Policies

Supporting Paycheck Fairness for Equal Pay Day 2020

Tuesday, March 31 marks this year’s Equal Pay Day, the day that the average woman has finally earned what her male counterpart did in the previous calendar year for the same work. The timing of this day is a stark reminder that 57 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women…

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The Women in Tech Election Toolkit is Now Live

The field of candidates vying for a role in our local, state, and federal governments in the 2020 election cycle is crowded. There’s a lot of noise and it can often feel like the issues being discussed aren’t the ones that have the most impact on our lives. That’s why we’re excited that our Women…

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Skills, Jobs, and Opportunity at the 2020 National Skills Summit

In early February, the AnitaB.org team attended the National Skills Summit in Washington, D.C., an annual gathering of federal, state, and local stakeholders concerned about investing in the American workforce. This is the annual event of the National Skills Coalition, which advocates year-round for greater resources for American workers to pursue the skills and workforce…

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Acknowledging History: “Hidden Figures” NASA Employees Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

On Friday, November 8, the President signed the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act into law. The legislation honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Dr. Christine Darden, and all of the women whose outsized contributions at NASA (or for some at the time, NACA) during the Space Race-era went unrecognized for decades.   The legislation bears the…

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Changing Policies is Key to Reaching Tech Equity

Intersectional tech equity cannot happen unless leaders focus on improving policies to protect the rights of their workers. Unfortunately, decisions such as the announcement that the EEOC would no longer collect pay data threaten any progress made in closing the pay gap. That is why we at AnitaB.org are asking tech companies to join us…

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Public Policy Takes the Stage for the First Time at GHC

The 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) was not only the largest yet, it also featured the first public policy-focused sessions ever at the Celebration. While the AnitaB.org team looks to grow its presence in the public policy and advocacy arena, the enthusiasm and zeal for action with which the sessions were met were a reaffirming…

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