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Women have made significant progress in the work force and private sector, but the glass ceiling is still firmly in place, particularly at senior levels of decision-making and management. Businesses are now recognizing the importance of diversity and including a wider range of talents and perspectives at all levels of management and they are offering networking, mentoring and other services to improve recruitment and retention of women and people of color. Although women represent a significant number of small business owners, women-run businesses capture only a small percentage of capital investments and government contracts. re:gender's network is working to close these gaps by focusing attention on equal opportunity, educational parity, career options, promotions, networking and work/life balance as well as other critical issues. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study

SeeShift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study

 

Shift work may raise a woman's risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night shifts may boost the odds for miscarriage, a new study suggests.

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Shift work may raise a woman's risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night shifts may boost the odds for miscarriage, a new study suggests.

The findings support the notion that "for those women seeking pregnancy, a healthy, regular routine is paramount," said Dr. Jill Rabin, chief of ambulatory care, obstetrics and gynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Job Growth Remains Steady for Both Women and Men

SeeJob Growth Remains Steady for Both Women and Men

From: Institute for Women's Policy Research

Author: Institute for Women's Policy Research

Date Published: July 2013

 

According to the IWPR analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for both women and men continued to improve in June compared to the previous month. Of the 195,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 113,000 jobs (58 percent) while men gained 82,000 jobs (42 percent).

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 According to the IWPR analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for both women and men continued to improve in June compared to the previous month. Of the 195,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 113,000 jobs (58 percent) while men gained 82,000 jobs (42 percent).

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Job Growth Remains Steady for Both Women and Men

According to the IWPR analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for both women and men continued to improve in June compared to the previous month. Of the 195,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 113,000 jobs (58 percent) while men gained 82,000 jobs (42 percent).

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http://www.iwpr.org/publications/job-growth-remains-steady-for-both-women-and-men/

Beware Those Who Blame Gender Pay Gap On Women's Choices

See:  Beware Those Who Blame Gender Pay Gap On Women's Choices

FromCenter for Gender Studies at Radford University

Author: Hilary Lips

Date Published: April 12, 2011

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It would be wonderful to be able to report that the gender pay gap is disappearing. The data does not support this conclusion, though.

Beware Those Who Blame Gender Pay Gap On Women's Choices

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2011/04/12/beware-those-who-blame-womens-choices-for-gender-pay-gap/
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Claudine Williams: A Life in Gaming

See: Claudine Williams: A Life in Gaming

From: Women's Research Institute of Nevada

Author: Joanne Goodwin

Date Published: 2013

 

One of the principles Williams lives by is “to give back to the community in which you have prospered.” Numerous organizations and Las Vegas institutions have benefited from her generosity, among them the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She made a commitment to help advance education in the Las Vegas valley and was among a small group of residents who started the UNLV Foundation.

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One of the principles Williams lives by is “to give back to the community in which you have prospered.” Numerous organizations and Las Vegas institutions have benefited from her generosity, among them the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She made a commitment to help advance education in the Las Vegas valley and was among a small group of residents who started the UNLV Foundation.

Claudine Williams: A Life in Gaming

One of the principles Williams lives by is “to give back to the community in which you have prospered.” Numerous organizations and Las Vegas institutions have benefited from her generosity, among them the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She made a commitment to help advance education in the Las Vegas valley and was among a small group of residents who started the UNLV Foundation.

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http://wrinunlv.org/research/our-history-profiles-of-nevada-women/claudine-williams/

Married Professional Women’s Career Exit: Integrating Identity and Social Networks

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the idea of “opting out” for married professional women by presenting a conceptual investigation into the impact that a woman's identity and social networks have in shaping her decisions surrounding career exit. A model is developed and intended to help researchers in this area move beyond existing frameworks when attempting to explain and predict women's career exit.

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http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1754-2413&volume=26&issue=1&articleid=1906866&show=abstract

Are Women More Focused on Building Rather than Breaking?

Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily increased. According to Goldin et al. (2006), women are the majority of U.S. college students overall and they receive the bulk of bachelor’s degrees. This trend isn’t limited to the U.S. – in fact, it’s prevalent in most rich countries.


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