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January 24, 2020

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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Last Featured: 10/4/2004

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Affirmative action has benefited women more than any other group. More women are going on to college than men and women are key players at the highest levels of government and commerce. If the “glass ceiling” has shattered, are laws protecting women outdated relics? Excuses for frivolous lawsuits? Rights advocates caution against anti-discrimination backpedaling citing pay equity, sexual harassment and disparate benefits as unfinished business of a movement that may be less confrontational than its 1970s counterpart but no less determined.

Marie C. Wilson is President of Ms. Foundation for Women and The White House Project, which she launched in 1998 to advance women's leadership. She has created groundbreaking national programs such as Take Our Daughters to Work Day and devoted millions of dollars to grassroots organizations working to move women toward economic self-sufficiency, safeguard reproductive rights, and support health and safety for women and girls. Her latest book is Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must help Run the World. She was a U.S. Government Delegate to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China.

Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer is President of the Independent Women’s Forum. Prior to her appointment at IWF, she directed the Washington Office of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States. Ms. Pfotenhauer began her career as a senior economist at the Republican National Committee and was soon promoted to chief economist. After serving on then President-elect Bush’s transition team, Ms. Pfotenhauer worked on Capitol Hill as economic counsel to Senator William Armstrong until her appointment as chief economist of the President's Council on Competitiveness. In 1994, she appeared on the cover of the National Journal , which called her one of the rising stars in D.C.

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"We don’t so much want to see a female Einstein become an assistant professor. We want a woman schlemiel to get promoted as quickly as a male schlemiel."

— Congresswoman Bella Abzug

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The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
Government Accounting Office Report on Women’s Earnings
National Organization for Women
Concerned Women for America
League of Women Voters
IWF: Women at Work Initiative
American Association of University Women
National Federation of Republican Women
9to5 National Association of Working Women
Clare Luce Booth Institute
Ms. Foundation for Women
Women in the Economy
National Committee on Pay Equity
Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World
by Marie C. Wilson
The Right Women: A Journey Through the Heart of Conservative America
by Elinor Burkett
Race and the Justice System
Employment Discrimination Post-Ledbetter
The Women's Equality Amendment