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The New Budget Cuts Out Women

February 16, 2011

Mythological Minorities? Animals, Aliens, and Talking Cars Have More Representation than Women and M

February 8, 2011

Batgirl and Other Fair Pay Heroes

Batgirl and Other Fair Pay Heroes

| November 30, 2010

While the Senate recently bungled its chance to advance paycheck fairness, gender pay equality has impressive champions ready to join the battle again, as AAUW's executive director Linda D. Hallman explains. More »

Women’s Media Center Statement on Paycheck Fairness Act’s Failure in Senate

November 17, 2010

Power Play: Reversing the Recession’s Toll on Women

| October 12, 2010

Influential advocates met last week in New York to address the economic security of women and their families. Journalist Catherine Epstein reports on their deliberations—and the people they hope will join the conversation. More »

Women and Wealth—Taking the Pulse

Women and Wealth—Taking the Pulse

| August 13, 2010

Three recent reports offer contradictory messages about women and finance. Taken together, they suggest that women’s greater financial awareness following the recent recession will take them only part way to greater solvency. More »

Breaching the Concrete Ceiling

Breaching the Concrete Ceiling

| August 9, 2010

As the U.S. economy shows faint signs of recovery, innovative and diverse leadership is essential. At a recent Leadership Summit in New York City, The National Council for Research on Women identified ways of advancing and retaining women of color in positions of responsibility in the business sector. More »

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

| May 6, 2010

While the media focus on “Work-Family Dilemmas of the Rich and Famous,” the average employed mother has few resources and fewer choices, says the author of a new book, “The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation.” More »

The Tea Party Movement - Taking the Pulse

The Tea Party Movement - Taking the Pulse

| April 26, 2010

So far this election year, the angry grass-roots organizing energy is strongest on the right, but the Tea Partiers are hard to pigeonhole says veteran D.C. journalist and frequent WMC reporter Peggy Simpson. More »

The Paycheck Fairness Act: Now an Economic Imperative

The Paycheck Fairness Act: Now an Economic Imperative

| April 20, 2010

On this Equal Pay Day, the author, executive director of the national education equity organization AAUW, argues that the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession depends on fair pay for women. More »