Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

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How I Survived My First Year in the Workforce

It’s been a year since I started my first job out of college, and the milestone got me thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are five of my tips for other women starting out in their careers. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 03, 2014
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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

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Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014
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Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014
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Why One Executive Doesn’t “Lean In” Anymore

Amanda Vincent built a career that Sheryl Sandberg would approve of. But these days, when she’s working and raising two daughters, Vincent says she doesn’t lean in anymore. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 29, 2014
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The Child Care Conundrum

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
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Support Growth, Be Open to Failure, and Other Supervisor Lessons Learned

Looking back at our four-year professional relationship, I know that we have both learned a lot about supervision and managing up. Here are a few of the lessons I learned as a supervisor and mentor. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2014
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My Supervisor, My Mentor: 7 Lessons Learned from My Intern-Supervisor Relationship

Christine and I have now worked with each other for four years — first at George Mason University and then at AAUW. Our relationship taught me professional lessons that could be helpful for other new professionals and interns out there. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2014
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77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

In my former life as a journalist, one of the first rules I learned was to look at a story from every angle. After all, an issue is never one-dimensional. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   May 14, 2014