A couple of months ago, we wrote an Optimist View about the value of investing in diversity. Now, there’s even more research to back the benefits of inclusion. A new report by BofA Global Research found that S&P 500 companies that are more diverse and inclusive see better … [Read more...] about Study: Diverse corporate boards see lower risk and high return on equity
“Would you mind telling me how your name is pronounced?” It’s a simple question, but one that is skirted around by many people in both personal and professional settings. As awkward as it may seem to you, asking someone how their name is pronounced and learning the proper … [Read more...] about How name pronunciation makes you a better colleague and ally
According to Statista, more than half a trillion plastic bottles will be produced this year, the vast majority of which will escape the recycling loop and end up in landfills, polluting the environment. In an effort to do its part, supermarket chain New Seasons Market has … [Read more...] about This supermarket chain wants you to stop buying single-use water bottles
When discussing the gender pay gap, the idea that women take more time off after the birth of the child tends to come up. But what’s left out of the conversation is the way that women who become mothers, regardless of whether they take time off or not, are paid differently than … [Read more...] about What is the “motherhood penalty” and how can we get rid of it?
Professional policy changes like recognizing care work and supporting equal pay are critical steps for promoting gender equality in the workplace. Another influential policy is generous parental leave for all parents. Volvo recognizes the value of parental leave and has announced … [Read more...] about Volvo announces 6-month parental leave for all employees