Businesses Need a Voice in California’s Budget Discussion

California is now the fifth-largest economy in the world. As a global leader, we have some of the best minds tracking our budget and finances, but there are few third-party groups that focus on objective analysis of our state’s finances.

Mar 28, 2019 Rob Lapsley

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

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

What’s In An Ad?

Businesses that truly seek to give back don’t rely on ad campaigns to effect change. 

Feb 4, 2019 Allison Joy