While women have come a long way in the workplace in terms of equity and advancement, persistent and pervasive discrimination and oppression still exist.
Consider these actions to support your professional success:
- Learn how to negotiate for the salary and benefits you deserve.
- Learn what constitutes an illegal interview question and how to respond.
- Recognize the influence of gender on workplace dynamics.
- Seek out a mentor who will support and guide you.
Salary Information and Negotiating Offers
The Pomerantz Career Center's Career Guide offers thorough instructions on how to research salary and negotiate.
Illegal interview questions
The Pomerantz Career Center's Career Guide also offers instructions on how to recognize and respond to illegal interview questions.
The University of Iowa's Women Resource Action Center (WRAC)
The University of Iowa's Women Resource Action Center (WRAC) is a diverse community dedicated to fostering women's individual empowerment and systemic solutions to all forms of oppression.
Career and Job Resources for Women Job-Seekers
Quintessential Careers' Career and Job Resources for Women Job-Seekers offers substantial collections of websites with career resources for women.
Women's Career Networking and Professional Associations
Quintessential Careers' Women's Career Networking and Professional Associations offers substantial collections of websites with career resources for women.
DiversityInc offers a Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, as well as a Top 10 list for Executive Women.
The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau produces publications and statistics that provide an overview of the employment situation for women in the United States.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission promotes equality of opportunity in the workplace and enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Women for Hire
Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs.
Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
85 Broads is a network of women from around the world, many of whom are trailblazers in their fields - and at their colleges and universities.
CareerWomen.com is the leading national online career center by and for women. Tailored to the needs of today's working women, CareerWomen.com provides job seekers easy, targeted access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit and hire women.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
In Her Sight
This site scores employers on how well they support their female employees. Rated categories of Personal, Career and Family all have sub-topics for more detailed analysis. It is a good tool to help you research employers for internships, job-search targets and when you have an interview.
Cracking the Glass (Hospital) Ceiling: Gender Diversity in Health Care
This resource highlights the underrepresentation of women in leadership in the healthcare industry. The resource shares information regarding the difference in positions and pay between men and women, the barriers that are preventing women from advancing to senior management positions, and the progress that has been made so far. Also discussed is how women executives improve the bottom line of a business and the importance of women executives in healthcare.