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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders | Video on TED.com

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
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This talk doesn't get at the real causes of gender inequality in the workforce or politics, but it does provide an anaysis on an individual basis and the advice might prove useful.

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Clara Zetkin : Biography

Clara Zetkin : Biography | Women and Work | Scoop.it

In 1889 Zetkin wrote:
"What made women's labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women. The capitalists speculate on the two following factors:
the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible.
In the same manner the capitalists use child labour to depress women's wages and the work of machines to depress all human labour."


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The Gender Wage Gap: 2012 — IWPR

The Gender Wage Gap: 2012 — IWPR | Women and Work | Scoop.it
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Wage Gap Increases

From the Report:  "In 2012, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 80.9 percent, a decline of more than one percentage point since 2011 when the ratio was 82.2 percent. This corresponds to a weekly gender wage gap of 19.1 percent for 2012. Women’s median weekly earnings in 2012 were $691, a marginal decline compared to 2011; men’s median weekly earnings were $854, a marginal increase compared to 2011."

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