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Five Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

As Labor Day approaches, we’re thinking about the jobs and opportunities that do the best job of promoting women’s economic mobility and security.

Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late

Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late.

IWPR Staff Statement on Black Lives Matter

We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice.

Spilling the Tea: Why Salary Transparency is Necessary for Pay Equity

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your paycheck.

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Paid Leave Victory for DC Families

Believe it or not, there is some light in the COVID-19 darkness for working families trying to hang on to their jobs while caring for themselves or family members in a pandemic. As of July 1, 2020, DC Paid Family Leave provides workers employed by private employers in the District with benefits lasting up to eight weeks per year to bond with a new child, six weeks per year to care for a family member with a serious health [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

IWPR’s Nicole Mason On the Frontlines

This past Saturday, IWPR President & CEO, C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. got the opportunity to talk to CBS This Morning about the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages and employment for women of color and especially women with children. As most childcare centers remain closed, and women in the service, education, and health services sector have experienced the greatest job loss, Nicole said, "When you couple that with the pay gap and the, you [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

Statement from IWPR Staff on the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery

We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice. The terror, racism, and differential treatment visited upon Blacks in the U.S. on a near daily basis at the [...]

June 23, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

Let’s Treat Women Workers like Millennials and Give them what they Want

Lifting Up the Need for Supports and Childcare for Women in the Workforce During the Pandemic and After Employers have created millennial-friendly offices that take into account that workers need and value in order to be successful. Why haven't we done the same for women? By C. Nicole Mason Over the past decade, there have been hundreds of articles written about how to accommodate  millennials in the workplace. Millennials, now the largest segment in the workplace, value work-life balance, flexible work [...]

May 13, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

Get to Know the Paycheck Fairness Act

To close the pay gap, we need good public policies at the state, local and federal levels. Encouraging women to negotiate a higher salary doesn’t do much if there are institutional and structural barriers that prevent her from earning her value in the labor market. These barriers include entrenched and institutionalized gender norms and expectations, pay secrecy, policies that allow employers to request salary history, and placing undue burdens on women to prove pay discrimination and limiting the remedies available [...]

March 27, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

Get Your Money: How to Negotiate Your Salary

How to Negotiate Your Salary Do Your Research. Talk to people in your field and go online to search up the going salary for your position. Toot your own Horn. Come to the discussion prepared to talk about your accomplishments, contributions to the company or the unique skills and talents you bring to the table. Create a brag sheet—a one-page summary of your recent wins. Play it Smart. In salary negotiations, have a number in mind, but allow the employer [...]

March 26, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |
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