Blog Post List
August 25, 2011
What constitutes a “War on Women?” Is it the daily headlines about attacks on reproductive rights? Or is it more than that? Working at a women’s rights organization, especially one that works on many issues, I can tell you right now that the “War on Women” has many fronts. Some are in the headlines, and some are a bit under the radar. This post is dedicated to what is happening on the education front – the good, the bad and the ugly. The Good: Wish I had something to put here. Until I do, here is a smiley face :) Enjoy! At least we can always look to the advancements women have made in...
August 3, 2011
While everyone is talking about the historic win we received with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accepting the full recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), making contraceptives available without co-pays, we shouldn’t forget the other great victories for women’s health that came with today’s decision. An equally important victory came from a little paragraph that said every breastfeeding mama or future breastfeeding mama would appreciate. Comprehensive lactation support and counseling and costs of renting breastfeeding equipment. A trained provider should...
April 27, 2009
Tomorrow, Equal Pay Day, marks the day in 2009 when the average woman’s wages will finally catch up with those paid to the average man in 2008. The day serves as an important reminder of the persistent wage gap and the urgent need to take action to ensure that women can receive equal pay for equal work.
October 30, 2008
This morning, The New York Times ran an article that highlights the challenges women face in the individual health insurance market. In the article, the Times shared some findings from a
September 26, 2008
WORK$MART: Pay Negotiation for Women (Two-Part Series) Did you know that men are four times more likely to initiate salary negotiations than women? And that a worker stands to lose more than $500,000 by age 60 if she fails to negotiate her first salary?
September 9, 2008
How many of you have put away money for your child's college fund – but have put off saving for retirement? Maybe you are contemplating going back to work and wondering how you can make up for the time you spent out of the workforce in your retirement savings.