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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.

Equal Pay Day: Unmarried Women Bear Brunt of Pay Gap

Page Gardner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Page Gardner

Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, the Voter Participation Center has been crunching the numbers to better understand the impact this unfair pay gap has on unmarried women.

What Happens When Women Lead Companies: Ellen Pao Takes on Pay Disparity

Noreen Farrell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Noreen Farrell

Recently, Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao proposed that the company remove salary negotiations from its hiring process as a way to address pay disparities between men and women that often start upon hire.

Personal Branding or Reinvention?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

After years in the human resources sector, I changed my path to pursue one of my passions in the non-profit world. Successfully making this change, however, can be a challenge.

Why Ellen Pao's Case Can Be Seen as a Win for Women

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

This issue is much bigger than Ellen Pao and the tech sector. The verdict is causing a ripple effect in offices, meeting places and factory floors. Largely male-dominated firms have been put on notice that they need to evaluate how they are treating women.

Half a Century Later, Mad Men's Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Despite the popularly of the show Mad Men, we are no longer living in the 1960s, but the current gender wage gap doesn't reflect that. Ongoing wage inequity should be a thing that's in the past.

Kristen Schaal Speaks On The Future Of Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

If you're already upset about the current state of the wage-gender pay gap in America, you don't want to know what's coming. The always hard-hittin...

The Future of Men: Lean Back

Jack Myers | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Jack Myers

How can we do better at working with women, or just working in general? How do we old guys discard years of misogynistic and sexist behavior? How can I do better at working with women at 67?

Why Hillary Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This will be the heart of Hillary Clinton's conversation with America: equal wages for women, a higher minimum wage for workers, a higher standard of living for all, a better education for students who want to learn and affordable education for the moms and dads who must pay for it.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Growing Support For Same Sex Marriage Among 'Fastest Ever Measured'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

A venerable academic survey confirms the dramatic rise in support for same-sex marriage. Reports of Scott Walker's electability may be overstated. And...

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Still Lagging After All These Years

Martha Burk | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

March 8 is International Women's Day, so it's time to check in on where the good old U.S. of A. stands in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to gender equality. Spoiler alert: We're not number one.

Poll Shows Many Americans Agree With Hillary Clinton That Women And Men Should Be Paid The Same

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

By Amanda Becker and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans beli...

Gloria Feldt on Women, Pay Equity and Patricia Arquette

Kristin Maschka | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Gloria Feldt led a panel discussion on women and pay equity. Gloria is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, the new women's leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Is Hillary Clinton a Liberal Reagan?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Clinton in 2016 could have the same effect as Reagan in 1980 and 1984: recruiting Democratic candidates, inspiring Democratic supporters and winning an electoral landslide. Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today.

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

The Sony Hack, Gender Pay Gap and the Agents' Role

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Regardless the reason for the bad representation, every actress can probably save 10 percent in agent fees by negotiating her own deals. Agents, who are supposed to be good counsel, agents, who are supposed to have clients' backs, should get their acts in gear and start negotiating for their female clients, just as they do for their male clients.