Supportive Services in Job Training and Education: A Research Review

by Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Yana Mayayeva, Lindsey Reichlin, M.A., Mala Thakur (February 2016) This report presents findings from a review and analysis of literature on the importance, effectiveness, and availability of support services for participants in job training programs in the United States. It assesses current knowledge about these services by examining reports on training Read More …

Narrowing the wage gap

This report addresses women’s access to well-paid, growing, middle-skill jobs (jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree). It documents sex segregation in middle-skill jobs, and discusses how gender integration of good jobs could both reduce skill-shortages and improve women’s economic security.   The report focuses on middle-skill “target” occupations in manufacturing, information technology, and Read More …

2016 National Business Women’s Week begins

To honor the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation celebrates National Business Women’s Week® (NBWW) every third week in October. National Business Women’s Week® provides an opportunity to call attention to women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, share information Read More …

Working Mothers Issue Brief

Recently published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, this Working Mothers Issue Brief presents statistics and information on working mothers. It highlights their employment characteristics, the changing structure of families, the poverty status of working mothers and their families, mothers as sole or primary earners, and unpaid caregiving and household responsibilities. The final section of the Read More …

The United State of Women Summit

There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, this Summit will rally all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we’ll make a powerful difference Read More …

Geena Davis and her quiet role in gender equality

Source: Bizwomen, Pacific Business News. You may know Geena Davis from her roles in “Thelma & Louise” or “A League of Their Own” but for a long time, she’s been backing research and advocacy on women in media. This weekend, she’s hosting the second annual Bentonville Film Festival showcasing female directors, screenwriters and themes. It Read More …