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Black women continue to earn less than their white male counterparts in every state, new research by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has revealed. Moreover, at the current rate of progress, Black women won’t reach pay equity with white men until 2144. Nationally, Black women earn just 63.7 cents for every dollar earned by white men – a striking difference of $20,702 in just one year. Among full-time year-round workers, the gap was slightly smaller at 67.2 cents on the dollar. “The gender wage gap is a national

This article was first published by Chuma Okoro on Medium. Whether you’re a new engineer or one with experience, you must first prove yourself in a new organization. Experienced hires often think, “Hey, I have years of accomplishments at comparable tech companies, I should fit right into this environment because it’s just another tech company.” While your new employer may have many similarities to your previous organization, they don’t have intimate knowledge of your previous accomplishments over time. In addition, they aren’t familiar with your personality or your approach to

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent halt to Affirmative Action in college admissions, 13 Republican attorney generals have turned their sights towards corporate diversity programs, with tech giant Microsoft amongst their targets. The Lead-Up Tech industry titans such as Apple, Microsoft, and Uber are facing potential legal ramifications as Republican state prosecutors target their workforce diversity programs. This comes in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, a tragic event that catalyzed these companies to publicly commit to enhancing diversity within their ranks. Their ambitious commitments include plans to

OnlyFans CEO Amrapali “Ami” Gan took to Twitter to announce she is leaving OnlyFans and launching a new venture. Who is Ami Gan? Mumbai-born marketing expert Ami Gan spent 18 months as the CEO of OnlyFans, an online adult platform where people can pay for content (photos, videos, live streams) through a monthly subscription. During her time there, the platform reached the landmark milestone of paying $10 billion in creator earnings. During Gan’s tenure as CEO, from December 2021 to June 2023, the company saw its global user base increase

According to a survey by, 72% of Black Americans feel that going back to the office has improved their productivity. Nevertheless, the majority (65%) said they prefer to work from the office less frequently. The Return to Office Some companies and businesses in the US are allowing their employees to continue working from home following the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there has been an increase in companies requiring workers to return to the office.  In June, surveyed 1,500 full-time, corporate workers and found that 85% of workers go to the

Acting White House National Cyber Director Kemba Walden has been told she won’t be considered to serve the role permanently, due to personal debt issues, despite praises and recommendations from key lawmakers and her predecessor.  Who is Kemba Walden? Congress created the Office of the National Cyber Director in 2021 to advise the president on cybersecurity policy and strategy. Walden joined the office the following year and has acted as the national cyber director since February.  In her role, she oversaw the rollout of the administration’s national cyber strategy and

In the tech industry, discussions about money are often shrouded in secrecy, but one designer is challenging this norm by leading by example.  In a recent blog post, designer Dan Mall shared the details and context around how much money he’s made over the last 19 years of his career, drawing praise from industry peers. Making money conversations more transparent Dan Mall is a creative director, designer, founder, and entrepreneur from Philly. As the son of a chief financial officer and the brother of a financial advisor, he grew up

Samuel Clague, founder and CEO of The Stephen James Partnership, is launching Qualified Black Lawyers Matter, a digital mentoring platform to boost Black representation in the legal sector. What is the digital mentoring scheme? Barbadian and English founder Clague runs The Stephen James Partnership, the UK’s only Black-owned legal recruitment company. The new mentoring platform will connect senior decision-makers in law firms and in-house legal teams to qualified Black lawyers at another organization. It builds on the firm’s previous mentoring scheme, “Endeavour,” which has reportedly connected more than 200 senior legal professionals with Black aspiring

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform which brings creative projects to life by directly connecting them with their communities, has hired Sindy Wilson as their new chief financial officer (CFO). Who is Sindy Wilson? Wilson has two decades of experience as a finance executive. She previously held leadership roles at Oldcastle Infrastructure, Ernst & Young, Cox Automotive, and, most recently, Lyft as their VP of finance transformation and analytics. Throughout her two decades in finance, Wilson told Forbes she never once worked for a Black female CFO, and most of the time, it wasn’t even

Over half of all LGBT+ ethnic minorities are actively seeking a new role at a more inclusive employer, according to new research by Deloitte Global. The LGBT+ Inclusion at Work report The Deloitte Global 2023 LGBT+ Inclusion at Work report explored the experiences of LGBT+ people in work worldwide through the lens of sexual orientation and gender identity. “The data from the survey shows how far there still is to go when it comes to embedding LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace,” said Emma Codd, Deloitte Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

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