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January 24, 2017

Reproductive Freedom and Economic Equality: Our Fight in 2017

Reproductive health issues cannot be swept under the rug if our state hopes to close the gender wage gap for real and achieve economic equality.  Regardless of the national climate, Massachusetts has a responsibility to serve as a leader on these issues. I’m optimistic that we can do that and more.

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January 10, 2017

TIME: Pay Women More If You Want a Stronger Economy

The fact that women earn just 80 percent of what men earn is a complex problem, but one worth solving.

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January 5, 2017

The Boston Globe: Even in liberal Boston, there’s a gender wage gap

Working women in Greater Boston make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men — a gender wage gap that echoes the national average — according to a report released Thursday by the Boston Women’s Workforce Council.

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January 3, 2017

Bringing in the New Year with a Month of Women's Leadership

From mentoring other women to teaching young girls about important women of history or negotiating for a new position, see the complete list of suggestions here.

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December 16, 2016

Fast Company: These Blind Spots Prevent Gender Equality in the Workplace

A new survey reveals a crucial gap in men's and women's perceptions of gender equality in their own workplaces.

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December 14, 2016

Gender and the Lack of Financial Education: A Detriment to Economic Equality

Assuming women achieve pay parity sometime before the century turns, a tricky assumption in and of itself, a complementary issue remains – are women financially savvy enough to navigate safely through the economic and financial challenges that surround our lives?

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December 7, 2016

Boston Business Journal - Report: The pay gap between men and women in the Bay State is shrinking

A report released Tuesday suggests that more than a year and a half before a newly signed gender pay equity law even takes effect in the Bay State, there’s been significant improvement over the past year in closing the gap between what woman and men in the same jobs make.

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December 6, 2016

Fast Company: Slicing and Dicing the Gender Wage Gap in 2016

The gender wage gap has budged only slightly since 2015. PayScale's report takes a deep dive on why pay inequity stubbornly persists.

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