Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Submitted by kpeterson on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 10:20am
Are companies and firms that pay a premium to recruit up-and-coming talent effectively leveraging their investment in the leadership pipeline? And what impact has the economic downturn had on the careers of these cream-of-the-crop future leaders?
As part of its ongoing work on economic justice, the Ms. Foundation has recently posted two interesting pieces on our nation’s economic recovery. They share our concern here at NCRW that the efforts currently underway will not lead to an economic recovery for all:
The high unemployment of unmarried women, and particularly the 1.3 million unemployed female heads of household who are primary breadwinners for their families, is devastating to their financial circumstances and standard of living.
Submitted by kpeterson on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 10:50am
Women, still facing pay inequity, have long looked to nontraditional sectors to steady economic imbalance. Through the creation of new jobs the playing field can be leveled with renewed opportunity to provide jobs with equal access and pay for women.
Submitted by kpeterson on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 9:39pm
If women are to gain a significant foothold in the green sector, federal funding will need to prioritize programs that both train women for these positions and help them make the challenging transition into male-dominated occupations.
Head on over to AlterNet to see our latest op-ed by NCRW Director of Research and Programs, Shyama Venkateswar. In "Women of Color Slammed by Economic Crisis--We Must Strengthen Basic Safety Nets," Shyama argues that we must build our economy from the bottom up by strenthening basic safety nets. She says,