April 11 – Business Strategies for a Family-Friendly Culture

April 11 (rescheduled from March 14) 8-9:30am Exeter Inn Join the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation to discuss how a family-friendly workplace can benefit employees and the bottom line. Register here.

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Making the Case for Paid Family Leave in New Hampshire

by Sandy Belknap Setting the Stage Eighteen months ago, as NH Women’s Foundation was coming out of the gate as a newly formed non-profit following the merger of the Women’s Fund of NH and the NH Women’s Initiative, the organization embarked on a journey to focus on a theme of “Family-Friendly Workplaces” in NH. I […]

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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 […]

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Equal Pay Report!

New report on equal pay in New Hampshire combines statistics and citizen feedback September 8nd, 2014 Concord, NH –The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, the Gender Research Institute of Dartmouth and the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire have teamed up to create a new report called Understanding Equal Pay in the Granite State. The brainchild of NHWI […]

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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 […]

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!

Congratulations, Mary Jo Brown!

We want to congratulate our Chair, Mary Jo Brown for being selected as a 2014 Influencer in the Business NH Influencer Index! She does terrific work for gender equity in New Hampshire and we are all appreciative of her efforts! She is more than deserving of this recognition. Pick up the current issues of Business […]

Here’s What I Think – Rebecca

“Today, women don’t have as many rights as men, especially in the workplace.” – Rebecca Imbimbo, Exeter, NH

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