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The energy sector in Mexico is known for its gender imbalance. While women are underrepresented in board of directors in all sectors, the energy sector is worse, with only 3% female participation.
In order to support women’s advancement to the upper echelons of the industry, a group of prominent women in the sector have formed an advocacy organization called Voz Experta. The organization aims to advocate for its members to balance out expert panels composed only of men, or “manels.”
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 has reignited a conversation about women’s rights—including financial ones, which modern Western women hardly question.
Now, with potential rollbacks looming, experts recall the decades of work to secure landmark women’s rights.
Crushed by the load of caregiving, women are leaving workplaces in droves, and the wage gap is an important motivator.
“A more accurate description of ‘opting out’ is in fact women being forced out of work—forced out by companies that never really wanted us there anyway, forced out by managers who are not amenable to being flexible, forced out by partners who are not willing to pick up their part of the load at home, and forced out by constantly being ground down through silencing, erasure and plain old everyday sexism in our paid work.”
Every reporter reckons with the fact that chasing a certain story can make them a walking target and eventually put them in danger. For women journalists, this sort of a natural work-related risk is accompanied by enormous challenges and pressures strictly related to their gender.
Nineteen states have adopted new sexual harassment protections over the last three years—but we still have a long way to go, says a new report released by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).
The need to rapidly shift courses to remote instruction and meet research and service obligations while also ‘working’ from home has further intensified the already demanding conditions of academic work. Women have been hit hardest. The pandemic has exacerbated existing gender and other inequities among faculty.
It’s still the case that too many women of color are fired or
forced out when they request a modest workplace accommodation to protect their health. Longer term, pregnancy discrimination pushes women deeper into poverty, jeopardizing the health and economic well-being of our families.
Last month, the House passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. Now, we must call on the Senate to take up this bill without delay.
Women’s labor force participation rate has dropped during the pandemic, driven both by disproportionate layoffs and quits. Many women are foregoing career advancement opportunities because there are no childcare options.
We have to start planning now to help women reenter the workforce and pickup their careers when the pandemic ends.
Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is Thursday, October 1. This marks the day an average Native American woman must work into the new year to finally make what a white, non-Hispanic man made at the end of the previous year.