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Wednesday Weigh-In: What do you want from an Equal Pay App?

TweetLast week, the Obama Administration launched the Equal Pay App Challenge, inviting software developers to help women ensure that they’re being paid fairly. I’m excited to see what developers come up with. In my mind, there are so many ways that technology could help women achieve pay equity. The app could publish a list of [...]
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Quick hit: New Catalyst study finds that women do ask

TweetBut they don’t get. At least, not at the same rates as men do. Two researchers from Catalyst, a research and consulting organization that aims to make workplaces more diverse and equitable, are writing a series for the Washington Post about gender inequity in the workplace. Their first article features research from a new Catalyst [...]
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Closing the gender wage gap at the federal level

TweetThe federal wage gap is slightly better than the gap for all employees in the US – federally employed women earn 89 cents for every dollar men earn, instead of 77 cents. I know, winning! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a joint memorandum Tuesday committing to [...]
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Women need a PhD to earn as much as men with a BA

TweetWell these are some pretty stark stats. Kay Steiger points out these findings from the latest report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, “The College Payoff: Education, Opportunity, Lifetime Earnings:” Click image to enlarge. Just look at the red text to see what an extreme gap we’re talking about: Women have to have [...]
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Vintage Batgirl PSA: “It’s no joke, it’s the federal equal pay law!’

Tweet 48 years ago tomorrow, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers”. To celebrate, check out this PSA from the 60′s starring Batman (Adam Westunidentified actor), Robin (Burt Ward), and Batgirl (Yvonne Craig). Holy discontent [...]
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