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U.S. Women Owned Businesses Involvement in International Trade as a Critical Step for the Future of the U.S. EconomyOn August 28th, Ivanka Trump, chief advisor to President Donald Trump, announced the administration’s plans to advance women’s economic empowerment in the “Western hemisphere” after months of explaining the importance of women’s involvement in the workforce and increasing the number of female-business owners. This initiative is in accordance with a global trend of international organizations like the United Nations and World Economic Forum advocating for women’s economic empowerment in both developed and developing countries. A specific focus within this movement is increasing women-owned business involvement in international trade because this presence is good for national growth, societies and ultimately the global economy. These advancements also occur in the United States where women-owned businesses that export provide higher wagers, are 1.2 times more productive, and hire more employees than their male counterparts; meaning that increasing the number of women owned business that export and the number of those exports could at the very least increase middle-class wages and lower unemployment. Yet while the United States maintains its position as one of the best countries for women entrepreneurs, along with Canada and Australia, women-owned businesses still face barriers against entering the export industry.
Faculty Affiliate Mary-Hunter McDonnell writes for Quartz on Google and its two prominent lawsuits from former employees: a gender-pay lawsuit filed by women who claimed they were paid less than their male counterparts and a lawsuit alleging discrimination against conservative white men.
Her research findings suggest that the companies punished most harshly when they are found liable for discrimination have a high status and reputations for being good employers. What are the implications of this for Google?
Professor Peter Conti-Brown discusses the recent appointment of Elizabeth Duke as the Chairman of the scandal-ridden bank’s board. She was formerly a Federal Reserve governor.
“She is a superb choice for a troubled institution in need of steady, principled, and pragmatic leadership.”
Faculty Affiliate Olivia Mitchell talks on CNBC about how a husband’s mortality is a driving force behind gains in women’s financial literacy late in life.
“So what we can see as time marched forward, is that the women tended to start out as less financially literate — but as the day approached where their husband passed away, the women gained financial skills.”
The Member of Congress I am interning for this summer is a pro-life Democrat, a rare breed in today’s political landscape. Not surprisingly, he has been attracting a fair amount of criticism recently from pro-life conservatives who argue that his voting record is far from that of a pro-life politician. Two recent votes, one against the reinstatement of the Mexico City policy and one against defunding Planned Parenthood, are often highlighted as evidence of this, but the issue is not that black and white.