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Quick Hit: What Can you do with $443,360 and 12 years?

Tweet That’s how much money some working women are missing out on as a result of wage disparities among genders. According to the Huffington Post: “The typical full-time working woman stands to miss out on $443,360 over 40 years because of the gender wage gap, according to an April report from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). [...]
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Study: Male CEOs with daughters increase salaries of female employees

TweetEconomists have determined that male CEOs who have daughters tend to increase the salaries of their employees, particularly if their daughter is firstborn. According to a study presented at the American Economic Association, “female employees get the larger boost, with their salary tending to grow by 1.1%, compared with a 0.6% gain for male employees.” Overall, [...]
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Urge your senators to vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tweet Tomorrow, the Senate is set to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), which would update, strengthen and close the loopholes of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal for employers to pay men and women unequal wages for the same work. As our own Zerlina reports, the PFA “would prohibit [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter

Tweet Lilly Ledbetter, a woman whose story affects us all, recently came out with her autobiography, “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.” Her story is more important than ever today. Especially since women still only make 77 cents to every dollar that men make, even as we [...]
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Today Yesterday in Feminist History: The Lilly Ledbetter Act

Tweet Three years ago yesterday, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act — the first legislation he signed as president (which you have to admit is kinda awesome). What really inspired me about this legislation and Ledbetter’s fight was that it reminds us of the importance of storytelling and putting real stories [...]
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