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Trailblazing Women in STEM

by Joan Harrigan-Farrelly on March 21, 2017

During National Women’s History Month, with the 2017 theme of “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” we recognize trailblazing work being done to bring more women into these fields.

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Crossing the Finish Line

by Joan Harrigan-Farrelly on February 24, 2017

At the Women’s Bureau, we work to ensure that “the finish line” is within reach of all workers regardless of gender. This story offers several lessons that continue to have relevance for today’s working women.

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SHOWING: Images of Work and Family

by Caitlin Cater on October 24, 2016

On Sept. 27, the Women’s Bureau hosted its second annual Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium. Researchers, policymakers, and advocates from around the country gathered to discuss new research related to paid family and medical leave in the United States.

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Massachusetts: Leading the Way on Equal Pay

by Jackie Cooke on August 4, 2016

This was truly a historic week in Massachusetts. After decades of work and coalition building, the state legislature unanimously passed the strongest equal pay law in the country.

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Black Women in the Labor Force

by Joan Farrelly-Harrigan on February 26, 2016

As Black History Month comes to a close and Women’s History Month begins, it’s a good time to take a look at the progress we’ve made toward equality in the workplace for black women and the challenges they still face.

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#ApprenticeshipWorks for Women

by Connie Ashbrook November 5, 2015

The Women’s Bureau recognizes that there are many women with the desire and aptitude to pursue careers in fields where they have traditionally been under represented.

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Celebrating Hispanic Women in the Labor Force

by Michelle Vaca October 6, 2015

For nearly 50 years, Sept. 15th has marked the beginning of a national celebration of Hispanic heritage in the United States.

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What ADA Means to Women: Dismantling Barriers to Inspire a Brighter Future

by Kelly Jenkins-Pultz August 7, 2015

The Women’s Bureau held a “Women and the Americans with Disabilities Act” webinar highlighting issues women with disabilities face in the workplace.

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95 Years of Working for Women: A Brief History of the Women’s Bureau

by Jane Walstedt July 1, 2015

This summer marks the 95th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, where I have worked since 1974.

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