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
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
Many elderly people face loneliness and isolation, an issue that people of all ages will understand better having now experienced the social restrictions of the pandemic. For the elderly who identify with the LGBTQ community and came of age in a different era, the isolation can … [Read more...] about Meet Samantha Flores: The activist fighting loneliness among LGBTQ seniors
Caregiving and homemaking are critical roles in our society, yet traditional economic metrics do not account for the value of this unpaid labor. As a large proportion of caretakers and homemakers are women, this issue is closely intertwined with gender equality and impacts how we … [Read more...] about “Stay-at-home mom” and other inclusive titles to be offered on LinkedIn