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 ...
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...
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review tackled the question of why women are more reluctant than men to negotiate salary offers at new jobs. Among other things, the discussion was prompted by a study of graduating MBA students showing that half of men had negotiated their initial job offers...
Men and women employed in the same position actually earn roughly the same when starting their careers, according to a new study released Thursday. But as workers rise up the ladder, men's wages begin to increasingly outpace their female counterparts. The survey from the salary information websit...
While some improvements in gender inequality have been made in the past decades, the unacceptable fact remains that women are paid much less, on average, than men. This is true even when women perform the exact same jobs. However, that gap varies considerable for workers in different careers. Usi...