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WOMEN AT WORK

Through IWF’s Women at Work project, IWF helps shape conversations about women in the economy and particularly how government helps—and hinders—women’s opportunities. IWF provides an important voice in explaining that the disproportionate number of women who take time out of the work place to raise children, care for elderly parents or opt for lower-paying, more-flexible and fulfilling jobs has more to do with preferences and choice than unequal opportunities. Government efforts to close the wage gap by micromanaging wages or mandating benefits end up backfiring on women by diminishing choice and opportunity and creating a less flexible, dynamic workplace, which is what women really want and need. IWF is the leading group discrediting and explaining what progressive proposals, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act and the FAMILY Act, would actually do and helping make the case for developing alternative, conservative solutions to give women greater economic opportunity.

Categories:  Economic Opportunity,  Family and Medical Leave Policies,  Gender Quotas,  Government Regulations,  Technology  Wage Gap and Paycheck Fairness Act


Is It Time to Bring Back the "Spoils System"?

June 21 2018
by Charlotte Hays


U.S. Counties with Biggest Hiring Growth Have Low Taxes and Oil

May 24 2018
by Charlotte Hays


The Value of Work: Are Work Requirements Mean?

May 22 2018
by Charlotte Hays


U.S. Baby Bust Leads to Lowest Birth Rates in 30 Years

May 18 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Poll: U.S. Respondents Name Sarah Huckabee Sanders Ninth Most Admired Woman in World

May 17 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Study: Nice Guys Earn Less than Mean Guys

May 15 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Oprah's Liberal Bias Clouded Good Advice from Her Commencement Address

May 14 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How to Give Working Mothers a Raise: Flextime

May 13 2018
by Charlotte Hays


On Mother's Day, Advice from Some Moms

May 12 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Louisiana Votes to Remain Only State in Union that Requires a License to Arrange Flowers

May 10 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Tennis Star Venus Williams Rejects "Feminist" Label

May 10 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Minimum Wage Hikes Making It Harder for Teens to Get Summer Jobs

May 8 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Unemployment Drops Below 4 Percent for the First Time Since 2000

May 7 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


D.C. Licensing Law Would Devastate Ilumi Sanchez

May 4 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Victimhood: Goldman Sachs Board Member Says Things Have Not Gotten Better for Women Since the Eighties

April 23 2018
by Charlotte Hays


IWF is Setting the Record Straight on #EqualPayDay

April 10 2018
by Heather Madden


Diamond and Silk Labeled as "Unsafe" for Facebook, Maybe It's Time for A New Social Media Option

April 10 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Millennial Monday: Does the wage gap apply to millennial women?

April 9 2018
by Betsy Pearson


Equal Pay Day Overlooks Other Interesting Gender Gaps in the Workplace

April 9 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Study: Women Gaining Ground in High-Paying Fields Once Dominated by Men

April 4 2018
by Charlotte Hays


There's No Room for Pregnancy Discrimination on the Job

April 3 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Google Shares How It Closed Unexplained Pay Gaps

March 20 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Good News: Disabled Americans Are Finding Jobs

March 20 2018
by Charlotte Hays


7 Facts About Women in the Workforce for Women's History Month

March 1 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Poll: Most Inappropriate Office Behavior is Not What You Think It is

February 26 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why Amy Poehler Shouldn't Fight for a Hike in Tipped Minimum Wages

February 26 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


QUIZ: What Do You Know About The Nation's Best New Paid Leave Plan?

February 26 2018
by Staff


How Mandatory Union Dues Make Many Workers Subsidize Views with Which They Disagree

February 23 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Marines Quietly Eliminate Physical Standard Women Find Almost Impossible to Pass

February 20 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Europe’s Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards Failed to Do Much for Women

February 20 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Uber Has a Gender Earnings Gap, but There's a Good Explanation

February 9 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Survey: #MeToo Backlash Against Women is Real

February 7 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Ryan Seacrest Has a Can’t-Miss #MeToo Message About False Allegations

February 6 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Survey: New Tech Moms Have Great Experience Returning to Work Post Baby

January 30 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Here are Six Political Moments from the 2018 Grammys

January 29 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


In Today's WSJ: A Simple Plan for Parental Leave

January 25 2018
by Hadley Heath


Major American Companies Voluntarily Adding Paid Leave and Other Benefits for Salaried and Hourly Employees

January 25 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Kristen Bell Opens Girl Power Sag Awards with Cheap Shot at Melania Trump

January 22 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How to Solve the Maternity Leave Dilemma

January 19 2018
by Staff


Condoleeza Rice Warns Against #MeToo Creating Snowflakes and Triggering Backlash

January 15 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


French Cinema Great Catherine Deneuve: NOT MeToo

January 11 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Say Goodbye to Busboys at Red Robin Thanks to Minimum Wage Hikes

January 10 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Gender Discrimination Suit with a Twist: Former Google Engineer Alleges that Company Discriminates against White Males

January 9 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Golden Globes Turns Serious Issue of Sexual Misconduct into Mere Fashion Statement

January 8 2018
by Charlotte Hays


No, Iceland Didn’t Just Make It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men

January 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Column: If We Want Women to Move Up, We Must Accommodate Moms

January 5 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Top Hollywood Women Launch Time’s Up as the Answer to #MeToo, but Don’t Be Fooled

January 3 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


What You Need to Know About New York's Paid Leave Plan

January 3 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


18 States Hike Minimum Wage in 2018, Young Female Workers May Suffer

January 2 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


California’s $15 Minimum Wage to Cost 400,000 Jobs – Many for Women

December 18 2017
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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