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2013-06-21 23:02:45

Nina Hale, Inc., a woman-owned search engine marketing and social media agency, is breaking glass ceilings by shattering the "middle-aged white male" Google Glass stereotype. Five Nina Hale, Inc. female team members head out to New York City this weekend to learn how to use Google Glass and do it in style. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Ever since the announcement of Google’s newest innovation, a wearable computer device called Glass, the online community has been...

2012-07-16 13:26:17

Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ℠women-friendly´ work policies. These are the findings of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and Brunel on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average. The research, which reveals female academics´ perceptions of sex equality,...

2012-04-16 10:23:35

Equal pay for an equal day's work remains elusive. WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday, April 17 is Equal Pay Day, a day to mark the fact that women still only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly. A new fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the gender wage gap is a common feature of women's working lives in nearly all of the most common occupations...

2012-02-06 20:34:24

The gap in wages between men and women has decreased sharply over the past 30 years, and a new University of Georgia study reveals that decline was even greater than previously recognized. The research, published in the March edition of the journal Social Science Research, is one of the first to take into account a common bias that the authors argue has skewed previous results: People (especially men) tend to inflate their incomes when surveyed. Conversely, both men and women tend to...

2011-12-16 14:01:42

Are wage differences between men and women decreasing as more women attain managerial positions? A new Swedish report from the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) at Uppsala University and the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) concludes that they are not. Manager gender is tied to neither wages nor, accordingly, wage differences on the labor market. Women held approximately 36 per cent of managerial positions within the Swedish employment market in 2008. That female...

2011-11-28 11:13:00

BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Years of hard work by dozens of notable groups seem to be having a positive effect on the longtime gender disparities that have existed in the IT profession. According to the 2011 Technisource Women in Information Technology Report, gender differences in overall career satisfaction and career progression have equalized over the previous year. However, significant variances still exist in how men and women view compensation equality and the...

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2011-08-15 08:20:00

When it comes to finding a job, who you know is as important as what you know. Work experience generally helps people foster the kinds of personal contacts that can lead someone to new career opportunities, but a study from North Carolina State University shows that this is really only true for men. The study finds that work experience doesn't improve women's chances of finding a job through social contacts. "The study finds that work experience is important, in large part because it helps...

2011-06-14 06:50:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A failure to recognize the changing needs of working fathers could have a negative effect on a business's bottom line and keep women stuck under the glass ceiling, concludes a Father's Day study by Bettermen Solutions founder, Cameron Phillips. The report, entitled "Work Life Balance: A Working Father's Perspective," finds that men are stuck between paradigms. "Men today are expected and indeed want to be more involved with their...

2011-02-24 10:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Viva La Difference!" celebrates the slogan for diversity at Publicis Groupe, one of the world's "big four" advertising conglomerates. But for women employed at Publicis, there may be a "La Difference" but it gives them nothing to celebrate. A gender hierarchy haunts Publicis. The company's diversity program announces explicitly: "...every employee - both male and female - has his or her place..." And at Publicis, a woman's place is second place...

2011-02-17 13:01:53

UC Riverside study finds that Asian Americans are not viewed as ideal leaders. Asian Americans are widely viewed as "model minorities" on the basis of education, income and competence. But they are perceived as less ideal than Caucasian Americans when it comes to attaining leadership roles in U.S. businesses and board rooms, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that "race trumps other salient characteristics, such as...