The Shriver Report – women’s wage gap

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A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink: Executive Summary
The most common shared story in our country today is the financial insecurity of American families. Today, more than one in three Americans—more than 100 million people—live in poverty or on the edge of it. Half of all Americans will spend at least a few months churning into and out of poverty during their lifetimes. This economic immobility and inequality is a systemic and pervasive problem that President Barack Obama recently described as “the defining challenge of our time.”  → Read More
The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work
Many report how joyless they feel. Their calendars brim with activities, juggling product launches, organizational audits and transatlantic flights with much-needed “vacations” or rugged retreats to find the genome of their soul. For all this activity—however important or rewarding or “fulfilling”—the news I often hear back is: I’m overwhelmed. I’m exhausted. Or simply: I don’t know what gives me joy anymore. Here’s how you can change all of that:  → Read More
Companies Can Get the EDGE with New Gender Certification
When companies have more women in leadership, they make more money. It is nice when the economy rewards the good guys — even when they are women. A new tool called EDGE Certification does just that: it delivers profit for parity. Economic Dividends for Gender Equality — EDGE Certification — is a stamp of approval signaling a corporate culture ripe for a diversity dividend. It lets companies grow their own leaders by fixing the expensive leaky pipeline. Women often fall out of the corporate pipeline at mid-career before ascending to the highest levels. And yet studies show that once women start to populate the highest ranks of a company, that is good for the bottom line.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Changes Everything
Got Talent? It Isn’t Hard to Find
New research demonstrates that companies that consistently promote women to positions of power and leadership over time and across their operations have greater financial success across a variety of measures. Yet most companies haven’t done enough to incorporate women into their business models. Nor have they made great strides in addressing the work-life conflicts that most workers, but especially women, face.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Changes Everything
The New Breadwinners
Women are more likely to work outside the home and their earnings are more important to family well-being than ever before in our nation’s history. This transformation changes everything. At the most profound level, it changes the rules of what it means to be a woman—and what it means to be a man.  → Read More