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From Women Coders of the 1940's to Today's "Brogrammer" Culture

From Women Coders of the 1940's to Today's "Brogrammer" Culture

Women's contributions to the fields of computer science and computer engineering in their early stages are undeniable. When in the 1940s and 1950s it was mostly women who developed code, the prestige and pay of the job were relatively low. As men started increasingly entering the field, both seemed to rise - despite the essence of the job staying the same. This study of past and present reveals a lot of things about the gender pay gap that exists today.

Article source: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/09/what-programmings-past-reveals-about-todays-gender-pay-gap/498797/

Photo source: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

'Women's Equality Day' Rubs Salt In The Pay-Gap Wound

'Women's Equality Day' Rubs Salt In The Pay-Gap Wound

Today is Women's Equality Day. As usual, women, specifically women of color, don't receive the same monetary compensation or respect as men in business, the sciences, technology, etc. However, it's important to recognize that there has been a push for years with a fire that has not been extinguished. Women's Equality Day is a reminder to light the coals for another year (and hopefully the last) for gender equality in all senses.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessamcgrady/2016/08/25/womens-equality-day-rubs-salt-in-the-pay-gap-wound/#47d33f4d5447

Image Source: By blu-news.org (equal pay day in München) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy

J Law must be taking tips from Verizon because she smoked her competitors for a second straight year. The Hunger Games star and outspoken women's rights advocate earned a whopping $46 million in 2016, $13 million more than runner-up Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters). Astonishingly, these numbers pale in comparison to their male counterparts; Kevin Hart tips the scale at 87.5 million, and shows that while women are earning more respect in Hollywood, it's not equal pay.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2016/08/23/the-worlds-highest-paid-actresses-2016-jennifer-lawrence-banks-46-million-payday-ahead-of-melissa-mccarthy/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=551800099&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesWoman#3ec2244244d6

Image Source: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Jennifer Lawrence) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? There Are Apps for That

Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? There Are Apps for That

In fact, there are seven! These apps were displayed at a White House event on Tuesday, and the programs attack the gender pay gap from various angles. One app works on interviewing techniques, another focuses on the origin of inequality, and another is a gender pay calculator of sorts. This follows President Barack Obama's initiative called "Hack the Pay Gap," and it will be intriguing to watch what happens with a new president to be elected in November.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/19/narrow-the-gender-pay-gap-there-are-apps-for-that/