Equal Pay Day is meant to bring attention to the fact that women are paid less than men. But that fact begs more than few questions including “How large is the pay gap?” “Why does it exist?” and “What can we do to fix it?”Thankfully, more and more people are exploring these questions and offering… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Gender
As a dedicated employee, and a fighter for equality, positively addressing sexist comments is one of the most important things you can do, no matter how awkward it may be.
The upcoming presidential election has my brain swirling.
The thought behind this trend is that if women could only speak more like men, we would increase our odds of achieving success in male-dominated environments. But not everyone agrees – an interesting counter argument has risen that begs the question: should women talk more like men at work, or should men talk more like… Read more »
According to the Gender Intelligence Group, women leaders apply the following drivers of inclusion more often in the workplace than men.
It’s no secret that working women still get paid significantly less than their male counterparts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, females over the age of 15 working full-time in the United States earned 78 cents on the dollar compared with men. (Institute for Women’s Policy Research.) (Bureau of Labor Statistics data, via… Read more »
There’s been a lot of attention paid lately to the 13 percent statistic: the portion of chief administrative officers in local governments that are women stands at 13 percent, roughly the same figure it was in the 1980s. It’s an important issue, and a complicated one, and I asked my colleague Jan Perkins for some… Read more »
We’re making progress, but there’s more to be done. That’s the main takeaway from the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) recent report, Women in Federal Service: A Seat at Every Table, which used workforce data and Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) results to analyze that status of women in government. What I appreciate most about this report… Read more »
This weekend in synagogue an elderly gentleman introduced himself to my husband. After a lengthy discussion about their respective careers, after talking about his daughter who is apparently highly sought-after by potential employers in a technical field, after asking my younger daughter where she planned to go to college and what she planned to study,… Read more »
Because women are half the population, but not even remotely half of our leadership. Because biased perceptions about women as bosses continues. Because women earn less than men for the same work no matter how you slice it. But still pay more for health care. Because women still do more than their fair share when it come to… Read more »