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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 01.12.2017 | 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.

A Recent Win for Unions in the Courts Is Also an Unexpected Victory for Women. But There's a Lesson in This for All of Us

Tracy Sturdivant | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Tracy Sturdivant

Women in unions earn higher wages than their non-union counterparts. Why is that? Part of the answer is obvious: unions are able to use the power of collective bargaining to fight for higher wages overall. But that's not the entire picture.

Wage Gap Costs U.S. Women $500 Billion A Year, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

The wage gap between full-time working men and women in the United States short-changes women by nearly $500 billion per year, according to a new repo...

The wage gap is ridiculous and time for it to end

Linda Meric | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Linda Meric

It's that time of year again, Equal Pay Day. Congratulations, women! We've finally caught up to what men made last calendar year. No surprise here,...

The Gender Wage Gap and Women's Retirement Security Go Hand in Hand

Sarah Jane Glynn | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Sarah Jane Glynn

The focus on what a woman earns each year compared to her male counterparts masks a related and equally important issue: the gap in women's retirement insecurity.

Pay Equity Best Practices Are Critical for Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Wendy Doyle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

As the President and CEO of Women's Foundation, I'm often asked by supporters, "How can we help close the gender pay gap?" In the past, I've encouraged them to help raise awareness of the issue, to advocate for policy changes in state and local governments, as we've done. But now we have another tool in our toolki

Republicans Move to Hide the Gender Pay Gap

Martha Burk | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

If Republicans really cared about the EEOC's "mission not accomplished" record due to budget starvation, it would increase funding for investigation and prosecution of giant corporations getting fat off our tax dollars -- while women working for them still slave away for 79 cents on the dollar.

Scarlett Johansson Easily Explains Why We All Should Support Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson is Cosmopolitan's May cover star and she doesn't hold back one bit in her open and honest interview. The "Captain America: Civil W...

Can the Golden Girls Save Women's Retirement?

David Rae | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
David Rae

Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 4? Retirement Is a Women's Issue Pop Quiz: What's better for your bottom line, a dead spouse or an ex-spouse?...

Paying Women's Soccer Players Fairly Doesn't Even Begin To Rectify The Discrimination Problem

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.01.2016 | Sports

Every once in a while as a writer you really put your foot in your mouth. This week five of the players from the United States women's national soccer...

Red Card for Women's Soccer Is Call for Pay for Performance

John Friedman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
John Friedman

It is no accident that during Women's History Month five members of the world champion U.S. Women's National Soccer Team have filed a lawsuit with the EEOC alleging that they have been significantly (and in some examples shockingly) paid less than the men's team.

USWNT Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer In Fight For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.01.2016 | Sports

Five of the biggest names on the U.S. women’s national soccer team roster filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, demandi...

When Women Do 'Men's Work,' the Pay Drops -- & We Might Be to Blame

The Stir | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
The Stir

Image via Dean Drobot/Shutterstock Okay, ladies, prepare to be infuriated. A recent study shows that as women enter male-dominated fields, the pay fo...

Wall Street Journal Vows To Fix Pay Gap For Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Wall Street Journal has vowed to address the pay gap between women and minorities and their white, male colleagues. In a memo to staff...

Don't Believe You'd Pay a Woman Less? Here's What You're Not Considering.

Kristen Knepper | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Kristen Knepper

A male entrepreneur recently said to me, "I don't believe that women make $.77 on the dollar." My initial response was to ask if he believed in gravity, in the hope of illustrating to him that the existence of anything is not contingent on his belief in it.