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Leveraging the Power of Black Women Article
Two women embrace former President Barack Obama at the University of North Carolina, November 2, 2016. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Leveraging the Power of Black Women

Recognizing and reconciling individual biases, as well as conducting meaningful conversations about empowering black women and leveraging that power, will ensure that the United States is fairer and more prosperous for all.

Jocelyn Frye, Michele L. Jawando

Global Progress on Equal Pay and Paid Leave Interactive

Global Progress on Equal Pay and Paid Leave

Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.

Kaitlin Holmes, Danielle Corley

International Approaches to Closing the Gender Wage Gap Report

International Approaches to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

While achieving progress on national work-life and anti-discrimination policies has been all but politically impossible in the United States in the past few decades, industrialized and developing countries alike are comprehensively addressing both facets of the gender wage gap.

Kaitlin Holmes, Danielle Corley

The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy Article
A woman participates in a rally and march as part of International Women's Strike NYC, a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. (AP/Kathy Willens)

The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy

The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.

Kate Bahn

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Equal Pay Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Equal Pay

Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.

Kaitlin Holmes, Jocelyn Frye, Sarah Jane Glynn, 1 More Jessica Quinter

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters Article
A Georgia Department of Labor services specialist helps a woman with a job search at an unemployment office in Atlanta on March 3, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

Gabrielle Bozarth, Naomi Kellogg

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay Report
A woman looks at listings on a bulletin board in Westminster, California, on September 8, 2011. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

Jocelyn Frye

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap Fact Sheet
Alana Sutton works on an engine at a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on November 20, 2014. The company is targeting women to help fill manufacturing jobs. (AP/Carrie Antlfinger)

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.

Kaitlin Holmes, Danielle Corley

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