Forty years ago, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made it illegal for employers to deny a woman a job, a promotion or higher pay because she is pregnant. But a new investigation found cases when workplace conditions put pregnant women at…
Ellen Pao’s new book, “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” chronicles her career in Silicon Valley and gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao recently spoke with PBS NewsHour economics correspondent…
By Paul Solman
It’s important for older women seeking employment to understand the particular challenges they face in the labor market.
By Teresa Ghilarducci
Do women face a tougher time finding a job than men as we age? According to economists, women 35 and up are far less likely to be considered for certain jobs than younger women or men of the same age.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
A jury of six men and six women found gender was not a factor in the firing of former junior partner Ellen Pao at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The case drew attention to sexism and gender…
A discrimination lawsuit in California involving a former employee at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm signals another instance of that industry being critiqued for its treatment of women. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicole Sanchez of Vaya Consulting and Nellie…
By David Dishneau, Associated Press
Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.
Could increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards have a trickle-down effect on the workforce? That's not the case when quotas, and later sanctions, are used to force businesses to invite more women to the boardroom.
By Sallie Krawcheck
Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck calls diversification "the one free appetizer in investing." That applies not only to the stock composition of a portfolio, but to the gender makeup of a company. Bringing more women into the room, she says,…
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