Tag: Sara Manzano-Diaz

Women’s Bureau Director Gives Farewell Note of Gratitude

Filed in Women by on April 30, 2012 1 Comment
Women’s Bureau Director Gives Farewell Note of Gratitude

After more than two years at the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, it has come time for me to say goodbye. It is only in this country that a humble Puerto Rican girl who grew up in Harlem’s public housing can realize her aspirations of becoming an attorney, never imagining that she would later serve […]

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Earth Day: Why Green is Your Color

Filed in Green Jobs, Secretary Solis, Women by on April 20, 2012 6 Comments
Earth Day: Why Green is Your Color

Each April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. Since 1970, people have used this day to voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection.   At the Women’s Bureau, we’re doing our part to address this global issue by helping women understand and prepare for jobs in the clean energy economy.  In 2009, Secretary […]

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Join the Conversation on Twitter: #EqualPayChat

Filed in Education, Jobs, Women by on April 19, 2012 1 Comment
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #EqualPayChat

Join the Department of Labor (DOL) for an Equal Pay Twitter Chat Friday, April 20th at 12 pm EDT. You’ll have the chance to ask equal opportunity experts questions about the current pay gap and available resources to help women make informed career decisions. Officials from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Justice […]

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Women’s Bureau: Fighting for Equal Pay, Every Day

Filed in Education, Jobs, Web Apps, Women, Workplace Rights by on April 17, 2012 1 Comment

Today, as we commemorate Equal Pay Day it is a time to reflect on how far American women have come.  Coincidentally, it is also tax day and a fitting reminder of how long into 2012 women must work to earn the wages men earned in 2011. Since the creation of Equal Pay Day 16 years […]

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International Women’s Day: Empowering Rural Women

Filed in Women by on March 8, 2012 4 Comments
International Women’s Day: Empowering Rural Women

Each year, on March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).  The International Labor Organization’s theme, “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty,” recognizes the critical role and contributions of rural women both domestically and internationally. To commemorate IWD this year, the International Labor Organization is calling for new steps to empower rural women.  […]

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“Equal Pay App Challenge” to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Yesterday, we celebrated the launch of an open innovation initiative to eliminate the gender gap in pay. Working together with the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force, we commenced the “Equal Pay App Challenge” – a national competition to develop software applications, or “apps,” that leverage public data to promote equal pay for men and women.  […]

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Honoring Our Women Warriors

Filed in Women by on November 10, 2011 6 Comments
Honoring Our Women Warriors

Tomorrow we celebrate Veterans Day by paying tribute to all the brave men and women that have served our country.  We honor those who sacrificed their lives so the rest of us could raise our families and pursue the American Dream. And with thousands of troops expected to return from Iraq by the end of […]

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Inspiring Financial Empowerment of Women

Filed in Education by on October 21, 2011 8 Comments
Inspiring Financial Empowerment of Women

I hear it everywhere I go, from family and friends to colleagues and neighbors: The empowerment and development of women and girls can positively improve the economic prosperity of millions of women, American families and our economy. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to be part of a great women’s empowerment effort in my […]

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Delivering on the Dream

Filed in Jobs by on October 14, 2011 4 Comments

As the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, I am reminded of my mother, Elisa.  She persevered through adversity to ensure that her six children would have a better life. She instilled in us a confidence to have big dreams despite growing up in public housing in Harlem. Mom lived long enough […]

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Celebrating Working Women

Filed in Education, Green Jobs, Jobs, Secretary Solis by on September 4, 2011 3 Comments

The following blog post first appreared on the White House Council on Women and Girls site: As America celebrates Labor Day 2011, the Women’s Bureau honors and respects the many contributions of women workers and our women veterans; yet, the broader story of women in this country is a story of both unyielding progress and […]

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