Posts tagged with 'diversity'
Autism @ Work Is Showing the Value of NeurodiversityRead the rest of this entry »
As the worker shortage grows ever more dire, companies are beginning to discover the untapped, yet talented group of workers on the autism spectrum.
The Autism @ Work network is still small, but it has several large partners. Microsoft, EY, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase and SAP have all hired autistic workers. Dell started with three hires last summer and, according to a Reuters report, will double that number this summer.
SAP, one ...
More Women In Accounting Leadership PositionsRead the rest of this entry »
Women in leadership positions in accounting firms is creeping up, but the pace of change is incremental, and in lower level managerial jobs, not much changed in the last few years.
The latest report from the Accounting MOVE Project shows women on management committees and as partners and principals on the project's member firms increased by 25% over the past 5 years. Meanwhile, the percentage of women as managers ...
Alternatives Sector Taking Action to Address Gender DisparityRead the rest of this entry »
Faced with a gender disparity that may be second only to that of the tech industry, the Emerging Market Private Equity Association last month announced an initiative to remedy the low numbers of women employed in the sector.
"Women remain heavily underrepresented, while studies indicate that financial performance of companies is correlated to diversity," said the 300 member organization. In creating the Gender Parity Acceleration Working Group, the EMPEA said ...
Girls Who Invest Seeks to Boost Women ManagersWhen it comes to gender diversity in the alternative assets sector, women as managers make up only 13% of the total, a percentage that's even lower than the highly publicized gender gap in tech.Read the rest of this entry »
Closing that gap is the mission of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization that this week will kickoff its second, "Summer Intensive Program" training 60 college freshman and sophomores in the fundamentals of financial management ...
Women Leaders Are Good For BusinessWomen in the U.S. have made great strides in the quest for equality with men. Title IX leveled the playing field for women in school sports. Diversity efforts, spurred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, brought increasing numbers of women into the workforce. Equal pay laws have improved the disparity between what men and women are paid, though we have yet to reach parity.Read the rest of this entry »
While the U.S ...
Where Are the Women In Financial Services?Read the rest of this entry »
At 150 of the world’s major financial institutions only 13% of Executive Committee (ExCo) members and 4% of CEOs are women. Over a third of ExCos are still entirely male.
This is a situation unlikely to change any time soon, and that's too bad.
"A growing body of research suggests that firms with diverse management teams make better decisions, being less prone to group think and more able ...