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Tag Archives: women in business

Guest view: National eyes are on Philadelphia pay-equity case

In 1963 the Equal Pay Act was passed with the noble intention of eliminating pay inequality by making it illegal to pay men and women unequally for equal work. Although an initial step in the right direction, over 50 years have passed, and America still struggles with a gender pay gap. A case in Philadelphia is highlighting the divisiveness of the issue.

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Guest view: Health and wellness communications can be engaging

A strong wellness program can be a differentiator for recruitment, reduce the cost of health care benefits and help build a team atmosphere based around healthy choices. However, communicating the benefits and program elements of a wellness initiative can be hard to navigate. Human resources and corporate leadership need to walk a fine line – avoiding sounding paternal, moralistic or even too personal while empowering employees and spurring participation.

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Laura Deitch, owner, Pure Barre Mechanicsburg (Submitted photo)

A Conversation With: Laura Deitch

Laura Deitch, 36, opened Mechanicsburg Pure Barre more than two years ago after falling in love with the discipline in New York City, where she worked in public relations and communications. She also teaches classes in the studio, and plans to open a second location later this year.

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