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Woman's Rights

Karen Hartley-Nagle

"Women’s issues are family issues, they are economic issues, they are safety issues, they are critical to our future, and our ability to compete in a global economy." - Karen Hartley-Nagle

As President of County Council, Karen Hartley-Nagle will:

  • Fight for equal pay for women.
  • Seek equal economic opportunity for women.
  • See more woman in top jobs.
  • Advocate for continuing education for woman.
  • Confront violence against women.

New Castle County has come a long way when it comes to opportunities for women – but our fight has just begun. Women still earn less than men.  Many women still face barriers to entering and advancing in the workplace.  Most women are still the primary caretakers of children and face challenges finding affordable childcare.

Karen Hartley-Nagle believes that issues that affect woman are not just “women’s issues”.  They are family issues, they are economic issues, they are safety issues, they are critical to our future, and our ability to compete in a global economy.  Karen has been fighting for woman and girls her entire career, and she has just begun.

Confront violence against women.  One in five women were sexually assaulted while in college.  At some point in their life, twenty-two percent of women experience extreme physical violence by an intimate partner.

Karen has a record of fighting for woman and girls:

  • As a small business owner, Karen has fought to advance women in the workplace.
  • As the former Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Karen is still a strong advocate fighting for woman, families, and children and against child abuse and neglect.
  • As a former staffing account representative, Karen has fought for jobs for women.
  • As an advocate and caretaker, Karen undertook the responsibility of caring for a friends' elderly mother suffering from Alzheimers Disease.
  • As an advocate against domestic violence, Karen advocated nationally against family violence and for the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA).
  • As an advocate for women, Karen successfully fought for legislation protecting women, families, and children.
  • As a mother, Karen has raised three daughters and a son.

"Both men and women see inequalities in the workplace – 77% of women and 63% of men said “this country needs to continue making changes to give men and women equality in the workplace,” according to a Pew Research Center survey last fall.

According to the White House, full-time working women earn 77% of what their male counterparts earn. This means that women have to work approximately 60 extra days, or about three months, to earn what men did by the end of the previous year. However, our own estimate, which is based on hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers, finds women earn 84 percent of what men earn".

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