Things to think about

  • Consider how your background is valuable to a position and organization. Many employers appreciate the unique insight that women candidates bring to their position.
  • Check organization rankings regarding commitment to gender equity on the DiversityInc website.
  • Educate yourself about the gender pay equity gap and learn how to negotiate your salary on the WAGE Project website.

Connect with professionals and peers

Networking can be a great way to get career advice and find job leads. Below are a few ways you can find people in your industry.

Job search resources

  • IMDiversity – This website provides career and self-development information geared toward women. Read more on the IMDiversity website.
  • Women for Hire – This website offers career related information and recruitment resources for working women. Read more on the Women for Hire website.
  • Career Women – This website is a national leader for online job searches for women. Read more on the Career Women website
  • U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau – This website contains information about standards and policies regarding wage-earning women, as well as resources to advance women’s opportunities for profitable employment. Read more on the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau website.

Your legal rights

As a woman, you may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career.

  • To learn what constitutes an illegal interview question and how to handle the situation, read the “Handling Improper Interview Question” page on the Middlebury website.
  • If you experience discrimination once you are in a job, check out tips and information about employment discrimination on the FindLaw website.
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also offers resources for handling gender-based discrimination, including information on the Equal Pay Act (Title IX). Read more on the EEOC website.