Companies In Iceland Now Required To Demonstrate They Pay Men, Women Fairly

By Camila Domonoske. Source: NPR, opb.org Starting this week, companies in Iceland are required to demonstrate that they pay male and female employees fairly — without gender discrimination — or face daily fines. The law, which was passed last year and went into effect on Monday, is believed to be the first of its kind in the Read More …

Coming up: National Business Women’s Week 2017!

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

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 …

Equal Pay Day 2016

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor Women’s Bureau. The Gender Wage Gap: Exploring the Evidence Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. Women still earn only 79 cents to the man’s dollar and women of color face a Read More …