Central Florida 100 peer into crystal ball for 2017

December 30, 2016

100 of Central Florida’s most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week. Anna V. Eskamani, senior director of public affairs and communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida PREDICTION: A PROGRESSIVE COUNTY COMMISSION. Though […]

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More Than 20 Percent of Women in Miami Live Below the Poverty Line

December 20, 2016

By Tim Elfrink On a surface level, Miami is a prosperous place — new condo towers are forever rising in Edgewater and South Beach, luxury cars are lined up at valet stations, and foreign cash seems drawn to South Florida development like an unscrupulous retiree to a Ponzi scheme. But beneath that sheen lies one […]

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Rep. Helena Moreno Talks Ignite Advocacy Group To Help Women

December 19, 2016

By Carla Pesono Ignite represents the next phase of an awareness effort spearheaded by Rep. Moreno last May called #ItsNoJoke. The social media campaign was a result of a shameful ‘joke’ amendment proposed for a bill to fight human sex trafficking. #ItsNoJoke shared statistics and information about the conditions women face in Louisiana, such as the […]

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New Report Finds Poverty Rate for Florida Women Exceeds National Average

December 15, 2016

  By Renata Sago Rural north Florida counties and parts of south Florida are home to the highest rates of women living in poverty according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The group found that more than twenty-five percent of women live in poverty in Gilchrist, DeSoto, Hamilton, Alachua, and Hardee counties […]

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Florida maintains as ‘dismal’ state for women, more opportunities needed

December 14, 2016

By Beth Reese Cravey Women in Northeast Florida are generally better off than some of their counterparts elsewhere in Florida, particularly in relatively wealthy St. Johns County. But that’s not saying much in a state ranked nationally as the 47th for women, a status that has remained largely unchanged for 10 years. “We are hanging on […]

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Gender pay gap persists even in progressive Washington

September 28, 2016

By Jim Davis This could be an issue in Snohomish County where some of the best-paying jobs are in aerospace, yet women only hold one in four aerospace jobs. This “occupation segregation” is something that women should be aware of when choosing careers, said Julie Anderson, a research associate with the Institute for Women’s Policy […]

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Wyoming Predicted To Be The Last State To Close Gender Wage Gap

June 28, 2016

By Caroline Ballard If trends continue, Wyoming will close its gender wage gap last out of all 50 states – in the year 2159. That’s based on historical wage data from between 1959 and 2013 analyzed by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Julie Anderson, a research associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, […]

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A Reminder of Gender Pay Inequity’s Toll on Seniors

April 11, 2016

This year, April 12 marks another historic milestone, but hardly one to celebrate. It’s Equal Pay Day, marking the day when the average woman’s income—in addition to her 2015 wages—finally matches the amount the average man earned by the close of 2015.

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