Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

The new financial drama Equity is a living, breathing illustration of the gender bias delineated in AAUW’s research report on women in leadership.

Activists Are Calling for Fox News to Take Action Against Sexual Harassment

A new petition calls for the release of the findings of a recent internal review of sexual harassment claims against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

WATCH: During the Olympics, Activists Demand Equal Pay for Equal Play

An ad airing on television stations during the Olympics and set to appear on major sports websites calls for equal pay for equal play on behalf of the U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players—and all women athletes who are still fighting for equal footing.

This Calculator Does the Math on the Wage Gap—But the Solutions Aren’t As Simple

The Gender Wage Gap Calculator was created to raise awareness of pay inequity. But awareness can only be the first step.

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 […]