March 7, 1994 |
A while back, something called "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" was declared. The idea behind this was sort of a grown-up show and tell, inspirational and educational at the same time. It was supposed to convince daughters that their parents have a Job to Do, which is important in the overall scheme of things and might be fun too. All right, it was a gimmick. Mothers of sons groused that it may as well have been called "Leave Our Sons at Home Day."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1990
More than 6,000 women from as far away as San Diego have returned application cards for the 350 part-time dockworker positions that will soon be made available at Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, a shipping industry official said Friday. "There were a lot more women than we expected, that's for sure," said Vince Lamaestra, labor relations administrator for the Pacific Maritime Assn., representing the ports' shippers and terminal operators.
April 2, 1998 |
Programs created by Proctor & Gamble Co. and Sara Lee Corp. to help raise awareness of the need for women in the executive ranks were honored by Catalyst, a New York-based advocacy and research group. P&G's "Advancement of Women" initiative used a task force that focused on such issues as cultural change, work/life balance, coaching and mentoring, and networking for women.
September 22, 1992 |
Women advanced further in America's corporate hierarchy this last year, chipping away at the "glass ceiling" that has limited their executive aspirations, Working Mother said in a survey released Monday. The magazine's seventh annual survey of the best companies for working mothers also shows that more employers have expanded efforts to enhance the workplace for parents despite the recessionary belt-tightening that has affected many businesses.
February 25, 1999 |
The gender pay gap, or the difference between what women earn and what men earn for similar jobs, is smaller in California than in any other state, a study released Wednesday found. Nationwide, women earn about 74 cents for every dollar earned by men doing the same work. In California, women earn about 84 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the report from the AFL-CIO and the Institute for Women's Policy Research called "Equal Pay for Working Families."
May 22, 1990 |
A Meet Charlotte Hampton, a confirmed workaholic. The Newport Beach executive works more than 50 hours every week, including several hours most weekends. When not at the office, she is often thinking about it. To pull down her six-figure salary, she often must travel on long, tiring business trips. Hampton, a single mother, seldom dates. She hasn't seen a serious movie in more than two years. She feels guilty for not having more time to spend with her 5-year-old daughter, Catherine.
April 28, 1995 |
At Deloitte & Touche in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Stephanie Vandehey spent part of her afternoon interviewing Amy Thomas for a job in an ice cream parlor. "Are you really good at using a cash register?" 9-year-old Stephanie asked. "It's one of my favorite things to do," Amy, 10, replied. Based on that--and the fact that she loves "all flavors of ice cream"--Amy was hired for the job.
April 19, 1992 |
When Mitzi Ferguson's employer, Archive Corp. of Costa Mesa, bought Cipher Data Products, she dealt with the lawyers on behalf of her office. Daily, on the phone, she represents the company president to its board of directors. She arranges the president's personal and professional schedule and is fluent in several software languages. Ferguson embodies where the secretarial profession is headed--away from production tasks such as filing and taking dictation, and toward information management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1998 |
Founders of the national Take Your Daughters to Work Day credit the annual event with inspiring the nation's girls to aim for careers in the sciences and the arts. But locally, some school officials say the day is not as popular as it once was. "We get more absences from the flu than from the Take Your Daughters to Work Day," said Jan Martin, secretary at John H.
June 15, 1991 |
Thousands of Swiss women went on a one-day strike to press their demands for equal opportunities in the workplace. Switzerland, where strikes of any kind are rare, seemed untroubled by the work action. The protest came on the heels of a poll indicating that 60% of Swiss women believe that equality is still only a promise.