Iceland is trying a new approach for government certification that companies pay men and women the same for equal work. But there is doubt as to how much of a silver bullet this will be in closing the pay gap.
See how P&G is integrating more women into management and director roles, ensuring flexible work opportunities, and leveraging accelerator programs to retain and promote women and key points in their careers.
Our neighbor to the north could raise GDP by $150 billion by closing the gender pay gap.
Research labs may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments to discover new drugs, suggesting sexual equality in scientific studies is overdue, researchers said on Monday.
With women still bearing the burden of unpaid domestic work around the world, a new report is calling for a “radical” change of laws, policies and social attitudes to address the imbalance. The extra time women spend on unpaid work is undermining progress on gender equality, the report’s coordinators told Devex, laying out a series of recommendations for reform.
After seven years of progress, gender equality has taken a step back in the board room. Just under 28 percent of the 431 open board seats in Fortune 500 companies were awarded to women in 2016, down from 30 percent the year before.
Gender equality in the workplace and eliminating the gender pay gap are hot topics in the news, with some large brands capitalizing on the discussion to attract female consumers.
The financial resilience of families is a critical factor in the overall health of the US economy. Americans across the income spectrum experience high levels of income and spending volatility, and health emergencies are among the most common economic hardships. One in six families makes an extraordinary medical payment in any given year. Families’ financial outcomes worsen as a result of the extraordinary medical payment and do not fully recover even a year after. This is especially true for women. The gender gap in financial outcomes widens after an extraordinary medical payment.
Women are still underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, but the STEM gender gap varies depending on which state you work in.
The March jobs report, released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, didn’t paint an optimistic picture for the economy under the Trump administration. Overall unemployment dropped to 4.5 percent, but as the New York Times reports, economists had anticipated 180,000 new jobs to be created last month. In reality, only 98,000 new jobs were added — and only 9,000 of those jobs went to women, according to Elle.