By Ann Marlowe, a New York City writer and legal recruiter, the author of How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z and numerous articles.
A new congressional study released January 23 reports that managerial salaries for women in seven of the ten industries that had the most women employees lost ground between 1995 and 2000. Women now make up nearly half the workforce but they are still just 12% of corporate officers.
The study was commissioned by Manhattan’s Democratic congresswoman, Carolyn B. Maloney, and conducted by the General Accounting Office. Of course, when the government commissions a study, they likely expect that the conclusions require government action. Indeed, Democratic representative John Dingell of Michigan, explaining that women now provide a significant share of family income, called for hearings on the study’s conclusions. (more…)