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Gender Wage Gap

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.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Are Conflicted Over Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Here's where the push for equal pay laws may hit a snag: Many Americans agree women have fewer opportunities at work, but few think the answer lies in...

20 Words Every Woman Should Read

Meg Seitz | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Meg Seitz

We asked each woman to share who she is, what her business is all about, what inspired her and what advice she would give young entrepreneurs.

It's Time to Fix the Gender Wage Gap

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Our goal at Watermark is to help women make their mark in their companies, careers and communities through connection, development and advocacy. Today...

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

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...

WSJ Op-Ed Page Not Too Sure About This 'So-Called Gender Wage Gap'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

There is a very real gulf between how much money women and men make. That gender wage gap cannot be argued away. Yet conservative economists keep ...

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay: Now It's Time for Congress to Do Its Part

Linda Meric | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.

Why Does Equal Pay Really Matter?

Dana Theus | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Dana Theus

There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because things get much more complex.

Laura Bassett

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Conservatives have long struggled to articulate their opposition to legislation ensuring equal pay for women, but they seem to have come up with a coh...

Building the New Populism

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Although Americans are concerned about lots of issues -- the minimum wage, decent jobs, healthcare, education, and protection of the environment, to name only a few -- what they crave is a reassertion of fundamental American values: fairness, justice, and equal opportunity for all.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

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.

White House: Women Will Benefit Most From Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Hoping to give Democrats' minimum wage legislation a boost in Congress, the White House released a report on Wednesday making the case that raising th...

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

Why Direct Care Worker Wages Are Key to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Jessica Brill Ortiz | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Jessica Brill Ortiz

Despite decades of advocacy by dedicated direct care workers and other visionary leaders, care work is still seen by too many Americans as somehow "less than" other forms of work.

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. ...

Utah's Other No. 1 Ranking: Gender Pay Gap

Donna McAleer | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Donna McAleer

Utah should not be a stepping stone in a woman's career, where she stays long enough to get experience and then leaves another state for a job where gender income inequity is less, or non-existent.

And The City Where Women Earn The Most Is...

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

When President Obama called the wage gap "an embarrassment" in his State of the Union address, we had to agree. But could we just be living in the wro...

5 Things That Obama Didn't Say During The State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

President Obama got about one and a half hours to speak during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but there are a few specifics he left out ...

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

Why the Church Needs Some Masculine Feminists

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Men making decisions about women's lives and bodies isn't something new. Men have been running the show forever -- not because that's what God wanted, but because they could.

What Gender Inequality Looks Like In Latin America

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

When half the population is faced with wage discrimination, the development of any country suffers. From the looks of it, the wage gap between women a...

Richard Sherman Just Taught Us All a Valuable Career Lesson

Aubrey Bach | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Aubrey Bach

Sherman's outburst has been the subject of Twitter wars, public scorn and heaping praise in the past 24 hours. Whether you love his antics or hate them, there is something you can learn from him to get ahead at work.