What’s at Stake for Women Workers in the 2018 Elections

The President’s bellowing about a “tremendous economy” and “rising wages” can’t mask the economic fact: Women are still feeling the brunt of financial pain in the country.

#MeTooMcDonalds: Fast-Food Workers Just Made History with a Nationwide Strike Against Sexual Harassment

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, low-wage workers aren’t backing down. Across the country this week, the fight to end sexual harassment moved from the silver screen to the golden arches.

From Accusatory Questions to Accountability in the Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment and Abuse

I believe that everyone, regardless of where they work and what work they do, should be able to earn a living free from fear of sexual harassment, abuse and violence. It’s time for CEOs, C-suite executives, shareholders, trustees and the other powerful individuals who call the shots in every sector to stand up and say the same.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is Zooming in on Women’s Global Economic Empowerment

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has crafted their first-ever Gender Strategy—committing $170 million dollars to programming in Kenya, India, Uganda and Tanzania advancing women’s economic empowerment. Ms. caught up with Sarah Hendricks, the foundation’s Gender Equality Director, to discuss this concentrated approach—and how true financial independence allows women to move themselves and their communities forward.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Centering the Most Vulnerable Women Workers in the #MeToo Movement

The rise of #MeToo has only amplified the need for more intersectional frameworks that incorporate meaningful grassroots collaborations with low-wage workers to unroot the status quo of rape culture.

Fighting for AAPI Equal Pay

The idea that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women are a monolith is not only inaccurate, it’s irresponsible—and it’s hurting our chances at getting equal pay.

Women Report Sexual Harassment More than Men, Even in Male-Dominated Workplaces

New data shows that women not only report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men, but also report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men—even in male-dominated spaces. 

Pregnant Workers are Suing Walmart for Discrimination

Pregnant women who work at Walmart allege that they have been unlawfully punished for health-related absences—and face the threat of losing their jobs for seeking out proper medical care.

We Were Lawyers Once

“I lay down in the grass and looked up at the sky and spoke firming slogans to myself. I wouldn’t quit. I’d return to work. I’d be fine. I wouldn’t feel cold about the Tripper’s request for a warm body. I’d be a nameless cog in the firm’s well-oiled wheel.”

The Crucial Role “MBA Moms” Could Be Playing in the #MeToo Movement

We’re professionals who navigated our way back to work after our own opt-out years—and we believe the secret to increasing women’s numbers in the workplace is to help re-launch this skilled, but largely overlooked, talent pool.

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