Economic Security

Opportunity or Setback? High Potential Men & Women During Economic Crisis

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?

URL: 
http://www.catalyst.org/file/305/opportunity_or_setback_final_081209.pdf

The Ms. Foundation Questions the Meaning of Economic Recovery

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:


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Women and the Green Economy

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.

URL: 
http://www.wowonline.org/documents/Women_and_the_Green_Economy2009FINAL.pdf

Race, Gender and the Recession: Job Creation

This report focuses on the impact of the recession on the employment and economic well-being of women and communities of color.

URL: 
http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/reports/Race_Gender_and_the_Recession_Job_Creation

A Women's Agenda for Job Creation

Many unemployed workers are women whose different needs in finding work are being ignored.

URL: 
http://www.wowonline.org/documents/Womensjobsagenda_december2009.pdf

Creating Opportunity for Low-Income Women in the Green Economy

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.

URL: 
http://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/sites/wfnet.org/files/WESC/WESCGreenEconFINAL.pdf

Wealth Creation and a Stronger Economy Through Robust Safety Nets

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,


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