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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.

It's Time for Equal Pay Now

Latifa Lyles | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Latifa Lyles

This Tuesday, April 14, marks Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. That's right; women must work more than four extra months to earn the same about as her male counterpart.

5 Things You Can Do Today for Equal Pay

Gloria Feldt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing that same statistic over and over in the annual communal outcry about the lack of equal pay. So being a practical activist, I put together these five things you and I can do today to bring about equal pay.

Joe Biden: Equal Pay For Women Is 'Common Sense'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that closing the gender pay gap is "common sense" in honor of Equal Pay Day. Biden posted the message along with a...

Reddit's No Negotiation Success Relies on Offer Process

Katie Donovan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit who recently lost a discrimination claim against her former employer, has a novel way to address this issue. Ms. Pao has put an end to negotiating one's pay at Reddit.

On Equal Pay Day, Let's Stand Up for Working Women, Families and Our Economy

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This Equal Pay Day it is time to take decisive action to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. Why is Equal Pay Day marked every April? Because currently a woman has to work a year and three months into the next year just to earn what a man earns in one year.

The Map Of America Every Woman Needs To See

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women

It's 2015, and on average, women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. A new report goes beyond that oft-quoted statistic, and examines this discrepa...

Equal Pay Role Model Spotlight: AAMI President & CEO, Mary Logan

Kim Keating | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Ms. Logan believes that every woman has the ability to pay it forward, by standing in someone else's corner to cheer them on. That's how we're going to achieve equality -- by helping one another.

When Latinas Succeed, America Succeeds

Rep. Linda Sanchez | Posted 06.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Rep. Linda Sanchez

Latinas are the lowest paid workers in the country. In general, women earn 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. For Latinas, the wage gap is even more severe: we're paid 56 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.