A good workplace is one in which you can look around and see future versions of yourself. But for women, this exercise in mirroring gets harder and harder as they push toward 40. That makes sense. After a certain age, you get tired of struggling for change – you just want change. If you can’t … Continue reading Look around your office. How many older women do you see?
Seriously, ouch! According to new info from VitalSmarts, perception can be murder on a working woman’s wallet. Check out this infographic for a few tips to help circumvent the bias. Continue reading A woman’s perceived value goes down $15Gs when she’s assertive at work. Ouch.
If you’re anything like me, you love to shop online. Seriously, I love it. The convenience, the variety, the free shipping, the uncertainty and high probability that I’ll be returning whatever I just bought, thus not have to pay for it at all – what’s not to like? I can easily lose an hour just … Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do Now to Curtail Your Online Shopping Habit
The economic recovery is kind of like a national myth, best seen through fog and a rose-colored lens. Sometimes it’s there, others, not so much. A recent Wall Street Journal blog post by Anna Louie Sussman said it well: “The recovery has been kind to those who invested in certain stocks or whose title begins with the word … Continue reading As Unemployment Disparities Continue Are There Signs of Hope? #race #economy #unemployment
Yesterday Netflix announced its employees will now receive unlimited maternity or paternity leave during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption. The company will pay them normally during their time off, and they can choose to come back to work full- or part-time. And if they feel they’ve come back too early, employees can take … Continue reading Netflix Loves the Kids #gender #equality #inclusion
Lackluster diversity discussions in the tech industry are par for the course, unfortunately. Many of the big companies talk a reasonably good game — rather, they talk — but few have put real teeth behind their stated intentions. Pinterest, however, announced late last week exactly what it hopes to achieve in diversity for 2016. Women … Continue reading Pinterest Pins Real Numbers on #Diversity #Hiring.
Ellen Pao, interim-CEO at Reddit, was fired last week. I wish I could say it was a surprise, but the woman’s been underwater from the jump, beginning as technology journalist Sarah Lacy told CNN, with being named “interim-CEO.” It’s like informally calling someone a placeholder. Good luck establishing your authority from that point – when … Continue reading Ellen Pao and the Glass Cliff #Reddit #gender #bias #discrimination
The EEOC has spoken — workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is now illegal. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made the decision Thursday, stating that employers who discriminate against LGBT workers are violating Title VII of , which prohibits employment-related discrimination “based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.” “Sexual orientation discrimination is … Continue reading It’s Now Illegal to Discriminate Against LGBT #diversity #inclusion #LGBT
It’s another historic day in the land. The South Carolina legislature voted to take down the Confederate flag outside its state house, and it came down today. It’s a cause for celebration, a win. But now the cha cha will begin. One step forward, two steps back, as people’s desperate rear guard reaction to change … Continue reading Women in Sports Are Getting Their Financial Butts Kicked #gender #bias