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These 10 countries are closest to achieving gender equality

Iceland has closed almost 88% of its gender gap and increased its lead over second-ranked Norway. Iceland has once again held on to the top spot in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap Index. For 11 consecutive years the Nordic nation, with a population of just over 360,000, has been the frontrunner in the

10 Inequality Takeaways from the Democratic Debates

The Democratic primary debates have officially begun. And as the candidates shared a stage for the first time, it was clear that serious contenders needed to not only acknowledge our country’s extreme economic inequality but also put forward concrete plans for tackling the problem. How much has the conversation changed since the last presidential election?

Pay Gap Is Only the Start of Financial Inequality for Women

More than half (56%) of working American women are stressed about their personal finances, compared to only 41% of men, according to a new study conducted by financial wellness solutions provider Salary Finance. The survey of 10,486 U.S. employees revealed that women struggle more than men in almost every area of their financial wellness – from

Gender Pay Gap Starts While Kids Are Still on the Playground in America

The roots of this problem go even deeper than most first thought. The gender pay gap in America takes hold while earners are still children, according to a new study from BusyKid, a mobile app and web platform that allows children ages five through 17 to earn allowance to save, spend, share and invest. Boys

Women Should Plan for 100-Year Life

Women’s growing career and financial power doesn’t necessarily translate to long-term financial wellness. That’s the takeaway from a new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study released Thursday, April 19, “Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line”. “Women are driving big changes in the labor force, in their communities and workplaces, and in their homes,” said Sheri Bronstein,