“First Big 2017 Win For Shareholders And Women On Gender Pay Equity” As Starbucks Responds To Investor Pressure


Arjuna Capital, Boston  Apr 27, 2017, 13:15 ET BOSTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Arjuna Capital announced today that it has withdrawn a gender pay equity shareholder resolution targeting Starbucks. Arjuna took the action since Starbucks released data on gender-based compensation. A report released today by Starbucks states: “Male and female partners who perform similar work are paid within …

California bosses can no longer ask you about your previous salary

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The Orange County Register PUBLISHED: October 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm | UPDATED: October 13, 2017 at 8:49 am By Margot Roosevelt | mroosevelt@scng.com A landmark new law designed to narrow the gender pay gap in the nation’s most populous state bars California employers from inquiring about applicants’ previous salaries and benefits. The salary privacy bill, was enacted by Gov. …

Is Gender Diversity Profitable Evidence from a Global Survey

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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.

How These Female High-Tech Company Employees Fought For Gender Equity — And Won

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Forbes January 17, 2017 MeiMei Fox, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Last year, a small group of empowered female employees at DialogTech, a digital marketing company, started meeting monthly to discuss challenges they faced in their day-to-day jobs and share experiences as women in a predominantly male workplace. But after a few months, they decided that …