Having kids affects your incomce but so does simply being a woman.

Women who do not have children tend to earn more than women who do, but both groups still earn less than men. For example, women physician researchers earn less than their male counterparts, even after adjustments are made for other factors such as part-time work.


Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters: A Homeward Bound Global Review and Fact Sheet Investigating Gender Inequality in STEMM

Prepared by Fabian Dattner, Homeward Bound CEO and Co-founder;
Dr Mary-Ellen Feeney, Jacobs Group (Australia); and
Professor Tonia Gray, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University.
Compiled by Homeward Bound Alumni from 2018 & 2019

Copies can be download at https://doi.org/10.26183/5d22d5fbe2349

Online version here.

Female physicians are underrepresented in recognition awards from the American academy of physical medicine and rehabilitation

Silver, JK. et al. (2017). PMR: Journal of Injury, Function & Rehabilitation. 9(10):976-84


The simple truth about the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap clearly extends beyond STEMM, and it is estimated that women earn 20% less than men in America in 2016. If this rate of change continues, pay equality will not be reached until 2119. That’s just over a century.



Covid-19 Is Forcing Women From The Workplace In Record Numbers—And We Don’t Know When They’ll Be Back

FORBES – Millions of Americans have been hit hard by unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic—but it’s becoming increasingly clear that women are being hurt the most. 


Womansplaining the Pay Gap

THE NEW YORK TIMES – It’s not a myth. And yet the nuance required to explain what perpetuates these misconceptions is not the stuff made for 280-character sound bites on social media, where sweeping dismissals (Men work longer hours! Men pick higher-paying careers!) can quickly snowball.



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