How Microsoft HR chief’s fight with cancer informed new paid leave policy

Microsoft, a 100% Talent founding signatory, has added a new family paid leave benefit allowing employees to take as much as four weeks off to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

These Major Advertisers Are Joining Forces Against Sexist Ads Once And For All

Sexism is increasingly less and less marketable. Some of the world’s largest companies and advertising agencies, led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have launched a new initiative to banish gender stereotypes from advertising. A partnership between U.N. Women and several major global companies — including 100% Talent signatory Microsoft, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Mattel, Facebook, Google and others — the Unstereotype Alliance aims to spread “realistic, non-biased portrayals of women and men” in their ads.

100% Talent & Signatories Celebrate the Success of the Inaugural Wage Gap Summit

THANK YOU for making our inaugural Wage Gap Summit a huge success!

We heard from nearly 20 inspiring speakers, released the latest data, and dug deep into advances in workplace best practices and how to measure and close the gender pay gap. Read more about the day here and check out our additional local coverage.

Gender equality a marathon, not a sprint says Deloitte CEO

100% Talent Signatory Deloitte is working to advance pay equity and gender equality. “At Deloitte, we view diversity and inclusion as central to our firm’s culture and our ability to tackle our clients’ most complex business problems.”

A Coalition of Female and Male CEOs Is Pushing for Gender Parity

Twenty seven prominent company leaders, a mix of men and women, have just come together to launch Paradigm for Parity, an organization committed to making significant progress toward gender equality in the business world by 2030. The new coalition comprises current and former CEOs from companies like 100% Talent signatory Bank of America, LinkedIn and the Huffington Post.

On Women’s Equality Day, More Companies Promise Change

100% Talent signatory Deloitte is among the dozens of businesses that have signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge. Companies that sign on acknowledge the critical role that businesses must play in reducing the national gender pay gap.

 

Maria Renz keynotes Amazon’s first Women’s Entrepreneur Conference

A year ago, Maria Renz she became the first woman named technical advisor to CEO Jeff Bezos (a coveted rung on Amazon’s leadership ladder). Today, she delivered the keynote address at Amazon’s first-ever Women’s Entrepreneur Conference. “You learn the most when you’re both comfortable and challenged,” she said.

Microsoft Names Cindy Rose as CEO of Microsoft UK

Cindy Rose will soon take the helm of Microsoft’s efforts in the United Kingdom.  The new CEO said, “I am thrilled to be joining Microsoft and to be asked to lead the UK business at such an opportune moment in the company’s history and such an unprecedented moment in the country’s history.”

City of Seattle, a 100% Talent Signatory, Proposes Workforce Equity Plan and Increases Family Leave

The Seattle City Council and Mayor’s office have proposed a Joint Comprehensive Action Plan to promote greater workforce equity, including actions to improve equity in hiring and promotion and career development, as well as broadening existing parental leave policy and increasing current family care benefits for City employees.