When I saw a report this week on the Today show about gender gap in pay starts in childhood – more boys get allowance than girls – I wasn’t surprised. Boys mow the lawn and wash the car. Girls wash the dishes, vacuum the floors, and wash the cloths. For some reason in our culture, the (at best) once a week lawn mowing and car washing is valued more than washing dishes – three times a day, every da ...[Read More]
It’s not like the Good Ol’ Boys in Texas have surprised me with the latest declaration; “Texas women are too busy to worry about equal pay”, but I’m going to put down the 5 things I’m multitasking and take a deep breath and say . . .WHAT the $$$$? Oh yes, we big haired, high healed, bling loving Texas women are just too busy to get upset about equal pay. ...[Read More]
Women in the Workplace: Then vs. Now. Can millennial women overcome historical barriers to workplace equality?
Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by the fact we need to have an International Women’s Day? I know March is Women’s History Month, but women are over half the population and I haven’t seen an International Men’s Day or a month of Men’s History. Really, don’t feel sorry for the men out there. We get to celebrate them frequently. And just in case we haven ...[Read More]
In the 3rd installment of Find a New Job, one thing I hear women say frequently is “I could make more money if I quit and went to work somewhere else. Why won’t they pay me what they should? If I leave, they will have to pay someone more to take the job than I’m making. Give it to me and I will stay!” I then ask them, “Did you ask for a raise?” You Have to Ask! Often the answer is, “I told my ...[Read More]
Equal pay for women – I have been saying that for most of my working life – but I was sure we were going to be stuck at the 76% of men’s pay forever. This week the Pew Research Center released a study that surprised me. The title of the study’s article was On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity – For Now. A 2012 Pew study showed that Millennial women actually earn 92% of what Millennial men e ...[Read More]
Forbes published its annual list of the top paying jobs for women. There was only one in which women earn as much as men. The job in Forbes’ number 1 spot and the only job women earn 100% of the pay earned by men – pharmacists.
Almost every little girl loves being a princess. Some of us big girls do, too, we’ve just replaced our tiaras and wands with hair extensions and designer handbags. But, we’re much more than just princesses. Girls can be anything they want to be, even scientists and engineers. The key is to harness that girl power and get girls building, creating and constructing. Men Dominate Science and Engine ...[Read More]
As the holiday movie season ramps up, we can rest assure that we will be told how appropriate (or inappropriate) a movie is for our kids, but what about giving us a heads-up on gender bias? Swedish cinemas have just launched a gender bias movie rating. We might want to think about it here in the US. According to USA Today, “To get an “A” rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechde ...[Read More]
Any successful woman who’s been in the workforce for more than a decade has either experienced or is acutely aware of the glass ceiling. Did you know that once a woman breaks through the glass ceiling, she often finds herself on a glass cliff?