For decades now, median earnings for women have been stuck at about 20 percent below men’s. Why hasn’t there been more progress on wage equality? The answer may lie with a troubling new research study: work done by women just isn’t valued as much. That explanation sounds li...
When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
A cool new line from LEGO marks a positive step toward inclusivity for different kinds of families. According to Fortune, the toy giant just released prototypes for a stay-at-home dad figure as part of a progressive new set that also features a young man using a wheelchair. The stay-at-home dad an...
For those of us curious about whether the person at the next desk doing the same job is getting a bigger paycheck, as well as for businesses who want to tackle income inequality—there’s good news from the White House. On Friday, the Obama administration announced executive action that will ma...
"Blaming women for making less than men -- which is what you’re doing by trying to 'teach' them to get better at salary negotiation -- isn’t going to fix this." - Emily Peck Contrary to popular belief these days, women are not worse than men at negotiating. That is the headline argument of Emil...
[caption id="attachment_6444" align="alignright" width="542"] Just like parents need to have that awkward sex talk with kids, coworkers need to have that same uncomfortable pay talk with each other.[/caption] Movie stars like Jennifer Lawrence have been speaking out against the appalling gap betwee...
In a recent Huffington Post article, Business Reporter Shane Ferro asked “What would the world be like if we achieved true equality for women?” Her answers may surprise some readers. For starters, she argues that the global economy might be stronger. Yet that transition would have to involve so...
Contrary to popular belief, there are no laws against sharing salary information -- and doing so actually increases the chance of being paid fairly. To ensure that you’re paid fairly at your job, the best advice may be to talk to co-workers about how much you make. Seriously. This is exactly wh...
Across the U.S., the majority of women earn less than men. But 25 cities actually defy that trend. In Inglewood, California, for example, women make $1.20 for every dollar their male counterpart earns according to a new analysis of full-time median income by the finance website NerdWallet. That's a...
“Being a woman is not a pre-existing condition” – Congresswoman Lorena Gonzalez California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez recently introduced a bill that targets gender bias in the workers’ compensation system. If successful, it could provide a model for broader national reform. AB 305 wou...