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  • The “American Dream” is evoked often in the social and political rhetoric of the day. My own story is a story of living that dream (more on that later). But the Tech industry’s equity gap, when it comes to diversity groups, is one of the...

  • A quarter century after the US Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed, paying employees for the leave that the FMLA grants them, finally appears to be rising in our country’s social and political consciousness. The next question, which is certain to be hotly debated,...

  • GM CEO, Mary Barra, has not only shattered the glass ceiling through her own career, she has also been quietly cracking it open for others, while also managing a challenging period of risk and uncertainty for the largest US auto-maker. Several years ago, as an...

  • When Walmart informed their top 100 law firms back in June 2005 that they would end or limit their relationship if they “failed to demonstrate a meaningful interest in the importance of diversity,” many firms took notice. Few months later, Walmart reported their initiative had...

  • Source: Valentina Zarya, Fortune, March 6, 2018 It’s that time of year again! International Woman’s Day is a holiday during which people and companies around the world celebrate women’s accomplishment and reflect on the gender divide. In corporate America, this means confronting the fact that women make...

  • Source: Frances Schwartzkopff, Bloomberg, May 15, 2018 Governments interested in generating much more economic growth need to get more women into the workforce. The proof lies in the Nordic countries. The region has grown a lot richer thanks to decades of policies designed to improve gender...

  • Source: Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovvali, HBR, July, 2018 When managers and scholars talk about diversity’s impact on organizations and teams, they’re usually referring to the effects on collective accuracy and objectivity, analytical thinking, and innovativeness. On “harder” measures of financial performance, researchers have struggled to establish a causal...

  • Source: Elyssa Bezner, Startland News, October 30, 2018 OneKC for Women designed its November event for men, said Rania Anderson. “Winning at Work” is a chance for male business owners and entrepreneurs to improve results by changing the way they interact with women in the workplace,...

  • Source: Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat, October 29, 2018 Intel announced it has achieved full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce two years ahead of its 2020 goal. That means that the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities matches the talent pool available for...

  • Source: Angela Chitkara, HBR, April 12, 2018 Over the last year, there has been no shortage of avoidable PR nightmares for leading corporate brands. In January, fashion retailer H&M came under fire for an advertisement featuring a young black boy in a green hoodie bearing the words “coolest monkey in...

  • Source: Kyle Plantz, ScienceNews, April 20, 2018 If you’re a female computer scientist, you may not see an equal number of men and women working in your field in this century — or even the next one. It might take a whopping 280 years for that...

  • Source: Jeff Smith, Helen Rosenthorn, AdWeek, April 13, 2018 In today’s cluttered and always-on world, greater relevance with customers is what wins the battle for brand supremacy. That relevance is built by becoming a brand that people want in their lives, one that keeps pace while...

  • Source: Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios, May 15, 2018 It’s well known that startups founded by women struggle to raise venture capital, but even the rare exceptions struggle to keep pace with male peers. Since 2008, less than half of all-female founding teams have secured follow-on capital for...

  • Source: Claire Zillman, Fortune, April 10, 2018 Tuesday, April 10 marks Equal Pay Day in the United States—a day that signifies how far into the new calendar year women have to work to earn what men made the previous year. The occasion prompts an annual examination...

  • Source: Grace Donnelly, Fortune, March 30, 2018 Intel released its 2017 annual report on diversity this week, showing that the company is ahead of its overall workforce goals, but still struggling to hire, retain, and promote black talent. White workers accounted for 47.8% of Intel’s U.S. employees last...