December 17, 2012 |
Governments looking to jump-start their GDP should look to women, especially as the current working population ages, according to a new report from a key global group. Narrowing the gender gap will help countries become more productive, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or the OECD. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, women continue to struggle to break the glass ceiling, balance a job with motherhood and sustain careers as long as men. The average female worker earns 16% less than a male counterpart, according to the OECD report.
April 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Two videos unearthed in the wake of the back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats over the “war on women” provide more background on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's past views on working women. The search for the footage was sparked by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's appearance Wednesday on CNN, in which she claimed that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” Her opinion drew a sharp rebuke from Democrats and Republicans alike.
February 12, 2012 |
Rick Santorum, who is enjoying a surge in fundraising and attention after winning three states last week in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination, pushed back Sunday against the idea that his socially conservative views will alienate working women. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania also minimized Mitt Romney's victory in Saturday's straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, implying that the Romney forces had somehow rigged the win. “For years, Ron Paul's won those because he just trucks in a lot of people, pays for their ticket, and they come in and vote and then they leave,” Santorum told CNN's Candy Crowley.
February 12, 2012 |
Rick Santorum, still enjoying a surge in fundraising and attention after winning three states last week in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, pushed back Sunday against the idea that his socially conservative views could alienate working women. Many pundits have suggested that Santorum's views on gay marriage, abortion, contraception and working women could present formidable obstacles in attracting moderate and independent voters if he were to become the GOP nominee.
August 1, 2010 |
After 25 years working as an accounting assistant in a leading construction company, Asako Nakano decided two summers ago that she needed to stabilize her retirement plans. So she took the plunge and bought a condominium. "The decision to put almost all my savings into a home for myself was a bit daunting, but I never hesitated," said the friendly, confident single woman. "I thought to myself, I am never going to get married, so why not invest in my future? It made sense to me."
September 7, 2008 |
Trish Heckman, a 49-year-old restaurant cook and disappointed Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter, watched last week as the country's newest political star made her explosive debut. She followed the news when John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, paid attention to the raging debate over her qualifications, even tuned in to watch her dramatic speech at the Republican convention. But when it came down to an issue Heckman really cares about -- sending a daughter to college on $10.50 an hour -- her desire to see a woman reach the White House took a back seat to her depleted savings account.