Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Re:Gender’s work on behalf of women and girls is based on the principle that equality must take into account diversity and inclusion to bring about a society that is more just for all. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, social class, sexual orientation, age, ability and political perspective. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information. For a review of Regender's Diversity & Inclusion Program click here

Higher Minimum Wage to Combat Gap?

- By Gail Cooper and Isabel Jenkins -

Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay discrimination in the US. Fast-forward to 2014, women of all backgrounds still make less a week than men, finds a study by American Association of University Women. Both Latinas and African American women make 11 percent less their male counterparts, while the gap for White women (22 percent) and Asian women (21) was slightly higher. Although many factors contribute, the root of the wage gap may lie in the way American society views gender, families and industry.


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Extreme Make-Over: Corporate Board Edition

By Rosa Cho, Writer & Researcher                                                                              


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Everything You Need to Know about the Equal Pay Act

Known for feisty quotes and progressive politics well ahead of her time, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) initiated a bill to commemorate the day the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote, became law. The U.S. Congress declared August 26th Women’s Equality Day in 1971.

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Together, Women’s Equality Day and the Equal Pay Act signaled an important step forward in the nation’s commitment to women exercising their right to participate meaningfully in civil and political affairs and become thriving citizens in socioeconomic spheres.

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Being a good mom: Talking the talk

In the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death, The Talk was a buzzphrase in many mouths.  The Talk – the cautions, warnings, do’s and don’ts many parents of African American boys give them as they stretch forward out of childhood into manhood.  The Talk is part of the being-a-good-mom checklist, if you’re the mother of an African American boy. It is being responsible, proactive, aware.

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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/

Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners

See: Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners

FromCenter for Gender in Organizations at Simmons School of Management

Date Published: March 2013

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Over the past decade, U.S. women have increasingly taken up the “breadwinner” role in their homes. This shift hasbeen well documented across different groups of women.Today close to 40% of women with children, includingsingle working mothers, are either the sole breadwinner orbring home as much or more than their workingspouse/partner.

Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners

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http://www.simmons.edu/som/docs/insights_36.pdf
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