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Equal Pay

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...

21 Cents to Go

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Overall -- in over half a century -- the pay gap has closed by only 20 cents. Women today are paid just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man and their median annual earnings are $10,800 less per year than men's.

A Golden Goal: How the US Women's Soccer team should influence our investments

Jay Lipman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Jay Lipman

Five key players on the U.S.W.N.T. are filing a federal complaint charging U.S. Soccer with gender based wage discrimination. In the summer of 2015 th...

Equal Pay Day 2016: States Go Their Own Way

Linda Hallman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Tuesday, April 12, may seem like just another day leading up to the oft-dreaded tax deadline of April 15, but for women across the country it represen...

On Equal Pay Day, The Gap Is Still Too Wide

CNBC | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women

Equal Pay Day falls on April 12 in 2016. It's an important reminder of how far we still need to go to achieve gender-pay equity in the workplace....

Taking on the Risk and Reward of Gender Pay Equity

Michael Coates | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Michael Coates

So long as a gender pay gap is known to persist in the U.S. workforce, every working woman will be plagued by it. If she is a casualty of it, she is h...

Equal Pay Starts in Middle School

Reshma Saujani | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Reshma Saujani

To close the pay gap, we need to address the barriers to getting top paying jobs much earlier.

How To Get The Pay You Deserve, According To Intern Queen's Lauren Berger

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

In honor of Tuesday's Equal Pay Day, we sat down with Lauren Berger, the CEO of Intern Queen, to discuss how you can get the paycheck you deserve. Che...

The Wage Gap: Terrible For All Women, Even Worse For Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Latino Voices

How much does being a woman cost over a lifetime? A lot more if she's Latina. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into the year fu...

Celebrating a New National Monument Honoring Women's Equality

Theresa Pierno | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Theresa Pierno

While it's hard to imagine today, less than 100 years ago women were taking to the streets and fighting for the right to vote. They marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, carrying banners and chanting slogans. And for their efforts, they were heckled, hit, arrested and eventually, force fed while in police custody during a hunger strike.

Obama Recognizes Equal Pay Day With Call To Close The Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation Monday marking April 12, 2016, as National Equal Pay Day. Each year, Americans assert their ...

Equal Pay Day Shows How Far Women Still Have to Go

Kathleen Turner | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Turner

Today marks "Equal Pay Day," the day when women's pay finally catches up to men's pay from last year. You'll have to forgive me for not cheering too loudly. Each year Equal Pay Day highlights how far we still have to go in the fight for pay equity, and it's striking how little headway has been made on closing the gap in recent years, with progress all but stagnating in the past decade. Across the board, women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts -- a fact that takes on new significance in an election year where the views of the Republican presidential candidates on the gender pay gap range from dismissive to downright hostile.

Equal Pay Day 2016: Time to Close the #WageGap

Page Gardner | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Page Gardner

Nothing's going to change unless we join our voices together and demand that our leaders take action to end the wage gap.

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolically represents when a woman's wage finally catches up to what a man was paid in the previous year. Despite often being equally qualified, a man's pay outpaces a woman's by 79 cents for every dollar.