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Many states still don't have protections for LGBTQ workers

by Peggy Lowe Feb 18, 2019
More than half of U.S. states don’t have laws that specifically bar discrimination against LGBTQ workers.
A unisex sign and the 'We Are Not This' slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Most millennials believe in gender equity, but avoid the "feminist" label

by David Brancaccio, Jonaki Mehta, and Sarah Menendez Aug 27, 2018
The latest GenForward survey examines how millennials view equal rights.
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Quiz: Can you spot gendered language in job ads?

by Danielle Chiriguayo Jun 1, 2018
Test your ability to catch masculine- or feminine-coded wording.
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A national report shows blacks and Hispanics haven’t made big gains when it comes to equality

by Renata Sago May 7, 2018
The National Urban League’s State of Black America report is an equality index that looks at gains and losses across sectors, including economics, health and education. According to the report, if we looked at equality with whites in the United…
Corner Office

Silicon Valley could be two years away from having a bunch of female CEOs

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Mar 28, 2018
Or, maybe not.
 Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks with AEI president Arthur C. Brooks during a public conversation on Facebook's work on 'breakthrough innovations that seek to open up the world' at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. 
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More women are entering the construction trade, but job sites and equipment haven't adapted yet

by Joy Díaz Mar 26, 2018
From harnesses to heavy-duty gloves to restrooms, construction sites are not prepared for the next generation of construction workers.
Mary Jo Emrick works with James Mescall during a welding class at Austin Community College. 
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Women and the gig economy: "Every job you have is essentially the last one"

by Peter Balonon-Rosen and Kimberly Adams Mar 23, 2018
A recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found that only 39 percent of gig workers are women.
A dog walker awaits dogs to go on a crosswalk in New York, April 8, 2013.
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TV writer Nell Scovell says men need to "make room"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Mar 22, 2018
It's not a pipeline problem, she says, but a "broken doorbell problem."
Nell Scovell says that when comedian Garry Shandling said she wrote like a guy, she took it as a compliment.
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Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

by Elly Yu Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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Why the pace of Muslim women entering the workforce is accelerating

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Feb 14, 2018
Saadia Zahidi’s new book examines the powerful cultural and economic transformations taking place as millions of Muslim women enter the workforce.
A Muslim woman attends an office management class in Berlin.
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