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Empowering Women Is Critical for Economic Growth

Paul Polman | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

It isn't just about empowering women and girls because it's the right thing -- our vision of a poverty-free world depends on it.

8 Tips to Fast-Track Your Career

Kim Keating | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women
Kim Keating

Have you ever felt like it is getting harder -- not easier -- for women to obtain senior level positions? Well, according to a recent report, it is.

Today, We Will Change Tomorrow

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

As the Chair of the first White House Council on Women and Girls, it has been my honor to lead the President's efforts to improve the quality of life for women and girls. Talent is ubiquitous, but opportunity is not.

Here's What Happened When We Asked Elon Musk About Equal Pay For Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business

Elon Musk is considering reviewing employee salaries at SpaceX to ensure that women and men are paid fairly, the chief executive and founder said at a...

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out The Most Damaging Myth About Feminism

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.27.2016 | Women

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jennifer Lawrence offered a penetrating and personal take on the state of feminism during a dinner event focused on women's e...

Kasich Cuts Women

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

Kasich is cutting women from Ohio's budget. In an attempt to prove himself a conservative and worthy of the title of POTUS, he has taken a step towards joining the ranks of Trump and Cruz using fear and misogyny as primary tactics.

Adventures in Economic Feminism

David Macaray | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
David Macaray

Instead of sending petitions to Congress, or enlisting in Sisterhood buzz-groups, or writing scathingly clever op-eds for the New York Times, women need to get scary. They need to muscle up. In short, they need to become union members.

Chris Christie Gave A Great Answer On Why He's Passionate About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

A young woman stood up at a New Hampshire town hall for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday to ask what the presidential hopeful would do t...

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

Here's What Single Women Are Looking For In A Presidential Candidate

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women

A new survey reveals what’s motivating single women to head to the polls, and (surprise!) issues involving reproductive health and equal pay are at ...

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it eas...

The White House Wants To Know What Your Company Pays Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that it plans to start collecting data on the earnings of women and minorities at large U.S. companies in order to ad...

Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Federal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in the American workplace -- because of their sex, race or ethnicity -- don't get equal pay for equal work.

You Should Ask Your Coworker How Much They Make. Right Now

Rep. Mark Takano | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Takano

Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.

Equal Pay Can't Wait

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The time is long overdue that we eliminate all gender discrimination in America. As we're pushing for equal pay, we must also seek to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

Women in Hollywood: Filmmaker, Writer and Producer Maya Forbes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

American filmmaker and writer Maya Forbes has quietly been building her way to critically-acclaimed work that matters.

Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Noreen Farrell

Fair pay advocates in states across the country are carefully contemplating this effect as a strategy to close the wage gap. On January 29, we will mark the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Obama's Weak 'Pay Transparency' Executive Order

Martha Burk | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Merely stopping employers from forbidding employees to disclose their pay to co-workers will do almost nothing to close the decades-old 21 percent pay gap between women and men working full-time, year round.

Top 2015 Women's Equality Moments

Noreen Farrell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Noreen Farrell

The persistent barriers to equality and economic security faced by women and girls are numerous and they are urgent. We will stand with advocates, legislators, businesses, and community members to address them in 2016. Let's gain inspiration from the 2015 wins!

What You Need to Know About the Missouri Equal Pay E.O.

Wendy Doyle | Posted 12.20.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

At our 2015 Annual Luncheon, Governor Jay Nixon signed equal pay Executive Order 15-09. An executive order (E.O.) is a policy or regulation issued by the Governor, which has the force of law. E.O. 15-09 promotes gender pay equity in the workplace by directing state agencies and encouraging private sector organizations to use best practice guidelines to identify and address gender wage gaps within their organization.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander Steps Away from the Bourne set to Dish on the Red Carpet, Sexism and Equal Pay

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

Alicia Vikander, from Scandinavia, has had a breakout year nailing diverse performances in ways that make her almost unrecognizable in each role.

The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something To Hide

Bloomberg Businesweek | Whitney Snyder | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business

But there’s a problem with all those scenarios: The lawsuit predates the raise....

What Businesses Must Do to Support Equal Pay for Women

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, in large part due to women becoming more educated and advancing into more fields, but it shows no signs of going away on its own.

Presidential Candidates on Supporting Women in the Workforce

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.