Posts Tagged working women

Quick Hit: Man named Kim can’t get a job until he adds “Mr.” to his resume

Kim O’ Gandy is an Australian management consultant. In the ’90s he was looking for a new job. When he started submitting applications, he felt pretty confident, as he was–by his own description–“an experienced guy in an experienced guy’s world.” But for the first few months, things were not going too well. He writes:

Somewhere after the four month mark my confidence started to take a hit. The people rejecting me were business people, too. How could my reasoning that I was perfect for these jobs be so different from theirs? Putting on my most serious business head, I went back and scoured my CV. It was the only contact any of my potential employers or their recruitment companies ...

Kim O’ Gandy is an Australian management consultant. In the ’90s he was looking for a new job. When he started submitting applications, he felt pretty confident, as he was–by his own description–“an experienced guy in an ...

Chart of the Day: Mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40 percent of US households

According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families.

This figure includes two very different groups of women: 63 percent are single mothers and 37 percent are women who are married and have a higher income than their spouses. As Bryce Covert notes at Think Progress, the former group  is sitting pretty–at nearly $80,000 in 2011, their family income tends to be much higher than the national median. The single mothers, on the other hand, are earning just $23,000.

And, as a recent Legal Momentum report shows, the US is the worst place–no really, the actual worst ...

According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families.

This figure includes two very ...

Quick Hit(s): Women in Business

On the heels of some good gender byline news, The New York Times Dealbook ran a special section on women in business that had a nearly 50-50 split on bylines. Even better news: For the most part, the stories move beyond the rehashed lean-in-have-it-all conversation that has dominated the news cycle regarding working women.

Instead, “Women in a Man’s World” details challenges and opportunities for women in banking, private equity, law, technology, and corporate governance.

In one striking story that profiles several high-profile women on Wall Street, Irene Dorner, chief executive of HSBC USA, blames herself and her female peers for the absence of senior women in ...

On the heels of some good gender byline news, The New York Times Dealbook ran a special section on women in business that had a nearly 50-50 split on bylines. Even better news: For ...

Chart of the Day: Today’s working moms devote more time to child care than in the ’60s

In a study of modern parenthood, the Pew Research Center has found that working mothers spend more hours both at paid work and at child care than they did in 1965. They are spending significantly less time doing housework. Working fathers, on the other hand, are devoting fewer hours to paid work but far more doing housework and child care, though the number of hours is still less than that of their female counterparts. Men also tend to spend more time than women doing leisure activities.

More than half of all working parents say they have difficulty balancing work and family duties, though they don’t believe it impedes their ability to be good parents. The majority of ...

In a study of modern parenthood, the Pew Research Center has found that working mothers spend more hours both at paid work and at child care than they did in 1965. They ...

Chart of the Day: The gender wage gap widened last year

A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that our progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled–and actually backslid last year. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 80.9 percent in 2012, a decline of more than one percentage point from 2011. In fact, you have to go all the way back to the 1990s to see any significant, sustained improvement on the gap. “Since 2001 the annual gender earnings gap narrowed by only about one percentage point.” Dismal.

A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that our progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled–and actually backslid last year. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time ...

Shockingly the CIA agent critical to finding bin Laden was not Miss Congeniality

The CIA operative featured in Zero Dark Thirty, which has already claimed numerous critics awards ahead of its opening on Dec. 19, was apparently not that popular in the CIA.

Portrayed by Jessica Chastian in the film, the operative, still undercover on another counterterrorism mission, is widely recognized as the key strategist in locating Osama bin Laden. She was awarded the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal for her work, the highest honor given in the CIA outside of those who have come under direct fire in the line of duty. But she was denied a promotion and a raise that, according to the Washington Post, “many in the CIA thought would be impossible to withhold from someone who played such a ...

The CIA operative featured in Zero Dark Thirty, which has already claimed numerous critics awards ahead of its opening on Dec. 19, was apparently not that popular in the CIA.

Portrayed by Jessica Chastian in the ...

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Report: Women hold only 14.3 percent of executive positions at major companies

Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts:

Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent of top earner positions. Women held 16.6 percent of board seats. Women of color held just 3.3 percent of board seats. One-quarter of the companies had no women in executive officer positions. One-tenth of the companies had no women on their boards. Two-thirds of companies had no women of color on their boards.

And, as Bryce Covert notes, things have barely gotten any better in recent years: “2012 was the seventh consecutive year in which we haven’t seen any growth in board seats and the third year of stagnation in the C-suite.” ...

Today, Catalyst released their 2012 report detailing the gender gap in the leadership of the Fortune 500 companies. Here are some facts:

Women held 14.3 percent of executive officer positions. Women held 8.1 percent ...
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How to write a trend piece on gender relations for Fox News

Suzanne Venker, niece of Phyllis Schlafly and one of my personal favorite anti-feminists, shows us how it’s done…

1) Give your article a “provocative” headline. “The war on men” should do the trick.

2) Pretend all gay, lesbian, and trans people do not exist.

3) Cherry-pick a single statistic that supports your argument. For example, point to a poll released recently last spring that found that the share of young women who say having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives rose from 28 to 37 percent since 1997, while among young men it dropped from 35 to 29 percent. Ignore all other recent studies that show that men are just as eager as ...

Suzanne Venker, niece of Phyllis Schlafly and one of my personal favorite anti-feminists, shows us how it’s done…

1) Give your article a “provocative” headline. “The war on men” should do the trick.

2) Pretend all gay, lesbian, ...

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