Dallas women may have to wait till 2049 to get paid as much as men

March 8, 2018

By Jill Cowan Women in Collin and Denton counties earn more than their counterparts in Dallas County, but they’re facing bigger gaps in pay compared to men, a new report says. The report, released Thursday by the Dallas Women’s Foundation along with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, also found that in Texas, women may have to wait until 2049 […]

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Study by Local Foundation Says Equal Pay for Texas Women Could Take Until 2049

March 8, 2018

By Larry Collins Thursday is International Women’s Day; a day focusing on the contributions women have made to society and the struggle for equality. In an effort to raise awareness and inspire change, the Dallas Women’s Foundation will release a study that discusses the pay gap between men and women in North Texas. The study finds […]

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Four things Massachusetts employers should do for working parents

March 8, 2018

By Addie Swartz The Institute for Women’s Policy Research gave our state a C- for work and family issues, which ranks us 24th nationally. That rating reflects access to paid leave to care for a child or family member, the gender gap in numbers of women and men with kids under 6 and jobs, and child-care concerns […]

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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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