It seems like every other day some media or tech company is settling a lawsuit. Discrimination this, monopoly that, to the tune of millions of dollars. But I’ve noticed a pattern. When the suit involves women and minorities vs. say, a company, the restitution is considerably smaller. Take Vice Media, for instance. The company has … Continue reading When It Comes to a Woman’s Money, What’s with the Punishment Slap on the Wrist?
Ordinarily I’m not one to congratulate anyone for doing what they’re supposed to do. I tend to make fun of people who orate at length about how great they are for behaving the right way. You know, because we’re adults, and that’s how we should roll? You know what I mean. Men who brag that … Continue reading Ellen Pompeo, Thank You for Speaking the Truth
I love change. I always have, and it’s gratifying to watch the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements create waves, promote dialogue and actually lead to positive action for actresses in Hollywood. Things aren’t settled by any means. There’s a long road ahead until we have parity on multiple fronts, but by in large the women of … Continue reading The Power of a Platform to Fatten Your Pockets
There are certain things I just won’t do to make a dollar. I don’t even know what all those things are. I haven’t had to find out. But one thing, right now, that I utterly refuse to do is work for peanuts out of fear or insecurity. My professional and personal ethos simply will not … Continue reading Money, Confidence and Women Who Work
There’s nothing worse than a leader who refuses to admit when he or she is wrong. That goes for companies too. If you’re a leader in your industry, a household name, whatever, that does not make you perfect – that just makes you popular. Therefore, if you do something wrong, own up to it already. … Continue reading Google, Just Come Clean Already
So, April 4th was Equal Pay Day. It’s not a bank holiday, so no one got to stay home from work, but it is an important date for women. LeanIn.org, the nonprofit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg created to make the workplace better for women, launched its latest campaign/hashtag on the 4th. Joining #BanBossy and #LeanInTogether, #20PercentCounts … Continue reading Equal Pay Day and Voting with Your Feet
So Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is on the carpet this week for being so old-fashioned and out of touch the public literally could not stand it.
Someone at a conference this week asked Nadella for his thoughts on what women should do if they are not comfortable asking for a pay bump. In front a of live audience, he replied: “It’s not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”
So, according to Nadella, women are supposed to have faith the system they work in will reward them? Is this is the same system – you know, the tech industry in Silicon Valley, home of the programmer bromance stereotype – that we’ve all acknowledged is flawed, broken and functioning imperfectly? The same system that made such a huge spectacle of releasing organizational diversity analytics company by company that clearly detail just how unfriendly it is to women and minorities? The same system that once the spectacle faded from those oh so interesting diversity numbers trotted out a few piecemeal, stop gappish – at best – solutions to say sorry, we’ll do better? Continue reading “Wait For Money, Respect? No #diversity #inclusion #gender #Microsoft”