Bloomberg reviewed the new film ‘Equity’ that is making its debut at Sundance – the film looks at the modern world of investment banking and the challenges confronting women working in the industry. It sounds like this will be a must see when it makes wide release: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-21/-equity-brings-dark-side-of-ipo-world-to-sundance-film-festival
Fortune reported that Intel achieved gender pay parity in 2015 which goes to show that it does not take wasting millions of dollars on diversity programs to achieve concrete results. Huge kudos to Intel! Read on: http://fortune.com/2016/02/03/intel-gender-pay-parity/
In spite of allocations set aside for women and minorities, women owned businesses were less likely to be awarded contracts by the US because of bias. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/03/business/smallbusiness/businesses-owned-by-women-less-likely-to-win-us-contracts-study-shows.html
And if there was any doubt that there was bias in the media, a new study by researchers in the UK vacuumed up 2.3 million articles from 950 sources from the NY Times to the BBC from October 2014 to April 2015. The results showed that women are more likely to appear in photographs than in the text of articles. The full article can be found here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-04/women-are-eye-candy-not-news-sources-online
We have just an outstanding line up of events coming for you in 2016. We thank you all for your continued support as we continue to grow and look forward to seeing you all soon!
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