HR leaders: Stop paying ‘lip service to gender, racial parity’

Jun 29, 2020 12:27:32 PM / by Human Resource Executive posted in diversity, HR Technology, Women in Technology, HR professionals, Women in HR Tech Summit, workforce diversity, work culture, workplace environment, women in workforce, laurie Ruettimann

0 Comments

Laurie Ruettimann doesn’t mince words.

When asked her outlook on gender parity in corporate leadership, she didn’t sugarcoat things: “I’m not optimistic. According to the World Economic Forum, a woman would have to be born in the year 2255 to get equal pay at work. I’m irritated. How about we speed this up, OK?”

That straight talk will be at the heart of the closing session of Women in HR Tech this fall, as Ruettimann moderates a discussion on the long game of achieving gender parity in leadership ranks, which will feature PlanSource’s Nancy Sansom and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Tomya Watt. The speakers will discuss the progress and pitfalls of gender equity in the workplace and share their personal experiences climbing the corporate ladder, a journey that, for Ruettimann—a corporate trainer, speaker and author—has taken some interesting turns, which she recently shared with HRE.

Read More

What Percentage of the Workforce is Female in 2020?

Apr 29, 2020 10:26:12 AM / by HR Tech posted in hr tech, women in HR Tech, Women in HR Tech Summit, workforce diversity, HR Tech 2020, women in workforce, females in the workforce

0 Comments

Women are making big strides in the workforce in 2020, yet they face big challenges going forward.  A U.S. Labor Department’s report in December showed that women make up the majority of the workforce at 50.04%.  Yet, even with the mass number of women in the workforce, the percentage of executive-level roles held by women remains relatively low. Only 6% of the Fortune 500 have women as CEOs and only 2% or 60 of the Russell 3000 companies (the 3,000 largest companies domiciled in the U.S. and U.S. territories) have a board made up of at least 50% women according to Equilar.

Nobody would argue that those percentages aren’t low, but they are up from what it was just a few years ago. Change, although slow, is happening as reflected in the increase seen for the past nine consecutive quarters in the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI), a quarterly update of female directors in the Russell 3000. Additionally, according to the Women in Workplace 2019 report by McKinsey & Company and Lean In, more companies have higher numbers of female C-level executives than in previous years.

Though the numbers are improving, the question remains, how do we help our organizations create a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Read More

The Paradox of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion

May 9, 2018 9:23:01 AM / by Jeanne Achille posted in Company culture, diversity, inclusion, women in HR Tech, Women in HR Technology, workforce diversity

0 Comments

By Jeanne Achille 

Read More

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

See all

Recent Posts

LinkedIn   Twitter   Facebook   YouTube    Instagram

HOME   |   AGENDA   |   SPEAKERS   |   SPONSORS   |   EXPO   |   TRAVEL / LOCATION   |   PRESS   |   FUTURE DATES   |   OTHER EVENTS   |   SITEMAP

1-800-727-1227   |    conferences@lrp.com

© 2019 LRP Publications | Produced by Human Resource Executive® Magazine and LRP Publications