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Women Are Now the Majority of the Workforce, But Our Laws Are Way Behind

Recent Labor Department data shows that women have now overtaken men as the majority of the labor force. Women have always worked and played a crucial role in our economy, but more than ever, it’s clear that our workplace laws are far behind. So this International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re calling for federal laws that will go a long way towards advancing gender equality.

To Advance Women’s Equality, We Need Fairness for Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, & Equal Pay

On August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day—a day commemorating the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote in 1920. This victory, it’s important to note, was not realized for all women until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, when people of color were explicitly given the right to vote (a right that is still elusive for many today).

State of Our State: Women in the Workforce

  • May 13, 2019

Tennessee's Economy is Hampered by a Lack of Pro-Family Policies that Support Working Women Half of Tennessee families depend on a female breadwinner. Yet, most women in our state, especially…

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day please take a moment to learn more about how inclusive workplace policies that recognize the demands of caregiving can help our society maintain a better balance and strengthen communities across the country.

Bringing a Gender Lens to the Future of Work: Pathways to Gender Equality Conference

A Better Balance joined researchers and advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Pathways to Gender Equality, a conference organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American University’s Program on Gender Analysis in Economics. The conference featured a wide range of economic and policy experts, including such leaders as former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Honorable Women

Please join us on October 15th at our Fall Celebration when we will be honoring an amazing group of movement leaders who work every day to support and protect women and working families.  Meet our honorees.
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