May 31, 2009 11:51pm

The launch of Womenomics and parenting

Katty and I are excited, and extremely nervous. Our book, Womenomics, launches Tuesday, and it's our maiden voyage. You can check out more about the tour at In the frantic lead-up, my 7 year old son really got me on Friday.  As we've been… Read More »

May 28, 2009 7:45pm

Teen sex for cash: a parent’s nightmare

When I got the call to rush out to Los Angeles to work on a project around a documentary called "Oral Sex–The New Goodnight Kiss," I was wary.  I usually cover politics, women’s issues, international affairs–that sort of thing.  And it just sounded so–dark. I… Read More »

May 21, 2009 2:10pm

AT&T wins women battle but loses war

It’s hard to imagine a more ill-informed or alienating move than AT&T’s drive to keep it’s female employees from getting their full pensions–simply because they happened to take maternity leave at a time when the company was not legally obligated to let them take their… Read More »

By Chris Francescani

Mar 6, 2009 2:57pm

Are Women the Solution?

I recently blogged about the provocative thesis that more women at the top of investment banks might have prevented the economic crisis. Nick Kristof started debate with a terrific column–and it’s been great fodder for heated discussions in my virtual and real worlds. But probably… Read More »

Feb 18, 2009 3:19pm

Recession and roles

Great read in the London Times on how the economy isn’t simply challenging our pocketbooks–it’s challenging our gender roles as well.  Will unemployed assemblyline workers, the men among them, suddenly start to look at retraining as social workers, nurses, or even childcare workers? Will they… Read More »

By Chris Francescani

Feb 16, 2009 10:07am

“Stop Juggling and Struggling”

Extra! Extra! Read about the June release of Claire and Katty’s new book Womenomics: The Workplace Revolution That Will Change Your Life in the New York Post’s Page Six over the weekend.  – Womenomics editor Read More »

Feb 12, 2009 12:42pm

Did testosterone cause the crash?

Huge buzz this week about whether part of the reason for our economic mess is a lack of estrogen in the banking industry.  (Click here to see my ‘Good Morning America’ segment, ‘Should Women Rule the World?’ from this morning’s broadcast).Nich Kristoff kicked it off… Read More »

Dec 17, 2008 1:58pm

What do women really want?

At first glance this month’s FORTUNE 500 figures don’t offer much in the way of holiday cheer for professional women. We haven’t got very far on board seats. We’re pretty scarce when it comes to corporate officer positions. We’ve actually declined in numbers among the… Read More »

Dec 2, 2008 7:59am

The politics of podium height.

Congratulations Mr President elect. Yesterday you brought a group of strong, intelligent, well-qualified women on to your national security team. We were thrilled. This is not gender-tokenism but a real commitment to hiring the best people, and in this case they are women. But, what… Read More »

Nov 24, 2008 10:11am

Michelle Obama – victim or victor?

When Michelle Obama enters the White House as First Lady she will hit bases 1, 2 and 3 as the first African American in the position, the second career woman and the third to hold a graduate degree. In trading her high powered, independent job… Read More »