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WOMEN AT WORK

Through IWF’s Women at Work project, IWF helps shape conversations about women in the economy and particularly how government helps—and hinders—women’s opportunities. IWF provides an important voice in explaining that the disproportionate number of women who take time out of the work place to raise children, care for elderly parents or opt for lower-paying, more-flexible and fulfilling jobs has more to do with preferences and choice than unequal opportunities. Government efforts to close the wage gap by micromanaging wages or mandating benefits end up backfiring on women by diminishing choice and opportunity and creating a less flexible, dynamic workplace, which is what women really want and need. IWF is the leading group discrediting and explaining what progressive proposals, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act and the FAMILY Act, would actually do and helping make the case for developing alternative, conservative solutions to give women greater economic opportunity.

Categories:  Economic Opportunity,  Family and Medical Leave Policies,  Gender Quotas,  Government Regulations,  Technology  Wage Gap and Paycheck Fairness Act


Latest Banned Ideas:Bourgeois Norms

September 19 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Self-Described Gender Discrimination Martyr Ellen Pao Is Back

September 18 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Does Google Have a Wage Gap?

September 15 2017
by Hadley Heath


Sandberg: Men Still Run the World and It's Not Going That Well

September 13 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Estee Lauder Faces Heat Over Paid Leave for Dads

August 31 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Businesses Won't Have to Report Pay Based on Gender and Race

August 30 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Amy Schumer's Equal Pay Problem

August 25 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Here’s Another Way Women Suffer from Minimum Wage Increases

August 24 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


D.C. Raises Minimum Wage, Diners Foot the Bill

August 21 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Steep Price of Sweden's Government Benefits for Parents

August 16 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Sheryl Sandberg Leans In to One-Size-Fits-All Paid Leave Plan

August 10 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Café Charges 18% Man Tax to Close the Gender Pay Gap

August 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Vanity Fair Magazine Promotes Sharia-Advocate Linda Sarsour in Glam Spread on Women Entrepreneurs

August 9 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Stay-At-Home Mothers: Majority of Them Work

July 31 2017
by Charlotte Hays


How One Tech Company is Taking on the Future of Work

July 28 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Governor Christie Shuts Down Costly Paid Leave Expansion Bill

July 27 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Ivanka Trump Responds to Wall Street Journal on Paid Leave

July 5 2017
by Charlotte Hays


New OIRA Administrator Neomi Rao is a Win for Women

June 29 2017
by Carrie Lukas


Is Single-Motherhood Driving Women from the Labor Force?

June 27 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Ivanka Trump Hits Capitol Hill about Paid Leave

June 20 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Workforce Development: Not Everybody Benefits from a Four-Year College Degree

June 19 2017
by Arrah Massimini


Study: Unemployed Americans Say Crackdown on Illegal Immigration Would Help Them

June 16 2017
by Charlotte Hays


What Michelle Obama Gets Wrong About Self-Interest

June 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Top Female CEOs Making More Than Male Counterparts

May 31 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Maryland Governor Shuts Down Paid Sick-Leave Bill

May 26 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Tech Founder to Ivanka Trump: Don’t Use My Story

May 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The District of Columbia Now Makes Day-Care Workers Earn College Credentials

April 11 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Amazon to Hire 30,000 Part-time, Work-from-Home Jobs

April 10 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Judge Blocks Seattle’s Plan to Unionize Uber

April 7 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Senator Elizabeth Warren's Wage Gap

April 5 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Mike Pence, Feminist Pioneer

April 4 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Here’s How Uber is Boosting Diverse Applicants

March 30 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Headline of the Day: I'll Work Through My Period Thanks

March 28 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Aussie Columnist Wants to Make It Illegal to Be a Stay-at-Home Mother

March 23 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Is Rachel Maddow the New Geraldo Rivera?

March 15 2017
by Charlotte Allen


Chefs Against Trump: Want a Side of Politics with Your Entree?

March 15 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Austin’s Struggle with Transportation After Uber, Lyft Ride Out of Town

March 13 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Steve Case: American Workers Feeling Left Behind, Really Have Been Left Behind

March 13 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Closing the gender gap: Another way organizations can support female talent

March 10 2017
by Laura Cox Kaplan


New York Times Struggles to Explain Why the Women's Strike Really Wasn't Much of a Strike

March 9 2017
by Charlotte Hays


IWF 2016 Year In Review

March 6 2017
by


Women Have a New Ally in Getting Them to Work

February 24 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Doughnut Disability

February 17 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Mayor Bowser Neither Signs Nor Vetoes DC Paid Leave Bill

February 16 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump and Trudeau To Discuss Women in the Workforce Today

February 13 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Models: The Next Target in the Fashion World Purge

February 13 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Innovation: Employment Agencies that Foster Workplace Flexibility for Women

February 7 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Why the Slight Uptick in Unemployment Rate May Be Good News

February 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Novel Idea: President Asking CEOs about Business

February 3 2017
by


Another Yarn from the Women's March

January 26 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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