Description: Yet another industry titan tumbled from his perch on Wednesday as NBC announced the firing of star Today Show host Matt Lauer for alleged “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 30, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/11/30/matt-lauer-fired-sexual-harassment-jobs/ Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest may be a consequence of the recent scandals? Do you agree with… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Diversity
Description: It starts with results. Each December, when we choose Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year, we focus first on CEOs who are delivering the goods. Through an exhaustive screening process, we rank companies by 12- and 36-month increases in profits, revenues, and stock performance, then go deeper to include factors like return on capital. (We… Read more »
Description: Michael Oreskes, who led NPR’s news division and was formerly a high-ranking editor at The New York Times, resigned on Wednesday after being accused of sexually harassing women. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 01, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/business/media/mike-oreskes-npr-sexual-harassment.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=13&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: How serious a problem is a charge of sexual harrasement for an individual and for… Read more »
Description: CEO Leila Janah explains Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gurP3r Questions for Discussions: How does this business model work? How has technology made this business model possible? Do you think it is a model that will grow in popularity?
Description: Brit + Co founder: ‘Women are too honest’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/12/01/brit-co-founder-diy-women-entrepreneurs-imposter-syndrome.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the messages to potential entrepreneurs in this video? Do you think there is a particular message being sent to women?
Description: In the summer of 2015, at a Cornell University camp for high school students, a teenager from California named Melinda Guo met a boy from New Jersey named Ziad Ahmed. They shared an interest in business, marketing, and philanthropy. “You’re probably going to be the only person I keep in touch with after this,”… Read more »
Description: Advice from Clique Media Group CEO Katherine Power Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2cW0YrW Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented to women in this report by Katherine Power. How might her suggestions possibly cause problems with coworkers or managers?
Description: The wage gap is still large for women employees in the finance sector. According to data collected by Bloomberg Business last year, women who graduated from business schools earned an average of US$21,872 less than male MBAs. Source: Financial Post Date: January 30, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/30/same-job-same-performance-same-experience-same-degree-women-still-make-less-in-finance/ Questions for Discussion: Why is there still a… Read more »
Description: Google, one of the best companies to work for worldwide, feels it’s still way behind in representing a diverse workforce. It is planning several initiatives to improve its workforce diversity. Source: CBC Date: May 29, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2460763635/ Questions for Discussion: What are your views about Google’s current workforce composition? Is the problem due… Read more »
Description: A recent survey by a human resource consultant firm, Randstad Canada, found that women corporate leaders in Canada are overworked and underpaid in comparison to their male counterparts. Another surprising finding was that a large percentage of women employees felt that having a women boss can hurt them. Source: CBC Date: Jan 2,… Read more »