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New Research Shows 25 Percent Pay Gap for Women Doctors

January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

New data from the largest analysis to date on physician salaries shows that over the course of a career, female physicians make an average $2 million less than their male counterparts, a 25 percent pay gap. This survey of more than eighty thousand physicians, reported by Azeen Ghorayshi of the … Read more

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The Impact of Gender Stereotypes in Computer Science and Engineering

January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

I remember when my high school guidance counselor advised me not to enroll in advanced science and math courses. He told me that girls were just not good at math and science and these courses would be a waste of my time. I kid you not, this really happened. And … Read more

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Sexual Harassment in the Los Angeles Fire Department

January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

It has been about twenty years since the Los Angeles Fire Department upgraded their fire stations to add women’s locker rooms and restrooms. These changes were intended to reflect a commitment to create an inclusive environment for women to join the LAFD, where they could realize their dreams and add … Read more

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Why Paid Family Leave Is Good for Fathers Too

January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

The issue of paid family leave has recently resurfaced as a topic of debate in the United States because we are the only wealthy Western country that does not provide it. I have written in previous posts about the possible reasons why it has not been made available in the … Read more

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Midcareer Women Face Postpandemic Ageism

December 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ageism in employment has been well-documented, especially for women. In a previous post, I wrote about the difficulties that women over fifty often face in getting hired or retaining employment. A new study conducted by AARP on midcareer women, reported by Sara Luterman for the 19th, found that women aged … Read more

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New Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

December 20, 2021 | 1 Comment

I want to bring to your attention some new cracks in the glass ceiling. Let’s celebrate some good news today. Nathalie Stutzmann Javier C. Hernández, writing for the New York Times, notes, “The 25 largest orchestras in the United States have something in common: Not one is led by a … Read more

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Reducing Gender Bias in Performance Evaluations

December 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new study from Yale researchers, led by Tristan L. Botelho, found clear evidence of gender bias in restaurant reviews. The researchers used a huge database of 1.6 million Yelp reviews of restaurants that mentioned a server for more than fifty thousand restaurants in eleven urban areas from 2004 to … Read more

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Where Are All the Service Workers?

December 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

A confusing set of dynamics is happening in the US workforce these days. Perhaps you have noticed, as I have, that almost every sector has staffing shortages: restaurants, hotels, airports, retail stores, childcare providers, and healthcare for starters. At the same time, the national monthly jobs report shows high rates … Read more

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Women Are Better Investors

November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

New research conducted by Fidelity over a ten-year period found that its female customers earned an average of 0.4 percentage points more annually than their male counterparts. Ron Lieber, writing for the New York Times, reports that this difference can be seen as small but “can add up to tens … Read more

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New Research: The Impact of Everyday Sexism

November 22, 2021 | 1 Comment

New research conducted and published by Jessica Nordell and Yaryna Serkez measures the impact of the less visible forms of bias that women experience in the workplace “day after day, week after week.” While many studies have been done on individual dimensions of gender bias, such on women being interrupted … Read more

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