Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Hello Esteemed HR Professionals! On Sunday, February 11th, we commemorated International Day of Women and Girls in Science. (I hear there was also a football game that day.) Let’s not only celebrate the trailblazing spirits of Marie Curie and Caroline Herschel but also look at how contemporary female champions are shaping the landscape of STEM…
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Women’s Equality Day: The Power of Women in the Workforce

Greetings, fellow HR professionals! As we commemorate Women’s Equality Day, it’s not only a time to celebrate the progress made in gender equality but also to reflect on the significance of women in the workforce. Today, we’re diving into the impact of women in business, highlighting the role of gender equality, how that makes money,…
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Black History Month: Celebrating Black American Pioneers

Diversity has always been a cornerstone of what makes America great. Having a variety of skills, experiences, and perspectives within the workforce allows for progress and growth that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Let us recognize and honor those incredible Black American pioneers who opened doors of opportunity and drastically improved the lives of many. Maggie…
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PAY DISPARITY Part I: Gender Pay Gap – The Simple Truth

36 years ago, as a new single female attorney working for a large corporation, I learned that I was being paid 10% less than my male counterpart, “because he had a family to support”. My married female colleague was being paid 15% less than our male counterpart “because she lived in a 2-income household and…
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OFCCP Settlements Zero In on Equal Pay and Hiring

A spate of recent conciliation agreements released by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) shows that the agency is making good on its promise to enforce equal pay and hiring rules. Equal pay has been a stated focus of the agency even before the Biden administration, which has promised to keep equal pay…
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