Workplace Culture

When it pays to smoke with the boss

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 9, 2019
Male smokers who work for other male smokers get promoted faster, according to new research.
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In many homes, housework falls disproportionately to young women

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 26, 2019
According to the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, unpaid household labor falls disproportionately to women between 16 and 24.
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Are smart speakers enforcing gender inequity?

by David Brancaccio, Sasa Woodruff, and Rose Conlon Aug 1, 2019
Female voice assistants could be encouraging us to issue orders to women.
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The power of a voice in transition

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Aug 16, 2018
When Thomas Page McBee started transitioning and taking testosterone, he didn’t just notice a difference in his vocal range. He also started tracking how people responded.
Thomas Page McBee and his book.
Portrait courtesy of Amos Mac

Retired U.S. Women's Soccer star Abby Wambach on gender wage gap

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Oct 3, 2016
Wambach shares her personal struggles in new memoir, 'Forward'
Abby Wambach of the United States reacts during the women's soccer match against China at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
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Census Bureau to release new poverty numbers

by Kimberly Adams Sep 13, 2016
The agency will release rates of poverty and health insurance coverage for 2015.
A homeless woman waits in line to receive groceries and clothing in the skid row section of Los Angeles, California.
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New report traces the gender pay gap from birth to the C-suite

by Tony Wagner and Lewis Wallace Jul 20, 2016
Women's education doesn't close the wage gap with men, study says.
The often-referenced figure that women earn 79 cents for every dollar men do isn't the whole story.

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EEOC wants to diversify the tech industry

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 17, 2016
The commission is holding a hearing this week to seek solutions. One idea: Keep women in the industry.
Women are 45 percent more likely than men to leave the tech field.

The Feds want to know how much you earn

by Kimberly Adams Jan 29, 2016
The Obama administration wants to make large companies disclose how much they pay.
US President Barack Obama speaks about equal pay during an event to mark the 7th Anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act January 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Final Note

Women will achieve equal pay in 118 years, report says

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 19, 2015
According to a World Economic Forum report, women will receive equal pay globally by the year 2133.

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