Author Archives: Kanya Ellington

Glass Ceilings in California City Governments

  Glass Ceilings in California City Governments: A Study of 100 California Cities     A Glass Ceiling is…  “the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps […] women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”1 We define a glass ceiling as that barrier that occurs when […]

Gender in California City Government: The First 50 Cities

We have been busy crunching the gender equality numbers in California cities!   Here are some of the preliminary results:  We have analyzed 52 California cities.        Highlights of the Study: 25 of the 51 cities analyzed employed 30% or fewer female employees in 2017.  1/3 of the cities studied employed more than […]

New Federal Policy Directive Seeks to Effect Widespread Compliance with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Women and other “non-favored” groups will be getting more support from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The OFCCP is the office that oversees whether federal contractors are hiring, paying, and promoting their employees fairly.  A new policy directive has called for more thorough compliance reviews of government contractors’ adherence […]

Alorica Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit FOR $3.5 Million

Sexual Harassment

Male and Female Employees were Subjected to Harassment, Says Federal Agency. According to today’s EEOC Press Release, A consent decree was approved by the U.S. District Court between the EEOC and Alorica Inc.  The decree is an early settlement and calls for a 3.5-million-dollar payout and remedial measures to resolve the sexual harassment lawsuit. Alorica […]

Work-Life Integration

I hear a lot of people talking about work-life balance.  Work-life balance suggests that work is that thing we have to do in order to pay for the things we really want to do — “life.”  The very notion of work-life balance suggests that there must be a tradeoff.  The tradeoff pits work and life […]

COWABUNGA Surfers! – Salary Surfer Website Revamped

COWABUNGA Surfers!  The popular Salary Surfer Website has been revamped and relaunched.  The California Community Colleges relaunched the salary surfer website to help students, would be students, and their families make informed choices about higher education and careers.  This new and improved website has updated data and also includes more than 100 career highlight videos […]

Did You Know About the California Women’s Well Being Index?

The California Women’s Well Being Index (CWWBI) looks at 5 key areas to assess the overall well being of women across the state of California. Health–Health Status, Obesity, Health Care Coverage, Delayed Medical Care, Prenatal Care, and Mental Health Status Personal Safety–Neighborhood Safety, Fatal Accident Rate, Hospital Visits Due to Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, […]

5 Super Sun Safety Tips

Most of us wouldn’t dream of going to the beach or pool without sunscreen, but many times we forget that ultraviolet radiation is everywhere.  Exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) is happening all the time.  Even on overcast days, your skin gets a lot of exposure to dangerous UV rays.  Everyday chores like walking the dog, […]