the Workforce With “Pinksourcing” Video

Kristen Bell has a message for employers with gender wage gaps: Save money by hiring more women!

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Interview: Equity Director Meera Menon and Writer Amy Fox Talk Women in Film and Finance

Most "Wall Street" films are as male-dominated as the industry they depict. So Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and actress Sarah Megan Thomas teamed up with writer Amy Fox to create a female-centric Wall Street film that explores money and power from a female perspective. The film they ended up creating, Equity, stars Anna Gunn, Thomas as her younger protogee, and Reiner as the detective trying to ferret out corruption.

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Ellen Pao’s Upcoming Memoir Will Address the “Toxic Culture That Pervades the Tech Industry”

Ellen Pao has just received a book deal for an upcoming memoir about her experiences in the tech industry, from her discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as her experiences working for Reddit. Spiegel & Grau, a Random House imprint, has acquired the book, which will be titled Reset.

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#Girlboss Coming to Netflix as a Comedy Written by Pitch Perfect‘s Kay Cannon

I first heard about #Girlboss, the part-memoir/part-inspirational guide for female entrepreneurs by Sophia Amoruso, when I listened to the audio book on a cross-country flight. It's the story of how Sophia, the rebellious, shoplifting, garbage-picking young adult became Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a vintage and vintage-inspired clothing business. That story has now inspired a comedy on Netflix.

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For Crying out Loud, Don’t Call PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi “Honey” Or “Sweetie”

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit last week, where she talked about her experience as the chief executive, a position she's held for about a decade.

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11 Year Old Shark Tank CEO on Mission to Save Bees, Makes Us All Look Like Slackers

If you wanna feel like an absolute slacker, today's your lucky day! However, as you embrace your slackerness, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that the world is not going to hell in a hand basket so long as there are smart, conscientious, and socially-motivated girls like Mikaila Ulmer in it.

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Lori Goler Talk Managing Unconscious Bias

There's no question that the achievements of women like Sheryl Sandberg and Lori Goler of Facebook mean a lot. However, when Sandberg's book Lean In came out, there was some opposition to it, as some thought it tone-deaf when it comes to things like white privilege, or issues of class. So, I was very interested to hear what these ladies would have to say when I attended their presentation at this year's MAKERS Conference, and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Jessica Alba EXTREMELY DONE With the Business World’s Frequent Mansplaining

Like a boss.

In this month's issue of Cosmopolitan, cover girl Jessica Alba talks about running her own business, The Honest Company, which she co-founded in 2011.

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Former Yahoo Employee Alleges the Company Discriminates Against Men

Gregory Anderson, a former Yahoo employee who worked as an editorial director for the company for four years until he was fired in November of 2014, filed a lawsuit February 1st in which Yahoo is accused of "actual and intentional gender-based discrimination” against men.

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Study Finds Wage Gap Could Be a Possible Factor for the Development of Depression and Anxiety in Women

The study hypothesizes that the development of depression and anxiety in women may be tied into the fact that we often tie a person's value to how much money they make.

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We Need More Women in Hollywood Boardrooms, Not Just in Front of the Camera

If you think that Hollywood directors, actors, writers, producers, and executives are a mostly-boys' club, you ain't seen nothing like what's further up the food chain.

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New Website Helps Moms Find Work-From-Home Tech Jobs

Where's my super suit?

You already know women are super underrepresented in tech companies. Stay-at-home moms in particular aren't hired often, if at all, and that's a problem. In order to deal with this issue, two women have started a job site that gives women the chance to work remotely in the field, or in any field really!

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