Women in healthcare are on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19 and are risking their safety every day to save the lives of those who are critically ill right now. Women make up 78% of the healthcare field overall, but consistently make less than their male counterparts across the board. This national Equal Pay Day we […]
New Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Shows Coronavirus Weighs More Heavily on Women
A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation took a look at more than 1,200 Americans between March 11 and March 15 and found that stressors connected to the coronavirus have been negatively impacting women more than men. Caitlin Mullen, Biswomen contributor for The Business Journals, notes that “the coronavirus pandemic has meant keeping another […]
‘Women Win’: Warren Takes on Gender in Final Stretch Before Iowa Caucuses
Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has dealt with issues regarding gender since the beginning of her campaign for the 2020 presidency. She is candid about this, often explaining the various times she has been told to “smile more,” has been called “angry” by an opponent, or been the subject of questions as to whether she […]
Gender Gap Prominent in Support for Trump Impeachment
Recent polls have shown that American women support impeachment and removal from office by around 10 points more than men—a gender gap that is reflected in national politics as well. Since the 2016 election women in the U.S. have led the fight against the rampant misogyny, racism, and xenophobia that is the hallmark of the […]
Today is National Equal Pay Day
Today is National Equal Pay Day, the day into 2019 that women on average have to work until to earn the same amount earned by their male counterparts in 2018 alone. The National Committee on Pay Equity uses this day to highlight the wage inequality that still exists in the United States. The 2018 statistics […]
The 2018 Gender Gap
The 2018 midterm election had the highest gender gap since 1992, a 23 point difference between men’s and women’s voting preferences, because a majority of women voted for Democrats. While this may not seems like a large increase from the 2016 election’s 22 point gender gap, the numbers are skewed because more men voted for […]
The Shattering of the Highest Glass Ceiling
This week Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman ever to receive the nomination for President of the United States from a major political party.
World Economic Forum Report Places U.S. 28th
The World Economic Forum just released “The Global Gender Gap” report of 2015 that ranks the United States 28th out of 145 countries.
Gender Gap Persists for Women Seeking Nobel Science Prizes
According to a recent analysis by Fortune, women scientists pursuing their field’s top prizes have one major obstacle to overcome that their male peers do not: gender bias.
Women Scientists Receive Less Funding Than Their Male Peers, Study Finds
According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, male scientists receive twice as much financial support to kickstart their careers in science and medicine as their female counterparts, an early career inequity that could limit professional opportunities for women scientists throughout their working lives.
World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit
On the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met with the UN to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The White House Launches College Scorecard System
The Obama Administration unveiled a new College Scorecard this weekend that ranks colleges and universities across the country, aiming to empower students in their college search.