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By Cyrus Mehri Governor Brown and the California Legislature took a major step to advance the U.S. economy by requiring publicly traded companies based in California to have at least two female members on their boards of directors by 2021. The wisdom of this new law is beyond reproach. As the former Chair of the Securities and […]
It’s Equal Pay Day, and I’ve decided not to have that conversation again – the one about exactly how many cents women lose on the dollar, and whether if you try really, really hard to narrow it down you can get it to single digits. (At the end of the day, there’s always a gap.) That’s because […]
By Cyrus Mehri & Pamela Coukos Originally Posted on the Working IDEAL Medium Page. Last night, when Frances McDormand accepted her Oscar, she brought a new phrase to our workplace equality lexicon — calling on the industry to adopt “Inclusion Riders.” Based on an idea from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, an Inclusion Rider sets goals […]
It’s finally out there for everyone to see. Not just that sexual harassment and sexual assault pervades the workplace — but that decades of well-meaning responses have failed. Sexual harassment training has little to show for itself, and might even be counter-productive. Human resources departments and reporting mechanisms are have conflicting mandates and little institutional power, making […]
Last night the EEOC announced that its new pay data report is on hold and will not be implemented as scheduled in March of 2018. Working IDEAL supports the EEOC pay report as an important tool to move us forward on closing the wage gap. Here’s what we already told EEOC about how they could use […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Working IDEAL – a New Business Dedicated to Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace – Launched in D.C. this Week WASHINGTON, D.C. — Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri and national expert on pay equity Pamela Coukos have just launched a new business – Working IDEAL –dedicated to advancing the ideal workplace. […]
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