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Our perspectives on fairness at work.

Latina Equal Pay Day

October 29 marks Latina Equal Pay Day, the latest equal pay day for any group of women in the U.S. Because Latinas in the U.S. … Continue reading Blog

Andrea Palmiter , October 28, 2020

The Gap is Widening: Why We Need to Pay Ca...

October 1 is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day—the date indigenous women, on average, would have to continue working to earn as much as an average … Continue reading Blog

Andrea Palmiter, October 1, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 3: Best Practices...

For the third episode of the Fairness at Work webinar series, Craig Sawyer, Director of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion Education at George Mason … Continue reading Blog

Andrea Palmiter, September 29, 2020

Is California’s New Law a Step Towards L...

Last week, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 973, and Governor Newsom is expected to sign it into law. The bill is authored by Senator … Continue reading Blog

Zev J. Eigen, September 18, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 2: Best Practices...

In the latest installment of Syndio’s Fairness at Work webinar series, CEO Maria Colacurcio talked with Lionel Lee, Head of Diversity Engagement at Zillow, and … Continue reading Blog

Andrea Palmiter, August 27, 2020

How We Solve the Pay Gap for Black Women: ...

Today—August 13—is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make what a White man … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, August 13, 2020

As Offices Reopen, Beware an Unintentional...

A friend of mine used to work in investment banking. He told stories of an aggressive facetime culture, where sitting at a desk until the … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, July 28, 2020

Fairness at Work Episode 1: Best Practices...

Just as we’re adjusting to an all-remote workforce, some employees are heading back to the office, and some are staying put at home. For Syndio’s … Continue reading Blog

Andrea Palmiter, July 23, 2020

As Offices Reopen, Companies Need Renewed ...

Last year, Gartner published a report entitled, “Addressing Pay Equity” that is appropriate to mention as part of our recent survey around the race impacts … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, July 10, 2020

The Risk for Women and Minorities as Offic...

As offices reopen, what will happen to working mothers and caregivers who don’t have a place for their children to go, or are nervous about … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, June 25, 2020

Juneteenth Is An Opportunity To Affirm Com...

Last Friday was Juneteenth, representing the moment when the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the confederacy learned of their freedom (two years later).  This … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, June 22, 2020

How Does The Supreme Court’s Latest Opin...

On Monday, in a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court wrote that “[w]hen an employer fires an employee for being homosexual or transgender, it … Continue reading Blog

Zev J. Eigen, Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Syndio, June 18, 2020

Action Against Racial Injustice Must Inclu...

Last week, Mark R. Kramer with Harvard Business Review released The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice. Two of the 10 commitments … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, June 16, 2020

How to Embed Fairness into Total Compensat...

Significant workforce changes with COVID followed by a national reflection on racial disparities have left many leaders considering steps to do more to support equality. … Continue reading Blog

Rob Porcarelli, CLO - Syndio, June 9, 2020

Time to listen

Syndio exists to ensure fairness at work. Our mission is clear: to help employers eradicate unlawful pay disparities based on gender and/or race. We spend … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, June 1, 2020

WFHWK Part II: Men are Spending More Time...

We are deep in the “new normal” of WFHWK. Layoffs continue. Budgets are on hold or getting axed.  Parents trying to balance WFH and kids … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, May 20, 2020

Fairness at Work is More Important Than Ev...

Today, we announced $7.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Emerson Collective and Voyager Capital. Fundraising is difficult and time consuming under normal circumstances, … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, May 15, 2020

After Equal Pay Day

As the founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndio Solutions, world leader in HR tech solutions solving the gender pay gap, it is fascinating to … Continue reading Blog

Zev Eigen, founder and Chief Data Scientist - Syndio, April 6, 2020

A New Normal: Balancing Productivity &...

There is a new acronym on social media these days:  “WFHWK” (Working from home with kids). It may be the single biggest factor in life … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, March 25, 2020

9th Circuit Says Prior Salary Cannot Justi...

The 9th circuit ruled that prior salary is not a defense if it causes unlawful pay disparities in the workplace. It’s generally poor practice to … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO - Syndio, March 10, 2020

Ever Wonder If the Gender Pay Gap Is Bogus...

Believe it or not, there is no shortage of cynics when it comes to the view that men and women are paid differently, even when … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, February 20, 2020

When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transpare...

When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transparency, Employees Fill the Void. And Fill it With Bad Data. (spoiler: There is No $200K Gap). What happens … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio & Zev J. Eigen, November 26, 2019

Setting the Standards for Equal Pay for Eq...

The below is pulled from the October 2019 Edition of Workspan Magazine Data from the World Economic Forum suggests that it will take 20 decades … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, October 28, 2019

Law Firms Get Terrible Scores on Internal ...

On Oct. 21, 2019, Law360 published an article entitled, “GCs Are Demanding Law Firms Fix Their Pay Equity Problem.” True to lawyerly writing standards, Law360 … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, October 28, 2019

The “Flex Schedule” versus the “Four...

Are you as fed up as I am with all the talk about flexible schedules? It’s been shown over and over that flexible schedules are … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, September 17, 2019

Keep Asking About Equal Pay

As the CEO of a pay equity software company, it’s not often that I get to write about Taylor Swift. I have four daughters (aged … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, August 26, 2019

De-Coding Pay Equity: 5 Terms To Know

Equal pay is having its moment in the spotlight, thanks to fierce advocates like the U.S. National Women’s Team, Natasha Lamb, TIME’S UP, Kamala Harris, … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, August 13, 2019

Keep the Action in the Fight for Equal Pay

Yesterday, I published an op-ed in Fast Company talking about the rise of awareness around equal pay and the danger of the movement becoming all … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, August 6, 2019

U.S. Soccer Misses the Whole Picture When ...

Don’t believe everything you read. This week, in a stunning “comeback”, the national federation claimed the U.S. national women’s team is actually paid more than … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, August 1, 2019

Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act Means Big C...

“Gender pay gap analysis” is a scary phrase for many businesses. The public, employees, and the plaintiffs’ bar have been pressuring organizations large and small … Continue reading Blog

Zev Eigen, Katie Bardaro, July 25, 2019

The Rise of the Pay Gap Truther and Why th...

The Guardian published a sobering article this week about the rise of pay gap “truthers” who continue to deny the existence of the gender pay … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, April 26, 2019

A Response to “Why Companies Attempts to...

Last week, HBR published ‘Why Companies Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’. We wanted to take the opportunity to comment on the … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, January 25, 2019

Being Transparent About Pay Transparency

In early 2019, Citigroup  —  with strong encouragement from activist Natasha Lamb at Arjuna Capital  —  offered a blunt assessment of its gender pay gap. … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, March 25, 2019

3 mistakes tech companies make retaining w...

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the tech community. Here’s what companies need to do to retain female tech talent. Gender diversity in … Continue reading Blog

Macy Bayern, March 15, 2019

Gender Pay Equity Analysis Is Here to Stay...

Equal pay for equal work by people of different genders is top of mind for most companies in 2019, with a December World Economic Forum … Continue reading Blog

Zev Eigen, March 5, 2019

Anchoring Pay on Previous Pay

Is asking, “So how much did you make?” ok? Is it a legal issue — deceptive and unlawful — or is it just natural behavior with consequences? We agree … Continue reading Blog

Maria Colacurcio, February 7, 2019

15 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get...

High-achievers are lifelong learners, which often takes the shape of voracious reading. It’s because when you learn from other successful people you’re better equipped to make smart choices … Continue reading Blog

Christina DesMarais, April 9, 2019

Syndio appoints new CEO, and closes $5.2 m...

Syndio Solutions, Inc., today announces Maria Colacurcio has been named chief executive officer and the closing of a $5.2 million seed round. Syndio which offers an enterprise SaaS solution … Continue reading Blog

Syndio Solutions, November 13, 2018

Match Group’s CEO audited the compan...

When Mandy Ginsberg took over as CEO of online dating juggernaut Match Group in mid-2017, she was determined to alter the perception of the industry as a … Continue reading Blog

Julie Bort, December 15, 2018