2016 Status Report: Women’s Business Ownership and the Vermont Economy

This is the third in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status. This report focuses specifically on business ownership by women and its potential to bolster and invigorate Vermont’s economy. Like the majority of national and regional reports on businesses, this …

Economic Policy Institute: “Women’s work” and the gender pay gap

Source: Economic Policy Institute How discrimination, societal norms, and other forces affect women’s occupational choices—and their pay Summary What this report finds: Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men—despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made …

2016 Status Report: Where VT Women Work…and Why It Matters

This is the second in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status.  This report focuses specifically on occupational segregation, its impact on women’s wages, and the way in which it compromises Vermont’s ability to make the most of home-grown talent. Much of the data …

AAUW Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

“Women are not new to leadership; think of Cleopatra or Queen Elizabeth. Think of the women who led the civil rights and education reform movements. But women are still outnumbered by men in the most prestigious positions, from Capitol Hill to the board room. Barriers and Bias: The Status of …

The Work That Makes Work Possible

  “The labor of caregivers—often invisible and undervalued—is crucial for economic growth and gender equality.” “Whether it’s childcare, elder care, or self-care, caregiving plays a central role in keeping America’s economy going. As baby boomers continue to age and Millennials continue to become parents, America’s care needs are only increasing. …

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops

“A new study from researchers at Cornell University found that the difference between the occupations and industries in which men and women work has recently become the single largest cause of the gender pay gap, accounting for more than half of it. In fact, another study shows, when women enter …