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Pay Equity

Pay Equity in Our Lifetime? Only If We Act Now

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Helen Drinan

The gender pay gap has been stalled at approximately 20 percent for more than a decade. Based on the progress we have made to-date, it is projected that it would take until the year 2058 to achieve pay equity.

Hey Men! This Mother's Day Do Something for your Mothers, Wives and Daughters. Stand-up for Women.

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

We keep expecting #women to #LeanIn, what we need is #men to #standup. Women's Pay Equity Day came and went without a lot of hoopla. April 12th symb...

Equal Pay for Equal Play, Too

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

"Simply put, we're sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it." That's what co-captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team Carli Lloyd wrote about the wage discrimination suit she and four teammates filed against U.S. Soccer.

Taking on the Risk and Reward of Gender Pay Equity

Michael Coates | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Michael Coates

So long as a gender pay gap is known to persist in the U.S. workforce, every working woman will be plagued by it. If she is a casualty of it, she is h...

US Women's Soccer and Pay Equity: Is This the Moment?

Leanne Doherty | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Leanne Doherty

When I heard about the U.S. Women's soccer team's five major stars filing a federal discrimination complaint against US Soccer seeking equal pay, I was struck by the moment. The potential of it, that is.

Here's How Much Less Women Make Than Men At Amazon

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, under pressure from an activist shareholder to disclose its policies on gender pay equality, said on Wednesd...

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.

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...

Raises, Not Roses

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Librarians. Clerical Workers. Janitors. More than 1,500 municipal workers decided that enough was enough, and dared to demand respect and justice. They decided they would strike.

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.

GOP Denying Women Basic Economic Rights

Alev Dudek | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Women in the U.S.A. to date make approximately 79 cents to every dollar made by men. The reasons for the discrepancy are complex.

Republican Blocks Measure Urging Equal Pay For Female Soccer Players

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a resolution calling on FIFA, the international soccer governing body, to pay its female players ...

College Scorecard Sandbags Equity in Higher Education

Patricia McGuire | Posted 09.13.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

The College Scorecard completely ignores the increasingly non-traditional nature of the nation's undergraduate student body today, and instead, presents data as if most college students are privileged children whiling away four years in some grove of academic luxury.

I'm All in for Hillary Clinton, My Next President

Stacey Newman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Stacey Newman

When I was nine years old, I asked why my older brother got the fun chores like mowing the grass instead of having to do the hated dishes every night ...

Two for the History Books

Joan Wages | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Joan Wages

Billie Jean King was lobbying for comparable prizes for men's and women's tennis competitions in the early 1970s. Yet, here we are in 2015, and the women soccer players took home 5.7 percent of what the guys did.

Uncovered: Scott Walker's War on Women

Lauren Windsor | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

In this week's Undercurrent: Uncovered, Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy digs into the hypocrisy behind Governor Walker's latest moves on a 20-week abortion ban, and I talk to Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of the women's rights advocacy organization Ultraviolet, about the real-world impacts of the "war on women."

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

The $11 Billion Federal Maternity Leave Pay Act

Janis Powers | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Janis Powers

Now that a woman is running for president of the United States, there is sure to be increased media dialogue about women's issues. But the one issue that is finally getting long overdue attention is the one about which Americans have had the least productive dialogue: the need for funded maternity leave.

Hillary Clinton and the Economics of Women

Melissa Deckman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Melissa Deckman

Unlike the 2012 presidential campaign, in which much of the "war on women" rhetoric employed by Democrats hinged on reproductive health politics and the birth control mandate, next year's presidential race will address a broader array of economic concerns for women, at least if Hillary Clinton has a say.

Think Twice: Will Doubling Your Paycheck Really Make You Happier?

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Becky Lynn Smith

What if having more money could actually be a hindrance for people? Is it possible that making enough money could be a hurdle that keeps people from exploring what would really make them happy and successful in this life?

Gloria Feldt on Women, Pay Equity and Patricia Arquette

Kristin Maschka | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Gloria Feldt led a panel discussion on women and pay equity. Gloria is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, the new women's leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.

Hillary Clinton: It's Time For Wage Equality 'Once And For All'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton lamented the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at a Silicon Valley women's conference on Tues...

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary, Every Time

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Negotiating your salary shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Those skills are the ones your employer will value when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you.

Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of many of today's top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don't want to pay out raises.