Support women fighting for equal pay, paid leave and opportunities to enter high-paying professions.
Technology is the fastest growing career field, and fewer women are entering than in the past. We want to encourage more young women to embrace STEM, especially learning to code.
Unfair hiring policies and parental leave are two significant drivers of the wage gap. These nonprofits advocate for equality in the workplace.
These organization create camaraderie for women in their careers, making sure girls and women find a community, role models and support networks.
In 2017, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by men.
18 hours ago - @equalrightsadv
Two of our favorite bills just passed their floor votes in CA! 🎉🎉🎉 ✨ AB 9 will extend the statute of limitations for filing sexual harassment & discrimination claims from 1 year to 3 years (@teameloisereyes @assemblymember.friedman) ✨ SB 171 will help ensure #equalpay by requiring CA employers to submit info on what they pay employees based on gender, race, and ethnicity (@senhannahbeth @aauw)
Up next: We keep fighting for these awesome bills! Another floor vote and a governor's signature still stand between them becoming law.
22 hours ago - @paidleaveus
#PaidFamilyLeave policies like the new one rolled out by 🥗 @sweetgreen 🥗 are good for employees and for businesses! PL+US's Shira Albagli told @washingtonianmag: “I’m not off the top of my head aware of any other restaurant companies that are competing for talent with a nearly six months policy.” Sweetgreen's policy extends to part-time employees and restaurant staff, not just employees in corporate offices. Read more from Shira and about the new policy at the link in our bio!
22 hours ago - @girlswhocode
Ladies, time to get in formation and change this. What would you patent if you could? If you've filed for a patent, let us know what for! #WomenInTech #InFormation —— Source: @UNESCO report "I'd Blush If I Could - Closing the Gender Divides in Digital Skills Through Education"
1 day ago - @equalrightsadv
Here’s the ugly truth: Despite enacting the nation’s first Paid Family Leave program 15 years ago, only certain privileged Californians are able to use it. Without job protection, many who pay into the program can’t actually access PFL without risking losing their jobs. Low-paid workers bear the brunt of this, while well-off, 2-parent families disproportionately benefit. Tell your California Senator to support Senate Bill 135 so Californians who pay into the Paid Family Leave Program can use it. Link in our bio ✊🏽✊🏿✊🏼
1 day ago - @girlswhocode
When the world tells you to sit down and be quiet, stand up and speak louder. Your thoughts, your beliefs, and your experiences are important, and we need them because they'll change the world for the better. #sisterhood #changemakers
2 days ago - @paidleaveus
This is how to lead with values: members of Congress are speaking out for their staff and asking for robust #PaidFamilyLeave for their staffers. Congressional staff deserve access to the same policies that these members of Congress are fighting for on behalf of all U.S. families. Thanks @reprokhanna, @repdebhaaland, @ocasio2018, @repayannapressley, @congresswomannorton, @reprashida, @repgwenmoore, and @repadams for speaking up and being advocates for your staff!
#congress #advocacy #liveyourvalues #paidleave #medical #disability #parentalleave #bestpractices #maternityleave #paternityleave
2 days ago - @paidleaveus
Vulnerable children in the foster system deserve love and support, but a lack of federal #PaidFamilyLeave makes it hard for foster parents to be there when they need to be. At the @washingtonpost, @kaleyeggers writes that half of foster parents quit in the first year and 40% say it's because they needed better institutional support. Eggers' difficulty with her first foster placement came with scrambling to find childcare: "We need employers to consider foster parents in their parental leave policies. We need lawmakers to champion legislation ensuring more vulnerable children have a chance at a healthy future because caretakers are properly supported. If we truly care about these kids, our policies have to reflect that." Read more of Kaley's experience at the link in our bio.
#fostercare #fosterparents #fostermom #adoption #parenthood #parenting #support #momlife #parentalleave #paidleave #paidfamilyleave
3 days ago - @anitab.0rg
#Hopperx1NewYorkCity will be held on November 4. CFP opens May 22. Are you ready to submit your proposal! http://bit.ly/2Yi9HfO
3 days ago - @girlswhocode
Our founder and CEO @reshmasaujani started Girls Who Code in 2012 to disrupt the ultimate boys club, #SiliconValley. We're changing the face of tech, are you with the #sisterhood? —— #MondayMotivation #WomenInTech
6 days ago - @paidleaveus
Pull up a job description and you might companies describing their maternity leave or medical leave policies as “generous.” But maternity leave isn’t “generous”... it’s necessary. We couldn’t agree more with @emilymccraryruizesparza at @fastcompany: “By referring to maternity leave as generous, we’re doling out a heap of unearned credit to reluctant employers in a country that lags embarrassingly far behind not just other industrialized countries, but the rest of the world.” Link in bio!
#maternityleave #paternityleave #parenthood #motherhood #fatherhood #mothers #parents #familytime #paidfamilyleave #paidleave #motherhoodunplugged
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