San Diego approves equal pay law to address persistent gender gap

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San Diego Union-Tribune July 31, 2017 By David Garrick San Diego on Monday became the largest city in the nation to pass a law requiring city contractors and consultants to pay employees equally regardless of gender or ethnicity. The City Council unanimously approved the new legislation, an “equal pay” ordinance that aims to help close persistent pay gaps for women …

Fierce Female

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Princeton Alumni Weekly October 4, 2017 By Naomi Nix It’s just past 7:30 one June morning, and hundreds of elementary-school students are assembled in a gymnasium at Excellence Girls Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., preparing for the day ahead. The young scholars — mostly black girls with neatly constructed hairdos and big smiles — sit side by side in a …

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 …

Meet Urvashi Sahini who fought patriarchy by imparting gender-sensitive education

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YOURSTORY.COM October 30, 2017 By Sneh Singh Study Hall Education Foundation, started by Urvashi, educates over 6,000 students and trains over 8,000 teachers directly. It works with over 1,50,000 students, teachers, young women. In India, gender discrimination begins at home. In large parts of the country, the female child is still seens as a burden, and is unsafe both at …

Computer Science: Reprogramming Bias

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Princeton Alumni Weekly June 7, 2017 By Josephine Wolff As imperfect creators, can humans keep prejudice out of artificial intelligence? One goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to make computers better able to imitate human reasoning and tasks — but there are downsides to teaching machines to mimic humans too closely, according to a paper published in Science in April …