For hosting a celebration that unites diverse LGBTQ women, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Juice: A Summer Day Party for LGBTQ Womxn. Her Philly MOVES returns with their once-a-month summer day party appreciating LGBTQ women of color during the 4th Annual HoodStock Festival, a community music showcase. Come join these diverse queer women, who have secured their own section, stage, DJ’s, and artists performing during the festival. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 22nd, at Philadelphia Urban Creators, 2315 North 11th Street. Tickets Read more »
Philly has been a man’s town for too long. And hey, not to point fingers or anything, but maybe that’s exactly what’s wrong with this place.
Given that women actually make up a majority in Philadelphia — 53 percent, yo — not to mention the state of the world today (you know: 50,000 women taking to the Philly streets last January in protest; your mom joining Pantsuit Nation; Wonder Woman as the superhero du jour), it felt like the right moment to talk about women. To talk to women. And so we did. We asked a wide range of females (and femmes) in this city — teachers, lawyers, activists, mothers, dancers, singers, entrepreneurs, politicians, writers, wives, sexperts — what should come next. What would make their lives, and the lives of other women, better in big and small ways? What, exactly, would they do if they were in charge?
Here, the women have their say. Read more »
All month long, this program of 10-minute plays and staged readings has been popping up across the U.S. and Canada. Tonight The Future is Female Festival touches down in Philly (and three other cities) at Headlong Performance Institute (1170 S. Broad St.).
The lineup is different everywhere it occurs (this is a festival, not a tour), but each is built around the “future is female” theme. And all of the works are written by women, obviously.
Tonight’s program includes: Read more »
“The Revolution,” Philadelphia’s first-ever LGBTQ Women’s Week, is launching this week. Started by The Strong Catalyst, a local lesbian multimedia collective, the event is centered on “bridging the gap between lesbian women and the rest of the LGBTQ women’s community.”
“I began wondering what it would look like to have a weeklong event that was just for LGBTQ women that was socially conscious, charity-focused, and conversation-driven,” Amanda Swiger, co-founder of The Strong Catalyst and executive producer of the event, told G Philly. “After attending Outfest last year for the first time as a community organization and a normal person, I saw things differently. It felt too male, too white, too party driven to actually do our community much good.” Read more »
Bad news for Philadelphia’s reputation as an inclusive, cutting edge, growing business ecosystem — the Philadelphia region was ranked 90th out of 100 cities for women-owned businesses by WalletHub.
It’s important to note that WalletHub combined Philadelphia, Camden and Wilmington together for this ranking, so who knows if Philly would have fared better or worse by itself.
WalletHub found that the Philly region got a total score of 40.84 in business friendliness to women — compared to 70.04 for the No. 1 region Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin in Tennessee. Read more »
As December approaches, many companies will once again start the process of conducting annual performance reviews. Managers will tell employees what they did right and wrong throughout the year and offer advice for improvement. Then most workers will be given a 3 percent raise and sent on their way.
But for women, the performance reviews are more likely to hurt career advancement than help, studies say. Read more »
The gender pay gap has been a hot topic in all sectors of the business world recently. Politicians like President Obama and Hillary Clinton will be quick to tell you that women get paid 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for doing the same jobs — but too often the debate gets labeled as a partisan issue, relegating it to hot-headed debates on cable TV news.
But there is one unlikely gender pay gap hero who just might be able to move the needle: Bradley Cooper. In the wake of a revelation that Jennifer Lawrence got paid millions less than her three male co-stars in American Hustle, Cooper told Reuters that he’ll now team up with female co-stars to negotiate salaries before production. Read more »
Philadelphia is facing a serious crisis regarding gender equality in the workplace, according to a new study. In fact, women held only 13 percent of board seats and 13 percent of executive positions at the largest 100 public companies in the Philadelphia region in 2014. That’s according to Women on Boards 2015, a report released Tuesday by the Forum of Executive Women. It also found that half of Philly’s top 100 businesses are run by all male executive teams, and 94 percent have a male CEO.
The report offered these striking statistics about Philadelphia’s top 100 companies (ranked by 2014 revenue): Read more »
The Center City-based advertising, branding and public relations agency ranked number 60. The 80-employee agency is made up of 61 percent women and all but one person on its management team are women. Read more »
Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates of women earning the minimum wage. In fact, nearly three-quarters of minimum-wage workers in the state are women, according to a recent study from the National Women’s Law Center. It joins Louisiana and Arkansas as the only other states with more than seven-in-10 workers earning the state minimum.
In Pennsylvania, the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and the tipped minimum wage is $2.83. It’s been at that rate since 2009 and there are no major legislative plans to raise it. Read more »