Megan Leonhardt, Fortune

Megan Leonhardt


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Megan:

Researchers mostly have no idea what’s contributing to the gender wage gap

Discrimination plays a role in the gender wage gap. But 70% of what's contributing to the pay gap isn't measurable, researchers say. → Read More

How an entrepreneur turned a side hustle charging up to $1,000 to paint on luxury handbags into a career

How much would you pay an artist to turn a luxury handbag into a unique piece of art? → Read More

Commuter perks and fertility benefits are on the chopping block as companies look to cut costs

Companies are looking to cut costs where they can. → Read More

The unsung heroes of the American economy: Grandmothers

42% of working parents rely on grandmothers for childcare, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll among more than 2,000 U.S. adults. → Read More

It may be easier to sue your employer for sexual harassment now, but one huge barrier is preventing real progress

A #MeToo inspired law made it easier for workers to sue employers for sexual harassment, but Gretchen Carlson says the work is far from done. → Read More

Gen Z women entering the workforce have low pay expectations, showing little has changed since the boomer generation

Gen Z women expect a $6,000 lower average salary compared to men, a new report from Handshake finds. → Read More

Americans’ everyday bills are still rising steadily—here’s how much they’re eating into your budget every month

The typical American household spends nearly $30,000 on average in monthly bills. → Read More

Americans are drowning in credit card debt thanks to inflation and soaring interest rates

As Americans' credit card balances soared at the end of 2022, delinquencies started to creep up as well thanks to inflation and soaring interest rates. → Read More

The most in-demand skills right now are basically about being a good boss

There's a skills gap, and hiring managers and recruiters want to fill it with workplace leaders who have strong communication and collaboration abilities. → Read More

The high price of being single: ‘It’s all on one person’

Americans say being single taught them to be better with money—but that being in a relationship is still more affordable. → Read More

Childcare is so expensive that educated women are dropping out of the workforce because they refuse to put more than 25% of their paycheck toward the cost

How much would you pay for childcare to stay at work? → Read More

Inflation is taking a toll on America’s 401ks and retirement plans

Millennials and Gen X are borrowing heavily from their 401(k)s. → Read More

A ‘blue-collar boomerang’ is coming—but it’s still not enough to solve the labor shortage

Blue-collar workers who left for greener pastures during the pandemic might head back to their old industries amid layoffs. → Read More

America has a toxic workplace problem, and your boss may be to blame

Nearly two thirds of workers have faced so-called toxic work environments, according to a recent poll of more than 1,300 U.S. adults conducted by online career platform The Muse. → Read More

More than half of Americans raking in $100,000 or more are living paycheck to paycheck

Americans earning at least $100,000 a year are increasingly joining the ranks of those living paycheck to paycheck. → Read More

The childcare crisis poses a $122 billion economic threat to the U.S.—and the long-term consequences could be even more dire

The current childcare crisis has serious immediate and long-term economic ramifications for the U.S. according to a new report from ReadyNation, part of Council for a Strong America, a bipartisan nonprofit focused on education and childcare policy. → Read More

Non-disparagement agreements aren’t gag orders, but they are fairly standard during layoffs

As major tech companies continue to cut workers, some soon-to-be former employees are some questioning the non-disparagement clause required to get their severance payout. Employment lawyers say the agreements are fairly standard. → Read More

Things may finally be looking up for middle class America

Persistent inflation has hit the middle class, minorities, and rural communities the hardest, according to new data from the NY Fed. But things are easing. → Read More

Goldman Sachs and Amazon layoffs make the economy seem doom and gloom. The reality is much brighter

Goldman Sachs and Amazon layoffs are spelling out doom and gloom, but the reality is much brighter. → Read More

An accountant has carved out a side job delivering strangers’ ashes to their final destination—the Alaskan wilderness

Who do you call when you need your loved one's remains scattered in a far-flung locale? → Read More