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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 16:46

Congratulations to WFRN member Ann Bookman on this innovative program. 

"Of 52 workshop attendees interviewed as part of a new study by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston, nearly half either negotiated a pay raise at their current job or a starting salary at a new job that bumped them up to or above the market rate.  In short: They achieved pay equity, which is precisely the goal of the workshops."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:27
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:10

So you could think that closing the gender pay gap is perhaps, finally, on the horizon. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:07

In our research, which was published in the journal Human Relations

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 05:57

Helen Norman and Laura Watt discuss the gender imbalance in housework and what might be done to redress this.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:19

"For any woman, healthy or not, every day is a battle to be the best they can be at work, as bias against female traits in the workplace can lead to unfair wage gaps and minimal opportunities for leadership positions. But for women like me, living and working with a disease that makes us act and feel all the things society tells us we shouldn't -- emotional, weak, and in many cases, physically absent -- the stakes are much higher."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 19:05

Since elementary school, children are taught how to respond to emergencies like earthquakes and fires. The primary goal of these drills is to help create an easy to remember yet life-saving physical responses in case of a dire situation.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:17

Dr. Heejung Chung is a labor market and welfare state researcher and reader in sociology and social policy at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom. Her research interest lies in examining different labor market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, with a primary focus on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job and employment insecurity. 1 Million for Work Flexibility interviews Heejung in our "Take 5" series. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:42

The goals of the Universal Design for Learning are to reduce inherent barriers in instruction, provide appropriate support to all students, and maintain high achievement expectations from them.