Women in the Work Force: Critical Issues

Women in the Work Force: Critical Issues

Women have made significant strides in the work force, but they still lag behind men in pay and advancement. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss gender equity in employment and why work-life balance is increasingly important to both men and women.

American women have made significant strides in the workplace. But they still lag behind men in pay and advancement. Those issues are at the heart of a job discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart. Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on aspects of the case, which could affect more than a million women. In the next hour, we'll talk with three women - a lawyer, an economist and a journalist - each with a different generation's perspective on gender equality in employment. And we'll explore why workplace flexibility has become increasingly important for both men and women.

Guests

Heather Boushey

senior economist at the Center for American Progress.

Marcia Greenberger

founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center.

Hannah Seligson

journalist and author of "New Girl on the Job."

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