Category Human Capital

16
Feb

Girls and Money Education — The Why and How

Why teach girls about money? The answers to that simple question are numerous, but here are a few: End the gender wage gap Promote economic empowerment Ensure a safe retirement Create opportunities throughout life When girls learn about money, they can learn critical life skills like salary research and negotiation, and the need to maximize …

18
Jan

BIG News From Financial Nutrition!

Financial Nutrition is launching a nonprofit division, to help provide girls’ and women’s financial education curriculum and workshops for needy schools and organizations. We are so excited to be able to support financial learning in girls and women all over the country, and all over the world. To begin, we are offering girls’ financial education …

16
Nov

Family and the Gender Wage Gap

Does having a family mean an even bigger pay gap between men and women? Women in the U.S. earn a median 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for full-time work. However, there are lots of ways to disaggregate that data, and see how individual groups are faring — or struggling — when it …

3
Aug

Mothers, Fathers, and the Wage Gap

Women’s income potential — and achievement — is a big issue given that most of us build our wealth primarily from our income, and many women are under-earning their potential. The gender wage gap stands strong at 78%, despite best efforts to narrow it. While we encourage women to be pro-active and negotiate higher salaries, it …

22
Jun

He For She: How Fathers Matter

The conversation around girls’ and women’s financial empowerment is usually focused on girls and women. But more and more, men are being a very productive part of the conversation too. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the ways dads make a difference in women’s career and financial success. Some …

15
Jun

5 Money Learning Keys for Girls

Women, especially, are failing financial literacy. An article with that title, published in the Wall Street Journal, reports on two different studies that show that women are still falling behind in the critical area of financial understanding. Money understanding is multi-faceted. There’s the knowledge that needs to be acquired, and then there are actions that …

1
Jun

How Salary Negotiations Support Women

Ending salary negotiations has been discussed lately as a way to help narrow the gender wage gap. The idea is that, if women are not as good at men at negotiating, or are penalized for asking for a raise, then just end the process altogether with a transparent, systematic, salary structure. A lot of pieces to …

11
May

What Are Your Stories?

Our lives are composed of many overlapping stories, says Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her extremely compelling Ted Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie goes on to say that hearing only one single story in a person is limiting and potentially destructive. It struck me after hearing this talk, how much the danger of a …

4
May

The Life Partner Success Question

This weekend brought the tragic news of the unexpected death of Lean In author’s Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, a loving husband, devoted father, and successful entrepreneur. With this terrible news comes an acknowledgment of this man’s contribution to his family, to his wife’s career, and to the empowerment of women in the professional sphere. I have been …

27
Apr

When Does The Pay Gap Start?

At Financial Nutrition, we have the unique opportunity to work with girls and women of different ages, from teenagers on up. What we learn about the younger age groups informs our work with the older set, and vice versa. Because when it comes to money, we always say, it’s not just about money. Take salary negotiations, …

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