Spurred to Action and Career
– Meeting at the Supreme Court, old friends Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem, both in their early 80s, discuss expectations and choices for women in the 50’s, what led them to become leaders of the women’ rights movement and their careers. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem on the Unending Fight for Women’s Rights, New York Times, November 15, 2015.
– As a part of the pledge to be the first city to achieve pay parity by Boston’s former mayor, Thomas Menino, Boston offers free classes to women on salary negotiation. In “It pays to Negotiate” Danielle Paquette of The Washington Post, reports that the wage gap is still 83 cents to the dollar in the city. Bias and discrimination creep into the classroom and the office place, and need to be brought into the light with negotiation, clear policy and expectations of fairness. It pays to Negotiate, The Washington Post, November 15, 2015.