Why Paid Sick Leave Is Important

Humankind has always worked. Whether hunting or farming, factory or office, work has been necessary. But the face of the work place has changed over the centuries. The now traditional 40-hour work week came out of an environment which required people to work many more hours. In Victorian times, a sixteen hour work day was not unusual for the […]

March is Women’s History Month! Blog post by our President, Terie Norelli

Our President has some ideas on how you can ignite conversations about gender equality in our state and around the world New Hampshire citizens and supporters of the NHWF, March is Women’s History Month!  If you are looking for a way to do something meaningful, then I have just the suggestion.  Contact your area schools […]

Blog post from the newest NHWI Intern!

Changing Race and Class Landscapes By Nyomi Guzman My name is Nyomi Guzman and as the newest intern for the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, I have been reflecting on my thoughts about social constructs and how they impact the lives of all people, especially those with complex identities. I believe that with increased globalization and […]

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April Gender Matters

April’s edition of our Gender Matters series: April Gender Matters

The Gender Pay Gap… It Still Exists

EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 8, 2014 The simple truth about the gender pay gap is that it still exists in nearly every occupation, in every state. It hasn’t budged in a decade: full-time, year-round  women workers are paid 77 percent of what men are paid, despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was passed […]


Jules Pieri, successful entrepreneur, is coming to the New Hampshire Institiute of Politics!

On Tuesday, April 29th from 7:30-9:00am, Jules Pieri will be speaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. This event is open to the public, so take advantage of this and make it an ’empowering outing’ for you and your friends! Tickets are $25 each.

Debora Spar Review 2/20/2014

by Molly Branch, NHWI intern Tucked away in a small black-box theater buzzing with women, Debora Spar begins to speak. She jokes that her book “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and The Quest for Perfection,” was actually supposed to be called “The Reluctant Feminist,” but her publisher convinced her to change it. She beat them at […]

Landya McCafferty

Landya McCafferty Sworn in as judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord – the first woman to hold the job

Congratulations to Justice Landya McCafferty for being the first woman in New Hampshire to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord. It was described as “the last of the firsts” for women in our state’s government. Check out the full article in the Concord Monitor here.

Blog Post from Liz O’Donnell, Author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. Book Signing on Thursday, February 6th in Concord!

Moguls, Moms and Maids: How the Housework Gap Affects The Wage Gap by Liz O’Donnell Equal pay advocates rejoiced when New Hampshire state lawmakers recently introduced two bills, HB 1188 and SB 207 designed to close the gender-based wage gap. And they were right to be excited about the legislation. According to the National Women’s […]

Debora Spar is Coming to the Music Hall!

Coming soon from The Music Hall and The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative: Debora L. Spar and her book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection! Click here for more information!

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