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Women’s Equality Day 2017

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we highlight women of color who have made a difference both historically and in current events. This list honors over 20 powerful women who have been outspoken advocates for women and have confronted sexist and racist stereotypes in order to break down barriers to success and empower other women and

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Immigrant Women in the Workforce

Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote. The right, known as woman suffrage, was the culmination of over seventy years of protest and activism set in motion by the women’s rights movement beginning in 1848. Today, women continue to face significant setbacks across

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Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we spoke to Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson and LeadersUp Board Member, to conclude our series on women leaders helping to bridge the talent divide. With revenues of $13.5 billion and approximately 12,000 employees across the globe, C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers. Offering a supportive work environment, opportunities for career advancement, and providing incentives that reward success, C. H. Robinson has received over twelve Best Places to Work awards by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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Creating Career Pathways for Women in STEM

Creating Career Pathways for Women in STEM

In our previous blog post, we defined the gender wage gap issue facing women in the workforce today and explored solutions for addressing this challenge. Equal pay is a necessity for communities to advance along with awareness of and access to skills for higher paying careers. As the STEM field continues to grow, we have an opportunity and responsibility to create employment pathways for more women and minorities that lead to the jobs of the future.

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Examining the Gender Wage Gap

Examining the Gender Wage Gap

As LeadersUp works to bridge the talent divide for opportunity youth, it is imperative to our mission that we analyze the gender wage gap affecting the young women entering today’s labor force. During the past ten years (2006 to 2015), the weekly gender wage gap has only narrowed by 0.3%, though women, at 48% of

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Women Bridging the Talent Divide

Women Bridging the Talent Divide

In honor of Women’s History Month, each day LeadersUp will be highlighting the work of remarkable women in the workforce who are helping bridge the talent-divide in their respective communities. From Congresswoman Karen Bass who strives to ensure the success of foster youth to Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta who continues to address the issues affecting today’s opportunity youth, the list of women who have and continue to play a central role in shaping today’s talent is beyond inspirational.

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