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Which Companies Pay Women Fairly — Not The US Soccer Federation

I made you a list… but first let’s talk about why.

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. An estimated 30 million people watched the 2015 World Cup final, witnessing an electric offense that sealed a huge win against Japan. It was, and remains, the highest rated soccer match in American history, including games played by the U.S. men’s national team. Mothers around the country watched with their daughters. Little girls cheered from coast to coast, believing anything is possible. As women, we were hopeful. We were inspired. In the words of President Obama, “This team taught all America’s children that playing like a girl means you’re a badass.”

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

I’m lucky to work for PowerToFly — a team of people who are passionate advocates for gender equality in talent acquisition, including getting equal pay- and I was shocked to learn during a 60 Minutes news segment that despite their achievements, the Women’s Soccer team players say they have been discriminated against, paid less and treated worse, in comparison to the U.S. men’s team. The team is fighting the U.S. Soccer Federation over wages and treatment they say are not commensurate with their male counterparts. They hope a victory will help close the gap, not just in sport, but in any job where women do the same work as men for less pay.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to hear this. Because despite significant strides for equal pay for equal work, we really have a long long way to go. In fact, it’s been estimated that women are typically paid 79% of what men are paid. And at the current pace, the average woman won’t earn equal pay until 2059, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. So much for inspiring our daughters.

The opportunity is now to change that trend. It’s time for all women to stand up and fight for equal pay for equal work — or move to companies that are committed to providing equal pay for equal work consistently throughout their organizations like Accenture Tech Labs, Airbnb, Amazon, American Airlines, TheBostonConsultingGroup, Buffer, Care, CEB, Cisco, Deloitte Digital, Dow Chemical Company, Expedia, The Gap, Glassdoor, GoDaddy,, Johnson, L'Oreal, PepsiCo, Pinterest, Popcorn Heaven, PwC US, Rebecca Minkoff, Salesforce, Slack, Spotify, Staples, and Stella McCartney.

Here at PowerToFly, our mission is simple: encourage diversity recruiting and hiring by leveraging the tools and employer branding services that committed businesses and enterprises need.

Chainalysis Inc.

What’s It Like to Work in Cybercrime? An Inside Look with Jen Hicks of Chainalysis

Do you know how terrorist attacks are stopped?

Military intervention is certainly one way, but Jen Hicks prefers another.

"I really, really believe that the key to preventing terrorist attacks is by cutting off their finances," explains Jen, a senior cybercrime investigator at cryptocurrency compliance and investigation firm Chainalysis.


9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.


How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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