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The Challenge

A gap remains at all levels of a women's career journey, from entering high-earning fields like technology, to equal pay and earning promotions. Women still earn 78 cents to a man's dollar.

The Solution

There is no single solution for advancing women through their careers. This fund supports women throughout their career journeys from education through promotion and advancement.

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1. Access to education

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.

2. Fair workplaces

Unfair hiring policies and parental leave are two significant drivers of the wage gap. These nonprofits advocate for equality in the workplace.

3. Inspiring women

These organization create camaraderie for women in their careers, making sure girls and women find a community, role models and support networks.

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Did you know?

In the Fortune 500, there are more CEOs named John than there are female CEOs



What's the law around equal pay?

Paying women less than men for the same work has been illegal ever since the Equal Pay Act of 1963 became law. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers were no longer allowed to pay women less than men, refuse to hire women, or fail to provide equal training and promotion opportunities to employees “because of” their sex. Nonetheless, in 2017, women still earned, on average, only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men – a gap that translates to an average loss to working women of over $11,000 per year, and hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

How many women work in tech?

How many women work in tech?

There is some disheartening news for women in tech: the number of women in technology has been decreasing every year in the United States and beyond. 1984 was the high point for US women in this field; 38% of computer science degrees were awarded to women that year. Every year since, women have left technology in larger numbers than they have entered it.

At every critical moment in a tech career - starting primary school, embarking on secondary education, gaining internships, initial hiring, mid-career advancement, and the crucial transition from mid-career to senior executive leadership), men are twice as fortunate as women at being awarded those key advancement milestones.

Why is fair paid leave important?

The United States is the only high-income country that does not offer government-subsidized paid parental leave for mothers or fathers. Of the 193 countries in the UN, the US is part of a small group that offers no paid leave for new parents. Our lack of a national paid leave policy affects families, women’s ability to fully participate in the labor market, and U.S. economic growth. Yet 26 weeks of paid leave would increase US women's labor force participation to the tune of a 5% increase in GDP.

Did you know?

In 2017, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by men.

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