Category Human Capital


Equal Pay Day, Again

What is Equal Pay Day? Interesting idea. It is the date that shows how far into the year (in addition to the previous year) that women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. This year, it is April 14. Quite a coincidence, given that April is also Financial Literacy Month. We have …


Women and the Future…of Work

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is officially March 8, and is observed in countries all over the world. This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, released a report that detailed, among other things, the stubbornness of the gender wage gap on a global level, as well …


What a Difference a Week Makes…

The Oscars were just one short week ago. After the Sony hack exposed a gender wage gap in Hollywood, Patricia Arquette called for wage equality for women in her acceptance speech for Best Actress. And that speech got a lot of press. But what’s happened since? Did that call for equality from the Academy Awards stage start any real momentum for …


When Money Gets Personal

Ah, money. Kind of a many-splendored thing. But also pretty complicated. We’ve talked before in this space about how money can be a lot of different things to people: happiness, failure, success, anxiety, shame, security, potential. But we haven’t yet talked about how money can get personal. What happens when money gets so personal as …

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