“No one has it all figured out yet,” says La’Wana Harris about the word “diversity,” to which she’s devoted her career. “Some talk about diversity as inclusion, or diversity as equity, but I like to think diversity is also about belonging. Belonging is a big one.”
As we reflect upon the two year anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the one year anniversary of the Kavanagh hearings, it is time for us to deepen our collective understanding of the wide-ranging economic and emotional consequences of sexual harassment—and recognize that when women are held back, we all suffer the consequences.
Many consider political polarization—the vast gap between Republicans and Democrats—to be a defining and ever-growing feature of American politics today. But an experiment called “America in One Room” set out to discover just how rigid and vast that gap is. Turns out: It’s not as solid or as wide as you may think.
“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”
Charitable giving decreased from 2017 to 2018—but new research shows that women are becoming wealthier and more inspired to give.
Eighteen months after passage of Trump’s tax plan, the law remains deeply unpopular. It turns out that people don’t like tax cuts for the rich, and that they especially don’t like it when those tax cuts are paid for by cutting their healthcare.
With income inequality at near-record highs, the economy is best summed up as a three-legged table, balancing on an ever-narrower base—and we’re bound to topple over eventually.
The threat of violence created by the lack of safe sanitation facilities excludes too many girls around the world from equitable opportunities to achieve.
What does an American city get when it works to address pay inequality?
Closing the wage gap requires more than changing the dollar amount women see in their paycheck. It calls for rewriting the entire financial system perpetuating this inequality—and shifting the mostly white and male field of economics that drives the research, analysis and development of fiscal policy and practices. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore’s Sadie T.M. Alexander Collective, the first international professional organization for and by Black women in economics, hopes to make that shift possible.