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Why working women feel less financially secure than working men

May 24, 2024
An annual workplace benefits report from Bank of America shows it's not just because they make less money overall.
Beyond the pay gap, this report shows another reason for worry: the stigma associated with being a caregiver, says Yana Rodgers at Rutgers University.
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Women getting their wings as angel investors

Jan 9, 2024
The practice of personal investment in startup companies is becoming more diverse. That’s influencing which startups get funded.
Tech executives Allison Barr Allen, Deidre Paknad and Adriana Roche speak on a panel at a TechCrunch gathering in 2022.
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To narrow the gender gap in boardrooms, Poker Power asks girls to ante up

Aug 23, 2023
"Stereotypically, poker is a boys' club. It's booze, it's betting, it's a smoky basement. It's all the places that women don't feel comfortable. And that's what we're trying to shift," said Erin Lydon, president of Poker Power.
"Half the world is women. So we want half the world playing poker," said Erin Lydon, president of Poker Power.
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Global gender gap is closing, but parity is more than 100 years away, report says

Jun 21, 2023
The World Economic Forum says in some countries, women's status is declining, and global gender parity is 131 years away.
The United States ranks 43rd in the world in gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum report.
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How female leadership can uplift companies — and why it's so undervalued

Oct 13, 2022
Female-led companies tend to outperform those led by men, yet women are a small minority among CEOs and startup founders.
Female-led companies tend to outperform those led by men, but women are underrepresented in upper management.
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How the "Great Reassessment" brought this Dallas dancer to confront the gender gap in dance

Feb 18, 2022
Even though there are more female dancers than there are male, men dominate leadership positions.
“As a dancer, you know you’re going to retire from your performance career before retirement age, so you have to have in mind what the next steps are going to be," said Alexandra Farber.
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Women make gains in the workforce but pay still lags behind

Feb 3, 2020
Jobs that involve caregiving are dominated by women. They also pay less.
Women make up for 78% of workers in the health care sector.
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Equal Pay Day for black women marks a persistent wage gap

Aug 23, 2019
For Latina women, the gap is even wider—it won’t be equal pay day until around Thanksgiving.
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MBAs can boost pay. But they can't eliminate the pay gap, a study found.

Apr 2, 2019
Women and people of color still earn less than white men, even with the degree.
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