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The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

In 2018, White women earn 79 percent of what is earned by White men. But African American women earn only 62 cents to the dollar compared to the earnings of White men. Hispanics women earned only 54 cents for every dollar earned by White men.

International Survey Shows Extent of Gender Differences in Aspirations for Careers in STEM

International Survey Shows Extent of Gender Differences in Aspirations for Careers in STEM

A study by the Financial Times finds “a sharp difference in attitudes towards boys and girls and their pursuit of science-related careers. It also highlights the gender stereotypes that affect pupils’ career choices and lead women to miss out on higher-earning occupations.”

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

Higher Levels of Education Are Leading to a Shrinking of the Gender Wage Gap

Higher Levels of Education Are Leading to a Shrinking of the Gender Wage Gap

As a result of more women in highly skilled jobs, the average hourly wage for women – after adjusting for inflation – increased from $15 to $22 from 1980 to 2018. For men, the average wage increased from $23 to $26. Thus, the hourly gender wage gap was cut by more than half during the period.

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicians Begins Immediately at the Start of Doctors' Careers

The Gender Pay Gap for Physicians Begins Immediately at the Start of Doctors’ Careers

The researchers found that for graduating medical residents and fellows in New York State for the years 1999–2017, the average starting compensation was $235,044 for men and $198,426 for women. Only 60 percent of the wage gap could be explained by differences in medical specialty.

Men Are Making Inroads Into the Nursing Profession and Tend to Earn More Than Women Nurses

Men Are Making Inroads Into the Nursing Profession and Tend to Earn More Than Women Nurses

Nursing remains a profession dominated by women but the percentage of men in nursing is growing. In 2018, male RNs represented 9.6 percent of the population, an increase from 7.1 percent in the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses conducted in 2008.

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

A study by Christine Exley of Harvard Business School and Judd Kessler of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania finds that when employers are looking at self-performance reviews, they are more likely to hire those who rate themselves higher. And men tend to rate themselves higher than women.

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

In October 2018, there were 13,421,000 women between the ages of 18 and 24 in the United States. Of these, 50.2 percent were enrolled in postsecondary education. For men in this age group, 44.7 percent were enrolled in postsecondary education. A similar college participation gap existed for 2018 high school graduates.

Baltimore Museum of Art to Only Purchase Works by Women in 2020

Baltimore Museum of Art to Only Purchase Works by Women in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art has 95,000 works of art. Just 4 percent were created by women. Now the museum is taking a major step to address the imbalance.

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Study Offers a Roadmap to Reduce Bias and Increase the Number of Women in STEM Research

Last December a group of 23 scientists met at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, to discuss ways to reduce bias and increase the number of women in STEM research positions. Their findings were recently released in a paper published in Science magazine.

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.

Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

Addressing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

in 2017, women were 35 percent of all physicians in the United States but 63 percent of all pediatricians. Women made up 57 percent of all medical school faculty in pediatrics but were just 35 percent of all full professors in pediatrics and 26 percent of pediatric department chairs.

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

New Report Offers Statistics on the Gender of Pell Grant Recipients

New Report Offers Statistics on the Gender of Pell Grant Recipients

Federal Pell grants are financial awards provided to undergraduate students who demonstrate significant financial need. More than 43 percent of women undergraduate students received a federal Pell grant in the 2015-16 academic year. For male students, 34 percent of all undergraduates received a Pell grant. Women were 62 percent of all Pell grant recipients.

Study Finds Significant Gender Pay Gap Among Pediatricians in the United States

Study Finds Significant Gender Pay Gap Among Pediatricians in the United States

Women pediatrcians surveyed in 2016 earned $51,000 less, or 78 percent of what men earned. When adjustments were made to compare pediatricians with similar worklife characteristics, women made 94 percent of what was earned by their male counterparts.

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women's Participation on Nonprofit Boards

University of Notre Dame Launches New Program to Increase Women’s Participation on Nonprofit Boards

The BRITE (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower) Women Project at the University of Notre Dame seeks to equip women with the skills they need to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation  at Yale College

New Exhibit Honors the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation at Yale College

On December 22, 1783, Yale President Ezra Stiles interviewed 12-year-old Lucinda Foote and was impressed with her intellect. According to his diary, Stiles “found her well fitted to be admitted into the Freshman Class, if it were not for her sex.”

The Huge Gender Gap in Nominations to the United States Service Academies

The Huge Gender Gap in Nominations to the United States Service Academies

Out of the 436 current voting members and delegates of Congress analyzed, only one has nominated more women than men. More than 40 percent of current members have nomination rates for women of 20 percent or lower.

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

University Study Finds That Women Are Far More Likely Than Men to Suffer Injuries in Car Crashes

Increased emphasis on safety technology has generally reduced serious injuries in automobile crashes over the past decade. But a new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia has found that the reduction in injuries does not apply to women as much as it does for men.

The Economic and Educational Status of Women One Year After Earning Their Bachelor's Degree

The Economic and Educational Status of Women One Year After Earning Their Bachelor’s Degree

One year after earning their bachelor’s degrees, 24.6 percent of women were enrolled in graduate education compared to 20.4 percent of men. Some 14.1 percent of women were both enrolled in graduate programs and were employed compared to 10 percent of men.

National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

While there has been much talk about how to expand the participation of women speakers at academic conferences, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health is actually doing something about it. Recently Dr. Collins announced that he would no longer participate on academic panels where women were not represented.

New Report Examines the Gender Makeup of Private Schools in the United States

New Report Examines the Gender Makeup of Private Schools in the United States

Overall boys accounted for 51.4 percent of all private school students in the 2017-18 academic year. Only 2 percent of private school students attended all-girl schools and 2.4 percent attended all-boy schools. Girls were 55 percent of the students in early childhood education or pre-schools.

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

For Elite University Presidents, The Gender Pay Gap Is Disappearing

The results of a study led by a scholar at the University of Central Florida show that on average there is a 9 percent compensation difference between male and female university presidents, with women receiving less pay than men on average. But at higher status universities, women presidents are receiving similar levels of total compensation as male presidents.

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

Report Finds Only a Small Fraction of Academic Research is Authored by Women

For this report, the researchers scanned 14.6 million studies published between 2006 and 2017 by scientists at 963 institutions across the world, determining gender of authors from their first names. In the United States, women were authors on 31.8 percent of all academic research. Lower female representation existed in the U.K. and Germany.

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

According to a new report based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by editors at The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia, women faculty earned an average of $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.

The Gender Gap in First-Year Enrollments at U.S. Law Schools

The Gender Gap in First-Year Enrollments at U.S. Law Schools

In the fall of 2018, 38,390 students began study at U.S. law schools. Of these, 20,366, or 53.1 percent, are women. Among the law schools where women make up at least 62 percent of the first-year students are North Carolina Central University, Boston University, New England Law School, St. Thomas University in Florida, and the University of Toledo.

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Since 2004, tenured-track faculty appointments at Harvard University are up 14 percent for women, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

The 750 girl students in grades 7 t0 10 participated in hands-on activities, viewed various STEM exhibits, watched a chemistry show put on by Princeton faculty, and listened to panel discussions from early-career women scientists.

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

A new report found that the university-wide proportion of women faculty is 44 percent, up from 42 percent in 2015. The school with the largest growth in women faculty members was the Whiting School of Engineering, which jumped from 19 percent women faculty in 2015 to 26 percent in 2017.

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

Study Examines Obstacles Women Face in Climbing the Faculty Academic Ladder

In a new report for the Brookings Institution, Bridget Turner Kelly, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, finds that women are making slow progress in closing the gender gap in the highest levels of college and university faculty.

The Gender Gap in Persistence and Degree Attainment Rates

The Gender Gap in Persistence and Degree Attainment Rates

If we look at only those students who enrolled at two-year colleges in the 2011-12 academic year, 14.3 percent of women went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. For men who initially enrolled at a two-year college, 10.9 percent went on to earn a bachelor’s degree by 2017.

Survey Finds That Women Economists Face Widespread Discrimination and Harassment

Survey Finds That Women Economists Face Widespread Discrimination and Harassment

Some 42 percent of women economists reported that they had experienced some form of sexual harassment. And 6 percent of women economists reported unwanted sexual advances by another economist.

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

The investigators found that first-time grant recipients who were men received a median grant of $165,721. For women first-time grant recipients, the median grant was $126,615. Thus, the median funding for male grant recipients was 31 percent higher than the median amount awarded to women.