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Fall Into the Gap

Alex Palombo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The causes for income inequality and the gender pay gap are many and varied, and the solutions should be the same. We, as a nation, cannot just pass one limited pay equality bill and sit on our hands, saying that we fixed the problem.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - National Day of Courage on Rosa Parks' Birthday

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The first Day of Courage is taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, which would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Rosa had courage in excess although she probably didn't realize it until the support for her rose up from multitudes of individuals.

Joe Biden and Four Other Closet Male Feminists in Government

Liana Gamber Thompson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Liana Gamber Thompson

In 2012, women gained a record number of Senate seats. But are women the only ones who can bring a feminist agenda to Washington? Those on this list of secret male feminists have been working behind the scenes to enact legislation that supports women and equity.

An Open Letter to Governor Romney

Janice Harper | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Janice Harper

What can you do for the women who don't have university educations, or the women who aren't qualified to work for governors or have those golden-handshake connections? Can you promise them that if you scrap the Lily Ledbetter Act, that their employers won't screw them over?

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

The Harsh Reality Of Flexible Work Schedules

Emily Peck | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Emily Peck

Guys, workplace flexibility isn't just a chick thing and until everyone gets on the same page about that, using so-called flex-time could actually do ...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Re...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Have History Of Disagreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In April of this year, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign had a devil of a time explaining what exactly the presumptive Republican nomi...

GOP Strategist Denies Women Make Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

A GOP strategist on Sunday denied that women make less money in the workplace than their male counterparts. Responding to Rachel Maddow's comment t...

Dem Rep: 'If You're A Self-Respecting Human Being, Vote Obama'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Barbara Boxer made a strong statement about the 2012 election this week. "I gotta say to the women out there, whether you're Republican or Democrat...

Laura Bassett

Lilly Ledbetter Slams Mitt Romney, GOP On Fair Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who famously sued her employer after discovering she was being paid less than her male colleagues and who inspired the firs...

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

Equal Pay Is About Economic Security For Middle Class Families

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Let's pledge to make sure that this day continues to move earlier and earlier in the year until women don't have to work even one day more than men to earn the same wage.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbet...

Romney: Obama 'Has Failed American Women'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WARWICK, R.I. — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney intensified his efforts Wednesday to rebut claims that he and fellow Republicans are insuffic...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursu...

Three Years Ago Today, Fairness Prevailed

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Lilly Ledbetter

I had to wait more than 10 years before I knew I was being discriminated against. Within a week and a half after Obama was inaugurated, he signed his name to the law that bears mine -- the very first one he enacted.

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Lilly Ledbetter Act: Obama Signs His First Bill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the first he signed as president. Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were ...