Tag: gender bias

Is Women’s Work Undervalued?

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Is Women’s Work Undervalued?

Many women argue that the work done by women isn’t valued as highly as that done by men, contributing to the gender pay gap. Researchers from Cornell University have given that argument more credence. Their study finds that wages decline when women enter a business in large numbers although the women are doing exactly the […]

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Exploring the Gender Pay Gap

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Exploring the Gender Pay Gap

“The gender pay gap is real, but more complicated than you think,” reports an interesting new study of women’s and men’s wages conducted by PayScale.com, a provider of on-demand compensation data and software. The often-quoted wage statistic (which PayScale.com calls the “uncontrolled gender pay gap”) is that women earn 78 cents for every dollar a […]

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Gender Bias, STEM and the Boys Club

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Gender Bias, STEM and the Boys Club

Why do too few women begin or stay with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers? On the Oct. 20, 2015, broadcast of PBS’s “NewsHour,” Judy Woodruff spoke with Eileen Pollack (at l.), author of “The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club.” A transcript of the broadcast follows:   […]

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What LeanIn.org and McKinsey Know About Women

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What LeanIn.org and McKinsey Know About Women

Don’t buy the idea the women are underrepresented at the top because they leave business at higher rates than men or because women have difficulties balancing work and life demands. The truth is that “women face greater barriers to advancement and a steep path to senior leadership,” concludes a study, “Women in the Workplace 2015,” […]

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Is the Gender Gap a Perception Problem?

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Is the Gender Gap a Perception Problem?

Are women underrepresented in most high-levels in organizations because of a difference in core life goals women and men hold? Research conducted by three Harvard Business School faculty members—Francesca Gino, Caroline Wilmuth and Alison Wood Brooks—and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds differences in perception of professional advancement between […]

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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

We know that being perceived as “pushy” can be punitive for women, but it can be costly as well: almost $16,000, in fact. Writing at Forbes.com, Kathy Caprino spoke with researchers David Maxfield and Joseph Grenny, authors of a study that finds gender bias in the workplace is very real. The perceived competency for women […]

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

Gender pay disparity often begins in favor of women but soon favors men. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say women fresh from college earn as much or more than male counterparts in 29 fields. But by mid-career that advantage is gone. Women college graduates between the ages of 22 and 27 […]

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Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

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Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) no doubt wishes it had more encouraging news for young women graduating college this year. But it doesn’t. Young women coming out of college still earn less than male graduates. That gap is narrowing slowly, but largely, the EPI reports, “because the vast majority of men’s wages have stagnated or […]

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In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

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In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

Women may still be at a disadvantage in applying for STEM-field careers in business, but in the academic world they have the upper hand . A study published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences finds that female candidates are twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track science-faculty positions at universities, […]

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Equal Pay Day: Ask For More

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Equal Pay Day: Ask For More

Levo League’s survey of Millennial women finds that a majority don’t feel comfortable or prepared to successfully negotiate their job offers. Two-thirds (66%) say they haven’t known how to ask for more; 58% say they were afraid of losing their offer or their job if they negotiated. The fear of being seen as “pushy” keeps […]

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