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Marissa Mayer’s Two-Week Maternity Leave Is Bullsh*t

Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave. But in a blog post written after childbirth … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch

Engaged Capital, a hedge fund that owns a small stake in Abercrombie, issued a public letter in December 2013 calling for Jeffries’s resignation and for the company to consider putting … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Abercrombie Dress Code Enables Discrimination, Insiders Say

Even in the teen fashion industry, where retail workers are expected to wear the style of clothes they sell, Abercrombie & Fitch stands out for its draconian dress code. Company … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful

“Love of beauty is taste,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, a co-founder of this magazine. His perspective would fit snugly in a modern corporate boardroom. A raft of new research suggests … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘We Felt Like We Were Above the Law’: How the NCAA Endangers Women

Historically, when college sports programs, especially football, have needed to convince young, athletic men to choose their school, they’ve used women to do so. Ever since the days when legendary … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

In China, ‘Leftover Women’ Get Plastic Surgery

A 2003 review of job advertisements found that among positions open to women, nearly 90 percent were open only to those younger than 30 years old. Youth is particularly cherished … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Too Big to Cocktail? Judge Upholds Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

The “babes” argued that the casino viewed them as nothing but sex objects and were forced to endure frequent weigh-ins and were even suspended when they gained excessive weight, which … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

How A CEO Can Wreck A Brand In One Interview: Lessons From Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Dove

So, what happened? As best as I can dissect it, the controversial Mr. Jeffries agreed to an interview with Salon in January of ’06 to celebrate the opening of A&F’s flagship store. … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

What if Your Boss Tracked Your Sleep, Diet, and Exercise?

But at Citizen — a Portland, Oregon company that designs mobile technology — things are a little different. Employees at the company are now uploading data on how much they exercise, what … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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