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7 Things We Know About Getting Men Involved in Gender Equality

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Even though we're seeing the first serious contender for a female head of state in the United States, and high box office sales from a romantic comedy with a complex female protagonist, we're still quite a ways -- at least 80 years at the current rate of change -- from seeing true gender equality.

Help Banish the Motherhood Penalty

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
MotherWoman

Women are not asking for more than we are worth but we do not want to be paid less than a man who is doing the same job that we are. We want fairness, nothing more, nothing less.

Equal Pay for Equal Play: How Corporate Sponsors Can Change Sport

Hudson Taylor | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

Corporate leaders have found over the years that doing the right thing not only makes financial sense, but it gives them a unique opportunity to lead, across all sectors: business, government, and social.

Hillary Clinton Responds To 'Gender Card' Dig: 'Mitch McConnell Really Doesn't Get It'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday after he accused her of playing the "gender card" during h...

Why Women Don't Get Promoted on Wall Street

John LeFevre | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
John LeFevre

Forcing or pressuring companies to promote women based on anything other than merit is simply a different form of prejudice. There's also no point unless there are substantive changes in company policy and corporate culture.

Laura Bassett

The Money Gap For Retired Women Is Staggering

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

Democrats in Congress often lament the fact that full-time working women in the United States earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, but less attent...

Women's World Cup: If heroes don't get paid equally, who will?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

8 Things Women Have Successfully Fought For Since NOW Was Founded

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

Forty-nine years ago today, something awesome happened. At the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women on June 30, 1966, 2...

Meryl Streep Wants Congress To ‘Stand Up For Equality'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

WASHINGTON (AP) — No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep's 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars ...

The Bully in Your Head: 5 Steps to Calm the Noise

Traci Bild | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Traci Bild

Stop making things harder than they have to be. Why is it when people want something so bad -- that they can taste it, that they find every reason why they can't get it?

Pay Equity Begins at Home

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Lynn Yeakel

Believing that our nation will be stronger and better when it engages all its brainpower, we are committed to finding a way out of the cultural cul de sac where we've been spinning our wheels for so many years.

Equal Pay for Women: 5 GOP Hopefuls Who Just Don't Get It

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It was more than 20 years ago, but I still remember the eloquent words spoken by Hillary Clinton at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Be...

What We Can All Do To Close A Gap That Matters

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

There's been plenty written about what boards and senior management can do to drive greater diversity. And there's even more what women can do to advocate for themselves. But what can each of us do, individually, on a day-to-day basis, to advance this?

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Blasts GOP Rivals For Opposing Equal Pay: 'What Century Are They Living In?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton issued perhaps the most pointed critique yet of her 2016 Republican challengers on Wednesday while campaigning in Columb...

Reddit CEO Bans Salary Negotiations

Kim Keating | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Inherent sexism and gender stereotypes are difficult to address and overcome, and progressive polices can help assuage these issues, but not eliminate them. Reddit's new policy may become a case study for companies to look towards when crafting their salary structures.

One City Takes a Giant Step for Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes headlines, it's bad news -- a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or a seemingly unsolvable homeless problem. But recently the city made news for something good -- especially good for women.

White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Heather Gautney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.

The Confidence Gap: What It Means for Equal Pay

Kim Keating | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

We know we are capable of great things, yet it seems that the biggest threat to achievement is inside ourselves. We have to remember that confidence matters just as much, if not more, than competence.

No Excuses... and Other Lessons From My Mother

Wendy Doyle | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

My mother had a fierce drive, a value in accuracy, a keen ability to listen and a unique gift of being able to create effective solutions to challenging problems

The Truth About Ruth: Huckabee Trips on Theology and Equal Pay

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Huckabee missed an opportunity to speak about the social, political, economic and religious structures reflected in the Bible which systematically devalued and oppressed women in the male-ruled world, with a tendency to leave them destitute.

Emily Peck

Salesforce CEO Takes Radical Step To Pay Men And Women Equally

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business

"My job is to make sure that women are treated 100 percent equally at Salesforce in pay, opportunity and advancement."

Can STEM and App-Based Technology Play a Critical Role in Eliminating the Gender and Race Wage Gap for Women?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Marcia Dyson

While we are waiting for equal pay to become a reality across the board, I encourage women and girls to be looking more at technology as an important accelerator for pay parity now.

Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

It's about time we recognized that if you work for a living, you should be able to support your health and your family. American families simply aren't being supported today, but there's a simple solution to all of this: Congress must pass paid sick leave and paid family leave policies. We're sick of waiting.

The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Linda Meric | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar. We must continue the dialogue.