Category Archives: Gender Equity

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

The World Surf League Will Award the Same Prizes to Women and Men

Lakey Peterson

U.S. surfer Lakey Peterson is carried up the beach after claiming victory in a World Surf League event in Australia in March. The league says it will start paying the same prize money to men and women. Jason Childs/Getty Images hide caption   In 2019, all male and female athletes will receive equal prize money […]

September was a busy month for Women’s Workforce Federation (WOWFED).

On September 14, 2018, WOWFED teamed up with She Stories and Her Space to listen to the stories of women who had successfully negotiated for higher pay or better working conditions.  The She Stories event encouraging women to negotiate for themselves in the workplace was empowering and unifying. The event featured the lovely, humble, and […]

DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Sexual harassment in housing is a violation of civil rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces launching a public awareness campaign focused on victim outreach and awareness concerning the existence of sexual harassment in housing. The collaboration between HUD and the DOJ […]

DOL WANTO Grant Expands Opportunities for Women

Female Worker standing in framed building holding floor plans

The U.S. Department of Labor announces The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant. The grant provides funding to recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The goal is to encourage women to pursue male-dominated careers like manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction. WANTO is designed to help women enter apprenticeship programs and […]