July 24, 2019

Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, recently did an interview with Trevor Noah about the continuing identity disparities in pay. She said something so validating for me - that nothing we are doing is working.

This was validating because since we began last year t...

March 18, 2019

If you've got 100 or more employees, you have to disclose pay disparities by sex, race and ethnicity. Well, that was the ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2016, but it was frozen without good reason by the Trump administration. They've bee...

November 13, 2018

Workplace Equity Partners situates "equity" at the start of the discussion on purpose. Decades of diversity efforts have fallen short, led to tokenism, and often actually worsened the representation of identities that regularly face discrimination in leadership roles....

November 6, 2018

Okay, this gave me a Kelly Clarkson ear worm and I'm sitting here belting soulful lyrics. Today's topic, on this election day when our aspirations for a meritocracy are greatest, can elicit the same soulful angst...

The idea of merit is built in to the US "bootstrap" cu...

October 30, 2018

That's right, the year is almost over, and yet Latinx women with the same credentials, skills, and accomplishments are still working to catch up to the pay their white, male peers earned in 2017. They'll finally cross that line on November 1st.

For Black women, that day...

September 13, 2018

In May, Built In Colorado writer Joyce Famakinwa highlighted 4 Colorado tech companies taking an active approach to diversity - Gusto, Thanx, Inc., Maxwell, and Xero. Their efforts fall into 5 buckets that your organization may be able to run with - see below.

1. Senior...

September 10, 2018

Yesterday, Serena Williams, perhaps the greatest athlete in American history, was attacked in print by an Australian cartoonist who published a disgusting depiction of her. I won't give the cartoonist the validation of reposting the image or his name, but if you are te...

August 14, 2018

Last week Black women in the US caught up to the 2017 earnings of white men.

Oh, did you think #EqualPayDay was back in April? If so, you might be white, because according to LeanIn research, half of white men think that obstacles to advancement for black women are gone...

July 24, 2018

We all know that in the US women earn less than men for the same work.  We also know that this story is simplistic; that statistic, while true for every group of women, is much more dramatic if you are a woman of color. This complexity is an example of intersectionalit...

July 14, 2018

If you read this blog, you probably don't need to be convinced that working toward workplace parity and representation are good ideas, but maybe you need some information to help someone else in your life understand. The research is plentiful, and you know what it says...

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