100% Talent Wage Gap Summit

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100% Talent presents the second Wage Gap Summit event, addressing the gender wage gap and gender equity in the workplace.

Keynote speaker: Jonathan Sposato, Co-founder of GeekWire, PicMonkey and WeCount.org and author of “Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products and Profits”. In 2015, Sposato was the first male investor who vowed to only fund startups with at least one female co-founder. Following Sposato’s presentation, Deena Pierott, with Black Women in STEM 2.0, iUrban Teen and City of Seattle interviewed Sposato live onstage.

Additional topics through panels, conversation and Q&A:

Tools and Metrics to Measure and Understand Gender Gap Data in Your Organization
Speakers include: Katie Bardaro, PayScale; Zev Eigen, Syndio

Caretaker Penalty?: How Breaks in Employment Adversely Affect Women and Sustain the Gender Wage Gap
Panelists include: Maria Colacurcio, Syndio; Nancy McSharry Jensen, The Swing Shift; Ambika Singh, Armoire; Trisha Tyler, Mercer
Moderator: Kela Hall, K.D. Hall Foundation

The Future of Work: Increasing Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Speakers include: a representative from Mercer; Gretchen Peri, Slalom; Diane Thurston, Point B
Moderator: Lauren Sato, The Riveter

Introducers and Facilitators:
Lucy Helm, Starbucks; Alix Hughes, Amazon; Molly Moon Neitzel, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream; Christina Weber, T-Mobile; Karen Wilkins-Mickey, Alaska Airlines

California has a new law: No more all-male boards

Companies headquarted in California can no longer have all-male boards. That’s according to a new law, enacted Sunday, which requires publicly traded firms in the state to place at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019 — or face a penalty.

Why Don’t Men Take Paid Paternity Leave?

Dads may be taking on more responsibility — which, of course, is a step in the right direction — but during the crucial first days , weeks and months after birth, they’re not carrying their weight nor getting support to do so. When it comes to paternity leave, the U.S. is seriously lagging in both policy and individual action.

A Women’s Paycheck Is Influenced by Her Hometown – Even If She Doesn’t Live There Anymore

In a new study, economists find women from places where sexist attitudes prevail end up earning less in later life.

‘LedBetter’ Index Lets You Buy From Companies With Women In Top Jobs

100% Talent Signatories Bank of America and Microsoft Make Top Quartile of LedBetter Index.  The LedBetter Gender Equality Index — named in homage to Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act – lays bare the gender ratio at the top of 230 companies that own nearly 2,000 of the world’s most popular consumer brands.  The average score? It’s 20.9, indicating female representation at the board and C-suite level of these companies averages 20.9%.

HREA’s Gender Responsive Budgeting: An Online Webinar Series

Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. This e-learning course introduces participants to the concept, principles, tools and practical examples of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and how to use it.

Hillary Clinton calls on world to break down barriers holding back girls

In a video address to Women Deliver, a major women’s health and rights conference, U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said gender equality must be made a priority in the drive to meet new UN development goals.

Barriers to Board Positions Persist for Minorities and Women, Report Shows

Efforts to diversify America’s corporate boards with more minorities and women are still lagging.