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May 9, 2020 by C. Nicole Mason

The system was never designed for working moms

We understand the system is broken and that it’s not our fault. It was never made for us. It was made for working men.

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.

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Eleanor LeCain talks about the “Shecession” – the impact of the pandemic on women economically – and how the American Rescue Plan will help women and families, with Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director of Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC (www.iwpr.org). Listen [...]

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Women have taken a staggering Covid hit. Now they offer the best hopes for the future

By Marianne Schnall On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. One year later, the world is still struggling with the myriad ways it has impacted our lives and created hardship for so many -- especially women and girls, Black, indigenous [...]

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Want Equal Pay? Get Employees Talking About Their Paychecks

By Kim Elsesser March 24th is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes the extra three months into the year that women must work to earn the same amount of money their male counterparts took home in the previous year alone. The gap in pay between men [...]

March 11, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , |

One year of the pandemic, as told through the journal entries of 6 women

By Lindsey Sitz and Maya Lin Sugarman It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. The Lily found six women across the country who kept diaries throughout the last 12 months. Listen as they read their reflections aloud. Susana [...]

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‘Sounding the Alarm’: Jacksonville research center finds Black girls receive unfair punishment

By Beth Reese Cravey Black girls are "disproportionately punished" in the education and juvenile justice systems, from school suspension to incarceration, according to a new report from the Jacksonville-based Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. Only 21 percent of Florida girls ages 10 to 17 are Black, but in [...]

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Biden’s newly signed rescue plan will help get parents back to work- by supporting child care

By Martha C. White Much of the concern about women’s waning labor force participation during the pandemic has been focused on the burden borne by mothers forced to choose between work and the supervision and education of their young children. Far less attention has been [...]

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