gender wage gap http://wrkf.org en White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate http://wrkf.org/post/white-house-learns-complications-pay-equity-debate Money and politics don't always make for polite conversation, but President Obama tried to tackle both at the White House on Tuesday.<p>Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging conversation about men's and women's pay scales. It's a talk that Democrats hope will yield political gains this year.<p>It also raised questions, though, about how the administration pays its own people.<p>Standing before a crowd of women in the White House East Room, President Obama noted that the average woman working full time in America makes just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 24914 at http://wrkf.org White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate Why Women Don't Ask For More Money http://wrkf.org/post/why-women-dont-ask-more-money When Emily Amanatullah was a graduate student studying management, she couldn't help noticing that a lot of the classic advice in the field was aimed more at men than women. Negotiation tactics in particular seemed tougher for women to master.<p>"You realize they're pretty at odds with how women comport themselves and how they're expected to comport themselves," she says.<p>She started to talk to other women and to examine her own behavior. All the women she spoke to said they hated advocating for themselves at work. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Ashley Milne-Tyte 24869 at http://wrkf.org Why Women Don't Ask For More Money Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap http://wrkf.org/post/student-debt-weighs-down-women-more-blame-wage-gap When Kristine Leighton graduated from a private college five years ago with a degree in hospitality, she owed $75,000 in student loans. Each month, she paid the minimum amount of $450 and lived at home with her parents on Long Island, N.Y.<p>At first, she was working at a hotel for $10 an hour; money was tight. Even after she got a job in Manhattan making $75,000 a year, she still couldn't afford to move out. She funneled her earnings into car payments, credit card bills<strong> </strong>and debt, and a monthly commuter train pass. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:18:00 +0000 editor 24790 at http://wrkf.org Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap White House Meeting To Examine Women's Pay http://wrkf.org/post/white-house-meeting-examine-womens-pay President Obama is expected to meet on Wednesday with female members of Congress. There are reasons for the president's focus on women that involve both policy and politics. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 23639 at http://wrkf.org