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Silver Linings for Women in 2014

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.

Female Actors Earn Less Than Their Male Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

Female actors in Hollywood are earning less than their male counterparts. On Friday, The Daily Beast released information from the Sony hack which rev...

Why Women Are Paying $1,300 More A Year For The Same Exact Products As Men

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women

Deodorant, razors, soap. Both men and women use all three of these products, and yet they're shelved according to which sex they're directly being mar...

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Girls in Tech Ask Tech Companies to Close the Gender Pay Gap Through Their "Raise Awareness" Campaign #RAISETECH

Anne Ravanona | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Anne Ravanona

There has been much backlash in the press towards Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who told women at a tech conference last week, that they should not ask ...

Hunter Stuart

Microsoft CEO Never Had To Ask For A Raise Or Promotion, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business

Nadella never asked for a raise or promotion and somehow just got tapped to be CEO? Really?

The 5 Worst States For Women

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent & Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they ...

Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.

Microsoft's Nadella & Unconscious Bias toward Women

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Perhaps Nadella did women a favor last week by uncovering an unconscious bias women place in the work force? Now it is up to us, all of us, men and women alike, to begin an honest open discussion to correct these biases.

Microsoft CEO Tells Women To Trust The System And Not Ask For Raises

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir on Thursday when he told an audience of tech industry women they should trust they will get raises when they...

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Would a Push to Hire More Women Reduce Gender Pay-Gap? Not Until We Fix the Pipeline

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Bhagwan Chowdhry

If the percentage of qualified women remains lower than that of men, gender balance at all organizations is mathematically impossible. The cure then is to fix the pipeline. The gender balance in pay will follow.

Tech Executive: Women Are Just 'Like Men, Only Cheaper'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

Tech executive Evan Thornley offered a tepid apology one day after comments he made about the gender pay gap were widely panned as sexist. “Yep, ...

Ben Walsh

Want To Get Incomes Growing Again? Pay Women More.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The good news is that, after a decade of declining, the median American income stopped falling and just stagnated last year. The bad news is that the ...

Penis = $$$

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.05.2014 | College

As debate over the high cost and sometimes diminishing returns of a college degree these days continues, a new report suggests the relative value of t...

Kim Bhasin

How Gap Instituted Equal Pay For Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

In an uncommon display of transparency, Gap recently disclosed that it pays men and women equally for equal work. Exponential Talent, a consulting ...

Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even...

Sorry, Matthew Weiner, But The Pay Gap Is A Gender Issue

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment

During a recent trip to HuffPost Live, Matthew Weiner addressed Jenji Kohan's comments about pay inequality for showrunners, saying the discrepancy is...

7 Things Every Woman Should Know When It Comes To Being Paid What You're Worth

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Talking about money can be a minefield -- one especially difficult for women to navigate. But how are we supposed to know if we're earning what we sho...

'Mad Men' Creator Says His High Salary Isn't A 'Gender Issue'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner secured a near-$30 million payday for the final three seasons of his hit series, but he told HuffPost Live on Wednesd...

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. ...

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

At This Rate, Women Won't Make As Much As Men For At Least 75 Years

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Working women likely won’t have pay equality with men in their lifetimes. Neither will their daughters. That’s one of the many depressing find...

Marina Fang

The White House's Gender Pay Disparities Have Barely Changed In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wage and hiring disparities between men and women appear to be bipartisan problems that aren't really improving. The gender pay gap ...