Women Are Better than Men at Paying Their Mortgages

Looking at loan performance for the first time by gender, however, we find that these weaker credit profiles do not translate neatly into weaker performance. In fact, when credit characteristics are held constant, women actually perform better than men. Nonetheless, since pricing is tied to credit characteristics not performance, women actually pay more relative to theiractual risk than do men.Ironically, despite their better performance, women are more likely to be denied a mortgage than men .Given that more than one-third of female only borrowers are minorities and almost half of them live in low-income communities, we need to develop more robust and accurate measures of risk to ensure that we aren’t denying mortgages to women who are fully able to make good on their payments.

50 Ways to Fight Bias: an activity that helps you combat bias at work

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.

Pairing a card-based activity with a short video series, 50 Ways to Fight Bias gives people the tools to address gender bias head-on.

Untapped Reserves: Promoting Gender Balance in Oil and Gas

Representing roughly a fifth of employees in the oil and gas industry, women account for a significantly smaller share of the workforce than they do in almost any other sector. These women also work disproportionately in office jobs; they have a very limited presence both in technical roles, which are often considered prerequisites for career advancement, and in upper management. The upshot: oil and gas companies are failing to fully leverage a potentially sizable and critical pool of talent.

The rise and rise of women’s rugby

Radio New Zealand November 27, 2017 by Toni Bruce New Zealand women dominated the World Rugby Awards ceremony today, taking out the Team of the Year (Black Ferns), the Women’s Player of the Year (Portia Woodman) and the Women’s Sevens Player of the Year (Michaela Blyde). Woodman reflected a strong vein of Kiwi modesty in her acceptance of the award, …

Does ‘radical economic transformation’ include closing the gender pay gap?

Mail & Guardian October 10, 2017 By Mondli Zondo Last week Friday, the Norwegian Football Association announced that their men’s national team will be taking a wage cut in order for their female counterparts to earn the same. This will come into effect in 2018 and has been widely lauded as a step towards true equality. Currently, the women’s team …

One Time in New Orleans – Women Stormed a Bar Meant Just for Men

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Photo: Rebeca Todd GoNOLA September 5, 2017 By Jenny Bahn The bar was three rows deep with pill box hats and slingback heels. On September 26, 1949, a platoon of women elbowed their way into the Roosevelt Hotel, that grand white beast just south of Canal, in pursuit of equal rights and the best drinks in town. They found both …

This is why workplace harassment training is so ineffective

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THINKPROGRESS JULY 25, 2018 By Josh Israel Mandatory training about the letter of sexual harassment law doesn’t help and may hurt — but it seems everyone is doing it. It’s a scenario that has become familiar to almost anyone who works in an office. After “recent events around the country,” a well-meaning sexual harassment educator comes in to teach the …

Doc McStuffins

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Doc McStuffins (also known as Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital in the fourth season) is an American animated children’s television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a girl who can “fix” toys, with help from her toy friends. It features songs written and composed by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis. Reruns air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

The series received positive reviews due to the show’s concept and the main character, as well as its portrayal of African-Americans (Nee stated in 2013 that Doc is African-American, proposed by Disney during her initial pitch, Nee initially only knowing she wanted a girl doctor) in a Disney series. Chris Nee describes the series as “Cheers for Preschoolers.”

On November 16, 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth season by Disney Junior. On April 4, 2018, Lara Jill Miller, the voice of Lambie, said that the final episode of the final season has been recorded, ending the show after five seasons. (from Wikipedia)

Millennial men are 50% more likely than women to blame gender discrimination for hurting their career opportunities

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Business Insider April 14, 2017 Lianna Brinded The gender pay gap is so huge it could take 170 years to close. And data shows that women working in some of the world’s largest professional services institutions are less likely to make it beyond the junior rung of the career ladder. However, a new report by private research software company Qualtrics …