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Women’s Construction Coalition Julia Morgan Society

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Not sure which field to choose: architecture, construction or engineering? What do they do? Who earns what? How long is the training? We’ve made selecting which field to study easy by posting some general facts about different careers in each field. Just click on a tab below for more information on careers in that field. Julia Morgan was the first …

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Ellevate Network

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The Ellevate Network has the answers you’re looking for. Welcome to a community of professional women who create, inspire and lead. Ellevate Network believes in the positive impact of women in business. Our mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. We strive to change the culture of business from the inside …

Textio

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Augmented writing is fueled by massive quantities of data, contributed by companies across industries and around the world. Textio’s predictive engine uses this data to uncover meaningful patterns in language. Here’s how it works: TEXTIO SCORE: Your Textio Score tells you how effective your writing will be at recruiting qualified applicants quickly. GENDER TONE METER: Textio’s tone meter reveals the …

iRelaunch

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As the pioneering company in the career re-entry space, iRelaunch works directly with over 40 blue chip companies in a range of roles, to develop, pilot, source for, present in and publicize their re-entry internship programs, or similarly support their efforts to hire relaunchers directly into open roles without internships. iRelaunch established the market connecting employers with returning professionals, and …

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THE GENDER PAY GAP: Myth vs. Reality… And What Can Be Done About It

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BY BEN FROST
KORN FERRY HAY GROUP

What makes the gender pay
issue a board-level concern?
In a word, profitability.
According to the Peterson Institute for International Economics’
recent study of 21,980 companies in 91 countries, the presence of
more female leaders in top positions of corporate management correlates
with increased profitability.
The gender pay gap has become a rallying cry among shareholder
groups, in the media and also as a much-talked-about issue during
the US presidential election season. According to one widely quoted
statistic from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR): “In
2015, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar
earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent.” That quote has
been repeated, reprinted and retweeted countless times, but how
accurate is it?
While there is some consensus that a gender pay gap exists, what is it
really? Equally important, what are the causes, and what can organizations
to do to ensure that individuals are paid what they are worth,
regardless of gender?
AN APPLES-TO-APPLES COMPARISON
Korn Ferry Hay Group set out to create a more accurate view of what
the gender pay gap actually is. We had one advantage at the outset,
one lacking in other analyses: We were able to control for job level—
the biggest driver of pay. Our pay database holds compensation data
for more than 20 million employees in more than 110 countries andacross 25,000 organizations, making it the largest and the most comprehensive
such database in the world. In addition, for every country for
which we have the granular data (in this case for 33 countries), we were
able to compare pay for men and women at the same job level; at the
same job level and in the same company; and at the same job level, in the
same company and in the same function.
By isolating the main factors that influence pay—job level, company and
function—we found that the actual gender pay gap looks far different
from the image broadcast in the media. In fact, the deeper we drilled into
the data, the smaller the pay gap became. And when we compared like
with like, it became so small as to virtually disappear.

California Women’s Well-Being Index

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The California Women’s Well-Being Index is a multifaceted, composite measure that consists of five “dimensions”: Health, Personal Safety, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. Each dimension is composed of six indicators that have been standardized and combined to create dimension scores, on a scale from zero to 100, for each of California’s 58 counties. The five dimension scores …

Resources for Women, Minorities, & Other Audiences

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MyPerfectResume These are resources specifically set up to meet the needs or address the interests of various groups, such as women, persons of varied nationalities or ethnic backgrounds, and so on. The Riley Guide also provides pages of resources and information specifically intended for military personnel, ex-offenders and former felons, and disabled individuals – but there may be some overlap …

Hidden Figures (2016)

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The story of three black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.