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CINCINNATI (April 4, 2017) — The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the UC Economics Center are excited to release a new PULSE Study on the Gender Wage Gap and its effect on Wealth Accumulation.
We invite you to attend our research release on Monday, April 24 from 3:30 – 5: 00 p.m. at the American Red Cross.
The wage gap issue is far from simple and many variables can complicate the issue.
Join us as we explore the wage gap in our area, its causes and the long-term impact it has on women and our local economy.
Join us for the research release!
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The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at cincinnatiwomensfund.org
CINCINNATI (May 2, 2017) — The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation releases its latest PULSE Report: Applying a Gender Lens to the Wage Gap.
Women in the Greater Cincinnati Region make an average of $0.79 on the dollar compared to men. With UC Economics Center as its research partner, The Women's Fund took an in-depth look at the gender wage gap in our region, including the causes and long-term impacts of the wage gap on women and our local economy.
What the Economics Center found is that the wage gap is not simple; it comprises a complex interrelationship of explained and unexplained differences and the ever-subjective concept of “choice.”
Learn more about our latest PULSE Report on the Gender Wage Gap #cincywagegap
Posted by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation on Monday, April 24, 2017
Learn more about our latest PULSE Report on the Gender Wage Gap #cincywagegap
As you will see, the results show significant disparities in men’s and women’s wages, even when controlling for variables like education, hours worked, age, marital status, and the presence of children. The remaining disparity amounts to a significant unexplained difference in wages between men and women. Over time, this disparity in wages leads to hundreds of thousands of dollars lost, forcing women to either work longer or retire with less. For women of color, the disparities are even more profound.
Share the research online using the hashtag #CincyWageGap. Visit cincinnatiwomensfund.org/payequity to access the research presented and find more resources on fair pay practices.
View our latest PULSE Report on the Gender Wage Gap [PDF]
CINCINNATI (August, 11, 2016) —A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.
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A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.
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CINCINNATI (October 18, 2016) — The Women’s Fund, is proud to join our partners at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to show our support of Issue 44 for Cincinnati Public Schools and Preschool Promise.
We believe a successful educational career begins with quality preschool, taught by appropriately paid teachers. Issue 44 strengthens our K-12 public school system and expands access to high quality preschool.
The Women’s Fund works to improve women’s economic self-sufficiency in our community. We know several things affect a woman’s ability to be self-sufficient, but three of the critical factors are:
This levy addresses these factors and so much more. Issue 44 will provide access to high-quality preschool for children in Cincinnati and also increase the wages for preschool teachers to at least $15.00 an hour.
We know preschool is a fundamental building block in a child’s ability to enter kindergarten ready to learn. More than 40% of students in Cincinnati enter kindergarten already behind, and the gap is even greater among low-income children. Research shows quality preschool makes a major difference. It impacts readiness to learn, increases high school graduation rates and builds the behavioral and social skills necessary for success in life. Benefits extend to parents, neighborhoods, employers, and communities because increased achievement and employability reduces crime and adds to family stability, social cohesion, and economic prosperity.
Issue 44 will also increase wages for preschool teachers to at least $15.00 an hour. Currently, 95.6% of childcare workers are women, and 80% of single parent childcare workers with young children are on public benefits. These professionals are entrusted to teach our children at the most critical time of their brain development, yet we pay them the same wage as parking lot attendants. The time is now to address the low wages in this female-dominated space, and this levy does just that.
In our new PULSE Briefing, we outline the many reasons why increased wages for childcare workers improves educational qualifications, improves staff stability and ultimately increases program quality.
Check out our latest PULSE Briefing
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rickell Howard Smith, J.D., as Director of Community Strategies. Working closely with Harold Brown, GCF’s Vice President of Community Strategies, she will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for inclusive and active community engagement, serving as a knowledge resource both internally and in the community, and overseeing alignment of GCF’s community strategies staff structure to best implement its strategic grantmaking framework.
CINCINNATI (August 9, 2019) – As companies across the U.S. – including right here in Cincinnati – continue to grapple with providing a workplace culture that guarantees an equal playing field for all employees, regardless of race or gender, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has proven that it can be done.
GCF has earned silver-level certification from Queen City Certified, an organization that assesses companies’ and organizations’ workplace practices and awards certifications based on their success in promoting gender and race equity.
As a silver-level employer, GCF has achieved significant progress in creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Employers certified as “Leaders in Gender Equity” walk the walk. According to Queen City Certified, these companies implement research-based strategies to create workplaces where people of all genders can thrive regardless of race, sexual orientation, income, age or family status.
"I continue to be inspired by our employers' ongoing commitment to evaluation, collective learning, and action,” shared Nicole Armstrong, founder of Queen City Certified. “Certification sends a clear message to employees, peers and the community that equity in the workplace matters and it's time to raise the bar."
In addition, GCF has a solid framework of policies and practices in place and has implemented them well, as demonstrated by high levels of satisfaction and engagement among employees. It also has action plans that include two-year and four-year equity goals.
Meghan Cummings, executive director of the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, sits on the advisory board of Queen City Certified. “I am incredibly proud that GCF has demonstrated that it ‘walks the talk,’ providing a workplace where all employees can thrive,” she shared. “It is an honor to set an example and prove that, yes, equity in the workplace is achievable.”
“We are extremely proud of this certification – but it’s important to note: we are not done,” said Ellen Katz, President/CEO of GCF. “The pursuit of equity is an ongoing journey. We remain committed to providing an equitable workplace, across gender and race, and to making our region a more inclusive place to live, work and play.”
About Greater Cincinnati Foundation
As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.
As a 2019 Queen City Certified Silver Leader in Gender Equity, we are committed to fostering a more inclusive and equitable workplace through rigorous and ongoing third-party assessments of policy and culture, collaborative learning experiences and the implementation of data-driven action plans.
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