Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Tying Executives’ Bonuses To Diversity Initiatives

Why can’t the tech industry decode the glass ceiling for women executives?

Despite the tech industry’s reputation for fostering innovative concepts and novel ways to approach challenges, the industry still has not been able to solve the persistent glass ceiling that prevents women from being promoted into a proportionate share of executive positions. For example, according to a comprehensive survey by the AnitaB.org, even though women account for … Continued

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

law firm partner employee or employer?

A new case in California explores the ongoing legal debate about whether law firm partners should be considered “employees” versus “employers.” Why does this matter?  In the California case, it is the key distinction that dictates whether the law firm partner must forego a discrimination lawsuit in court and instead arbitrate her legal claims, which … Continued

How glass ceiling discrimination decelerates the careers of female mutual fund managers

glass ceiling discrimination; promotion ladder

Glass ceiling and promotion discrimination issues plague many professions, including economics, science, and technology fields.  Add to this list the mutual fund industry, which is one of the most lucrative (and male-dominated) vocations, where senior managers wield considerable power within their organizations. It is also an industry driven by quantifiable results–how much money did you … Continued

The “bamboo ceiling” and the lack of Asian-American executives in Silicon Valley

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Much attention has rightly been focused on the glass ceiling discrimination that exists in many of the most profitable industries in America, including the financial and technology sectors. One issue, however, that has not been explored as deeply is the under-representation of Asian-American employees in the executive ranks (dubbed the “bamboo ceiling”) of technology companies. The … Continued