Gender equality

This year on Equal Pay Day, women are facing the dual burden of gender-based pay discrimination and increasing inflation. On average, American women not only had to work until today to make as much money as men after earning 82 cents on the dollar last year1, but their earnings also did not go as far due to rising inflation. After the “she-cession”, a term coined to describe unequal impact of the pandemic-related business restrictions that fell heaviest on industries that employ women at higher rates than men, women now struggle against “she-flation.”

Today, on Women’s Equality Day, we are reminded of how far we have yet to go, in the fight for gender justice. Gender inequalities, trans- and homophobias are all inextricably linked to a deep-rooted patriarchal culture. 

This August marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the constitutional right to vote in the largest expansion of democracy in the history of the U.S. As we reflect on the significance of this anniversary, it’s necessary to analyze the intersectional dynamics of the suffrage movement and how these tensions continue to play a part in the fight for equitable access to voting today.

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Progressive bank supports ongoing program to teach and empower young women to learn critical financial management skills

Last week, our government once again changed hands, ending a chapter — and starting another — of great uncertainty and tension for America.

I recently attended a women’s networking event where I joined some of New York’s top female leaders in business and politics to discuss professional challenges that women still face in male-dominated industries, and how we, as women, are working to overcome the gender inequality that remains in benefits, wages, and leadership.