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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."

Continuing Awareness For Women Past the Month of October

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

The Declaration of Sentiments is the document signed in 1984 after the first women's rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention. The document, which can be found here, is worded much like the Constitution, but instead of outlining the rights of "man" it outlines the rights of women.

The One Thing Male Business Leaders Can Learn From Bradley Cooper

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

This is what a male champion for advancing women does. He sees an inequality and he commits to change. Attracting, developing and advancing women in organizations is just that easy... and just that hard. Every business leader knows that representation is lacking for women in middle and senior management, yet few take tangible action.

Jeremy Renner Says It's 'Not His Job' To Help Female Co-Stars Negotiate Their Salaries

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

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Gender Equality: How Film Is Contributing to the Next Level of Conversation

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Lauren DeLisa

One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...

Capitol Hill Can Learn a Thing or Two From California's New Equal Pay Law

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Without legislative remedies for pay equity, the pace of change has been glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Our nation's economy and the working families that continue to chase the American dream can't wait that long.

Equal Pay Is a Reproductive Health Care Issue for Latinas

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Equal pay is an issue for all women in this country, but unlike the 79 cents to every dollar statistic that most of us are familiar with, Latinas only make 55 cents for every $1 dollar paid to white men. 55 cents.

Hillary Clinton: Women Can't Push To Be Paid Equally If They Don't Know They're Not Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

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Latinas: Achieving the American Dream of Retirement

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Amy Hinojosa

While Latinas have among the highest average life expectancy, the statistics seem grim for their retirement years. Latinas still only earn 54¢ for every $1 earned by a white male.

Donald Trump On Equal Pay: Women Should Do As Good A Job As Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women

Donald Trump, a man who is running for President of the United States, has strong feelings about women's health, equal pay and women in general. He s...

Want to Boost Women's Careers? Raise Their Expectations

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Judith Rodin

Let's fill the gap between expectations and reality by showing that workplace equality is both possible and a priority, and ensure that women are fully empowered to press for change and unleash their potential.

The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender -- Do we get it?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I ask her about her research and concern for gender equality. Her thorough analysis of the global situation makes it clear that gender inequality is not only cruel, but also economically disadvantageous. In our interview, Linda shares her tips for what educators and parents can do to combat gender inequality.

California Adopts Strong Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

California will soon have what advocates say are the strongest equal pay protections in the country after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the California ...

It's Not Rocket Science to Advance Women in the Workplace

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Real change starts at the top - with leaders from influential companies coming together - and policymakers like those in California - questioning the status quo, pushing boundaries and implementing policies that truly make a difference and improve opportunities for women.

Equal Pay for Women Can Cut Poverty in Half, Boost Wages Significantly, AND Grow the Economy. Can Any Other Policy Lever Do That?

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Heidi Hartmann

But ensuring that women receive equal pay is not as easy as just paying women more for their work (though that would be a good start!). Businesses and policymakers both have a role to play to achieve the benefits of equal pay well before 2059.

California Gov. Jerry Brown To Sign Expanded Fair Pay Legislation

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signaled he will sign legislation granting women new tools to challenge gender-based wage ...

Why Patricia Arquette Says We're 'Lying To Our Daughters When We Tell Them They Can Do Anything'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women

SAN FRANCISCO -- Patricia Arquette has taken her fight for equal pay from Tinseltown to Silicon Valley. On Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress sat do...

Carly Fiorina Stood Up To Donald Trump, But She Isn't Standing Up For Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

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