Edelman: Over Half Of Consumers Will Buy Or Boycott If Your Company Doesn’t Champion Gender Equity, Other Issues

Earned Brand Report finds that brands are increasingly expected to speak out on gender equality, immigration, and environmental regulation.

On Equal Pay Day, Sheryl Sandberg Unveils Latest Lean In Mission: Closing Gender Gap

First, there was #BanBossy, backed by the likes of Beyonce, aimed at encouraging young girls to be assertive — and to ignore a gendered word used to stigmatize women leaders. Then there was #LeanInTogether, an Emma Watson-approved attempt to convince men to join women in the fight for gender equality.

Now, on April 4th — Equal Pay Day — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit LeanIn.Org has launched its latest high-profile campaign, this time with the backing of women-friendly businesses like Salesforce and Lyft and a social media assist from Funny or Die and Hulu.

ReBoot career accelerator launches in Seattle to help women return to work

One of the greatest barriers to workforce gender equity is that far more women than men take time off to care for children and elderly relatives, and then struggle to pick up where they left off.  To address these challenges, ReBoot, a Silicon Valley training program that helps women re-enter the workforce, is launching in Seattle this month.

Why Diversity and Equality Must Go Hand in Hand

Gender equality—assuring that men and women have equal access to work and advancement, capital, and pay for comparable work—is a key ingredient in channeling human talent in the workforce. There are business reasons, as well as moral ones, to assure that women and men have equal opportunities to contribute in the workplace. And Pax World’s leaders think doing so has value for investors as well.

Top tech stats: The Internet of Things, gender equality & more

The Future of Gender Equality, a report by Yell Business, has indicated that despite the technology industry’s notorious reputation for disruption and innovation, it is yet to disrupt unbalanced gender representation.

What Gender Barriers Do Millennial Women Face In The Workplace?

More and more studies are being released that reveal the challenges women face in the office, compared to men, extend well beyond pay differences. “Explicit gender bias has largely disappeared from the workplace due to tougher legislation and increased focus on diversity issues. However, challenges still remain; ones that take a different shape and form from those encountered by prior generations of women.”

Guidelines published on measuring gender equality in medical research

Guidelines on how to measure more accurately the involvement of women researchers in medical research have been published by a group of senior international academics led by the University of Oxford. The paper states that, compared to men, women are under-represented among researchers and research participants; receive less funding and benefit less from the outcomes of studies.

IMF Analyzes Fiscal Policies That Promote Gender Equality, Releases Toolkit

The IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide.

Development’s Gender Gap: The Case for More Funding for Women and Girls

The gender gap in development assistance persists despite a substantial body of evidence confirming that investment in women yields high returns on poverty eradication, economic growth, and food security.  Foreign Affairs explores how development leaders could meet broad international goals by elevating advancement for women and girls as a global priority.

Ideas Matter: Gender Equality In The Workplace

A radio segment that explores issues related to gender-based workplace discrimination – including questions of unconscious bias, the history of workplace inequality, and how the skills of the humanities can address these issues.