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What Black Women Wish We Didn't Have in Common With Serena Williams

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

I love Serena Williams. She's bold. She's beautiful. And she's pretty much the best in the world at what she does. But like most Black women, being the best doesn't mean she's paid like it.

One Woman Onstage Won't Save the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

As for issues like paid family leave and keeping Social Security intact that would make the lives of women better, Carly Fiorina's campaign statements are resoundingly silent.

Five Reasons Salary History Hurts Your Hiring Goals

Katie Donovan | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Reliance on existing salary absolutely adversely affects candidates who experience gender or racial pay gaps. These gaps are compounded and perpetuated each time a new job uses salary history in part or in total to determine future pay.

Gender Inequality on a Late Summer's Day

Val Brown | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Val Brown

I've always hated asking for raises. It's like asking your father for money (and yes, in most industries it's still usually a man you're asking). If they say no, you're not loved. I do remember one new boss from early in my career offering me a significant raise.

The World Should Follow California's Lead in Ensuring Equal Pay

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

California is now poised to have the strongest equal pay law in the country. If signed into law, this legislation would strengthen the ability for women to legally challenge pay inequity.

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?

Equality for Women of Color Means Raising the Minimum Wage

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

If our legislators and Governor really support fair pay for women, as 90 percent of the voters think they should, supporting Senate Bill 3 is the right thing to do.

Instead of Commemoration, Let Women's Equality Day Be a Call to Action

Wendy Doyle | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.

Why Even Women At The Very Top Can't Get Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Happy Women's Equality Day!  There's no better day to remember that women in America are still far from equal at work -- even at the very top.&n...

Here's A Reminder That Some Lawmakers Are Still Fighting For Women's Equality

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

On this Women's Equality Day, we celebrate 95 years of women having the right to vote. President Barack Obama released a proclamation Wednes...

California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

Olivia Roskill | Posted 08.14.2015 | Teen
Olivia Roskill

Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.

The Republican Debate -- Who's the Loser?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Elbowing for the bottom rung has been fierce, but there's plenty of material on those we know will be on the podium. Whether you tune in to the Republican debate or not, know this: No matter who wins, women lose.

Don't Get Small - Ask For What You're Worth

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Apryl DeLancey

I firmly believe that those of us in the GenX and older generations need to not only find our confidence to ask for what we're worth but to help the younger generations recognize that they need to stay confident and ask for what they are worth as well. Don't get small!

7 Things We Know About Getting Men Involved in Gender Equality

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Even though we're seeing the first serious contender for a female head of state in the United States, and high box office sales from a romantic comedy with a complex female protagonist, we're still quite a ways -- at least 80 years at the current rate of change -- from seeing true gender equality.

Help Banish the Motherhood Penalty

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact

Women are not asking for more than we are worth but we do not want to be paid less than a man who is doing the same job that we are. We want fairness, nothing more, nothing less.

Equal Pay for Equal Play: How Corporate Sponsors Can Change Sport

Hudson Taylor | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

Corporate leaders have found over the years that doing the right thing not only makes financial sense, but it gives them a unique opportunity to lead, across all sectors: business, government, and social.

Hillary Clinton Responds To 'Gender Card' Dig: 'Mitch McConnell Really Doesn't Get It'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday after he accused her of playing the "gender card" during h...

Why Women Don't Get Promoted on Wall Street

John LeFevre | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
John LeFevre

Forcing or pressuring companies to promote women based on anything other than merit is simply a different form of prejudice. There's also no point unless there are substantive changes in company policy and corporate culture.

Laura Bassett

The Money Gap For Retired Women Is Staggering | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

Democrats in Congress often lament the fact that full-time working women in the United States earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, but less attent...

Women's World Cup: If heroes don't get paid equally, who will?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

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?