I hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend. It is sad that as we commemorated what would have been Martin Luther King’s 87thbirthday, the Academy chose this week to announce an all-white line up of nominees in the acting category. As a society, we have to ask ourselves why we allow discrimination to continue to exist in 2016. At a minimum, we can certainly vote with our wallets and choose not to tune into the broadcast. The full article can be found here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-academy-proves-that-oscars-are-only-for-white-people-again_5697b067e4b0ce4964235693
From the world of private equity, CVC is sued by their only female managing director for firing her after she filed a complaint with the firm’s HR department charging sexism: Read on: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-16/cvc-capital-executive-says-she-lost-job-over-complaint-of-sexism
On the topic of the gender pay gap, Claire Cain Miller makes great suggestions for the best way to bridge that stubborn gap. Her suggestions include building more flexible workplaces, making work easier for mothers, coaching women in salary negotiation and ‘gasp’ make salary information public. The full article can be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/upshot/how-to-bridge-that-stubborn-pay-gap.html?ref=topics
If the thought of an open-pay policy is causing you discomfort, there was a great article in the WSJ last week about how to tackle it while avoiding the awkwardness. The full article can be found here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/open-salaries-the-good-the-bad-and-the-awkward-1452624480
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!
Very kind regards