Imported to Care

How can we resolve this apparent conundrum that care work is valuable, important and increasingly in demand yet is too often is rewarded with low wages and associated with poor working conditions and long hours?

#LeanInTogether: Sheryl Sandberg’s Latest Campaign Calls on Women to Support Each Other at Work

A new video from the Together Women Can initiative—launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg as a companion campaign to her feminist book Lean In—calls on all women to stand in solidarity with one another and #LeanInTogether.

Can the Caring Economy Shape Global Economic Summits?

For too long, the work that is often left to women, from cleaning the house to cooking for the family to hauling firewood and water, has gone unrecognized and uncompensated.

Go On, Tell Hope Solo the Wage Gap Doesn’t Exist

In a recent interview with Vox’s Liz Plank, the US Women’s National Soccer Team goalkeeper discussed the team’s federal wage discrimination and helped make the case that it’s time to focus on closing the wage gap instead of denying it exists.

Why My Legacy, Our Truth Matter: The Economic Realities of Poor Working Mothers

I have vivid memories from when I was 3 years old of walking to work with my mom, who was a maid at one of the state agencies in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. I was very familiar with the houses along the route and got to know many of the elder neighbors who would greet us from their front […]

Proof that the STEM Fields are Totally Inhospitable to Women

After generations of hard-fought, hard-won progress prying open the doors of opportunity for women in the classroom, the boardroom and everywhere in between, our nation is at a tipping point in the struggle for gender equality. This historic moment, however, doesn’t mean the fight has been won. The proof of this unfinished business is all […]

The Gender Pay Gap Has Barely Budged Since the ’90s

Each year in April we mark the passage of Equal Pay Day—in 2016 it falls on April 12—a symbolic date that marks how far into the year women must work to finally make as much as men were paid the previous year. The inaugural Equal Pay Day took place in 1996, and the gender pay gap has […]

This Comedy Festival Is Charging Women a Different Price for a Great Reason

A Brooklyn-based comedy festival is charging women, people of color, LGBTQ folks and people with disabilities a different price to submit their work than straight, white men. The catch? The “minority” comedians will pay 77 cents to every dollar a straight, white male comedian pays—a reflection of the gender-wage gap. “The 77 cents to the dollar […]

Why Sheryl Sandberg Is Applauding This Detergent Commercial

You might not expect the founder of the “Lean In” movement to call an ad for laundry soap one of the “most powerful videos” she’s ever seen, but that’s exactly how Sheryl Sandberg described detergent company Ariel’s new spot. It’s not hard to see why Sandberg was impressed. The ad, aimed at consumers in India, calls out […]

Earn Less, Spend More: New Report Shows Women are Gouged by the Marketplace

On average, women in the United States earn 79 cents to every man’s dollar. That’s enough to get your blood boiling, but add to that the finding that women pay more for most products than men—and your head will be spinning. New research from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) finds that women’s […]