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Equal Pay Can't Wait

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 01.27.2017 | 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

TheEditorial.com | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
TheEditorial.com

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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.10.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 12.18.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 12.03.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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.

Are We Fired Up Yet?

Marcy Syms | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Marcy Syms

There are constant reminders of the struggles for women -- pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. Most of us experience it, read about it, and talk about it. There is only one big step that could have a significant effect on all these issues.

A Matter of Confidence

Jennifer Handford | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Jennifer Handford

The obligations abound: to my husband, children, and parents. To the workplace, my volunteer activities, and maintaining the home. Sheryl Sandberg has described my frustration perfectly, the "holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter."

More Proof The Gender Pay Gap Is Enormous

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

There's a new report out on the gender pay gap, and things aren't looking any better for women looking to make a buck in America. The report, from Pay...

Kids' Lemonade Stand Perfectly Illustrates How Unfair The Wage Gap Is

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women

It's ridiculous that in 2015 women, especially women of color, don't receive the same pay as white men for equal work. And a new video uses adorable c...

What We're not Hearing From Republicans: Issues That Matter to Women and Families

Kate Black | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Kate Black

For almost two years, American Women has been listening to women from across the country as they talk about their daily struggles, what keeps them up at night and what policy solutions they believe can make a real difference in their lives. Here is what we know.

New Hillary Clinton Ads Seek To Make A Contrast With GOP On Policies For Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will seek to make a point on Wednesday as her Republican counterparts duke it out in t...

Bradley Cooper Is Right, Men Need to Demand Better Pay For Women

The Daily Dot | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Lawrence discusses the difficulty that many women face when it comes to negotiating their salaries. Whereas men who fight for their paychecks are commended for being "fierce" and "tactical," the Hunger Games star confesses that she has been worried about coming across as a "spoiled brat."

Continuing Awareness For Women Past the Month of October

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

The Declaration of Sentiments is the document signed in 1984 after the first women's rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention. The document, which can be found here, is worded much like the Constitution, but instead of outlining the rights of "man" it outlines the rights of women.

The One Thing Male Business Leaders Can Learn From Bradley Cooper

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 10.22.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

This is what a male champion for advancing women does. He sees an inequality and he commits to change. Attracting, developing and advancing women in organizations is just that easy... and just that hard. Every business leader knows that representation is lacking for women in middle and senior management, yet few take tangible action.

Jeremy Renner Says It's 'Not His Job' To Help Female Co-Stars Negotiate Their Salaries

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

EmbedContent(5628e7c2e4b0ec0a3893530e,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) It looks like Jeremy Renner has landed himself in "Internet trouble" once again. In a co...

Gender Equality: How Film Is Contributing to the Next Level of Conversation

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Lauren DeLisa

One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...

Capitol Hill Can Learn a Thing or Two From California's New Equal Pay Law

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Without legislative remedies for pay equity, the pace of change has been glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Our nation's economy and the working families that continue to chase the American dream can't wait that long.

Equal Pay Is a Reproductive Health Care Issue for Latinas

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 10.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Equal pay is an issue for all women in this country, but unlike the 79 cents to every dollar statistic that most of us are familiar with, Latinas only make 55 cents for every $1 dollar paid to white men. 55 cents.

Hillary Clinton: Women Can't Push To Be Paid Equally If They Don't Know They're Not Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton highlighted one way to help close the wage gap between women and men: make sure women can find out i...