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.
Today, we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Communications executive Keri Potts will bring her skills and talents to IWPR. Her past experience includes positions at Nike, the NCAA, and, for the past 17 years, ESPN, where she served as Senior Director, Communications.
“Even though working women tend to be more educated, on average, than working men, females who work full time earn only about 77 cents for every dollar that men earn annually, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research. That's up from about 59 cents [...]
"The most significant disparity is in top administrative positions. Black men this year were paid nearly $3 less per hour on average than their white male colleagues, and black women averaged $1.43 per hour less than white women. Ariane Hegewisch, a study director for the [...]
"As of 2009, women only earned about 77 percent of their male counterparts' salary, with black women earning only 68.9 cents for every dollar earned by a white male and Hispanic/Latina women 60.2 cents, says the Institute for Women's Policy Research. 'We have this tendency [...]
"Part of the pay gap can be easily explained away. Women are more likely to leave the work force to care for children, for example, so they end up with fewer years of experience. Men also tend to work in higher-paying occupations and industries. ' But [...]
“In 2009, female earnings edged forward a little, but did not catch up with the loss during the 2008 market upheaval. Between 1980 and 1994 the earning gap between males and females narrowed by close to 12 percent. This surge slowed down after 1994 to [...]
Women leave their stamp in manufacturing: As more women than men buy cars, shift may lead to more jobs at assembly plants, greater role in boardroom
" Pam McDonough, president of the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and chief executive of NORBIC, a Chicago-based nonprofit economic development organization, said once women make it to plant manager, they are in a better position to move into the top ranks. ’If you've toughed it [...]