Procter & Gamble, Deloitte and Accenture were ranked among the top five companies for multicultural women, according to Working Mother. The CEOs of the top companies tend to meet regularly with a diversity executive and provide annual diversity updates to the board, according to the ranking.
A supply chain talent report from Supply Chain Insights found that while those in this career have a high level of job satisfaction, diversity continues to be a concern, writes Lora Cecere, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights. The need for diversity, with more women-focused programs, could help bring different views and experiences to the industry.
Amazon's strong growth and leading role in many areas of retail doesn't mean the 20-year-old company can afford to slow down its innovation efforts, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Tuesday. Bezos also addressed issues including efforts to increase diversity at the company and the reasons Amazon took a stand against the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.
Researchers found gender stereotypes colored venture capitalists' conversations about funding applications, with decision-makers viewing women as inexperienced, weak and overly cautious, and men as promising, competent and level-headed, among other traits. The VCs awarded the women an average of 25% of the funds requested, while the men received an average of 52%, and 53% of applications from women were rejected, compared with 38% of applications from men.
Tami Fricks, founder of Sassy Bitch Wines, has turned a $500 investment into a million-dollar business. Frustrated by the difficulty of choosing a good wine, she created her own brand and set it apart from the competition with a catchy name and label intended to create a connection with women consumers.
Confirmation bias means leaders need to actively search for information that challenges their beliefs, writes Shane Parrish. This isn't easy, as we tend to reject evidence that contradicts what we believe.
Women You Should Know, a women's empowerment brand, has launched Women You Should Fund, a platform that aims to help women startup founders get the money they need. "Now, more than ever, our country is desperate for a more dynamic and diverse ecosystem of women entrepreneurs and leaders," co-founder Cynthia Hornig said.
Leaders need to manage workplace rumors, not ignore them, writes David Grossman. Make sure your responses are consistent and even, be open without causing panic, and ask direct reports about what they're hearing.
You might concentrate better if you work in a secluded area that isn't filled with bosses and colleagues, writes Rohini Venkatraman. It can also help to work in an area without distracting bright colors or by positioning your desk to face away from areas of heavy traffic.