Set clear, concise goals to create gender equality in the workforce

Accenture’s group chief executive for growth markets outlines their company’s goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.

Paid Family Leave Doesn’t Just Benefit Employees

Boston Consulting Group’s Trish Stroman on how more and more companies are striving to change their culture and policies toward paid family leave, with results in improved retention, morale, and productivity.

Boston Consulting Group’s New Report: Why Paid Family Leave Is Good Business

BCG reviewed the policies of more than 250 companies. Their finding? Employers see a solid business case for offering paid family leave, including benefits such as improved talent retention and attraction and their own ability to manage the costs of the program through thoughtful policy design.

It’s Time for Companies to Try a New Gender-Equality Playbook

Gender equality is a priority for most CEOs, but their companies fall short. Dominic Barton of McKinsey explains why that’s so and how to remedy it.

How to see how a company treats female employees — before you even take the job

Women looking for jobs and looking to leave jobs need the same thing: a space to share recommendations — and horror stories. Like Yelp, but for women in the workplace. And now, a host of websites wants to do just that.

An Open Letter To Managers Of Women

Sexism in the workplace is not always overt harassment. It can be downplaying the contributions of women … or simply enforcing a higher bar for raises and promotions. Jason Shen has a few suggestions for retaining that talent.

In finance industry, millennials face gender inequality shock

Globally the number of females represented on financial services boards continues to grow, but a stagnancy at the executive level is disenfranchising millennials as they get to grips with a workplace stuck in its gendered past. Oliver Wyman’s 2016 Women in financial services report revealed that financial services will not reach 30% female executive committee representation until 2048.  Millennial women are facing the same problems as their counterparts in the 1980s and 1990s, just without expecting to. This leads to a ‘culture shock’ as they realise traditional gender roles continue to exist in the workplace.

Seattle Gender Equity for Startups & Small Businesses Workshops Begin Sept 12

An introductory workshop series for startups and small businesses ready to invest in creating a more inclusive and equitable workspace.

UK Women Face Increasing Discrimination For Taking Maternity Leave

While women across the pond might enjoy access to maternity leave, that doesn’t mean they’re not struggling with many of the same issues that American women are.  On Monday, British charity Citizens Advice released a report revealing that women in the U.K. are increasingly concerned with workplace discrimination as it relates to maternity leave.