February 21, 2018

The Racial Wealth Gap and Today’s American Dream

Data suggest dramatic differences in financial well-being by race.

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December 7, 2017

Education, Professional Support, and Self Advocacy: Tools for a Successful and Equitable Tech Career in Massachusetts

The landscape is still male-dominated, which often makes getting into – and succeeding in – the tech field challenging for women. 

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November 2, 2017

Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day and the Business Case for Diversity

As Chief Operating Officer of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America), Migdalia’s goal is to create a future where any Latino can look in any direction, in any industry, and find a Latino role model to emulate.

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October 5, 2017

Your Money and Your Life: Trauma-Informed Responses to Economic Inequality

B. Bradburd is Director of Operations & Communications at Elizabeth Freeman Center in Berkshire County

We often see the cost of race and gender wage gaps measured in terms of quantifiable things – months of rent, years of student loan payments, days of childcare, levels of retirement savings. 

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July 31, 2017

What Intersectional Equality Really Looks Like

Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEEP AP BD+C, an Executive Director at 128 Business Council, is a transportation planner and urban designer. She also serves as a Director on the MassDOT Board and on the Fiscal Management Control Board that oversees the MBTA. A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and the Ohio State University, she previously worked in housing in Ohio. Her nonprofit work focuses on transportation planning in the 128 Corridor.

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June 8, 2017

Moving from legal to economic equality for LGBT people

June is traditionally LGBT pride month, and Massachusetts has a lot to be proud of. In 1989, we became the second state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation (gender identity took longer). In 2004 we became the very first state to have marriage equality for same-sex couples. In spite of these victories for legal equality here and elsewhere, though, LGBT people continue to face wage gaps and other forms of economic inequality.

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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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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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January 24, 2017

Reproductive Freedom and Economic Equality: Our Fight in 2017

Reproductive health issues cannot be swept under the rug if our state hopes to close the gender wage gap for real and achieve economic equality.  Regardless of the national climate, Massachusetts has a responsibility to serve as a leader on these issues. I’m optimistic that we can do that and more.

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December 14, 2016

Gender and the Lack of Financial Education: A Detriment to Economic Equality

Assuming women achieve pay parity sometime before the century turns, a tricky assumption in and of itself, a complementary issue remains – are women financially savvy enough to navigate safely through the economic and financial challenges that surround our lives?

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