Women are lower paid

Women are lower paid - because they ask lower salaries? | Politics, current events, culture - In Finland & United States | An American's blog in Finland.

Women university students in Finland who are about to graduate expect starting pay of about EUR 4,200 less a year than their male counterparts. The average expectation for annual income for women is about EUR 26,763, while men want to get EUR 30,980. The difference in monthly earnings is EUR 350. On the other hand, women with academic backgrounds want to work fewer hours than men. Women expect to work an average 38.6 hours a week, as opposed to 39.5 hours for men. A recent study by the consulting firm Universum Communications involved interviews with 4,112 students of economics, sciences, and technology in 21 universities and polytechnics. The results of the study do not differ much from those from other countries in the Nordic region.


here is a great summery of the BLOGHER '05 conference! i am even mentioned (but i dont know what a pitch is...)

PressThink: Notes and Comment on BlogHer '05.

“Hot chicks who code” was a phrase introduced to BlogHer by Anina, “a fashion model based in Paris and known by her first name only…” (according to cell phones etc., which says: “Blog your way to the top - mobile behaviour from a geeky supermodel.”) (A pitch, in other words.) She also said fashion models rarely speak out on anything, which I’m sure is true. “It’s great to be among so many hot chicks who know code,” she told the crowd. Here she is with conference heroine Lisa Stone, photo by JD Lasica.  Anina is on the left.

BLOGHER: Promoting Your Blog

Promoting Your Blog.
Lots of people were asking at blogher how could they bump up their volume on hits. so i found this link really helpful and sent in my list to all these people. let's see if there's an increase or if i just get spammed (obviously not technorati)

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