GENDER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GENDER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347612-79/women-european-jobs-juncker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347612-79/women-european-jobs-juncker.html.csp">EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • Don’t be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of paying lip service to increasing equality between the sexes, the problem of inequality is still plain for all to see at these meetings — where are the women? “If you look at the family picture of these European ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583476122014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T11:57:01.992-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347612@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:57:01 MDT Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342819-79/women-business-products-businesses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342819-79/women-business-products-businesses.html.csp">Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T09:00:04.039-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts. The Washington state Democrat sees lending to small businesses as key to job creation because loans give companies the means to expand. But women owners in particular strugg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428192014-08-27T09:00:04.039-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T09:00:04.039-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342819@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:00:04 MDT Cepeda: The right note on gender and hiring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334424-82/women-conant-gender-workplace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334424-82/women-conant-gender-workplace.html.csp">Cepeda: The right note on gender and hiring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:53:16.418-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO — In the 1970s and 1980s, symphony orchestras around the world began implementing a system of “blind” auditions — performances given from behind a screen — in order to diversify their ranks while ensuring that elite talent and meritocracy ruled. It worked out well, with Princeton University research showing that blind auditions increased the probability that women would advance from preliminary rounds by 50 percent. Abbie Conant was one of those who auditioned from behind a sc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334424@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:16 MDT A Castro breaks tradition with ‘no’ vote in Cuba http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313006-68/castro-cuba-rights-assembly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313006-68/castro-cuba-rights-assembly.html.csp">A Castro breaks tradition with ‘no’ vote in Cuba</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:34:02.817-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Havana • Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted “no” in parliament. And it wasn’t just any lawmaker. Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers’ rights bill that she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities. None of the experts contacted by The Associated Press could recall another “no” vote in the 612-seat Nati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313006@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:34:02 MDT Letter: Freedom to impose on others? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp">Letter: Freedom to impose on others?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.454-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I must have missed something in that high school civics class: Since when did freedom of religion mean we have the right to discriminate against someone (religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc.) by imposing our own perceptions on others? Carolyn Sanders Holladay</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216886@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Letter of the week: Don’t forget transgender in marriage debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198125-82/marriage-transgender-equality-gender.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198125-82/marriage-transgender-equality-gender.html.csp">Letter of the week: Don’t forget transgender in marriage debate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:44.882-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t like how marriage equality is being increasingly framed as a gay and lesbian issue. It’s also a transgender issue, and it benefits heterosexual couples. My wife and I, while being lesbian, are also transgender, were married on Dec. 30, 2013. Marriages in which one or both persons is transgender have been subject to interpretation by the judge or clerk. Because someone who transitions has a sex they were born with and a gender they transitioned to, the gender of the person is frequently ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198125@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:44 MDT