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
Effective immediately, female sailors and marines can now take up to 18 weeks after the birth of a child. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus directed the U.S. Navy to triple the amount of paid maternity leave it offers, making the Navy the first military service to provide more than six weeks of leave. Because a Navy … Continue reading U.S. Navy, Marines Triple Paid Maternity Leave #gender #maternityleave
Former Nasty Gal employee Aimee Concepcion has filed suit against the women’s clothing company. Filed in March, the suit alleges the company illegally fired four pregnant employees, including Concepcion, and one man who intended to take paternity leave. There does seem to be a pattern of behavior, or at least the appearance of impropriety. Aimee … Continue reading Nasty Gal Nasty to Pregnant Employees? #pregnancy #discrimination