Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil.

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About Ariane Hegewisch

Ariane Hegewisch is Program Director of Employment and Earnings at IWPR and Scholar in Residence at American University; prior to that she spent two years at IWPR as a scholar-in-residence. She came to IWPR from the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings. She is responsible for IWPR’s research on workplace discrimination and is a specialist in comparative human resource management, with a focus on policies and legislative approaches to facilitate greater work life reconciliation and gender equality, in the US and internationally. Prior to coming to the USA she taught comparative European human resource management at Cranfield School of Management in the UK where she was a founding researcher of the Cranet Survey of International HRM, the largest independent survey of human resource management policies and practices, covering 25 countries worldwide. She started her career  in local economic development, developing strategies for greater gender equality in employment and training in  local government in the UK. She has published many papers and articles and co-edited several books, including ‘Women, work and inequality: The challenge of equal pay in a deregulated labour market”. She is German and has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MPhil in Development Studies from the IDS, Sussex.

Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work: Understanding the Costs

Through a review of the current literature on sexual harassment and assault, this briefing paper highlights how workplace sexual harassment and assault affect women’s economic advancement and security, and the costs of these harms to employers (including estimates of financial losses where available). It also provides recommendations for preventing sexual harassment and reducing the negative effects of harassment for individuals and workplaces.

Strategies for Meeting the Demand for Advanced Manufacturing and Ship Building Workers: Women Only Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Mississippi and West Virginia

The average salary for someone who completed an apprenticeship is $60,000 per year. The hourly starting salary of an electrician (the most common apprenticeship) after completing an apprenticeship was $232; for a 40-hour week this translates to $920, substantially higher than the median weekly earnings of $836 for a worker with an Associate degree (of $838 in 2017). Apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing and the trades offer pathways to good jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits and are a proven and cost-effective model for employers seeking to ensure that they can meet their future need for skilled workers.

By |2020-10-13T02:25:49-04:00October 15, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Strategies for Meeting the Demand for Advanced Manufacturing and Ship Building Workers: Women Only Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Mississippi and West Virginia

Women Only Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Meeting Skills Needs and Creating Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

The average salary for someone who completed an apprenticeship is $60,000 per year. The average salary of an electrician (the most common apprenticeship) on completion of an apprenticeship is $23 per hour; for a 40-hour week this translates to $920, substantially higher than the median weekly earnings for a worker with an Associate degree (of $836 in 2017).

Women in Construction: Safe, Healthy, and Equitable Work Sites

The construction industry offers rewarding careers to women. Jobs in construction are projected to grow at all levels and apprenticeships offer well-established pathways to skilled, well-rewarded jobs in the trades.

By |2020-10-28T19:56:20-04:00March 12, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Women in Construction: Safe, Healthy, and Equitable Work Sites

Bridging the Gender Gap: Creating a National Pre-apprenticeship Program to Prepare Women for the Iron Working Industry

A highly skilled trade, unionized ironworkers begin their careers as apprentices, benefiting from a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Over the course of a three-year apprenticeship, an ironworker in Chicago will go from an hourly wage of $27.72 to $46.20. A hefty benefit package adds almost another $35 per/hr. to cover health and retirement benefits.

By |2020-11-23T22:46:22-04:00January 1, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Bridging the Gender Gap: Creating a National Pre-apprenticeship Program to Prepare Women for the Iron Working Industry

Forging Gender Equity in the Sheet Metal Workers Local 28: The Importance of Leadership, goals and Regular Review

Led by Leah Rambo, a veteran sheet metal worker and the program’s first female apprenticeship director, local 28 has seen dramatic improvements in women’s participation in apprenticeship, increasing the overall percentage from 3 percent at the beginning of 2011 to 11 percent in 2017, and achieving a rate of 16% for new apprentices entering the program in 2017.

By |2020-10-17T19:08:32-04:00January 1, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Forging Gender Equity in the Sheet Metal Workers Local 28: The Importance of Leadership, goals and Regular Review

Women’s Committees: A Key to Recruiting and Retaining Women Apprentices

Read about how women’s committees are supporting recruitment and retention of women in apprenticeship.

By |2020-11-23T22:53:25-04:00January 1, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Women’s Committees: A Key to Recruiting and Retaining Women Apprentices
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