Archive for Women

What Women Earned in 2017

This Census Bureau graphic presents median income  for various occupations. Compare the Institute for Women’s Policy Research presentation that also includes income levels for men; the gender pay gap, unfortunately, is still all too real.

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African American Women Writers During the Civil War Era

From autobiographies to speeches to novels, this Library of Congress site features full text writings by a number of African American women. Various editions of the same work, where available, are included as well as photographs/drawings of the authors in question. A unique and valuable site.

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Obituaries of Women Who Should Have Been in “The New York Times”

The number of incredible women who are not in The New York Times is staggering; it has been the preserve of dead white men for decades. To slightly correct this imbalance, fifteen obits have been initially crafted by the writers of this newspaper. Figures range from the intrepid reporter Ida B. Wells to the novelist Charlotte Bronte. This new obituary section is labeled Overlooked, and it will be updated with many more additions over time.

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International Women’s Day: Some Sites

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Women in the Labor Force: 2015 Databook

This report is replete with statistical and graphical information on the current status of women in the workplace. From educational attainment to job status, this valuable, updated tool provides a plethora of data. Here are World Bank figures on labor force participation by women throughout the world.

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Facts and Figures for Women’s History Month

Data and their sources as published via the Census Bureau. Also consult the 2014 edition of Women in the Labor Force.

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Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Fortune 1000 Companies

If the proportion of women in Congress is pitifully low, then the absence of women CEOs is pathetic. According to Catalyst, women hold only a little over 5% of CEO positions. The list is arranged by the size of the company with a link to company-supplied biographies. These readings can inform the conversation: Women CEOs: Why So Few (HBR); Lack of female CEOs: Not just problem for women (CNN);Why Most Women Will Never Become CEO (Forbes); Advancing Women in Business Leadership (George Washington University); Women on Boards (Lord Davies Commission, UK); and The Glass Precipice (The Economist).

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