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


Netherlands to force companies to have more women on boards

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch parliament voted on Tuesday to require companies listed in the Neth…

9 months, 2 weeks

Uber reveals extent of sexual assault problem: thousands of abuse reports a year

Uber received 235 reports of a rape occurring during a ride in the United States last year - an ave…

9 months, 2 weeks

#MeToo Drove Rise in CEO Firings in 2018: Report

(Reuters) - The number of corporate leaders fired for #MeToo-related misconduct rose in 2018 while …

10 months

McDonald's Is Sued Over 'Systemic Sexual Harassment' Of Female Workers

A former McDonald's employee says a male co-worker at a Michigan restaurant routinely grabbed her b…

10 months

Nike says it's investigating "troubling" allegations by Mary Cain

Nike said it is investigating allegations by runner Mary Cain, who claimed in a New York Times arti…

10 months

Women make up a record 29% of newly minted managing directors at the Wall Street firm

Women make up a record 29% of newly minted managing directors at the firm, slightly higher than the…

10 months

Women still own way less startup equity than men

By the numbers: Women represent 13% of startup founders but own just 7% of founder equity. Women ma…

10 months, 2 weeks

WeWork’s Ousted C.E.O. Adam Neumann Is Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

In a federal complaint, a former chief of staff to Mr. Neumann said she was demoted twice after she…

10 months, 3 weeks

Petitions


A Demand for Racial and Gender Pay Equity

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

$246.4 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

SEI Investments Com…
SEI: Hire Female Fund Managers

Gender equality is abysmal in portfolio management, and SEI is below average. Push SEI to hire more female portfolio managers.

$197,896 supporting

Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet: Tie Executive Pay to Sustainability

Ask Alphabet (Google) to link executive pay to sustainability metrics, including diversity & inclusion

$58.0 million supporting

Alphabet Inc.
Google: Disclose and Close Your Pay Gap

Alphabet/Google should report on, and take steps to close, its global median gender pay gap

$11.5 million 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.

$12.8 million supporting

Vanguard
Vanguard: Close the Wage Gap

Vanguard should develop policies to encourage its portfolio companies to close their gender and racial wage gaps

$22.0 million supporting

Fidelity
Tell CEOs to prioritize women in leadership

There is a dearth of women in Board and other leadership positions. CEOs need to prioritize changing this in order for diversity efforts to succeed.

$665,241 supporting