It was the sendoff of the season in Washington, D.C. The occasion? The retirement of Dr. Heidi Hartmann, founder and President of the Institute for Policy Research, which has been the leading think tank on issues of importance to women since 1987.
When the first ever female president of the Economic Policy Institute, Thea Lee, appeared on Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal, she proved that economists can be fully human and funny—and encouraging a whole flank of female economists, notably rare in this still whitest, mostly male and unfunniest realm.
Los Angeles is a city of four million people and 500,000 businesses, and with a budget of $10B, approximately $1B in funds are available for city contracts in Los Angeles—but when Mayor Garcetti took office, only one half of one percent of those contracts where going to women.
The #MeToo reckoning has exposed the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment and assault, empowering victims to speak out—but many do not know how. This is your guide to handling workplace sexual harassment.
Working mothers need more than a village to raise a child—we need empathetic organizations that willingly provide flexible work schedules and phased returns, sanitary childcare facilities, safe pumping rooms and maternity leaves offered without punishment or penalty.
Tracy Liu is the Chief Operating Officer of WAYB, a company started by the former CEO of Patagonia that is focused on creating safe, durable and sustainable products for families with young children. Their claim to fame is the Pico car seat, made from aerospace-aluminum—a strong, light and easy on the planet material—and a unique toxin-free technical mesh.
Workers are suing McDonald’s for failing to stop sexual harassment—and they’re also storming corporate offices to demand a seat at decision-making tables.
I was driving home from work in June of 2015 when I received the kind of phone call no parent ever wants to get.
The U.S. is one of only two nations in the world that does not offer some form of paid leave, leaving over 80 percent of workers with little financial recourse if they must take time off to care for a new child or a sick family member. Feminists this week pushed for progress on the issue on Capitol Hill—winning one major victory and then calling for even more.
As retailers head into peak season and restaurants and bars tackle the holiday party rush, service workers in those industries find themselves working long hours. We have to wonder how many of them also will endure sexual harassment. When they do, there won’t be a hashtag movement to support them.