News from the Pay Equity Front

Some recent headlines showed progress on pay equity in the workplace. In September, the Census Bureau found the wage gap between men and women narrowed significantly, with women earning approximately 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. That number increased almost a full percentage point since 2015. However, while women are earning more, the increase is also attributed to stagnant wage growth among men. Continue reading

Women CEOs: Good for Returns

Add this to the ever-growing pile of research that female executives are good for business: a study found that companies with women executives outperformed the benchmark index. Further, these companies had 25% annualized returns over time, compared with 11% for the World MSCI Index. Continue reading

Building the Talent Pipeline

A recent article outlines ideas for keeping more women in the talent pipeline in order to have more women in the C-suite. Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, offers substantive suggestions for women through various stages in their careers: launching, mid-career, and the transition to executive level.

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Women May Be Key to Increased US Growth

President Trump has promised to increase US economic growth to over 3%, up from 2%, where it has hovered for the past decade. However, with lower labor force participation and sluggish productivity, how can he make this happen? One possibility: increase women in the workforce. Continue reading

Women and Men Declining in the Workforce

A recent article in Bloomberg sounded the familiar alarm: “Modern Motherhood has Economists Worried.” Bloomberg looked at data from 1970-2000 among those aged 25-54, showing women’s increase in the working population, while showing men’s moderate decline. Quoting a Janet Yellen speech at Brown University, the writer goes on to state: Continue reading