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."
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.
November 15, 1991 |
One by one, their voices brimming with rage and sorrow, dozens of California women came forward before a special legislative hearing Thursday to tell of the sexual harassment they have endured at work, sometimes for decades. They were attorneys and hairdressers, high-tech saleswomen and waitresses, a neurosurgeon and a pipefitter.
June 30, 1993 |
The persistent pay gap between women and men extends to the highest levels of corporate America, according to a new study, with women executives on average earning only two-thirds as much as their male counterparts at the nation's largest companies. Still, women have made great strides in top corporations during the last 10 years, the study by the Korn/Ferry International executive search firm and UCLA's John E.
March 21, 1993 |
It was a big moment for a junior executive with ambition. Debra Douglas, an employee of Hyundai's American auto sales subsidiary, was having dinner in Seoul with the company's Korean chairman. Throughout dinner, the chairman asked her only two questions: Did she wash her husband's hands and feet? Did she believe in the equality of men and women?
May 12, 1995 |
Disneyland--where for 40 years the Jungle Cruise operators have resembled rugged outdoorsmen and the Snow White character has looked like, well, Snow White--has begun tearing down gender barriers for many jobs. In the past month, women have begun taking guests on the circuitous Jungle Cruise, past water-squirting elephants and stalking tigers, on a route where only male guides had ventured before.