The Equal Pay Act Of The United States

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Introduction During the early history in America women were deprived of some of the many rights given to the male citizens. It has almost been a century since women were awarded the right to vote in the United States. It’s been half a century after the Equal Pay Act was established. “The Equal Pay act led to a reduction in the wage gap, but wage differences based on sex persist” (Korgen & Giraffe, 2015). Sadly, there is still a lot of prejudice towards women in the workplace. Bigotry towards women in the workplace has been dominant through the years. Many perceive women as being weak and not able to effectively provide their leadership duties in their workplaces due to their emotions (weaker sex). Positions in leadership are often given…show more content…
By the 1900s, 142,000 of the employees were women. In the 1900s a third of all government jobs were done by women. Many women grew to appreciate the benefits of working outside the home. “As businesses created white-collar positions in the 1950s, women were steered toward what became known as pink-collar jobs. ¬Pink-collar workers are those employed in service sector jobs considered to be “women’s work,” such as secretaries, receptionists, nurses, elementary school teachers, airline flight attendants, restaurant workers, and beauty salon operators”( Korgen & Giraffe, 2015). Why Women in Leadership “Women often take an alternative approach to leading teams encouraging more open discussion, cultivating talent and sharing credit. Feedback is the place where women bosses may add the most value” (Meers, 2009). Like I stated before, women are viewed as the weaker sex. But after doing some research I have found that many employees would rather have a female as their employer. Listed below are five main reasons: Better communicators – In order to be an effective leader one must communicate effectively. Better community builders - The best leaders are learning to lead through the power that comes from building alliances instead of competing. Stronger business ethics – Women in leadership roles tend to acknowledge and consider the rights of others in the search of fairness. More patience - Women are known for having more patience in general. Better at activating

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