Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon, June 23, 1972 Fifty years ago, Title IX was enacted to ensure gender equity, particularly in federally funded education and sports. Since Title IX there have been significant strides for women, including recent achievements like the overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds being higher for women than for men since 2000. The intentions of Title IX are noble and there should be no doubt that this law has made an indelible mark on generations of women and girls. At the same time, we must also reflect on whether Title IX is fulfilling its promise of protecting women from discrimination and underrepresentation in their educational and … [Read more...] about Title IX At 50: Are Women And Girls Being Treated Equally?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here is this week’s Careers newsletter, which brings the latest news, commentary and ideas about the workplace, leadership and the future of work straight to your inbox every Tuesday. Click here to get on the newsletter list! S alary ranges should be like the nutritional labels on food packaging, one human resources executive wrote in response to my story last week, which reported that Microsoft will be among the first major corporations to include pay information in all U.S. job postings. “Why have we not always done this?” wrote Steve Cadigan , LinkedIn’s first chief human resources officer and a future-of-work expert who wrote the book Workquake , on LinkedIn. “It’s kinda sad that we see this as a big deal.” Yet it is. In a blog post , the tech giant said Wednesday that it would disclose salary ranges in all internal and external U.S. job postings no later than January 2023. That date is … [Read more...] about Pay Ranges Are Coming To Job Postings. Why Hasn’t It Happened Before Now?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Companies ranging from Xerox XRX Corp. to Walmart WMT to Delta Airlines are pledging to become net-zero — to offset their carbon emissions using energy efficiency, renewable energy, or carbon credits. But the market for carbon credits is varied, and not all credits are alike. What’s a company to do? If the Paris climate agreement has adopted the credits, they are safe for businesses to buy. That implies that they have been scrutinized and verified. Critically, it ensures that the money will be distributed to the rainforest nations preserving trees. Companies want to avoid purchasing proprietary credits that do not fully disclose how they dole out the money. Voluntary markets, generally, lack that oversight, tarnishing their image. Rainforest nations may end up getting pennies on the dollar. “If they are voluntary, nothing has been agreed to by the governments in need of the money,” says Federica Bietta, managing … [Read more...] about Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal. Here’s What Companies Must Know
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With the recent overturn of Roe vs Wade, fifty years of female reproductive rights were suddenly taken away. This decision by a select few will impact the lives of millions, and that impact will have significant ramifications on the already-troublesome gender gap in the workplace. Below are just a few of the inequities we can expect to widen, along with tips for employers to help mitigate them. Pay Equity The non-adjusted gender pay gap is generally calculated by looking at the difference in median salary of full-time employees that identify as men vs. women. Based on this calculation, women were already paid 22.1% less than men in 2021 in the US, and that widens to 43% less for Hispanic women and 36% less for Black women. When women become mothers, the overall gender gap increases to 30% . Many women choose to wait until they are further along in their career to have children due to this “motherhood … [Read more...] about How Overturning Roe Vs Wade Will Widen Inequities In The Workplace
In the annals of the return-to-office debate, many companies are taking the middle ground. Apple wants employees back in the offices three days a week, once COVID-19 rates stabilize. Citigroup, Google, and American Express are on the same track. A “three days in, two days out” or “two days in, three days out” hybrid model is emerging as a popular workplace plan, as a compromise between managers who want closer tabs on their people, and employees who feel happier and more productive working from home. But like most compromises, the 3-2 model leaves almost everyone feeling dissatisfied, prompting us to call it the “worst return-to-office strategy.” advertisement advertisement On the surface, the 3-2 model feels right: It provides a measure of autonomy that employees likely didn’t have pre-pandemic, and it increases the sense of status, certainty, and autonomy for leaders who feel the need to closely oversee their employees. In addition, … [Read more...] about We’re calling this ‘the worst return to office strategy.’ Why this hybrid approach won’t work
- A + A (June 23): Glossy, cosmopolitan Singapore is playing host to a very unusual balancing act. The city is one of Asia’s most expensive property markets — and at the same time, boasts one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. Liu Thai Ker, “the architect of modern Singapore,” is a big part of the reason why. As the chief architect of Singapore’s Housing Development Board, Liu was instrumental in establishing a housing model that has underpinned decades of astonishing economic growth. The 84-year-old Yale graduate personally oversaw the development of more than half a million public housing units. Now, almost 90% of the city’s residents own the well-designed, government-built apartments they live in. Since its independence in 1965, citizens have been able to buy these units at a steep discount, turning homeownership into a key way for Singaporeans to grow their wealth. But in the past few years — and especially since the pandemic, which plunged the … [Read more...] about The man who helped create Singapore’s housing boom is getting worried
Conny Braams from Unilever; Dara Treseder from Peloton; Forbes CMO Hall of Famer Antonio Lucio; and Frank Cooper III from Visa. Illustration by Alexander Wells for Forbes. Recognizing the 50 Most Influential CMOs in the World By Seth Matlins , Managing Director, Forbes CMO Network Additional reporting by Diane Brady , Emmy Lucas , Olivia Peluso , Lauren Debter , Isabel Lord , Katherine Dunn T wo hundred years before it was first used as a verb, “influence” was a noun denoting the stars’ ability to affect human lives and destinies. Today, we consider “influence” less astrologically and more practically, focusing on the chief marketers who wield it to shape the character and destinies of the brands and businesses they help steward. The link between marketing and influence has always been inextricable. After all, a chief marketer’s job is about nothing more than it is the influencing of attitudes and behaviors in … [Read more...] about The Forbes World’s Most Influential CMOs List: 2022
Home: a place where most of us have spent much of our time over the past two years, no thanks to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, not all is doom and gloom, as this situation proved to be a golden opportunity for us to strengthen our family bonds. Working from home, attending online classes and virtual meetings, getting food deliveries – these practices became an integral part of the new normal in our lives as we turned our houses into home bases for almost all of our daily routines. Hence, it may seem natural to expect that our family bond would become stronger as more time is spent together at home. Quantity doesn’t mean quality However, with all the tasks and roles that we needed to juggle, it may not have been as easy as we thought to find quality time with our family. Quantity time does not equal to quality time. Parents faced the new situation of having to balance their paid work with house chores, while simultaneously supervising children’s remote learning, for … [Read more...] about Tips on strengthening your family ties
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Title IX celebrated its 50 th anniversary today. Although Title IX protects against sexual harassment and discrimination in schools and colleges, the law is perhaps most famous for forcing colleges and universities to provide equal funding for men’s and women’s sports. President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law on June 23, 1972, and it has been recognized for creating opportunities for female athletes. In 1971, before Title IX passed, only 1% of college athletic budgets went to women’s sports programs. The additional funding for women’s sports brought by Title IX has led to a 1057% increase in female participation in sports at the high school level and a 614% increase at the college level. Title IX is responsible for a myriad of benefits appropriately being celebrated on its 50 th anniversary, but Title IX has downsides for women as well. Women’s Teams Are Coached By Men In 1972, just prior to Title IX, … [Read more...] about The Unintended Downside Of Title IX For Women
When she was a little girl, Erika De Salvatore fantasized about being locked in a mall when everyone else had gone home. She’d seen the 1980s rom-com Mannequin , and, after that, she imagined having free reign over the commercial space, exploring storefronts full of products after the lights went dim. advertisement advertisement As we stroll around a huge, mostly empty retail space, she laughs about how she’s now living that fantasy. De Salvatore is the VP of visual merchandising at Target. And this is her domain: A 100,000-square-foot test store that takes up a full city block in downtown Minneapolis. You could wander here for hours and never see another soul. I was the first member of the press to set foot inside the store while reporting a story on Target’s new Made By Design collection . Opened in 2017, it’s a place where Target’s designers, visual merchandisers, executives, and retail partners can all convene to see what products will look … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Inside Target’s top secret test store