The Foundation researches and educates on women’s issues to acknowledge barriers and identify opportunities.
Commissioned by the WNY Women’s Foundation and created by UB Regional Institute, the 2010 Pathways to Progress Report examined the issues facing women and girls in our community. The report started an ongoing region-wide dialogue about the best ways to support and elevate women and girls.
Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2, a report created by the WNY Women’s Foundation, keeps us moving forward. The new report expands the dialogue with updated data that explore the current status of women and girls in WNY. By diving into the barriers women face throughout their lifespans, the report highlights opportunities and success stories. This educational tool is available to the community thanks to the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Health Foundation of Western & Central NY, John R. Oishei Foundation, Joy Family Foundation, Patrick P. Lee Foundation, SEFCU, and WNY Foundation.
Download Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2. Read it, digest, and find the connections that you can make to the women and girls in your family, community, and work. The full reference list for the report is available for download and many of the reports cited are included in this data hub.
In our effort to educate the community and raise awareness, the Foundation has curated research and organized it by topic area. The research below can be filtered by topic with citations and links to original researchers. Alternately, it can be sorted by date of publication. Contact us if your organization has a report to include.
Topic: Women at Work
The Child Care Crisis is Keeping Women out of the Work Force
Challenges of staying at work while raising a child- families forced to make the decision to leave work to become full-time caregiver or to stay at work and struggle to pay childcare's high-costs.
Published Mar. 2019 American Progress
A Seat at the Head of the Table
From the 1970's, women have made serious progress in the workplace. Then that progress has stalled, especially at the top.
Published Feb. 2019 NY Times
Why Older Workers are the Economy’s Hidden Asset
Americans have a different view of what "retirement" means
Published Feb. 2019 Fast Company
It’s 2019. Women are less likely to be identified by their accomplishments.
How women's accomplishments are often overlooked
Published Feb. 2019 Huff Post
The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women
Womens staggering success in film related careers.
Published Jan. 2019 Martha M. Lauzen
Childcare Affordability for Working Parents
Childcare is inaffordable for the majority of working parents. Especially for low-income and black and Hispanic working parents.
Published Nov. 2018 Diversity Data Kids
Closing the Gender Gap: A Missed Opportunity for New CEO’s
Management should create opportunities for New CEOs to boost gender diversity.
Published Oct. 2018 Mckinsey and Company
Against Women- but Steps Could Fix that
Survey finds that women are unrepresented at every corporate level in the U.S.
Published Oct. 2018 Market Watch
NYS Salary Negotiating Guide
Importance of professionally negotiating salaries and how to prepare for it .
Published Apr. 2018 NYS Department of Labor
Still a man’s labor market
Data of gender differences in wages
Published Apr. 2018 The Hamilton Project
The State of Women: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good
This presentation on women’s rights and the women’s movement is a snapshot of a big and complex story.
Published Mar. 2018 Lean in
Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2
100 facts that will guide our community's work to make WNY a great place for women to live, grow, and lead
Published Nov. 2017 WNY Women's Foundation
How Women are Still Left Behind in the Labor Market
General statistics of gender wage differences
Published Sep. 2017 Institute for Women's Policy Research
Black and Hispanic Women Lag in Recovering from the Recession
Unemployment among Young Women Before and After the Recession by Age, Race, and Ethnicity
Published Aug. 2017 Institute for Women's Policy Research
Coupling Child Care With Pathways To Nontraditional, Higher Paying Work
Workforce Training for Low-Income Mothers
Published Jun. 2017 Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative
Closing the Skills Gap
The “skills gap” in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.
Published Feb. 2017 McKinsey & Company
Supports that Matter in Workforce Development Programs
This report captures participant perspectives on the role of supportive services in facilitating their success in job training, the availability of supportive services, the unmet needs of participants, and the significance of job training for them.
Published Feb. 2017 Institute for Women's Policy Research
Undervalued and Underpaid in America Women in Low-Wage, Female-Dominated Jobs
This report investigates women’s experiences in large, low-wage, growing, female-dominated occupations, comparing demographic data and indicators of economic security between 1994 and 2014, and projecting growth rates to 2024.
Published Nov. 2016 Institute for Women's Policy Research
Working Mothers Issue Brief
Labor force participation by family type, race, and poverty
Published Jun. 2016 US Department of Labor Women's Bureau
Older women are being forced out of the workforce
Discrimination in the workplace
Published Mar. 2016 Harvard Business Review
Barriers and Bias
The report examines the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and suggests what we can do to change the status quo.
Published Mar. 2016 American Association of University Women
Shortchanged in Retirement
The Continuing Challenges to Women’s Financial Future
Published Mar. 2016 National Institute on Retirement Security
Pathways to Equity Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs
This report addresses women’s access to well-paid, growing, middle-skill jobs (jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree).
Published Mar. 2016 Institute for Women's Policy Research
EXPOSED: DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BREASTFEEDING WORKERS
Despite the medical consensus that breastfeeding reduces major health risks to both babies and mothers, discrimination against breastfeeding workers often forces them to stop breastfeeding or lose their jobs.
Published Jan. 2016 Pregnant at Work
Moms at Work The Working Mother Report
The impact that the intersection of work life has on working mothers, their careers and their families
Published Sep. 2015 Working Mother Research Institute
PARENTS’ NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULES MAKE ADEQUATE CHILDREARING DIFFICULT
This issue brief examines evidence on the prevalence of unpredictable and non-standard work schedules, and on how such schedules impair children’s development. It concludes by proposing policy solutions.
Published Aug. 2015 Economic Policy Institute