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Equal Pay For All or At Least the Blondes

Posted by YWM on July 31, 2012

Our guest blogger today is Danielle Eisner, a small business owner in South Carolina and a member of BPW/Breakfast of Spartanburg, SC.  This blog is adapted from a speech she gave March 24, 2012 for the BPW/South Carolina Young Careerist competition. We congratulate Danielle on being selected South Carolina’s 2012 Young Careerist. 

 Equal Pay For All

My name is Danielle Eisner and I own a wedding venue in Spartanburg, SC.  Business has been good, so I would like to hire ALL of you ladies out there to help me work the wedding events.  Champagne and wedding cake for everyone!  BUT, since I am blonde and rumor has it that blondes have more fun, I am going to pay my blonde employees more than my brunette employees.  Now, now brunettes, I don’t care how many weddings you’ve attended in the past, or if you were the life of the party in college – in my mind, none of that qualifies you to earn as much as the blondes.  And since I’m the owner of the business, I can make the rules and pay y’all whatever I want, even if you’re doing the exact same job.

 Sound ridiculous?

Well, it is ridiculous.  It is ridiculous that two people can be paid different wages for the same work. And gender or race (or hair color) most certainly should not determine a person’s salary.  The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, making it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform the same work.  Back then, women earned 59 cents to every dollar earned by men.  In 2009, the gap narrowed to 77%.  I suppose we should be thrilled with our “raise”, earning 77 cents to every dollar a man makes in the same job.  But the fact is women are still being discriminated against in the workplace.  And the wage gap is even greater for minorities, with African American women earning 69% of men and Latina women earning only 59% of men in the workplace[1].

SO, how do we change this?  Education is the number one tool we have in this fight against pay discrimination against women and minorities.  We need to make everyone aware about pay inequity – women AND men, business owners, managers AND workers.  The more we talk about the issue, the more support and momentum we can gain, and hopefully we can forge some REAL change, both legislatively and in actual business practices.

We all took a first step by joining a women-focused professional organization. Business and Professional Women’s Foundation empowers working women to achieve their full potential, and creates Successful Workplaces which value the skills of working women and practice work/life balance, equity and diversity.  By introducing new women to BPW, we can educate and empower other women in the workforce.

We need to encourage every working woman (and sympathetic man) we know to contact our local legislators to tell them how important equal pay is to us.  We should ask them to sign a Fair Pay Pledge, indicating that they will support pay equality legislation (including the Paycheck Fairness Act) and they will ensure pay equity practices in their own businesses.

We should support and encourage participation in local activities on Equal Pay Day.  Equal Pay Day was started in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages[1].  This year Equal Pay Day was Tuesday, April 17.  Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay, and April 17th symbolized how far into 2012 women needed to work to earn what men earned in 2011.   Equal Pay Day events are used to educate the community that Equal Pay isn’t just a “women’s issue”, but it’s a “business issue” too and the pay disparities effects the economic stability of the entire community.

On behalf of BPW, let’s bring “The Wage Project workshops to our local community.  Did you know that year out of college; women working full-time earn only 80% as much as their male colleagues[1]?  That wage gap will only increase, and that girl has the potential to earn roughly 1 million dollars less than a man over the course of her career.  Smart Campus Negotiation Workshops provide college women the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits.  The Wage Project also offers salary negotiation workshops for working women and women returning to the workforce.

Lastly, we should each encourage our OWN places of employment to do a Workplace Pay Audit to discover if discrimination is happening in our own backyard. Let’s try to make some real changes at the local level.  Employers play a major role in ending the wage gap and treating women fairly in the workplace.  BPW has an Employer Pay Equity Self-Audit tool on its website to help businesses do a self-evaluation of their recruitment and promotion processes, and to help establish consistent and fair pay practices for all workers.

Achieving pay equity is within our reach.  Together, we can educate the public and with more voices we can make a difference.

You can learn more about Danielle Eisner and her business  by visiting her website http://www.duncanestate.com/ or her Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Duncan.Estate.SC

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 20, 2012

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Equal Pay Day: Step Up or Step Out of the Way [Moms Rising]

Equal pay- will we every get there: an interview with Lily Ledbetter by Martha Burke [Huffington Post]

Equal pay and single mothers of color [American Progress]

For women in pharma the glass ceiling is cement [Forbes]

Dispatches on the war on women: Poor women get no choice [FemaleEquality]

Working mom’s challenges: sick leave and child care [NPR]


Are women less satisfied with their health care then men? [New York Times]


Gender and Polling [New York Times]

Gov. Perdue says women need to be vigilant [Washington Post]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Sterling Awards names 20 most Influential Women In West Tennessee including BPW’s own Beth Bates [Jackson Sun]

Pat Summitt steps down as Tennessee women’s basketball coach [Washington Post]

Google’s Marissa Mayer joins Wal-Mart’s board of directors [Forbes]

Violence Against Women

Sexual assault is a violation of everything that the U.S. military stands for [GovExec]

Rape victim says military labels them as crazy [CNN]

Biden challenges GOP on Violence Against Women Act [Politico]

Pentagon outlines plan to crack down on sexual violence [Christian Science Monitor]

Small Business

Women ditching West Coast to start businesses in New York [Huffington Post]


One more leak in the pipeline for women in tech: Teacher bias [Forbes]

Gen Y

Young women are more career driven than men [New York Times]


Female veterans struggle on return from war [WTHR]

Women veterans report poorer health despite access to health care [ScopeBlog]

Benefits and challenges of being a military spouse [Huffington Post]

VA needs to address homelessness among female veterans [New York Times]

Supporting the families of the fallen [Huffington Post]

Marines to open officer infantry school to women [Stripes]

Other News of Importance

President Obama:  Women’s economic security key to economic recovery [NJ]

Comments rekindle stay-at-home vs. working mom [USA Today]

Ruth Marcus: The debate on women we should be having [DemocraticUnderground]

It is not a mommy war, it is a war on moms [Huffington Post]

A look at “women’s issues” and the Supreme Court [New York Times]

For Fun

Who made the stiletto? [New York Times]

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Nowhere Near Equal: Reflections on Equal Pay Day

Posted by YWM on April 17, 2012

 by Kathy Groob,
Publisher ElectWomen Magazine

Tonight I’ll be speaking to the Coshocton Ohio Chapter of The Business & Professional Women’s Organization in honor of Equal Pay Day. The National Committee on Pay Equity first initiated Equal Pay Day in 1996. It’s always on a Tuesday, to represent how far into the workweek women have to work in order to earn what men earn for equal work. Because women on average earn less than men, they must work longer to earn the same amount of pay.

Women who work full time earn about 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Compared to white men, African American women make 70 cents on the dollar (African American men make 74 cents); Hispanic or Latina women make about 60 cents (Hispanic men make almost 66 cents).

The National Committee on Pay Equity, along with hundreds of women’s organizations across the globe believe that equal pay for equal work is a simple matter of justice for women.

Wage discrimination impacts the economic security of families today and directly affects retirement security as women look down the road.

But despite the Equal Pay Act and many improvements in women’s economic status over the past 48 years, wage discrimination still persists and is attributable in part to the Equal Pay Act’s limited scope. Not only does it fail to cover wage discrimination based on race (although Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act does), it also fails to provide equal pay for jobs that are comparable but not identical. Further, it excludes part-time or contingent workers, and does not allow groups of workers to file class action suits.

I’ve spent over 30 years as a businesswoman and have my fair share of stories about feeling discriminated against, undervalued for the results I was producing, and being paid less than what I was worth. Until I left to run for the Kentucky Senate, I was a Vice President at a large real estate development and construction firm. I was the first female at the executive level in my company and working in an industry that was heavily dominated by men.

Most days I was the only female in meetings and attending industry events. Over time I was able to make positive changes for the women in the organization and helped recruit other women at leadership levels.

The National Committee on Equal Pay has a website and on it is a list of suggestions for what employers and individuals can do to promote equal pay for women.

One of the items for individuals is to contact your state legislators and members of Congress asking them to support equal pay legislation.

But with the majority of those state legislative and Congressional members being men, how much of a priority will it be for them to level the playing field for men?

Without enough women in elected office, women in business, women in law enforcement, education, health care and even in the entertainment and movie businesses, we will continue to be under valued and under paid.

Until we are fully represented at the highest levels in this country, women must band together, support each other and work to advance women in the workplace and in politics. When one woman succeeds, we all succeed.

Information provided by the National Committee on Equal Pay.

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On Equal Pay Day, Step Up or Step Out of the Way

Posted by YWM on April 17, 2012

By Deborah L. Frett
CEO, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation

Deborah L. Frett, BPW Foundation CEO

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics:

  • Female high school graduates are more likely than male graduates to have taken geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus, biology, and chemistry.
  • Females are more likely than their male classmates to participate in music or performing arts, belong to academic clubs, work on the school yearbook or newspaper, or participate in student government.

And last year The White House’s Women in America Report noted that those trends continue in college:

  • Greater percentages of females attend college.
  • Females are more likely to attend and graduate from college without dropping out.
  • Females are more likely to earn a graduate school degree.

And the 2010 “Women in the Labor Force: A Databook,” compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reflects similar developments in the workforce:

  • Women account for 51 percent of all people employed in management, professional, and related occupations, somewhat more than their share of total employment (47 percent).
  • The increase in female managers coming to the table with undergraduate and graduate degrees is greater than the increases in male managers.

So, are you ready for reality?

  • Women earn 77 percent of what men earn.
  • Equal Pay Day, which signifies the point into the year that a woman must work to earn what a man made, falls on Tuesday, April 17 this year.

Wait, what? That’s right; and it’s not what you were expecting, is it?

Truth be told, we should expect more for our working women, and they should get more. Nearly 50 years ago, when the Equal Pay Act of 1963 brought pay parity for women to the national forefront, critics argued that women simply did not have the same educational background as men, and therefore did not merit the same wages. Well, instead of coming a long way, baby, it seems we have come full circle.

Today’s critics of equal pay argue that men as a group earn higher wages in part because men dominate blue collar jobs, which are more likely to require payments for overtime work. In contrast, women comprise more of the salaried white collar management workforce that is often exempted from overtime laws.

We were told that we didn’t have enough education to merit equal pay then, and now our educational achievements are the cause of the disparity. Well, the critics want it both ways. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have toughened legal action against discriminating employers, still hasn’t been passed by the Congress. Many  businesses continue to oppose it, citing that new legislation is unnecessary, redundant, and would simply lead to unfair lawsuits against employers.

Equal Pay DayThen why, nearly 50 years later, has the wage gap only improved by only half a cent per year? In 1963, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “women working full-time and year-round earned on average 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. A woman now earns 77 cents for every man’s dollar.” At that rate, it will take nearly another half-century for women to earn a fair wage.

In that same time frame, women have made tremendous strides and are more likely than males to enter the workforce with degrees from high school, college, and graduate school. It makes good financial sense for businesses to invest in attracting and retaining the best talent by offering equal and fair compensation and benefits.  Many forward looking businesses recognize that eliminating pay differentials makes good business sense and that pay equity can help with competitiveness, worker retention and productivity.

It’s time for all of America’s business community to step up with fair pay, or step out of the way of legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act that will help ensure pay equity. I call on all businesses, on Equal Pay Day this year, to review compensation packages and address the inequality. We can help.

BPW Foundation encourages employers to recognize and reward the skills and contributions of working women. The Employer Pay Equity Self-Audit was developed to assist employers in analyzing their own wage-setting policies and establishing consistent and fair pay practices for all. It can be found on the BPW Foundation website.  The Equal Opportunities Commission also offers an Equal Pay Self Audit Kit.

It’s the right thing to do for your employees. It’s the smart thing to do for your business.

Don’t let another year go by for working women — and their families — who are doing more for less. We held up our end of the bargain and came to the workforce better prepared and more skilled. Now it’s your turn: make sure you offer equal pay for equal work.

This articles was adapted from a piece that first appeared on the Huffington Post, April 11, 2011

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Women’s News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by YWM on April 15, 2012

April 17 is Equal Pay Day

Successful, Equitable Workplaces

Women still strive for pay check fairness  [The Reporter]

AAUW releases state by state pay gap data [MsMagazine]

Do non-parents really have and easier time at work than parents? [The Jane Dough]

Why should women use their assets to get ahead; men do [Forbes]

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin has a theory pay gender gap: Money is more important to men [NY Daily News]

Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex — as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy? [The Atlantic]

Equal Pay Day puts focus on gender gap [Tucson Citizen]

Empowered Workforces

Professional women working for change through networking and mentoring [Huffington Post]

The business case for gender balanced leadership [SmartBlogs]

President pledges more opportunities for women [USA Today]


President Obama: These are not just women’s issues [Care2]

Romney camp stumbles on pay equity issue [New York Times]

Collision over women’s roles sets off debate among women [New York Times]

Media off target in blowing up so called women’s war of words on work and motherhood  [Washington Post]

Political polls paint conflicting picture of women [Roll Call]


Portland, OR group gets women ready for green jobs [Portland Observer]

New Jersey female engineer works to reverse numbers of women in STEM jobs [Army.Mil]

Saluting Misbehavin’ Women

Elite female night raiders break down barriers in Afghanistan [PakTribune]

Gloria Feldt former CEO and president of the Planned Parenthood is still fighting for right to choose [Forbes]

Avon names Sherilyn McCoy as new CEO [Forbes]

WVA women share home front and Rosie the Riveter stories [Herald dispatch]

Pioneering female Marine laid to rest [UT San Diego]


Ensuring military spouses get the education they want [Huffington Post]

The VA faces challenges with expanding its homeless-veteran programs to women [U.S Medicine]

Among military spouses , it’s common to readjust and start over repeatedly as they navigate military life [Huffington Post]

Women veterans struggle to find work [CBS News]

Small Business

Why women lag behind men in the start up community [Women2.org]

Women are now a third of all small business owners [Oregon Business Report]

Women business owners more confident about their businesses success than men [Huffington Post]

Gen Y

Levo League offers career assistance and mentoring on Gen Y women [Mashable]

Young and female in the tech start up central [Inc]

Other News of Interest

Supreme Court Women: All four get together to  honor O’Connor [Legal Times]

Women are stronger negotiators when buy a car [Forbes]

World Economic Forum’s 2011 Global Gender Gap Study finds U.S. ranks 68th in an evaluation of gender wage equality among 135 countries representing 90% of the world’s population [Huffington Post]

Mentoring is a key way in which professional women’s organizations serve their communities and work for change [Huffington Post]

Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces underscores tradition of First Ladies highlighting the needs of and giving back to under served populations [Huffington Post]

Why gender based marketing to children is a bad idea [Forbes]

Women have money: why many financial advisors are missing out [Investment News]

WH releases report on women and the economy [Examiner]

Female IBM executive just a face in crowd at Masters [New York Times]

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News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on August 20, 2010

A break through for GOP: more women running [Time]

 19th Amendment: how far have women come since 1920? [Christian Science Monitor]

As workers choose to stay on the job longer who benefits, who pays? [Denver Post]

 Caregivers fight employers on discrimination [HBR]

Norfolk Navy base gets first female commander [Hampton Roads]

Most highly paid women athletes [Forbes]

Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network President: women and climate change [Your Daily Journal]

Without the vote of women, these laws might not exist [LubbockOnline]

US Chamber says women to blame for pay gap.  We need to choose right job and right partner [Think Progress]

New white collar job juggle [Wall Street Journal]

Examining work schedules, gender and marital quality [ScienceBlog]

Watching the gender wage gap [HBR]

What women want is important [Cascade Business News]

The female factor: Counting the cost of machismo [New York Times]

Yes you can get fired after taking maternity leave [Slate.Com]

Newsweek ranking the countries of the world [Newsweek]

Working mothers, forget time off [Salon]

Federal job funding opens doors for single mothers [Womens E-News]

Editorial: Maternity leave ruling shows how little childrearing matters to society [Boston Globe]

For every woman challenger running for a seat in the WI Legislature, six men are running [jsonline]

Why shouldn’t women shape the political agenda?  Interview with new executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, at Chatham University [Post Gazette]

 Social media a new tool for work life balance? [AFL-CIO Blog]

Harris Poll: Most Americans agree that US has long way to go to achieve gender equality [KXVO]

Unmarried women hurt more by recession – make up 63 percent of unemployed women [Infozine]

Working women redefine success [MSNBC]

Why girly jobs don’t pay well [New York Times]

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News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on April 23, 2010

Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy? [Huffington Post]

Navaho young women lead the way on green. [TheWIP.Net]

Who is paid better, women MBAs or JDs? [Law.com]

Florida communities refuse to issue Equal Pay Day proclamations [Tampabay.com]

The Global Glass Ceiling: Why Empowering Women is Good for Business [Foreign Affairs]

Women on Wall Street and their hidden challenges [Harvard Business Review]

When to tell your boss you’re pregnant. [New York Times]

Equal Pay Day and Dorothy Height [About.Com]

Happy Equal Pay Day [About.com]  

Families can’t afford the gender gap [Center for American Progress]

A global standard for gender equity? [Harvard Business Review

Rejoining the workforce after a break [US News]

The office is Gen Y’s home away from home [Examiner]

Childbirth deaths falling worldwide but not in US [Politics Daily]

Education Department nixes Bush era regs  that impeded Title IX [The Chronicle]

How much does wage gap cost your company? [Times Standard]

Changing terminology i.e. slow lane, Mommy Track [WorkLifeFit]

Delaying kids may prevent motherhood penalty [USAToday]

Millennials not slackers as Pew indicates. [Florida Today]

 More on Gen Y and the workplace [Business Week]

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Misbehavin’ Notification: Equal Pay is Good for Biz and Good for Employees

Posted by YWM on April 20, 2010

“Equal pay is good for business and good for employees,” says Business and Professional Women’s Foundation CEO, Deborah Frett, as she joins women, other business leaders and equal pay advocates across the country to recognize April 20 as Equal Pay Day, the day women have to work to catch up with the salaries of their male counterparts. “That’s right. It takes women 16 months to earn what men do in 12 months,” Frett added.

“Pay equity is important to BPW Foundation because it is important to the well-being of working women, their families and workplaces,” Frett continued.  “Successful and profitable businesses know that it is essential to attract and retain women employees and to do that they must be committed to equal pay.”

One of the most significant trends of the past 50 years has been the movement of women into the paid labor force and the growth of women-owned businesses. Women now make up half of the U.S. workforce and women-owned firms represent 30 percent of all U.S. businesses.

“But despite all of these gains, and enactment of legislation like the Equal Pay Act in 1963 and the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009, the Census Bureau reports that, on average, full-time working women earn only 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. Things are even worse for African American and Latina women who earn an average of 39 to 48 percent less than their white, male colleagues,” Frett explained.

“This wage gap is not due to women’s education levels or personal choices and it hurts working women, their families and employers. Wage discrimination lowers total lifetime earnings, reduces women’s benefits from Social Security and retirement plans and inhibits their ability to save not only for retirement but for other vital lifetime goals. Women cannot continue to accept the slow pace of wage catch-up that has occurred during the last 30 years.”

“The Senate needs to act now to ensure equal pay by passing The Paycheck Fairness Act.  This bill will close loop holes in current law and empower women to negotiate for equal pay, create incentives for employers to follow the law, and strengthen federal outreach, training and enforcement efforts. ” Frett concluded.

The BPW Foundation Blog, Young Women Misbehavin’, will host an UnHappy Hour on Equal Pay Day April 20 at Kellari, 1700 K Street NW, 5-8pm to commemorate the day when women “catch up.”   Because women receive an average of 77 cents of every dollar made by a man, attendees are asked to donate to the initiative, in increments of “23”, to serve as a reminder of the inequality women currently face in the workplace.

BPW Foundation believes in a three-pronged approach to creating a successful workplace: advocating for legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act; partnering with businesses to proactively implement and update their own workplace policies; and empowering women through education. BPW Foundation has been a member of the National Committee on Pay Equity and co-sponsor of Equal Pay Day, an annual event to raise awareness of the wage gap, since its creation 14 years ago.

BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses. BPW Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) research and education organization. To learn more, visit BPW Foundation – Business and Professional Women.

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Gambling With Our Wages

Posted by espressodog on April 20, 2010

Another post from guest blogger and intern extraordinaire Tal Schapira.Blog for Fair Pay 2010

Whenever the lottery is extremely high, I drive over to the supermarket and fill out a ticket. On the drive home, I invariably fantasize about how I would spend the money if I actually won.  Half always goes to my parents, who would then apportion some for my two sisters.  Another percentage is allocated to pay off student loans, a little bit is used toward a shopping spree, and a portion is tucked aside for my future.  By then I am home (the grocery store is minutes from my house) and I lose interest in the dream.  Fantasizing any longer is futile as the lottery is purely a matter of chance.

I will probably never win the actual lottery, but I do have a say in winning the metaphorical lottery that is “equal pay.”  With the current wage gap in the United States, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by there male counterparts.  This amounts to life-time losses between $700,000 and $2 million in female income.  Who needs the lotto then!   

Overall, nearly a third of the gender pay gap 27.4 cents can be explained by differences in occupations, 21.9 cents can be explained by industry, and 10.5 cents can be explained by labor force experience.  Almost half the wage gap (41.2 cents), then, is not accounted for. This unexplained wage gap is a result of workplace discrimination in the workplace.

One study conducted by the AAUW found that holding other patterns constant, such as working hours and time off, female graduates working full time made 80 percent of what male graduates earn just twelve months out of college.[i]   While another study conducted by Cornell University sociologists found that employers perceive mother’s as “less competent, less promotable, less likely to be recommended for management, and less likely to be recommended for hire.” Consequently, mother’s experience lower starting salaries than non-mothers.[ii]

One piece of legislation that deals with pay equity is awaiting Senate action-   

  • The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.182) would take meaningful steps to empower women to negotiate for equal pay, create incentives for employers to follow the law and strengthen federal outreach and enforcement efforts.

We have the power to eliminate the wage gap.  We can change societal perceptions of occupational segregation and we can lobby our Senators to support fair pay legislation.  Pay equity will be achieved when the ratio of full time, year round women’s pay to full time, year round men’s pay is 100%. We don’t have to play the lottery with our wages- we are entitled to “Equal Pay for Equal Work” and have the capacity to make this a reality.

[i] Judy Goldberg Dey and Catherine Hill, “Behind the Pay Gap,” April 2007, American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, http://www.aauw.org/research/upload/behindPayGap.pdf

[ii] Center for American Progress Action Fund, Testimony of Heather Boushey, Senior Economist , Center for American Progress Action Fund , Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate, Washington: March 11, 2010, http://help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Boushey.pdf

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News to Chew On: Link Love for Lunch

Posted by sherrysaunders on April 16, 2010

Why there are hardly any women founders and Venture Capital leaders [ReadWriteStart]

Health care reform gives women a boost. [Modern Medicine]

Millennials and personal finance. [Washington Post]

 Australian Gen Y study says they bring hope. [The Epoch Times]

Women in business still face sexism. Are you surprised? [Huffington Post]

 Men and women – differing views of happiness.  This is an British study.  [PsyOrg.com]

Equal Pay Day is coming.  Here are your facts and arguments.  [Main Line Times]

New best chefs announced.  Why only one woman?  [Eater.com

What happens when you put a woman in charge: success [Optometric.com]

Domestic workers want bill of rights. People we often don’t “see” but should not forget. [Feministe]

Five tips to retain Gen Y talent.  [Fox Business]   

Opinion: Matriarchy could solve many world problems. [OU Daily]

This is good news. Maternal deaths drop worldwide [New York Times]

Op-ed: Why a clean economy means security. [Croscut.com]

Business schools need to better engage women [Forbes]

Is a woman’s MBA worth less? Sounds like it.  [Harvard Business Review]

Women have to work harder to be equal.  Even truckers know the truth.  [The Trucker]

 Women need to negotiate to make more money. No one is going to take care of us. We need to take care of ourselves.   [About.com]

Commentary on need for paid days off. [Womensnews.org]

Health care reform means mew rules for breast pumps at work. [NYTimesBlog]

Women in Federal workforce still experiencing discrimination [Govexec.com]

Debunking the Millennials work ethic issue. [Havard Business Review]

Women reflect on role at Supreme Court [Legal Times]

Obama’s judge picks more diverse than Bush’s [Legal Times]

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