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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...

Latinas: Achieving the American Dream of Retirement

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 10.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Amy Hinojosa

While Latinas have among the highest average life expectancy, the statistics seem grim for their retirement years. Latinas still only earn 54¢ for every $1 earned by a white male.

Donald Trump On Equal Pay: Women Should Do As Good A Job As Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women

Donald Trump, a man who is running for President of the United States, has strong feelings about women's health, equal pay and women in general. He sh...

Want to Boost Women's Careers? Raise Their Expectations

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Dr. Judith Rodin

Let's fill the gap between expectations and reality by showing that workplace equality is both possible and a priority, and ensure that women are fully empowered to press for change and unleash their potential.

The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender -- Do we get it?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I ask her about her research and concern for gender equality. Her thorough analysis of the global situation makes it clear that gender inequality is not only cruel, but also economically disadvantageous. In our interview, Linda shares her tips for what educators and parents can do to combat gender inequality.

California Adopts Strong Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

California will soon have what advocates say are the strongest equal pay protections in the country after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the California F...

It's Not Rocket Science to Advance Women in the Workplace

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 10.02.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Real change starts at the top - with leaders from influential companies coming together - and policymakers like those in California - questioning the status quo, pushing boundaries and implementing policies that truly make a difference and improve opportunities for women.

Equal Pay for Women Can Cut Poverty in Half, Boost Wages Significantly, AND Grow the Economy. Can Any Other Policy Lever Do That?

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Heidi Hartmann

But ensuring that women receive equal pay is not as easy as just paying women more for their work (though that would be a good start!). Businesses and policymakers both have a role to play to achieve the benefits of equal pay well before 2059.

Why Patricia Arquette Says We're 'Lying To Our Daughters When We Tell Them They Can Do Anything'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women

SAN FRANCISCO -- Patricia Arquette has taken her fight for equal pay from Tinseltown to Silicon Valley. On Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress sat dow...

Carly Fiorina Stood Up To Donald Trump, But She Isn't Standing Up For Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carly Fiorina shined in the second Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, putting on a commanding performance that has earned h...

What Black Women Wish We Didn't Have in Common With Serena Williams

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

I love Serena Williams. She's bold. She's beautiful. And she's pretty much the best in the world at what she does. But like most Black women, being the best doesn't mean she's paid like it.

One Woman Onstage Won't Save the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

As for issues like paid family leave and keeping Social Security intact that would make the lives of women better, Carly Fiorina's campaign statements are resoundingly silent.

Five Reasons Salary History Hurts Your Hiring Goals

Katie Donovan | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Katie Donovan

Reliance on existing salary absolutely adversely affects candidates who experience gender or racial pay gaps. These gaps are compounded and perpetuated each time a new job uses salary history in part or in total to determine future pay.

Gender Inequality on a Late Summer's Day

Val Brown | Posted 09.03.2016 | Women
Val Brown

I've always hated asking for raises. It's like asking your father for money (and yes, in most industries it's still usually a man you're asking). If they say no, you're not loved. I do remember one new boss from early in my career offering me a significant raise.

The World Should Follow California's Lead in Ensuring Equal Pay

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

California is now poised to have the strongest equal pay law in the country. If signed into law, this legislation would strengthen the ability for women to legally challenge pay inequity.

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?

Equality for Women of Color Means Raising the Minimum Wage

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

If our legislators and Governor really support fair pay for women, as 90 percent of the voters think they should, supporting Senate Bill 3 is the right thing to do.

Instead of Commemoration, Let Women's Equality Day Be a Call to Action

Wendy Doyle | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.

Why Even Women At The Very Top Can't Get Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

Happy Women's Equality Day! There's no better day to remember that women in America are still far from equal at work -- even at the very top. Three ...

Here's A Reminder That Some Lawmakers Are Still Fighting For Women's Equality

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

On this Women's Equality Day, we celebrate 95 years of women having the right to vote. President Barack Obama released a proclamation Wednesday celebr...

California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

Olivia Roskill | Posted 08.14.2016 | Teen
Olivia Roskill

Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.

The Republican Debate -- Who's the Loser?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Elbowing for the bottom rung has been fierce, but there's plenty of material on those we know will be on the podium. Whether you tune in to the Republican debate or not, know this: No matter who wins, women lose.

Don't Get Small - Ask For What You're Worth

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Apryl DeLancey

I firmly believe that those of us in the GenX and older generations need to not only find our confidence to ask for what we're worth but to help the younger generations recognize that they need to stay confident and ask for what they are worth as well. Don't get small!