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Fidelity offers financial tips for women in dealing with life’s curveballs

Jun. 10, 2016—In a recent webcast, Fidelity hosted a Q&A with financial experts who discussed how life-changing events can get in the way of women's financial planning and offered tips for taking an active role in their finances before these events happen.

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For women re-entering workforce, sharing personal information may get you hired

May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.

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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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The new ‘double disadvantage’

Oct. 9, 2014—In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.

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Women face dishonesty more often than men during negotiations

Oct. 2, 2014—New research shows that women in negotiations face deception more often than men.

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Women with elite education opting out of full-time careers

Apr. 8, 2013—...first-of-its-kind research by Vanderbilt professor of law and economics Joni Hersch shows that female graduates of elite undergraduate universities are working much fewer hours than their counterparts from less selective institutions.

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VUCast: “Deathstyle” to Lifestyle!

Nov. 12, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Vanderbilt students and a best-selling author change a “deathstyle” into a lifestyle! How a diabetes medication could fight drug addiction What’s your story? Come inside the Vanderbilt Story Booth!

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VUCast: Sci-Fi Author

Oct. 19, 2012—This Week on VUCast: She’s juggling her studies and life as a sci-fi author! Meet writing phenom Kat Zhang. See the new and improved Sarratt/Rand. Which women are more at risk for heart attacks.

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Family life impedes political participation by women

Apr. 30, 2012—The responsibilities of family life tend to impede political participation by women in the Americas, a new study from the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University shows.

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Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2011—Pat Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues during her 12 terms in Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Central Library on April 29.

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