Gender Inequity

Gender equality has been a boon to workplaces, just as lack of diversity can intensify harmful culture. Shareholders can advocate for companies to harness the strengths of a diverse workplace, and ensure that products and services are accessible to all.



Stories


Boards Are Nearly Halfway Down the Path to Gender Parity

May 20, 2021 Dan Marcec The path toward equal representation of men and women in public company boa…

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Amazon hit by 5 more lawsuits from employees who allege race and gender discrimination

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. Five women who have …

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An NDA Was Designed to Keep Me Quiet

I chose not to be. We need to end gag orders for victims of workplace abuse. Ms. Ozoma is a tech po…

2 months

More than 500 Alphabet employees demand Google stop protecting harassers in open letter

More than 500 Alphabet employees have signed an open letter demanding Google stop protecting the su…

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BlackRock Must Hit ESG Targets or Pay More to Borrow Money

Investment giant BlackRock Inc. will need to hit its staff-diversity targets and other sustainable-…

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In 25 Years, the Pay Gap Has Shrunk by Just 8 Cents

Why does the gender wage gap still exist? And what can be done to close it? We unpack the issue. - …

2 months, 2 weeks

E.U. Pushes Companies to Close Gender Pay Gap

Under a proposed law, companies in Europe could be sanctioned if they fail to pay men and women the…

3 months, 1 week

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of hiring, pay biases

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will spend $3.8 million, including $2.6 million i…

4 months, 1 week

State Street to insist companies disclose diversity data

State Street's $3.1tn investment arm will start voting against directors of big companies that fail…

5 months

Petitions


A Demand for Racial and Gender Pay Equity

Ask publicly traded companies to release annual reports on median racial and gender pay gaps

$330.7 million supporting

Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims

Investor Statement in Support of Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims.

$0 supporting

BlackRock
BlackRock: support SASB’s standards on diversity

BlackRock is a leading member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). It must support SASB diversity standards BLK itself approved.

$16.6 million supporting

DIS-Advertising Policies and Social Media

DIS reputational and business risk for contributing to the spread of racism, hate speech and disinformation through its advertising

$0 supporting

Paycom Software, In…
Paycom Board Members be Elected by Majority Vote

Director nominees be elected by the affirmative vote of the majority of votes cast.

$4.4 million supporting

Citigroup Inc.
Empowering Employees in Governing Citigroup

Citigroup Inc. shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$4.4 million supporting

Starbucks Corporati…
Empowering Employees in Governing Starbucks Corp.

Starbucks shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$4.4 million supporting

TJX Companies, Inc.
TJX should disclose and reduce its pay gap

Ask TJX Companies to disclose gender-, race-, and ethnicity-based pay gaps

$227,983 supporting

Netflix, Inc.
Netflix: Pressure GA to repeal abortion ban

Force Netflix, a big part of Georgia's lucrative film industry, to stop filming there & show there's an economic cost to endangering women's lives.

$588,777 supporting

HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Can Afford to Pay Women and Men Equally

HSBC has consistently reported a huge wage gap for years and this year their "improvement" has been changing an 85% gap in bonuses to 70%.

$197,896 supporting