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Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Don't Call It a Wage Gap

Katie Bardaro | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Katie Bardaro

When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number.

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

This year's Equal Pay Day falls on April 8. The date symbolizes how far into 2014 a woman has to work to earn the same money as her male counterpart d...

Want Better Pay for Women? Update Those Regs

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

It's exciting that President Obama wants to narrow the gender wage gap, as was widely reported Friday. Here's a good first step: updating federal contracting regulations.

Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

Chris Looney | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Chris Looney

Men my age are beginning to define their success in different ways, with their (future) families being the number one concern. Sure, they are not yet vocal about it, but the more I talk to my peers, the more worried I realize they are.

Jump Starting Real Wage Growth for Women: Increasing the Minimum Wage and Improving Overtime Laws

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

Two changes both administered by the Wages and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor would help ensure that real wages rise for millions of women, not to mention many men, in the coming decade.

What Could Transgender Experience Tell Us About Workplace Gender Roles?

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Women face many obstacles in the workplace. Perhaps most challenging is a very structured hierarchical system that was not built with them in mind. Kristen Schilt thought the best way to understand these barriers was to hear from those who have experienced both worlds -- those who are transgender.

8 Badass Celebs Who Have Called Out Hollywood Sexism

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women

Hollywood has a well-known woman problem. Despite proof that everyone loses when Hollywood is sexist, everything from the questions actresses are a...

Sheryl Sandberg's Bossy Ban Is Bossy: So What?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

So let's start a bossy campaign to get higher wages for women; to get women into the nation's corner offices and political offices; to get paid family and sick leave; and to change the 1950s work model that just doesn't work for women or men today.

The U.S. Ranks Abysmally Low When It Comes To Women And Leadership

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 03/12/2014 08:00 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily U.S. businesses aren't doing very well at ...

These 2 Stats Should Enrage Every Feminist In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

America's recovery since the Great Recession has been fueled largely by jobs that typically pay close to the minimum wage, and women are suffering dis...

The Top 25 Best Countries To Be A Woman

Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

Women represent about 50% of our worldwide population, but they do not yet receive 50% of the opportunities. But governmental regulations, mentorship ...

The Highest Return Investment for Women

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

I'm often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I've typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation. But, before getting to that, there is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available.

Women's Leadership Can Transform the Way We Do Business in a Climate-Constrained World

Mary Robinson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Robinson

For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Joel Lamstein | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...

Women's Hockey and Hardwiring

Lise Eliot | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports
Lise Eliot

We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?

There's A Shockingly Simple Way To Fix The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

One woman has a novel idea for closing the pay gap between men and women: Make it easier for people to take some time off without the world ending. ...

Engaging Men Matters -- Let's Start Having the Smart Conversation!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Recently I was asked to conduct a Fireside Chat with two male senior executives of a Fortune 500 company. These Fireside Chats are designed to bring m...

Why Are There So Few Women Behind the Camera?

Melissa Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Melissa Goodman

According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), women directed only 14 percent of TV episodes last year. Of the 200 shows the DGA analyzed, 38 didn't hire a single woman.

In War on Poverty, Women Are Losing

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his State of the Union speech. Victory has not been declared.

The Case For 'Bragging' About Yourself At Work

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

What if all that stood between you and that promotion was a little bit of background noise? You know the relief you feel the moment you can attrib...

Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Man

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Reports, panel discussions and media reports still focus overwhelmingly on measuring the participation of women in what has traditionally been the world of men. But it is equally important to measure the participation of men in what has traditionally been the world of women.

Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year

Martha Burk | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.

Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Alicia Chang | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology
Alicia Chang

While the majority of studies show no differences in STEM ability, a large divide in perceived competence starts as early as age five.