2018 DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program

Hei-ock Kim

The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program prepares professionals to create and implement highly successful D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and on-going professional development through the DiversityFIRST™ Graduate Network. FOR: Organizations

Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar

Hei-ock Kim

Go to Meeting Registration Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada) Cost: Free California is leading the nation on bold legislation to ensure women’s equality. The Stronger CA 2018 Legislative Agenda will help end workplace sexual harassment, close the …

Google employee’s memo triggers another crisis for a tech industry struggling to diversify

Hei-ock Kim

LA Times August 7, 2017 By Tracey Lien and David Pierson When Google realized in 2013 it had a diversity problem, it followed the corporate playbook by introducing workshops to train employees about hidden biases. But four years later — and after sending three-quarters of its 70,000 employees through sensitivity training — the Mountain View tech giant is now reeling …

Closing gender gap could boost economy

Hei-ock Kim

The San Diego Union-Tribune May 21, 2016 By Kate Morrissey If San Diego were to shrink the gender gap in its workforce even moderately, the metro area could increase its gross domestic product by about $23 billion by 2025, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute. That’s about a 9 percent boost to the current estimated growth, …

Is Gender Diversity Profitable Evidence from a Global Survey

Hei-ock Kim

Peterson Institute of Economics
Marcus Noland, Tyler Moran, and Barbara Kotschwar

Analysis of a global survey of 21,980 firms from 91 countries suggests that the presence of women in corporate leadership
positions may improve firm performance. This correlation could reflect either the payoff to nondiscrimination or the
fact that women increase a firm’s skill diversity. Women’s presence in corporate leadership is positively correlated with
firm characteristics such as size as well as national characteristics such as girls’ math scores, the absence of discriminatory
attitudes toward female executives, and the availability of paternal leave. The results find no impact of board
gender quotas on firm performance, but they suggest that the payoffs of policies that facilitate women rising through the
corporate ranks more broadly could be significant.

Little progress seen for women on corporate boards

David Maldonado

Women occupy 19.9 percent of corporate board seats for S&P 500 companies, up less than one percentage point from last year, a new report finds. Catalyst, a nonprofit organization in New York that monitors workforce inclusion and advocates for gender parity, characterized the increase from 19.2 percent as “glacially slow” progress. The group’s annual report is to be released today. …