3 Factors of Uber’s Gender Pay Gap


There’s a 7 percent gender pay gap among Uber drivers, but it’s not due to gender discrimination in the company’s algorithms. A recent study titled “The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from More Than a Million Rideshare Drivers” reveals three factors for why women drivers are paid less than men, all of which result from gender-based preferences.

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NWBC Releases Comment on Annual Business Survey


The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a non-partisan federal advisory council for the White House, Congress, and U.S. Small Business Administration, released their comment on the U.S. Census Bureau’s proposed Annual Business Survey (ABS). In addition to applauding the Census Bureau’s efforts at provide a larger breadth of data on employer firms, the Council suggests data considerations for a more comprehensive look at the state of women entrepreneurs and nonemployer firms in the country.

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Nominations Open: 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards


It’s time to nominate influential women leaders for the 2018 Roaring Thirty Awards! This is the Year of Women. Let’s celebrate those who are working their way up to the top, speaking up for gender equality and forging the path to success for all women. There is no better place to do this than during the NAWRB 2018 Annual Conference on July 29th – 31st, 2018 in Chicago, IL!

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February 2018: African-American History Month


The month of February is dedicated to the commemoration and celebration of the important contributions African Americans have brought to the United States. American historian Carter G. Woodsen introduced Black History Week on Feb 12, 1926, which was continually celebrated every second week of February, coinciding with the birth dates of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

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CFPB Names Kirsten Sutton Mork Chief of Staff

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today that Kirsten Sutton Mork has been appointed as its new Chief of Staff. Sutton Mork previously served as Staff Director of the House Financial Services Committee, and has worked on Capitol Hill through the financial crisis and subsequent legislative response.

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mPower: Finding Solutions to Sexual Harassment in the Real Estate Finance Industry


mPower, a national platform for women in the real estate finance industry created by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the findings of their informal survey of women’s experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace. “As the leading voice for the real estate finance industry, MBA creates opportunities to leverage the power and influence of women,” states mPower’s mission. “We provide the platform for women to strengthen their networks, achieve professional growth and development, and to exchange ideas and information about our industry and the broader economy.”

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SBA Grant Helps Houston Create 300 Small Businesses


The University of Houston has received a $2.3 million continuation grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help them create 300 new small businesses in Houston, Texas. The recipients of the award—Bauer College’s Small Business Development Center—services around 10,000 businesses a year in 32 counties along the Gulf Coast.

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