Where is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey Results

January 28, 2020 | Lee & Low Books Lee & Low Books released the first Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS 1.0) in 2015. Before the DBS, people suspected publishing had a diversity problem, but without hard numbers, the extent of that problem was anyone’s guess. Our goal was to survey publishing houses and review journals regarding … Continue reading Where is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey Results

Gender pay gap figures reveal big publishing’s great divide

March 23, 2018 | The Guardian The UK’s biggest publishers release figures showing average differences in pay between men and women ranging from 11.3% to 29.69%. The books industry may be dominated by women, but men are reaping the rewards, as the UK’s largest publishers reveal a “stark” divide in pay. Figures reported to the government equalities office … Continue reading Gender pay gap figures reveal big publishing’s great divide

Women Aren’t Advancing Because of Inherent Workplace Bias According to Study

Dr. Ben Waber tracked interactions between employees in 2016 and found there was no difference in performance in men and women. In a new study published in the Harvard Business Review by a team led by Waber, women only consist of 4% of Fortune 500 CEO’s, make about 80 cents on the dollar compared to … Continue reading Women Aren’t Advancing Because of Inherent Workplace Bias According to Study

Workplace Equity Project Surveying Scholarly Publishing

Publishing in the last few years has acquired a healthy appetite for collecting data that reveal the buying and reading habits of us, its customers. Yet publishers rarely collect data on themselves – and even more sparingly do they ever share it. The independent, non-profit Workplace Equity Project (WE) explores workplace experiences, practices, and opportunities in scholarly … Continue reading Workplace Equity Project Surveying Scholarly Publishing

Community Spotlight : Interview of Dr. Simone Taylor, co-founder of the Workplace Equity Project; and Publisher

Does the science publishing workforce reflect the diversity of the general population? And why, in the female-dominated world of publishing, do women fill relatively few management positions? Why is diversity important? Cue: Dr. Simone Taylor, publisher and co-founder of the Workplace Equity Project. An advocate for fair access to resources and opportunities for all demographics, Simone … Continue reading Community Spotlight : Interview of Dr. Simone Taylor, co-founder of the Workplace Equity Project; and Publisher

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: We’re Erasing Our Gender Pay Gap—Again

Author: Claire Zillman  Date:1/20/17 Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff recently stated that his company had adjusted employees’ salaries to eliminate gender pay gaps. He also said that the software company will again have to adjust compensation because of Salesforce’s recent acquisition of a number of companies. Salesforce achieved this by studying compensation by job function, level, and location. … Continue reading Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: We’re Erasing Our Gender Pay Gap—Again