U.S. Women Near Milestone in the College-Educated Labor Force

Posted August 13, 2019

Women are approaching a milestone in gender parity. 2019 will likely be the first year in which they are a majority of the college-educated labor force. As of the first quarter of 2019, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, effectively matching the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Five Women Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They've Ever Received

Posted August 6, 2019

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Global Connections for Women Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. The charity event recognized game-changing women leaders, with benefits going toward the GC4W Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund. With access to the brilliant honorees, I was compelled to ask five of them the best advice they've ever received. Here's what they responded:

Women CEOs on how they smashed the glass ceiling

Posted July 30, 2019

The number of women leading Fortune 500 companies in 2017 broke a record at 6.4%, or 32 women in the top spot at companies on the list. But when the 2018 list was released in May, that number toppled with just 4.8% of listed companies led by women.

The Best Parental Leave Policies From Large U.S. Companies in 2019

Posted July 23, 2019

Because the United States is the only developed country without a paid-parental-leave policy, Americans have to rely on their state governments and employers to step up. And while there have been recent developments indicating that more will follow suit, only six states and Washington, DC, have paid family-care policies that can be used for new parents.

This means much of that burden is placed on employers.

A Women’s Leadership Summit with the goal of helping advance more women into the C-Suite

Posted July 16, 2019

At the annual KPMG Women's PGA Championship, accomplished women leaders take the stage to share their stories of climbing the corporate ladder — in industries ranging from politics and sports to finance, media and more. Participants hail from more than 90 of the nation's top companies, nominated by the CEOs in their organizations to take a coveted seat at the table among peers and predecessors to learn how to advance their careers. 

8 Successful Women Share How They Negotiated Their First Big Raise

Posted July 9, 2019

Studies in the past have suggested that women are less likely than men to ask for a raise. But research from Harvard Business Review finds that women ask for raises just as often as men do — they’re just more likely to have their requests denied.

Lessons From The World's Most Gender-Equal Countries

Posted July 2, 2019

In an effort to help both men and women better succeed in the workplace, the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland) have long been rewriting the rules of work by adopting more family-friendly policies, such as subsidized child care and paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, as well it being common for companies to offer flexible schedules, work-from-home days and alternative working hours.

How has rewriting the rules of work paid off in terms of making equality a reality?

Target Expands Childcare and Paid Family Leave Benefits as Retailers Battle for Talent

Posted June 25, 2019

Target announced it will strengthen its child care benefits and expand paid family leave for 350,000 part-time and full-time hourly employees across stores, distribution centers and headquarters.

Starbucks Is Partnering with 25 Employers to Close the U.S. Gender Pay Gap

Posted June 18, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, April 2, Starbucks and 25 other U.S. employers in the Employers for Pay Equity consortium have joined to agree to a shared set of Pay Equity Principles to help eliminate the gender pay gap.

Internal Study Finds No Wage Gap Between Male and Female Tenured Faculty

Posted June 10, 2019

The University at Buffalo concluded that there was no statistical evidence of gender, race or ethnicity-based pay inequity among ladder faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.

Boston Women’s Workforce Council

Posted April 24, 2018

EQUAL PAY. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. 100% TALENT.
The Boston Women's Workforce Council’s mission is to make Boston the best place in the country for working women by removing the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement.

100% Talent - A Gender Equity Initiative for King County

Posted April 14, 2018

A Voluntary, Employer-Led Initiative to Close the Gender Wage Gap in Washington State
100% Talent is a regional initiative for Washington aimed at closing our local gender wage gap. Through the use of expertly curated online resources and in-person workshops, our member companies (or “Signatories”) have committed to do their part to close the wage gap by exploring and implementing best practice actions shown to reduce the wage gap. 

Chicago Foundation for Women - THE 100% PROJECT

Posted April 1, 2018

The big idea at the heart of The 100% Project is multi- and cross-sector engagement. The project is an invitation for individuals and institutions to take responsibility for the goals, think creatively and collaboratively about how to achieve them, and get to work.

Take Action. Get Involved!