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

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.

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.

Why Gender Equality Underpins Success in a Digital World

Accenture’s Gary Heffernan delves into why the communications industry’s evolution will both create and require “the digital workforce of the future. That workforce will be a vital source of differentiation, and inclusion and diversity will be at the forefront of making it happen.”

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.”

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.

Pennsylvania to begin study of paid family leave

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry will receive $250,000 from the federal government to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of possible paid family leave models. Supporters of paid family leave often cite evidence that shows paid leave has tangible health benefits for children and parents and actually can lead to wage growth for women, who are more likely to return to their jobs after having children rather than leaving the workforce altogether.

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

For the past five years, turnover among Patagonia employees who use its child care program is 25% lower than in its overall workforce. Pategonia’s CEO explains how offering on-site child care and paid family leave not only retains workers, but also recoups costs in tax benefits, employee engagement and productivity, and overall bottom line.

A Conservative Push for Paid Family Leave

Conservative think tank American Action Forum surprised many with its issuance of a policy proposal for paid family leave. The plan offers up to 12 weeks of paid leave to the working poor and is modeled on the already successful earned income tax credit.