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Equal Pay

Chris Christie Gave A Great Answer On Why He's Passionate About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

A young woman stood up at a New Hampshire town hall for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday to ask what the presidential hopeful wo...

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

Here's What Single Women Are Looking For In A Presidential Candidate

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women

A new survey reveals what’s motivating single women to head to the polls, and (surprise!) issues involving reproductive health and equal pay ar...

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it ea...

The White House Wants To Know What Your Company Pays Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that it plans to start collecting data on the earnings of women and minorities at large U.S. companies in order to a...

Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Federal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in the American workplace -- because of their sex, race or ethnicity -- don't get equal pay for equal work.

You Should Ask Your Coworker How Much They Make. Right Now

Rep. Mark Takano | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Takano

Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.

Equal Pay Can't Wait

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The time is long overdue that we eliminate all gender discrimination in America. As we're pushing for equal pay, we must also seek to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

Women in Hollywood: Filmmaker, Writer and Producer Maya Forbes

TheEditorial.com | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
TheEditorial.com

American filmmaker and writer Maya Forbes has quietly been building her way to critically-acclaimed work that matters.

Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Noreen Farrell

Fair pay advocates in states across the country are carefully contemplating this effect as a strategy to close the wage gap. On January 29, we will mark the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Obama's Weak 'Pay Transparency' Executive Order

Martha Burk | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Merely stopping employers from forbidding employees to disclose their pay to co-workers will do almost nothing to close the decades-old 21 percent pay gap between women and men working full-time, year round.

Top 2015 Women's Equality Moments

Noreen Farrell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Noreen Farrell

The persistent barriers to equality and economic security faced by women and girls are numerous and they are urgent. We will stand with advocates, legislators, businesses, and community members to address them in 2016. Let's gain inspiration from the 2015 wins!

What You Need to Know About the Missouri Equal Pay E.O.

Wendy Doyle | Posted 12.20.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

At our 2015 Annual Luncheon, Governor Jay Nixon signed equal pay Executive Order 15-09. An executive order (E.O.) is a policy or regulation issued by the Governor, which has the force of law. E.O. 15-09 promotes gender pay equity in the workplace by directing state agencies and encouraging private sector organizations to use best practice guidelines to identify and address gender wage gaps within their organization.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander Steps Away from the Bourne set to Dish on the Red Carpet, Sexism and Equal Pay

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

Alicia Vikander, from Scandinavia, has had a breakout year nailing diverse performances in ways that make her almost unrecognizable in each role.

The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something To Hide

Bloomberg Businesweek | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business

But there’s a problem with all those scenarios: The lawsuit predates the raise....

What Businesses Must Do to Support Equal Pay for Women

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, in large part due to women becoming more educated and advancing into more fields, but it shows no signs of going away on its own.

Presidential Candidates on Supporting Women in the Workforce

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.

Are We Fired Up Yet?

Marcy Syms | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Marcy Syms

There are constant reminders of the struggles for women -- pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. Most of us experience it, read about it, and talk about it. There is only one big step that could have a significant effect on all these issues.

A Matter of Confidence

Jennifer Handford | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Jennifer Handford

The obligations abound: to my husband, children, and parents. To the workplace, my volunteer activities, and maintaining the home. Sheryl Sandberg has described my frustration perfectly, the "holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter."

More Proof The Gender Pay Gap Is Enormous

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

There's a new report out on the gender pay gap, and things aren't looking any better for women looking to make a buck in America. The report, fr...

Kids' Lemonade Stand Perfectly Illustrates How Unfair The Wage Gap Is

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women

It's ridiculous that in 2015 women, especially women of color, don't receive the same pay as white men for equal work. And a new video uses adora...

What We're not Hearing From Republicans: Issues That Matter to Women and Families

Kate Black | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Kate Black

For almost two years, American Women has been listening to women from across the country as they talk about their daily struggles, what keeps them up at night and what policy solutions they believe can make a real difference in their lives. Here is what we know.

New Hillary Clinton Ads Seek To Make A Contrast With GOP On Policies For Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will seek to make a point on Wednesday as her Republican counterparts duke it ...

Bradley Cooper Is Right, Men Need to Demand Better Pay For Women

The Daily Dot | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Lawrence discusses the difficulty that many women face when it comes to negotiating their salaries. Whereas men who fight for their paychecks are commended for being "fierce" and "tactical," the Hunger Games star confesses that she has been worried about coming across as a "spoiled brat."