My Career Toolkit: Pay Equity and Finance

Learn about the pay gap and develop strategies for effective salary negotiation and personal finances.

Pay Equity
  • AAUW: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap: Spring 2017 Edition: Research and statistics on the gender pay gap in the United States.
  • Catalyst: The Pay Gap: Gender pay gap research, statistics, news, and ways to get involved.
  • National Committee on Pay Equity: Equal Pay Day: Held on a Tuesday every year in April, Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. The site provides research reports and fact sheets on the pay gap, current legislation in pay fairness, and resources for salary benchmarking.
  • The Fawcett Society: Research and advocacy group for gender equality in the United Kingdom, maintaining resources on the pay gap, pensions gap, economic equality, and other money-related issues.
  • National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): Equal Pay & the Wage Gap:  Gender pay gap statistics and ways to get involved.
  • The WAGE Project: Organization established to end discrimination against women in the workplace in the near future, providing wage gap statistics and individual coaching for salary negotiation.
  • Workplace Gender Equality Agency: Overview of the gender pay gap in Australia, including a fact sheet, pay gap calculator, and toolkits for conducting a pay gap analysis and developing a pay gap strategy. 
Salary Negotiation
  • Get Raised: Free, step-by-step guide to getting a pay raise.
  • Payscale: Salary Negotiation Guide: Collection of articles on strategies to enhance salary negotiation skills.
  • She Negotiates: Individual and group salary negotiation and promotion coaching programs for women. Includes a list of tools, books, articles, and online courses.
  • The WAGE Project: Organization established to end discrimination against women in the workplace in the near future, providing wage gap statistics and individual coaching for salary negotiation.
  • Women for Hire: Negotiating Salary 101: Strategies for negotiating for higher compensation, including common mistakes, discussing previous and expected salaries, and a free salary calculator.
Personal Finances
  • Daily Worth: Financial and career advice for women, updated daily with tips and blog posts.
  • Ellevest: Online financial advising service for women, as well as articles on reaching financial goals, debt, retirement, and other topics.
  • Huffington Post: LGBT Finance: Collection of articles relating to financial planning for the LGBT community.
  • IRS Tax Information for Parents: Information covering dependents, exemptions, credits, and other tax rules for families, as well as assistance with the FAFSA and college planning. 
  • LearnVest: Personalized financial advice including goals, strategy-building, a customized financial plan, tools, articles, and online classes.
  • The LGBT Bar: The Tax Equity Project: Comprehensive listing of tax laws for same-sex married couples in all 50 states.
  • MsMoney.com: Advice for taking charge of finances, including savings, spending, investing, planning, debt, and career.
  • National Women’s Law Center: Tax & Budget: Fact sheets, reports, blog posts, and news covering tax budget issues faced by women. Focus areas include child care, family tax credits, federal budget, federal tax policy, and tax credit outreach.
  • NerdWallet’s LGBT Financial Planning Guide: Collection of articles on financial planning for the LGBT community, including marriage and taxes, retirement and estate planning, starting a business, and personal finances.
  • The Simple Dollar: Student Loan Consolidation Guide: Primer on consolidating student loans, covering repayment terms, interest rates, credit scores, and strategies for repayment.
  • United States Department of Labor: Women and Retirement Savings: Information on planning and saving for retirement. Includes links to Department of Labor publications on retirement planning.
  • Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement: Tools and resources for the self-sufficiency of women in New York City. The Self-Sufficiency Calculator screens low-wage workers for valuable benefits, work supports, and tax credits that can lift income and reduce expenses.
  • The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER): Nonprofit organization helping women, educators, and policymakers understand issues surrounding women’s retirement income. Includes publications, research, and calculators on saving and investing.

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