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Is Nike’s gender problem a few bad apples, or an old-boys-club culture?

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After a group of former employees filed a lawsuit against Nike alleging gender discrimination, one thing is becoming clear: It’s going to take more than dismissing a handful of executives to reform the company’s male-dominated culture. Earlier this year, 11 executives left Nike amid employee complaints of sexual harassment or the fostering of hostile workplace environments. Read More

Daughters of working mothers grow up to be just as happy as those of stay-at-home moms

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Daughters of working mothers grow up to be just as happy as those of stay-at-home moms
In 2015, preliminary results of a groundbreaking study found that the daughters of employed mothers often perform better in their eventual careers than the daughters of stay-at-home moms. “People still have this belief that when moms are employed, it’s somehow detrimental to their children.” Now the full study has been released, and it brings even Read More

Why the Croatian president’s appearance at the World Cup mattered so much

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Why the Croatian president’s appearance at the World Cup mattered so much
Croatia’s second-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup brought global attention to the Balkan nation and its president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The world’s media (Quartz included) was taken with the image of a leader cheering her team’s successes from the cheap seats and consoling them in the rain after a heartbreaking loss. But as analysts Read More

These are the jobs done by the oldest and youngest Americans

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on These are the jobs done by the oldest and youngest Americans
Young people sell shoes. Old people sell caskets. These are among the lessons from an analysis of US workers by data scientist Randal Olson. Olson, whose blog is full of the surprising and informative information, examined data released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on the ages of workers in different industries last year. Read More

The most effective praise has this specific quality

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The most effective praise has this specific quality
Many years ago, my supervisor, Marc, called me in to his office. Uh-oh. I was racking my brain. Had I done something wrong? Was I in trouble? I sat there, tense with anticipation. And then, it happened: Instead of rattling off a list of what I was doing wrong, Marc outlined a bunch of things Read More

Watch this: “Aggretsuko” the cute red panda rages against the drudgery of office life

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Watch this: “Aggretsuko” the cute red panda rages against the drudgery of office life
Watch This is a Quartzy recommendation series that spotlights unusual or surprising television shows and films to check out. You’ll find all the entries here. She’s in constant need of a beer; she commutes on a train smushed between heavy breathers; she eats bread crusts with mayo when she’s low on cash; she can’t refuse Read More

Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment
The 1992 presidential race was once summed up in a pointed phrase: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Today, as headlines are dominated by stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault at work, a similar phrase comes to mind: “It’s the power, stupid.” At 48 years old, I’m lucky that I’ve never been sexually harassed or assaulted Read More

Awkward eye-contact in my therapist’s waiting room made me a better co-worker

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Awkward eye-contact in my therapist’s waiting room made me a better co-worker
The therapy waiting room is one of my favorite places. True, it can be awkward to sit in a holding pen for people who have issues (though that’s essentially every room ever). If you’re lucky, the waiting area at your therapist’s office is filled with plants, cloth-covered Ikea lamps, and zen bird sounds. If you’re Read More

Signs that you are working with a serial sexual harasser

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Signs that you are working with a serial sexual harasser
I know, I know, you didn’t know. The allegations are shocking and upsetting. You’ve known him for years as a colleague and a friend, and you never imagined he was capable of sexual harassment. Next time, it might be helpful to keep an eye out for some of the early warning signs that the genius/talent/boss Read More

Clean energy can potentially transform the lives of millions of rural Indian women

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Clean energy can potentially transform the lives of millions of rural Indian women
Gita Devi lives with her family of seven in Kargara, a small and remote village in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. On a typical day, she wakes up at the crack of dawn to collect firewood for cooking. She walks nearly four kilometers from her home to reach the closest patch of forested land. Read More