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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.

Making the Connection Between Gender Bias and Economic Security

K. Sujata | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
K. Sujata

March is Women's History Month. Women's achievements through history should be documented and celebrated, though it does not move us to address the small and large inequities women and girls face now.

Obviously Men Make More Money Than Women At Amazon

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business

When the most senior, well-paid people at your company are almost exclusively male, is it really accurate to say your business pays men and women abou...

Why Women Still Need to Fight for Equal Pay

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Debbie Gisonni

Women still need to fight for equality not only because of the pay gap but also because inequality exists for many people on many different levels in the workplace.

Men in Tennis Seem Confused About Why Anyone Succeeds

David Berri | Posted 03.23.2016 | Sports
David Berri

Men often take the advantages culture bestows on them for granted. They assume that they deserve to win at contests that are tilted in their favor. And they expect that those who lose at these unfair contests to accept defeat without becoming angry.

Show Us the Money

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

It was entirely appropriate that the Treasury Department held its 6th annual Women in Finance & Technology Symposium on St. Patrick's Day, a day symbolized by green. Because green -- as in money -- is what this gathering was all about.

The Status of Women in Kansas Shows There is Much Work to Be Done

Wendy Doyle | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Women's Foundation is known for our work in identifying key issues that put women at a disadvantage and then finding solutions to improve those areas....

The Real Reason Women In Their 30s Quit Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business

Why do women in their 30s quit their jobs? It turns out, they mainly leave for the same reason men do: money. The No. 1 reason women around the age o...

As March Madness Begins, the Insanity of the Gender and Racial Pay Gap Is Revealed

Lisa Maatz | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Lisa Maatz

Looking at our Men's Final Four, the lowest earnings ratio out of these four teams belongs to Temple at 87 percent -- not bad at eight percentage points better than the national gender pay gap.

Gender Pay Gap by a Thousand Cuts

Katie Donovan | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Katie Donovan

I think the Complete Story of the Gender Pay Gap is still to be written. Claudia Goldin's knowledge and experience in this field is amazing. It is part of the story but I think there is more to be added. We probably will not know everything about the gender pay gap until we succeed at closing it.

Gender Equity Needs Action, Not a Pledge

Margery Kraus | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Margery Kraus

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Pledging for Parity." While this pledge is a long overdue step, it is time we move past pledges and promises, and take real action to address this important issue.

Here's to Happy Endings

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Here's to home, but still, here's to a world bigger than right on Hereford, left on Boyltson. Here's to Mount Saint James, and the tower bell. Here's to happy endings. We all deserve them.