Gender in California City Governments: 200 Cities

We’ve been analyzing the state of women in California City Governments.   Leanin.org and McKinsey and Co. have been studying the state of women in corporate America since 2015.  California has long been held as the leader in among states in gender equality.  We wanted to know how the state of women in California city governments […]

Gender Distribution Across Quartiles in California City Governments: 160 Cities

  Beginning in April, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) has required employers with more than 250 employees to report their gender pay gap data.  When women’s skills are confined to lower paying positions within an organization and men occupy the higher paying leadership roles—the result is a widening of the gender pay gap.  The UK […]

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

Downtown City Building

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 […]

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

The World Surf League Will Award the Same Prizes to Women and Men

Lakey Peterson

U.S. surfer Lakey Peterson is carried up the beach after claiming victory in a World Surf League event in Australia in March. The league says it will start paying the same prize money to men and women. Jason Childs/Getty Images hide caption   In 2019, all male and female athletes will receive equal prize money […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Released Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Sexual Harassment Data

The EEOC is the federal government body that was established to enforce violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Commission took actions this year to enforce the law, educate and train both workers and employers, and to share its expertise on new solutions to reduce harassing conduct in the workplace.  […]

Senate Bill 1300 #SB1300 Unlawful Employment Practices: Discrimination and Harassment.

September 7, 2018, #SB1300 (Senate Bill 1300) was amended by the CA Assembly and enrolled in California by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). It was one of six bills inspired by the #metoo movement. Update: September 30, 2018, SB-1300 was signed into law by Governor Brown and will take effect on January 1, […]