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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.

Equal! Equal! Read All About it! Why Equal Pay is Better Than Newspaper Headlines

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Whether the press is good or bad, if the officer is male, his gender is never in the headline. But if the officer is female, it is always part of the headline. And if a woman police officer performs both heroically and exactly as trained? Stop the presses!

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.

Mothers Make 71 Cents on a Man's Dollar -- Time to Celebrate?

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that illustrates how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.

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.

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.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

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...

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

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.

Six Reasons to Cheer for Unions This International Women's Day

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In spite of these strides, millions of female workers are getting the squeeze in today's economy. Even as women break the glass ceiling in business and politics, they still earn on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by men -- and unions are a big part of the solution.

Why Wage Hikes Should Be All the Rage

Amy Traub | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

If large retailers increased pay for all of their U.S. retail workers to at least $12 an hour, more than 700,000 Americans would be lifted out of poverty, GDP would rise more than $11 billion a year, and more than 100,000 new jobs would be created.

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. ...

How to Fix Hollywood's Gender Age Wage Gap

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

In Hollywood or in the corporate world we're still paid less, we keep hitting the glass ceiling and we continue to try to climb the proverbial ladder. (This is for those who may have lived under a rock for the last 100 years.)

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...

Congress Must Heed the President's Historic Call for Paid Leave, Fair Pay and a Stronger Health Care System

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The State of the Union should be the start of a new era in which lawmakers from both sides of the aisle work together to make all our lives better.

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.

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...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

It's time to move on from philosophical debates over whether a woman's place is in the home or the workplace -- women have long been in both. The public conversation we must have now should be about how we can empower women to find their way into economic stability.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words on Income Inequality

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How long do we have to wait for the wage gap between men and women to be closed? Data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimate that at the current pace, it won't be until the year 2058! That's unacceptable, of course. So what can we do?