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Gender Pay Gap in Australia Is Worst in Insurance and Finance Industries: Study

Australia is losing momentum in efforts to bring equality to the workforce, with a new study finding that it will probably take another 26 years until women are paid the same as men. The gender pay gap is worst in …

Corporate Filings Reveal Pay Gap for Female Executives Narrows But Persists

Even women who make it to the top ranks of U.S. corporations face a persistent pay gap compared with men in leadership roles, a new study of corporate filings found. Among companies in the Russell 3000 index, covering most of …

Women’s Team Settles With U.S. Soccer Federation Over Work Conditions

U.S. women’s national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men’s team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice …

Insurance CEO Who Was Once a Man Brings Unique Gender-Equality Perspective

Caroline Farberger, the chief executive of a Swedish insurance company, remembers how she conducted meetings when she was a man. “I would unthinkingly turn to my favorites in the room, the ones I knew shared my views, and suddenly we …

Lloyd’s Launches Culture Dashboard, Sets Gender Target for Market

The Lloyd’s re/insurance market has launched a Culture Dashboard and has set a gender target for the market supported by a commitment to achieve parity between men and women over the next decade. These measures mark the fulfilment of Lloyd’s …

Four Ex-Employees Seek Class Action Status for Gender Pay Claims Against Google

Four female former employees of Alphabet Inc.’s Google are trying to persuade a state court to let them represent more than 10,000 peers in a gender-pay disparity suit against the company, setting the stage for the next big battle over …

Consortium Seeks Data on Issues, Opportunities for Women in Insurance

There is an effort underway to develop a better understanding of issues and opportunities for women in the insurance industry. The Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Consortium (WII) will be spearheading what is being billed as a first-of-its-kind project, …