Tuesday, April 19, 2016

U.S. Government Moves to Close the Gender Wage Gap - IEEE - The Institute

Catch this statistic in the  IEEE Institute:

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Women in the United States are, on average, more educated, according to ave 2014 study by the White House Council of Economic Advisors: 40 percent of women earn at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with about 32 percent of men.

U.S. Government Moves to Close the Gender Wage Gap - IEEE - The Institute

Can Virtual Reality Help Eliminate Gender Bias? - IEEE - The Institute

Can Virtual Reality Help Eliminate Gender Bias? - IEEE - The Institute

Only 11% of the engineering workforce are women.

Gender Wage Gap: Women make only $0.79 to men $1.00.

Determining the Value of Your Time

Before you start wondering about the Melinda Gates Time Poverty campaign for 2016, Ponder this concept - TIME Poverty: The Wage Gap.

From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Our 2016 ANNUAL LETTER

Getting Ahead in a just getting by world, is all a study on America's class structure though an economic viewpoint. The facilitator assigned a research project on time management and change.  It lead me to pick up the Dummies Guide on Successful time management this April 2016.  I read all the tips, pointers and highlighted text in the entire book, then decided that learning time management starts with determining the value of your time.

Time Management is a project in itself so to speed up the process, close the poverty time gap by convincing yourself that your time is worth MONEY!  Begin by determining how many hours you work for free every week?    

Monday, April 11, 2016

What about Dividend Investing?


Melinda Gates on Time Poverty

An interesting read is Kirsten Salyer's article in Time Magazine Feb. 23, 2016

Melinda shares her thoughts on time poverty,

Compared to men, women globally spend about twice as much time on unpaid work—labor done for no pay, including cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly. That’s an average about 4.5 hours a day, with the gap between genders ranging from 45 minutes in Scandinavia to five hours in India. In the U.S., where the gap is 90 minutes, if we could put a value on women’s annual unpaid work, it would total about $1.5 trillion.

“We all have 24 hours a day,” Gates says. “It’s kind of funny to me that we’re in 2016, and who decided that women should be the ones to do all this unpaid work? We don’t even call what’s happening at home ‘work.’ Unpaid work is work.”

How do we close the gap? Gates says it would require a three-step approach:

1. Recognize there’s a problem.
2. Reduce it with innovation.
3. Redistribute the work.

I am interested in hearing more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's upcoming goals in its global mission to reduce poverty.   This year Gates’ focus is on time poverty.