The Shriver Report – How Hillary is Putting More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling, An Ongoing Struggle for Working Parents and the New Face of Poverty

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How Hillary is Putting More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling, An Ongoing Struggle for Working Parents and the New Face of Poverty


Happy Friday! We’ve spent the week reading through fabulous submissions from our reporters about sleep deprivation and how men are changing. But we always make time to read up on what the rest of the ‘net has been buzzing about. Here are some stories you won’t want to miss:

Ladies, let’s get cracking! The trailblazing (and all-around amazing) force that is Hillary Clinton continues busting through the glass ceiling. This week, she introduced her ‘No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project’ initiative, designed to advance the status of women and girls around the world. You must watch her rousing speech.

Full Story: Clinton Foundation, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

Working parents just can’t catch a break. The cost of childcare is more expensive than a year of college in most states. With 11 million children under the age of five in childcare every week, both single parents and families with two working parents are feeling the effects.

Full Story: ThinkProgress, The Cost of Childcare Rose Last Year, More Than Rent Or Food

Forget what you’ve heard – the stereotypical face of poverty is a myth. In fact, four out of five Americans will experience at least a year in poverty in their lifetime. In 2013, poverty is mainstream, and the question is not whether we will experience poverty, but when.

Full Story: The New York Times, Poverty in America is Mainstream

‘Leaning in’ isn’t just for women and girls. Businessmen are reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book and minorities are also forming “Lean In circles” to learn how to get ahead. Check out why men are joining the conversation and how they are using it to build a strong, diverse workplace

Full Story: Page by Page, Men Are Stepping Into the ‘Lean In’ Circle

What’s the number one career concern for both genders? Work/life balance, of course. In fact, more men than women cited balance as a concern. The impact of women on work is a story that continues to evolve, but we learn more every day through studies like these!  

Full Story: Today’s Professional Women Report by Citi and LinkedIn

And we couldn’t help but be totally inspired by this operation room dance party. Dr. Deborah Cohan, OB-GYN and mother of two, went into surgery to have a double mastectomy, but not before breaking out into a contagious dance routine.  It is your must-watch video of the week.  We promise it won’t disappoint.

Full Story: CNN, Double Mastectomy Patient Throws Dance Party in OR