Tag: Gender Equality

About Gender Equal Pay

What is the Gender Pay Gap? The gender pay gap is the difference between what men and women are typically paid. Research shows that across demographics and workplaces women are consistently paid less than men in the United States and around the world. The causes of the gender pay gap are complex since gender norms affect how we choose and value work. Men, for…

The Two Faces That Mean Business, a Forbes Feature.

A complete irony that just as the words ‘women power’ are mentioned in the room, the power goes off. It’s a cold winter’s day in Johannesburg and the Greenside suburb that we are in for this interview is encountering unscheduled load-shedding. The word power was in describing Phuti Mahanyele’s and Stacey Brewer’s ascent to corporate celebrity. It was only when…

A Step Towards Gender Equality – University of Oxford Admits More Women Than Men

As the University of Oxford offered more undergraduate places to British women than men for the first time last year, in its more than 1,000-year history, the world takes a step in the right direction towards gender equality.  Of the total figure, female sixth-formers also outnumbered their male peers, according to data published by UCAS, the university and college admissions body.…

Harvard Findings: Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace.

Women have made great strides in the workplace, but inequality persists. The issue of equal pay is still a hot-button topic. The US Census Bureau reports that women earn 80 percent of what men are paid. Such inequality is hardly unique to the United States, however. In the following Q&A, Mary Brinton—sociology professor at Harvard University—answered a few questions about how the…