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.

Women don’t just face a gender pay gap. They also suffer from stock options gap.

New research suggests the gender pay gap extends to a common form of non-traditional compensation, particularly in the tech industry.

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.

100% Talent Signatory Mercer Achieves EDGE Certification for Gender Equity in the Workplace

Congratulations to Mercer on this international recognition for their efforts to achieve workplace gender equity, promote women, and reduce the gender pay gap.

Check out some of Mercer’s groundbreaking research on advancing women in the workplace through their When Women Thrive initiative.

How Companies Can Guard Against Fatigue About Gender Equality

Show you are serious about basics like mentoring and work-life flexibility, and energy and enthusiasm will follow, writes McKinsey’s Dominic Barton.

Why are companies’ gender equality efforts failing?

A new McKinsey report found that of 69 companies employing more than than half a million people, very few had targets, milestones or programs aimed at helping women reach leadership positions. While more than half of companies considered gender diversity a top 10 strategic priority, just 14 percent had clearly articulated a business case for change.

3 reasons tech matters for gender equality

A United Nations Political Forum on Sustainable Development is in full swing to track progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals formally adopted two years ago.

Goal No. 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls and calls for enhanced use of enabling technology to promote the empowerment of women.