U.S. President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump proudly tweeted a photo of popular e-cards he apparently received on Tuesday for National Boss’s Day and was slammed on the social media network for his caption. “This is what I get for #NationalBossDay from the awesome girls on my floor,” tweeted Eric Trump, who serves as executive vice president of the Trump Organization. “A card would have been just fine. #TeamTrump.” The seven pictured Someecards, which contain parodies of sayings in traditional greeting cards, had messages including, “Happy Boss’s Day to a boss I’d be friends with even if you weren’t paying me,” and, “Happy Boss’ Day to a [sic] TV star! Because you can’t make this shit up!” Twitter users were quick to rip the president's second-eldest son for stating that the cards were from “the awesome girls” rather than women, who presumably work for him. Even the company … [Read more...] about Eric Trump Slammed for Calling Women Employees ‘Awesome Girls’ on National Boss’s Day
Rhonda Abrams Special for USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Just about everyone knows women employees earn less than men — about 80 cents for every dollar. That’s one reason many women start a small business or become self-employed. When you set your own fees, you’ll make the same as men, right? Not so fast. Self-employed women still make a lot less than self-employed men. Ladies: It’s time to give yourself a raise. "The data suggest a massive gender wage gap exists among freelancers, with men out earning women by 28 percent," according to "Women in the Independent Workforce Report," a recently released study. It was conducted by FreshBooks, a Toronto-based accounting and invoicing program for self-employed and small businesses. This earnings gap is equivalent to the cost of two years of child care. More: 11 secrets of small business success More: Small businesses must surprise, delight their customers "In 2017, we noticed … [Read more...] about Small-business wage gap: Women entrepreneurs, give yourself a raise
Women who work at startups earn significantly less than their male co-workers when payments in company shares are counted, according to a report released Tuesday. Startups typically offer job candidates lower salaries in exchange for stakes in the company paid out over time, typically as stock options or restricted stock units. In San Francisco and Silicon Valley, those payouts can dwarf regular paychecks, since the value of options or units grows along with the company’s worth. But new data collected by Carta, a San Francisco firm that helps companies manage stock grants to employees, suggest women employees aren’t receiving a fair share. Carta analyzed a subset of its customers, which included more than 180,000 employees at roughly 6,000 companies. Carta found that female employees receive 47 cents of stock-based pay for every dollar male employees received. That is a far wider gap than in regular pay: In 2017, women earned 82 percent of what men earned, according to a … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley underpays women in stock options, too, study says
Jane Onyanga-Omara USA TODAY Published 1:17 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 A medical school in the Japanese capital apologized Tuesday for altering the results of entrance exams to stop women from studying there. An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University started manipulating the results in 2006 - or possibly earlier - because its leaders thought female students would leave their careers when they became mothers. The investigation found that last year, the school reduced all applicants’ first-stage test scores by 20 percent, then added up to 20 points for male applicants. It said similar manipulations had been taking place for years. Lawyers investigating the scandal said the university’s former chairman and president each received money from parents of prospective students whose entrance exam results were “padded," Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported. More: Tokyo medical school investigating report it altered test results to … [Read more...] about Japanese medical school apologizes for altering results to exclude women
Matthew Patane The Gazette Prices for Cedar Rapids homes keep rising, but inventory is down Arbitrator: Rockwell Collins violated union contract by outsourcing custodial work Iowa City sushi bar Takanami to become Mexican restaurant Beck’s Taproom Grill closes at Lindale Mall Build-A-Bear closes lines for ‘Pay Your Age’ event, including at Coral Ridge Mall All articles by Matthew CEDAR RAPIDS — Each day, Plant Manager Roxie Simon and her leadership team will walk around the network of buildings, tubes and silos that make up Ingredion’s Cedar Rapids facility to check on employees. They’ll ask about their work, what’s going well and what could be improved. “If we truly have an open-door policy, it’s not just sitting and waiting for people to come to us, we have to … [Read more...] about Can Iowa manufacturers attract more women employees?