The Shriver Report – gender discrimination

Special Edition

A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Want to Help Women? Help Men.
In her thoughtful op-ed in the New York Times, family historian Stephanie Coontz answered the question ”How Can we Help Men?” with a ringing endorsement of gender equality: “By Helping Women,” she answered. I’d like to suggest the converse is equally true. How Can We Help Women? By Helping Men.  → Read More
What Women Need
The Gender Wage Gap: What To Do If You Think You Aren’t Being Paid Fairly
We have read the stories and statistics about the gender wage gap, and that despite the many strides women have made in the workforce, women only make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick fix to this issue, but we had a very enlightening conversation with employment attorney Christopher Davis, partner at Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, and he shared what you can do if you think you aren’t being paid fairly, with and without the assistance of an attorney.  → Read More
Women With Degrees – “Your Real Work is Just Beginning”
I recently spoke with a group of women pursuing their MBA degrees about the daunting challenges they can expect when they enter the business world. True, they are in an elite group of about the one-third of Americans with undergraduate degrees. They will outnumber their male counterparts when they receive their Master’s degrees.  → Read More
Is Discrimination the Reason There Aren’t More Women in Leadership Roles?
Has anything changed in terms of women in the workplace or their roles as leaders in our country?
A newly released study by the Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver (CWC), Benchmarking Women’s Leadership in the United States, 2013, carefully examines women in top positional leadership roles across 14 sectors for the first time. The study revealed that women hold on average under 20% of leadership positions, earn less than their male counterparts, and by some measures are outperforming their male peers across sectors such as Academia, Arts/Entertainment, Business/Commercial Banking, Entrepreneurship, Journalism/Media, Law, Medicine, Military, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, K-12 Education, Politics/Government, Religion, Sports, and Technology.  → Read More