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


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…

11 months, 3 weeks

Venture Capitalists Are Missing Out on a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

The attached report makes the business case to VCs that closing the funding gap is a strategic impe…

12 months

Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men

When women speak, they shouldn't be shrill. Clothing must flatter, but short skirts are a no-no. Af…

1 year

Women Underrepresented in Central Banks

Men dominate monetary policy. But the Fed, E.C.B. and Bank of England are discussing ways to promot…

1 year

Pimco lawyer files gender and race discrimination suit

A Pimco lawyer has filed a gender and racial discrimination lawsuit against the $1.8tn asset manage…

1 year

Investor who made offensive sexual comments at summit loses $600 million contract in backlash

October 11 at 7:56 PM The state of Michigan has pulled $600 million of its pension fund from wealth…

1 year

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Calls For Boards to Adopt 'Rooney Rule' on Diversity

​ New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, in a recent speech, called on 56 S&P 500 companies …

1 year

Melinda Gates Launches 1 Billion Dollar Initiative Focused On Gender Equality In The USA

Melinda Gates explains why this is the crucial moment to push for gender equality and women's leade…

1 year

Uber makes changes amid swarm of criticism over rider safety

September 26 at 9:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO - Uber users who encounter uncomfortable situations such as e…

1 year

Walmart Likely Discriminated Against Female Store Workers, EEOC Finds

Walmart Inc. likely discriminated against 178 female workers by paying less or denying promotions b…

1 year, 1 month

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