My name is Dr. Jen Welter, and in 2015, I became the first female coach in the National Football League. My road to the NFL came through a life committed to being a student athlete and playing #LikeAGirl in a sport girls were not supposed to play. I can absolutely say, sports have played a huge role in making me the confident woman I am today, and that’s why I am honored to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Increase Confidence in Your Daughter
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On vacation recently, I caught up with an old friend who lives several states away. We raised our toddlers together, long ago. “So how old is Jessica now?” I asked. “Sixteen…” my friend cooed. Long pause. “And her BOYFRIEND comes to visit us tomorrow for the rest of vacation.” Her tone was almost… gloating. I get it - her … [Read more...] about What’s Your Daughter’s Dress Code?
When I was growing up in the 1970s and '80s, sexism came in the guise of construction workers who whistled at me when I walked by on a summer afternoon. It was boyfriends who issued instructions about when I should wear a bikini and how much I should weigh. Sexism was my older aunt who asked, “What was she wearing?” when a college friend was raped in an alley after a concert … [Read more...] about The New Teen Porn Culture
When London School of Economics research fellow Catherine Hakim published Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom in September, the mix of sex, candor, and salary stats created a media buzz. Reviews and op-ed pieces appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The London Times, India’s Sunday Tribune and The … [Read more...] about Why Smart Women Trade on Their Looks
It's no secret that working women can pay a tremendous price for motherhood, from lost wages while on maternity leave to being passed over for promotions. But a recent conversation with a working mom colleague triggered a question about another possible hidden penalty this group gets hit with - if we accept that having kids can take a toll on a woman's physical appearance, … [Read more...] about Do Working Moms Lose Out For Not Looking Their Best?