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Equal Opportunities Articles

You work hard at your job, but do you have the same opportunities as your male coworkers? Find out which companies value (and some that don't) equal opportunities and learn how to push for equal treatment so we can crash through that glass ceiling.
Insight & Commentary
What a Non-Compete Agreement Can Do to Your Career—What to Know Before You Sign
How this common employment stipulation can red-line you right out of a job
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Insight & Commentary
'The Gender Pay Gap Doesn't Exist' and Other Myths
Naysayers will tell you men and women are paid equally, but research consistently tells us otherwise
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Working Women
Meet Equal Pay Pioneer Esther Peterson
The educator, labor organizer, and women’s rights advocate who drafted the Equal Pay Act of 1963
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Insight & Commentary
What Role Does Job Choice Play in the Gender Pay Gap?
“Occupational sorting” is often used to explain away unequal pay, but historically, it’s been society, not women, that's dictated career paths
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Data & Research
Self-Employed Women Face Unknown Gender Pay Gap
When you strike out on your own, you might not know men are being paid more than you. Our suggestion? Start talking
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Working Women
Meet Equal Pay Pioneer Sue Cowan Williams
Years before the civil rights movement, this Arkansas teacher fought for equal pay in Little Rock schools, despite the personal cost
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Data & Research
What the Gender Pay Gap Means for Asian-American Women
Although the gender pay gap is smallest for Asian-American and Pacific Islander women, cultural factors still impact how they advance in their careers
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Data & Research
Understanding What the Gender Pay Gap Really Means
How the 80 cents pay discrepancy is more complicated than we thought
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News
Pink Tax Break, Katie Bouman's Black Hole Algorithm, Nubian Queen
April 15: Badass women and the news that affects them
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Insight & Commentary
7 Indirect Ways to Close the Gender Pay Gap
It starts before you’re even hired, and it’s almost always uncomfortable
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Insight & Commentary
Companies: What Does and Doesn't Help Close the Gender Pay Gap
Do business better by nixing some practices and championing others
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How To
Companies: These Best Practices Will Help You Bridge the Gender Pay Gap
What others are doing and what you could do better
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Guide
Wage or Pay Discrimination: Your Rights, What You Should Know & What to Do Next
It’s illegal in the United States, but it still happens. A lot.
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News
What Recent Research on Sexism in the Economics Field Doesn’t Say
How context would shape the American Economic Association’s recent report on harassment and gender discrimination in the male-dominated field
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Insight & Commentary
5 Female ‘Instapoets’ to Follow on #WorldPoetryDay
In an industry traditionally dominated by men, these women are making their own rules.
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