The Lifelong Effects Of The Gender Wage Gap

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THINKPROGRESS September 3, 2015 By Bryce Covert When men and women’s incomes and retirement savings are stacked up against their projected health care costs and life expectancies, women are much farther behind men. At the same time, women will end up needing to make their money stretch further. A new report from Financial Finesse found that both genders won’t have …

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Leading by example to close the gender pay gap

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Unequal pay between men and women is a persistent problem in the United States. Salesforce, a tech company with 30,000 employees, is doing its part to change that 60 Minutes April 15, 2018 By Lesley Stahl The “Me Too” movement has shaken the workplace to its core. It has such power that it has come to mean more than sexual …

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How four leading UK companies are achieving gender balance

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CMI February 2, 2017 By Michelle Perry Of all the strategies that organisations can employ to ensure a gender-balanced workplace, executives say sponsorship (when a senior executive “sponsors” the development of another member of the team) is one of the most effective – both for promoting women to senior roles, and in terms of the speed with which it can …

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Paid Family Leave Reduces Women’s Wages, Increases The Gender Pay Gap

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Forbes April 16, 2017 By Tim Worstall There is, as we all know, a considerable head of steam under the idea that the United States should introduce paid family leave as a legal right. And perhaps it should. Yet there is a problem here, which is that the introduction will reduce women’s wages and thus increase the gender pay gap. …

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Millennial men are 50% more likely than women to blame gender discrimination for hurting their career opportunities

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Business Insider April 14, 2017 Lianna Brinded The gender pay gap is so huge it could take 170 years to close. And data shows that women working in some of the world’s largest professional services institutions are less likely to make it beyond the junior rung of the career ladder. However, a new report by private research software company Qualtrics …

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AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

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The Guardian April 13, 2017 Hannah Devlin An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices being reinforced in new and unpredictable ways as an increasing number of decisions affecting our everyday lives …

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New Zealand picks up toolkits to address gender pay gap and attitudes to women

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  Stuff March 20, 2017 By Helen Tatham Two online toolkits designed to change attitudes towards women are the “new ideas” Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew​ brought back from a week-long visit to New York last week. Goodhew led a delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of Minister for Women Paula Bennett. The commission, …

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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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The Atlantic April 2017 By Liza Mundy One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a senior position at the company that runs Second Life, the online virtual world. Good-natured and self-confident, she typically wore the kind of outfit—jeans, hoodie, sneakers—that signals …