Breanna Cronin

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It’s going to take more than 200 years to close the workplace equality gap. Here’s why it’s getting worse.

It may take women around the world more than two centuries to achieve workplace equality, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>Since 2006, the organization has tried to figure out whether the world is becoming more or less equal for women. This year, for the first time, it says …

World Economic Forum

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Medicine

Perception of gender gap highest in Singapore compared with Indonesia and Malaysia

SINGAPORE - More female executives in Singapore perceive there to be significant gender diversity gaps amongst the senior leadership in their …

Iranian Women Still Denied Fundamental Rights

There is a large disparity when comparing women's rights in Iran and in the West: Iranian women are still denied their basic fundamental rights. Iranian women are treated as second-class citizens, but authorities choose to ignore that women cannot enter stadiums and that there are gender barriers …

Women Do Ask for Raises—They Just Don't Receive Them, Study Says

A new study on the gender wage gap disputes the theory that women are often paid less than men because they never ask for raises.<p>Researchers have long argued that one of the reasons men make more money in the workplace is that women hesitate to negotiate their pay. However, a new study published …

Why women earn less: Just two factors explain post-PhD pay gap

Study of 1,200 US graduates suggests family and choice of doctoral field dents women's earnings.<p>Women earn nearly one-third less than men within a …

Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines

Female college students are 1.5 times as likely as their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after …

Why We’re Still So Far Behind On Gender Equality At Work

A new study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org reveals that corporate diversity initiatives aren’t doing much to change the ratio.<p>Sheryl Sandberg is not happy. Facebook’s COO and author of <i>Lean In</i> (and founder of the organization that goes by the same name) says corporate America is not on a path to gender …

The Gender Pay Gap Widens The Higher Women Climb

PayScale’s survey of 1.4 million women reveals that men in executive positions earn as much as 6.1% more than women in the same roles.<p>We’ve seen that simply having more women in leadership roles doesn’t necessarily move the needle on the wage gap. That’s complicated by the fact that women are …

Women in physics face big hurdles — still

Persistent biases continue to affect the numbers of female physicists.<p>There are more women in the sciences than ever before. They hold leading …

Finally, More Women Are Asking for Raises. But There’s a Catch.

They find they pay a price for getting what they want<p>Women don’t get raises, the conventional wisdom goes, because they simply don’t ask.<p>A new study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. casts doubt on that assumption. Women are in fact negotiating for raises and promotions just as much as …

Gender

What’s Really Behind Why Women Earn Less Than Men?

Once it was because they weren’t as well educated. What’s holding them back now?<p>Though headway has been made in bringing women’s wages more in line with men’s in the past several decades, that convergence seems to have stalled in more recent years. To help determine why, Francine D. Blau and …

Gender

Equal Pay For Equal Work: The Gender Wage Gap By The Numbers

On Tuesday, President Obama announced the dedication of a national monument to women’s equality at the onetime headquarters of the National Women’s Party in Washington, D.C.<p>Standing in the historic home, where famed suffragists Alva Belmont and Alice Paul led the early 20th century women’s rights …

Gender

Silicon Valley's gender problem extends beyond pay gap

Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, earned infamy for his declaration that women should not bother to ask for raises. Instead, he suggested in October 2014, they should have faith that the system will reward them appropriately. Refraining from asking for a raise, he added, is actually “good …

Silicon Valley

Gender gap remains wide in STEM

<b>New Delhi:</b> Gender inequality in science has been a matter of concern for years, but progress toward closing the awning gap continues to be tardy, …