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Gender-masking may get in the way of solving gender bias

Many companies that are concerned about gender bias getting in the way of fair hiring practices have turned to gender-masking, such as removing names from resumes or altering voices on phone interviews. But Katharine Zaleski, president and a co-founder of PowerToFly.com, writes in an essay in the New York Times that “Gender-masking tools do nothing to address the culture of a company.” Continue reading

An inside look at the hurricanes and The Home Depot

In the hours before a hurricane, what do people need most as they try to prepare their homes for the worst? Plywood, hammer and nails, tarps, tape, ropes. Where do they turn? For many, it’s the urgent run to The Home Depot that may make a difference between protection and destruction. AWESOME asked Michelle Livingstone, VP of Transportation for The Home Depot, for a behind-the-scenes look. Continue reading

Ninety percent of people who are harassed never take action

According to an article in WebMD magazine, harassment in the workplace “remains epidemic” and can have significant health consequences, including “chronic headaches, sleep and gastric problems, nausea, respiratory complaint, neck pain and high blood pressure.” Yet most people who experience harassment take no formal action against their harasser. Continue reading