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Equal Pay Day Articles

Equal Pay Day is April 2, 2019. That's how far into the new year a woman must work in order to earn as much as a man earned in 2018. For most women of color, the day is much later in the year. Follow us in the month of April as we explore the gender pay gap and women's salary satisfaction.
News
Spotify, Levi Strauss, L'Oreal, and Others Back Pregnancy Bill
May 20: Badass women and the news that affects them
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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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Data & Research
These Companies Rank Highly for Partial Pay Transparency
Although they don't disclose pay completely, employees said these companies are more open about it than others
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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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Female-Friendly Companies
Which Companies Have Full Pay Transparency?
There aren’t many, but research has shown that those that do share salaries are helping to close the gender pay gap
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Working Women
6 Badass Ways Women Have Asked for a Raise
The relatability of Michelle Obama and Meryl Streep just increased by about 1,000 percent
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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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Data & Research
The Size of the Gender Pay Gap Varies Across Industries
But a smaller gap doesn’t always mean progress
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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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Working Women
Meet Equal Pay Pioneer Emma Tenayuca
While fighting for better pay, she sparked a civil rights movement and championed a minimum-wage law
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Insight & Commentary
How Ending the Motherhood Penalty Benefits All
Working moms make less than men and women without children. It’s time for that to stop
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News
Target Ups Minimum Wage, Slovakia’s First Woman President (A Single Mom!), Disney Lawsuit
April 8: Badass women and the news that affects them
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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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Insight & Commentary
The Fat-Shaming on ‘Shrill’? It's Legal—Technically
And it’s costing women in the workplace both their mental health and part of their paychecks
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Insight & Commentary
Vocation Fry: 10 Ways to Spend the Money You're Not Making
The gender pay gap costs you about $800,000 over the course of your career simply because you’re a woman. Oh, when will this cruel war be over?
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