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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.