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Financial Literacy Year-Round

By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »

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8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015
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Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

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Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 14, 2015
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Bet on Fairness for This Year’s NCAA Brackets

As more than 100 college and university women’s and men’s basketball teams rev up for this year’s March Madness, we root for our home teams and hope for clean, fair […] Read more »

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2015)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   February 03, 2015
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Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes

The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »

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Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015
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A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   11 Comments   |   January 20, 2015
A year and a half after graduating from college, Amanda Herman is juggling several jobs, including one as a house manager at a theater.

Thriving or Surviving in the Freelance Economy

Freelance work is on the rise. But is it a boon or a burden for women workers? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2015