iOS app Android app

Equal Pay

Not Having Orgasms? You Might Not Get That Raise.

Whitney Smith | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Whitney Smith

I'm not psychic. I have no crystal ball. I don't even know these women very deeply. But I have this prophetic vision because of some truth I've acquired in my 40s. It's a truth that could have prevented many of my peers and myself from enduring similar trials in our own professional lives.

Senate Passes Equal Pay Resolution For U.S. Women Soccer Stars

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Women's National Team gained another ally in its fight for equal pay on Thursday, when the Senate unanimously approved a non-bi...

Gender Pay Gap Continues To Widen for Recent College Grads

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Margarita Hakobyan

While wages have increased for young men graduating college by about 8.1% since 2000, wages for young women have fallen 6.8% in the same time period. The discrepancy, according to the EPI's report, is likely driven by men at the very top of the wage gap distribution earning more than ever.

5 Things Working Mothers Can Do To Close The Pay Gap

Romy Newman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Romy Newman

I spend a lot of time thinking about how employers can make better workplaces for women, but I also realize that it's only half of the story. Individuals can also maximize our chances for success and help improve gender equality at work by changing our own behavior.

What's at Stake for College Women in the Upcoming Election

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

College women - many who are voting for their first time - will be significantly impacted by the 2016 election. Whereas gendered rights have been political pawns throughout history, in 2016 we are taking steps backwards. Gains made are being eroded.

Yes, It Actually Does Matter When Famous Women Ask For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business

This week everyone was talking about "House of Cards" -- not because Netflix just dropped a new season on us, but because a star of the series, Robin ...

Americans Want U.S. Soccer To Pay Women's Team Equally

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.12.2016 | Sports

Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and the other stars of the U.S. Women's National Team have fans in their corner when it comes to their equal pay dispute with t...

Cyndi Lauper And James Corden Sing ‘Girls Just Want Equal Funds’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women

Cyndi Lauper wants girls to have fun... and equal pay! The iconic singer, whose new album, "Detour," is out today, stopped by The Late Late Show with...

This Part of Me, One of Hundreds of Great Videos, Is Winner of #TheFWord Contest

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

In January, SheKnows Media, a digital media company, and the Ms. Foundation for Women, launched #TheFWord, a video contest that encouraged people to submit short films about what feminism means to them. Today they announced a winner.

Mother's Day Must Go

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Douglas Forbes

Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?

Woman Up: Make Equal Pay Laws Obsolete

Todd Calongne | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Todd Calongne

It is all on you, ladies. It's your obligation to only work at places that treat people well. It's also on you to take to social media, or glassdoor.com, to say, "they treat people poorly." This is the glass ceiling to break, however, it's also on all of us to listen and withhold support and dollars from these companies.

New Tools for Revving Up the Economy: Women, Work, and Care

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Riane Eisler

There are four levers policymakers can pull to add steam to the machinery that makes the economy go. These levers maximize the intersection between the work women do, paid and unpaid, and economic prosperity, as documented by the Social Wealth Economic Indicators developed by the Caring Economy Campaign.

Social Enterprises Should Champion Equal Pay

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Kristen Tyrrell

Women are paid less than men. With few exceptions, this is true across national borders, industries, racial identity, and education level. Some experts claim that true wage discrimination is not a factor and that lower pay represents a tradeoff for more flexible hours and less strenuous work.

Why Women Can't Be Paid Like Men: Blame It on Rosie the Riveter

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

The pace of change remains glacial. Women continue to earn less than men in all ten fields monitored by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2015, including management, professional, service and farming sectors.

Equal Pay Day Is Great, Now What About the Other 364 Days

Meridith Dennes | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Meridith Dennes

While things like the annual Equal Pay Day in April bring attention to the gender pay gap, it's only one day out of the year. We need to fight for the cause the other 364 days as well. That's the only way things are going to change. Until then we can continue to count our losses because our gains are certainly not going to measure up.

Could Knowing How Much Your Coworker Earns Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Pay transparency laws represent the latest effort to close the gap, which has remained stubbornly in place for decades. But will they be effective?

Currency in your Pocket Counts Most

Terry Savage | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Terry Savage

It's headline news that there will finally be a woman on American paper currency. Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist and women's suffrage supporter, w...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation got a glimpse of the future, as the frontrunners tipped their hands about what lies in store for us. After big wins in several states, Donald Trump proclaimed, to a sideways glance from Mary Pat Christie, that "the only card [Clinton] has is the woman's card." Clinton responded by saying, "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!" It's a curious strategy to start off the pivot to the general election by insulting 52 percent of the electorate. Republican women lawmakers responded by urging Trump to nominate a woman as VP. But as insulting as Trump's comments were, even worse for women are his policies. Policies denying women equal pay and access to reproductive rights are pretty good examples of "playing the man card." What's clear is that the GOP's Dais Strategy -- reaching out to a group put off by its policies by bringing a member of that group up on the dais -- isn't a winning hand.

Women's Lack of Confidence May Be Universal, But It's Not Fixed!

Margie Warrell | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Margie Warrell

While it has been my observation that misogyny is more prevalent in Australia where there is more stigma associated with failure and, hand in hand with that, less appetite for risk than in the U.S., over all I've witnessed women wrestle with the same inner critic in both countries.

Nicki Minaj Thinks Women Should Be ‘Unapologetic’ About Demanding Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Nicki Minaj is one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2016 (and one six cover stars). In an interview with the magazine, the Queen of...

USWNT Lawyer Says U.S. Soccer Distorted Pay Numbers

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 04.22.2016 | Sports

Three weeks after five members of the U.S. Women's National Team filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging that the sport's Americ...

Looking Beyond Equal Pay

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 04.14.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

Many people ask, "So, why don't women just ask for more money?" This is a very real problem, which contributes to the wage gap.

Mind the Pay Gap

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Julie Fox Gorte

Equal pay for equal work: it's not just the law, it makes sense financially and ethically. But just because something is sensible doesn't make it standard operating procedure.

Another Reason for Equal Pay: Women Are More Honest on Their Taxes Than Men

Clara Volintiru | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Clara Volintiru

On this Tax Day, there's one more reason for governments to close the gap in wages and employment between women and men: Women are more likely than men to be honest on their taxes. When more women work and make as much as men, countries get more tax dollars.

Obama Gives A Nudge To Women's Soccer Players Getting Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just a brief mention. Easy to miss, really. "Equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy," Presiden...