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Ellen Wulfhorst

Gender pay gap is dramatic among top U.S. lawyers, survey finds

Dec 06 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Men who are partners in top U.S. law firms average a yearly income of nearly one million dollars, while women in the same jobs make a third less money, according to research released on Thursday.

Holiday song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' frozen out by U.S. radio station

Dec 03 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. radio station is giving the cold shoulder to the classic "Baby It's Cold Outside," removing the song from its lineup of holiday music because its lyrics are inappropriate toward women, staff members say.

Real-life gender pay gap far bigger than thought, U.S. economists say

Nov 29 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pay gap between men and women in the United States is realistically far wider than the most commonly used figures, according to new research showing women earning less than half of men's incomes.

U.S. workers want employers to step up social impact - survey

Nov 28 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing number of U.S. workers want their employers to tackle social issues, according to new research showing many employees think companies fail to do enough for community or environmental causes.

Millions at risk globally from U.S. abortion 'gag rule': experts

Nov 15 2018

KIGALI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gag rule imposed by President Donald Trump that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion has sown confusion and fear in developing nations, risking the health of millions of women, experts said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Women in New York most likely to pass up jobs due to transport woes - global poll

Nov 14 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in New York City are more likely to turn down a job due to issues with the transport network than women in other major cities, a poll showed on Thursday, with subway delays and breakdowns seen as putting their work at risk.

Where are the men? Experts target missing link in contraception

Nov 14 2018

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ask Esther Imaniragena to name her top challenge as she doles out contraceptive advice and supplies at a Rwandan health clinic and the answer comes short and fast - men.

World set to miss contraception goal leaving millions of women behind

Nov 12 2018

KIGALI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious goal to boost the number of women using modern contraception by tens of millions by 2020 is falling far behind, said experts on Monday who say family planning helps prevent unsafe abortions and maternal deaths.

U.S. female surgeons expect to earn $1 million less than men: study

Nov 01 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female surgeons expect to earn about $1 million less in their careers than their male colleagues, U.S. research showed on Thursday, illustrating a dramatic case of a gender wage gap as scrutiny of sexism in the workplace grows.

What pay gap? Men less aware of women's workplace struggles - U.S. survey

Oct 29 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Far more men than women think their companies offer equal pay and promote the sexes equally, yet younger generations are wising up, a U.S. entertainment industry survey found on Monday.

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