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8 Companies With 50/50 In The Boardroom

8 Companies With 50/50 In The Boardroom

Gender equality on corporate boards has become a prominent issue. Equilar’s Gender Diversity Index (GDI) tracks representation of females on Russell 3000 boards. Based on their research, as of March 31, 2017, women accounted for 15.9% of Russell 3000 directorships, up from 15.1% in 2016. Nearly one-quarter (24.3%) of new directors added to boards in the first quarter of 2017 […]

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Socially Conscious Leaders Of 2017

Socially Conscious Leaders Of 2017

A recent Deloitte survey polled over 7800 millennials with college degrees who also work full time. When asked for what they were looking for when they first entered the job market, most respondents said that they looked for companies with a strong sense of purpose beyond a simple profit motive. In general, millennials believe that companies should spend more time […]

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Adopt Feminine Entrepreneurship In The Workplace

Adopt Feminine Entrepreneurship In The Workplace

More often than not, successful entrepreneurship is classified by traditionally male characteristics. Besides limiting these characteristics to only one gender, the other issue about this way of thinking is that it classifies traditionally feminine traits as negative. Exercising and embracing femininity in one’s entrepreneurship is not a bad thing and can enable one for success. Here’s how.  Entrepreneurship isn’t always […]

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Accessible To Everyone: Technology Equality

Accessible To Everyone: Technology Equality

On October 18, The Commonwealth Club hosted a conversation between President and CEO of New America, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and TechCrunch reporter, Megan Rose Dickey. The topic? Technology for the people. Slaughter’s think and action tank, New America, was created to renew “American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age.” As the first woman to serve as the director of […]

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How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

Since the beginning of the Donald Trump administration, it feels like everyone in the entire country is on edge. Multiple issues, from racism to sexism, have come to the forefront. And for many, everything has changed. Expectations and standards of compassion and decency are higher. But that has made our society’s pitfalls more obvious. As a Black woman writer who […]

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Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, the second West Coast Family Investment Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The theme for the conference was “Exceeding Return Expectations, Sourcing the Best Deals & Aligning Values.” The conference program included a three-part series with a set of different speakers for each series. The first included Mira Veda, founder and editor-in-chief […]

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6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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The Illusion Of Work-Life Balance

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“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” -Jack Welch Never has the topic of integrating work and life been so important to me as it is right now. Having given birth to my son a little over year ago, I am challenged by the public-facing commitments and the […]

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How Women Experience Discrimination In The Office

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In the workplace, women may experience discrimination without realizing it. Subtle sexism is frequent in the office because it’s thinly veiled by “professionalism” and for many women, when they experience such discrimination, they can’t quite “put their finger on it.” Here are four examples of sexism to recognize. When Ellen Pao faced gender discrimination at work, she decided to do […]

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Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Sexual Harassment And The Reckless Boys of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s notorious sexual harassment problem continues to gather more attention. In several recently ousted incidents, prominent executives and investors in the tech industry have resigned from their positions as a result of such allegations. Silicon Valley is criticized for harboring a “trickle down asshole culture”, which mainly means that this young boy’s club does not make a lot of […]

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Common Misogynistic Workplace “Rules” That Hinder Women’s Careers

Common Misogynistic Workplace “Rules” That Hinder Women’s Careers

Women in any workplace may have heard the following “rules” on how to behave and act. It’s frightening to think how often women are told how to “be” in a professional work setting because it inevitable affects women’s careers. It is our hope that it’s changing, but make sure to recognize such misogyny. I spent days procrastinating before writing the […]

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The Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion – And Why The Latter is Better

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Diversity has become a buzz word in recent times as our society works towards equality for all people. But while many organizations and businesses have adopted goals towards attaining diversity, perhaps it doesn’t go far enough to achieve the results we desire. This is where we need to learn more about inclusion. I saw The Nutcracker last holiday season. This wasn’t just […]

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How To Put An End To The “Open Secrets” Of Silicon Valley

How To Put An End To The “Open Secrets” Of Silicon Valley

I don’t know Justin Caldbeck personally, though we have a number of friends in common. I was not aware of what is now being referred to as the “open secret” about him — despite being a woman who founded a company in Silicon Valley in 2012 . But, I am familiar with the dynamics that enabled his behavior, and I’m not surprised it took Niniane […]

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