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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

The persistent underrepresentation of women among Certified Financial Planners (about 23%) led the CFP Board to launch a Women’s Initiative (WIN) to study the problem. That research now has been released and it finds that women CFPs like their profession but struggle with its pervasive gender biases. Among the potential problems that the CFP white […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

There were 126 million women starting or running new businesses in 67 economies at the end of last year according to the Global Entrepreneur Monitor 2012 Women’s Report, for which Babson College is the founding and leading sponsor. Additionally it finds 98 million women running established businesses. Women entrepreneurs create jobs as well as businesses. […]

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Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

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Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

Salaries for women accountants average 78% of men’s salaries in 2012, according to the latest Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) survey. The wage gap remains unchanged from 2011 but is wider than found in 2006 when women earned 80% of men’s salaries. The value of that gap in women’s pay increased to $26,470 from $25,572 […]

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Where Inequality STEMS From

Where Inequality STEMS From

While women make up more than half of the workforce, they hold only 25% of IT jobs. One reason may be that only 18% of women receive their BA’s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.  Yet these are the areas where most of the good jobs are now and will continue to be. […]

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