Amy Winters, Business Administration

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Amy Winters, a graduating senior at Wagner College, used this Power Point slideshow in delivering her senior thesis presentation.

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Amy Winters, Business Administration

  1. 1. Gender Stereotypes Supporting the Current Wage Gap Wagner College Business Administration Amy S. Winters
  2. 2. Why did I Want to Write About This? Young women fighting to educate themselves, in a time of economic uncertainty, will make $700,000- $2 million less than their equal male counterparts.
  3. 3. What is the Source of the Problem? Gender Stereotypes Role Expectations Media’s Portrayal of Gender
  4. 4. Gender Role Expectations Rational Action Women who hold “traditional views” will work less hours and make less Cognitive Reinterpretation Marriage & children have negative results on those who have a more equalitarian view Can foster stereotypical behavior
  5. 5. Management Views Women can’t separate their emotions from their work and thus their decisions are often costly vs. Women do not need to mirror men’s management style because they bring a new style which is equally effective
  6. 6. Women’s Expressive Theatre Productions… Is a non-profit production company, located in Manhattan, that produces media that challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality.
  7. 7. Victoria Pettibone Executive Producer & Director of Operations “If you don’t demand to be valued, you won’t be” Hardest thing for her: Being taken seriously, often seen as just a ‘girl’ It’s not only the stereotypes that a woman might be faced with, but also the ones that women bring on themselves
  8. 8. Media’s Portrayal Ad’s for women tend to have more passive body language, whereas ad’s for men tend to have more active images Superbowl (2010): Funny in it’s extremity (nagging, superficial wives & husbands who can’t communicate, etc.) Sometimes can place a men vs. women stance on life: dangerous to our progress
  9. 9. Wal-Mart:”Old School Discrimination” Currently facing charges of sex discrimination- women paid less than men, received less promotions, waited longer for the promotions Filed nine years ago (2001), now the largest class action suit in American history, representing more than one million female employees
  10. 10. Recent Legislation The Fair Pay Act The Paycheck Fairness Act Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act First Bill President Obama signed
  11. 11. What Needs to Be Done The Women & Work Commission (formed in 2004): Educational system needs to be rerouted Awareness of the actual wage gap needs to be at the forefront of our thoughts/actions Further legislative and corrective measures

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