We Need To Think of Diversity Not As Pushing Forward, But As Lifting Up

Some studies suggest women have better track records in finance, including investing in the stock market and managing hedge funds. Corporations who put us on their boards perform better. Perhaps it’s not entirely surprising for some, particularly from older generations, to wonder what the rest of us are still going on about.

Mar 4, 2019 Allison Joy

Dilemma of the Month: Can I Quit While on Maternity Leave?

While on maternity leave, an opportunity for my dream job has come up, and they want someone immediately. The hiring manager said he was impressed with my resume and would hire me. Do I have to go back to work and then give two weeks’ notice, or can I just quit? I know this might not be ethical, but legally can they do anything to stop me?

Mar 1, 2019 Suzanne Lucas

Don’t Ignore the ‘Not-Mommy’ Penalty

Most of us are familiar with  the “motherhood penalty,” a systemic bias that puts working mothers at a disadvantage in terms of pay and perceived competence. But what would the inverse of the phenomenon be called?

Feb 27, 2019 Jennifer Montgomery

Don’t Discount the North San Joaquin Valley

The North San Joaquin Valley — made up of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties —  may be the most misunderstood and overlooked region in California. Historically, these three counties have been lumped together with larger San Joaquin Valley or Central Valley in a variety of policy, planning and economic development circles.

Feb 15, 2019 Dr. Jeffrey Michael