Topic of the Week
Sex / Gender Discrimination
Blog of the Week
'Can we find a deal?': Coronavirus sparks debate over paid leave
Democrats, Republicans and corporate America are coalescing behind a federal paid leave policy for the first time in the U.S., one of few rich nations where workers aren’t automatically provided the benefit.
Thought for the Week
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
–— Malala Yousafzai
List of the Week
Less Than Five Percent of CEOs at S&P 500 Companies are Women
- Women make up almost half (47 %) of the US workforce and, yet, the number of women CEOs at S&P 500 companies is incredibly meager… and it’s declining.
- In 2017, women made up 6.4 % of the companies on the list, that number is now down to 4.8 percent.
- More than a third of Fortune 500 female CEOs resigned in the past year, including veterans such as Campbell Soup Co.’s Denise Morrison, Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman, Mondelez’s Irene Rosenfeld and Avon’s Sheri McCoy.
Top Five News Headlines
- Hundreds of Arts and Restaurant Workers Rally to Save Historic Chinatown Banquet Hall
- The PRO Act Is Becoming Labor’s Amateur Hour
- 5 strategies to help you get back into the workforce after a career break
- Is Your Toxic Boss Actively Toxic Or Passively Complicit?
- Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay