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The Big Loser in the 2014 Election Was Discrimination

John A. Tures | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Throughout the night, pundits spent their time talking about Republican wins and Democratic defeats, though the latter was still able to salvage some wins. But the biggest thing many in the media seemed to miss was the biggest loser: discrimination.

Gender-Driven Growth: Are Quotas in Boardrooms a Positive Force for Change?

Susan Bloch | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Susan Bloch

If we look at the advances of women on the global stage, we can see momentum in the public and political arena. Yet, in start-ups, investment banking and manufacturing, where real money is made, not much has changed over the past decade.

Is 20 Percent the Glass Ceiling?

Laura Liswood | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Laura Liswood

As the numbers do not seem to be shifting in any dramatic or rapid ways over the decade it seems that the 1:5 ratio is a plateau for women. Do two women in a room of 10 men seem like some sort of equality or at least satisfactory representation?

Why Are There So Few Women Attending the World Economic Forum?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

The forum, in an effort to increase the representation of women, asked companies who send five delegates to include one woman, and the result was that companies only sent four delegates -- the ratio of women to men actually decreased after this request.

If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

NYPD on Trial: "Stop and Frisk."

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

For two weeks, I have sat in the lower Manhattan 15th floor courtroom of Federal Judge Shira Scheindin stunned at the testimony I was listening to with regards to "Stop and Frisk."

Women Directors Help Companies Gain Competitive Edge

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

After years of campaigning for more gender-diverse corporate boards, ION published its Ninth Annual Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers of Public Companies. The good news? We're making progress, and have several thriving companies that lead by example.

Women in the Boardroom: Will Quotas Work?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

Let's face it -- the number of women on boards is a problem, and everyone knows it. Even old-school companies with homogenous leadership understand the business case for increasing the number of women on boards.

Don't Be Fooled, the Attack is on Diversity and Inclusion

Sharon Davies | Posted 12.16.2012 | Black Voices
Sharon Davies

Far from squandering state and federal resources, expanding educational opportunity and producing the multiculturally competent citizens and leaders that our nation and world will need is an investment with limitless payoff.

An Ex-NYPD Officer Says He Ticketed Dead People To Meet Quotas

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

A former NYPD officer who was fired after writing fraudulent traffic tickets to deceased people says he did so under pressure to meet illegal departme...

America Lagging Behind in Female Political Representation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Apart from a few celebrated and important leaders, the data on women's participation in American political institutions do not paint a particularly rosy picture of rising political power for women in the U.S.

Why Are We So Afraid of the Q Word?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Time to confess, I decided. I am actually a product of quotas. Yes, let the truth be known that I was hired for my job in television because the station that hired me was responding to a federal initiative under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

The Trouble With Title IX And Quotas

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

The problem with anti-discrimination legislation like Title IX is not with its intentions. The trouble is that the goal posts keep moving

Building Women's Leadership in Business & Politics

Stephenie Foster | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Stephenie Foster

Earlier this week, I spoke on a panel at the "Democracy the Delivers for Women" Conference sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterpris...

Women and Quotas: Will It Break the (Plexi) Glass Ceiling?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Companies won't change unless someone forces them to do so. Women on boards bring higher profits, higher quality earnings, better share price growth, better decisions and higher innovation.

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

Quota Me on This: U.S. Companies Should Enact Board Quotas

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Should the United States jump on the female quota bandwagon? Norway has had a quota law in place for the past four years stipulating that all publicly...

No Burkas in the Boardroom

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Candy Spelling

Everyone should be worried about security. But to strike out at a small religious group of Muslim women in France in case someone planning to do harm will emulate their clothing is not the way to go.

Looking to Rwanda for Lessons on Gender Equality

Andrea Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrea Friedman

Rwanda is primarily known as the site of a horrific genocide. It is now the first country to have a majority of women in the legislature at 56%, up from a high of 18% before the conflict.