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The Child Care Conundrum

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
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77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

In my former life as a journalist, one of the first rules I learned was to look at a story from every angle. After all, an issue is never one-dimensional. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   May 14, 2014
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Vance Granville Community College’s Campus Action Project Grant: An Educated Woman, an Educated Future

A community college in a low-income North Carolina community is running workshops to help their nontraditional students (many of them women in their 40s) earn four-year degrees. Read more »

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Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Negotiating a salary can be intimidating, but it’s critical for future raises and retirement. Here are five tips to get you started. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 07, 2014
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How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap?

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

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   19 Comments   |   April 03, 2014
Five women who told their pay gap stories for the fight for fair pay series.

7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap

The damage done by the thousands of dollars I lost to the gender pay gap sticks with me today, despite leaving that employer long ago. My retirement fund isn’t as […] Read more »

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Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

You may have noticed that the gender pay gap varies — in some cases dramatically — from state to state. But do you know why? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   10 Comments   |   March 26, 2014
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Budget 101: You Are What You Fund

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014
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Gap in Coaches’ Salaries Guides NCAA Tournament Picks

The 100-plus schools in the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments all pay coaches for men’s sports teams more — often much more — on average than coaches for women’s sports teams. How’s that for March madness? Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   5 Comments   |   March 18, 2014