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April 6, 2017

Recognizing Progress Made and Action Still Needed on Equal Pay Day

From the day I was sworn in, we have taken significant steps to help more women earn the pay they deserve.

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April 4, 2017

Huffington Post: New Front For Gender Pay Equity: Landmark Massachusetts ‘Don’t Ask’ Ban Levels The Table

April 4—National Equal Pay Day—marks just how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous full year for the same jobs.

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March 22, 2017

The Partnership: Three Decades of Breaking Down Barriers for Women of Color

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, it’s important that we acknowledge the gains women have made in the workplace.

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March 21, 2017

Fortune: Here’s How Long It Will Take for Each State to Give Women Equal Pay

Florida may be the first state to close the gender wage gap. Women in Wyoming, however, may have to wait until year 2153 until they make as much as their male counterparts.

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March 9, 2017

NPR: Iceland Plans To Become World's First Country To Require Equal Pay For Women

"Gender equality benefits all of us," Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said on International Women's Day, as his government works on a law to require companies to show they pay men and women the same salary for the same work.

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March 8, 2017

Bloomberg: Vermont, Maryland Are No. 1 in Bloomberg Equality Rankings

Vermont moved past Maryland to rank first in the annual Bloomberg News U.S. Gender-Equality Ranking, reflecting a significant decline among women in poverty, while Maryland held onto its No. 1 spot in the Bloomberg News U.S. Gender-Equality Leadership Ranking.

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March 1, 2017

USA Today - Women's History Month: 31 days of amazing women

Every day brings women's notable events, achievements, births and deaths in March aka Women's History Month:

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February 7, 2017

GLAMOUR - The Big Salary Reveal: 12 Real People Discover What the Pay Gap Looks Like

For two decades, Glamour’s Salary Survey has looked at what women in various fields earn across the country. But on this, its twentieth anniversary, we wanted to see how women’s pay compares to men’s. Are women really lagging behind?

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February 7, 2017

The New York Times - How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules

The main reason for the gender gaps at work — why women are paid less, why they’re less likely to reach the top levels of companies, and why they’re more likely to stop working after having children — is employers’ expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.

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