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.

Gender Equality In Silicon Valley Will Take A Generation, Say Women Founders And Funders

Women are making progress in Silicon Valley, securing more funding and leading more companies than ever before. Still, men unequivocally run the show, despite efforts by women founders and funders to level the playing field.