Is Women’s Work Undervalued?

Many women argue that the work done by women isn’t valued as highly as that done by men, contributing to the gender pay gap. Researchers from Cornell University have given that argument more credence. Their stu...

Exploring the Gender Pay Gap

“The gender pay gap is real, but more complicated than you think,” reports an interesting new study of women’s and men’s wages conducted by PayScale.com, a provider of on-demand compensation data and software. ...

Gender Bias, STEM and the Boys Club

Why do too few women begin or stay with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers? On the Oct. 20, 2015, broadcast of PBS’s “NewsHour,” Judy Woodruff spoke with Eileen Pollack (at l.), author of ...

What LeanIn.org and McKinsey Know About Women

Don’t buy the idea the women are underrepresented at the top because they leave business at higher rates than men or because women have difficulties balancing work and life demands. The truth is that “women fac...

Is the Gender Gap a Perception Problem?

Are women underrepresented in most high-levels in organizations because of a difference in core life goals women and men hold? Research conducted by three Harvard Business School faculty members—Francesca Gino,...
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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

We know that being perceived as “pushy” can be punitive for women, but it can be costly as well: almost $16,000, in fact. Writing at Forbes.com, Kathy Caprino spoke with researchers David Maxfield and Joseph Gr...

Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

Gender pay disparity often begins in favor of women but soon favors men. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say women fresh from college earn as much or more than male counterparts in 29 fields...

Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) no doubt wishes it had more encouraging news for young women graduating college this year. But it doesn’t. Young women coming out of college still earn less than male graduat...
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In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

Women may still be at a disadvantage in applying for STEM-field careers in business, but in the academic world they have the upper hand . A study published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy ...

Equal Pay Day: Ask For More

Levo League’s survey of Millennial women finds that a majority don’t feel comfortable or prepared to successfully negotiate their job offers. Two-thirds (66%) say they haven’t known how to ask for more; 58% say...