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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


Condoleeza Rice Warns Against #MeToo Creating Snowflakes and Triggering Backlash

January 15 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


French Cinema Great Catherine Deneuve: NOT MeToo

January 11 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Say Goodbye to Busboys at Red Robin Thanks to Minimum Wage Hikes

January 10 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Gender Discrimination Suit with a Twist: Former Google Engineer Alleges that Company Discriminates against White Males

January 9 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Golden Globes Turns Serious Issue of Sexual Misconduct into Mere Fashion Statement

January 8 2018
by Charlotte Hays


No, Iceland Didn’t Just Make It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men

January 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Column: If We Want Women to Move Up, We Must Accommodate Moms

January 5 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Top Hollywood Women Launch Time’s Up as the Answer to #MeToo, but Don’t Be Fooled

January 3 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


What You Need to Know About New York's Paid Leave Plan

January 3 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


18 States Hike Minimum Wage in 2018, Young Female Workers May Suffer

January 2 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


California’s $15 Minimum Wage to Cost 400,000 Jobs – Many for Women

December 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


McArdle: Some Problems with "Believe All Women"

December 18 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Pew: Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment are Problems but Not Universal

December 15 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders First Mom on the Job

December 12 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Women Aren't Alone in Making Strides in Employment

December 11 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Time Magazine Names "Silence Breakers" Person of the Year

December 7 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Mark Zuckerberg’s Paternity Leave Tells Us 3 Things About Paid Leave, Millennials

December 6 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Self-Help: Columnist Offers Simple Tips on How NOT to Harrass Your Co-Workers

December 6 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Sheryl Sandberg Calls Out the Chilling Effect Between Sexes Following Harassment Revelations

December 5 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Maternity Leave Policy That Really Works For Small Businesses

December 1 2017
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Meghan Markle Giving Up Her Career for Prince Harry Doesn’t Make Her a Bad Woman

November 29 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Yes, Rep. John Conyers IS an Icon--Maybe Just Not the Way Nancy Pelosi Meant

November 28 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Black Friday Protests Dwindle Exposing This Uncomfortable Truth

November 27 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


New York Wants to Dictate When You Work

November 20 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Bernie Sanders Blatantly Gives Bill Clinton, Al Franken a Pass on Sexual Harassment

November 20 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Senator Deb Fischer's Family Leave Plan Makes It Into Senate Tax Bill

November 17 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Gallup: Americans Don't Prefer Male Bosses to Female Bosses

November 16 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Do Winter Blizzards Call for Paid Leave Too?

November 15 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Zero Tolerance Polices Backfire in the Age of #MeToo

November 13 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A Plan to Make the Federal Workforce Less Fireproof

November 8 2017
by Charlotte Hays


Women in Congress Have an Answer to Paid Leave

November 8 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Sexist LA Times Columnist Attacks Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Looks

November 6 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Eva Longoria is Desperately Wrong to Push the Latina Pay Gap

November 2 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Poll: Most Women Love Tech but Only Half Think It’ll Improve Their Life

November 1 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Walmart Debuts Robots to Make (Holiday) Shopping Better

October 30 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


ABC’s Misleading Workplace Sexual Harassment Poll Pushes an Agenda

October 19 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


‘The Big Bang Theory’ Actress Counsels Actresses to be Modest, Triggers Feminist Backlash

October 17 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Ivanka Trump to Boost Global Women Entrepreneurs Via World Bank Fund

October 16 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


QUIZ: Which Famous Entrepreneur Are You?

October 10 2017
by Staff


Company Behind Fearless Girl Statute Admits Gender Pay Issues

October 9 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Three Bright Spots for Women in Today’s Jobs Report

October 6 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


One Tech Company Changed Approach to Promotions, Women Won Big

October 3 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Melinda Gates Applauds Ivanka Trump, Meets With Administration

September 26 2017
by Ericka Andersen


IWF's Amber Schwartz Talks Women and Work with Ivanka Trump

September 26 2017
by Amber Schwartz


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


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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