Occupation, Industry Biggest Factors in Gender Pay Gap: Study

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, March 23 – The biggest obstacle to women receiving equal wages is the sorting of the sexes into different jobs and industries, while differences in education, age and experience account for only a small portion of the gender pay gap, according to new research. Although U.S. Census figures show women

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Number of Women Billionaires on the Rise

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The number of women billionaires in the world is rising fast, with a growing number of them from Asia and self-made, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said in a study released on Tuesday. There are nearly seven times more women billionaires than 20 years ago and their

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Fatema Mernissi: A Woman for All Seasons

The world has lost a renowned Muslim feminist with the passing of Fatema Mernissi BY Sarah Eltantawi When Fatema Mernissi passed away on Nov. 30, a tremor was felt in homes and classrooms throughout the region. She was born in 1940 to a middle class family. Educated at the Sorbonne and at Brandeis University, she

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