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New Opportunity Gap Research Reveals Lack ...

As we observe Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day in the year when Black women’s pay finally catches up to what their white male … Continue reading New Opportunity Gap Research Reveals Lack of Opportunity Is a Driving Force in the Pay Gap between Black Women and White Men

Carol Grant, VP Marketing, August 3, 2021

3 Pay Equity Trends to Follow Right Now

Pay equity is top of mind for most business leaders today. Investors are asking about it. Employees are demanding it. And new legislation is making … Continue reading 3 Pay Equity Trends to Follow Right Now

Rebecca Scully, June 25, 2021

Pay Equity Company Syndio Announces Invest...

Penny Jar Capital is an Early-Stage Investment Firm Anchored by Stephen Curry SEATTLE — June 22, 2021 — Syndio, maker of pay equity software used … Continue reading Pay Equity Company Syndio Announces Investment from Penny Jar Capital

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, June 22, 2021

Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas in 1865.  President Lincoln issued and signed The Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, … Continue reading Juneteenth 2021

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, June 18, 2021

Introducing Pay Finder: Eliminate Bias in ...

Bias influences nearly every compensation decision. This is because decisions are made by humans and all human decision making is biased. One global organization found … Continue reading Introducing Pay Finder: Eliminate Bias in Pay Decisions and Prevent Pay Inequity

Rebecca Scully, May 26, 2021

Top 10 Questions for Board Members to Ask ...

If you’re on a Board of Directors, you’ve watched Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) take center stage over the last year. To ensure accountability, … Continue reading Top 10 Questions for Board Members to Ask Executives about Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, May 20, 2021

Fair Pay: A Tangible Way to Rapidly Advanc...

Stakeholders at all levels of businesses—investors, boards, executives, employees, even consumers—are calling for tangible evidence of progress toward racial justice. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) … Continue reading Fair Pay: A Tangible Way to Rapidly Advance Racial Justice In Your Organization

The Syndio Team, April 27, 2021

Pay Transparency Is Coming—5 Steps to Make...

What do you do when employees raise concerns about fair pay? What information do they want—and need—to know? How transparent should your organization be around … Continue reading Pay Transparency Is Coming—5 Steps to Make It Work for Your Brand

The Syndio Team, April 16, 2021

How Often Should You Analyze Pay Equity? T...

If you’re an enterprise organization, your team has probably done a pay equity analysis at least once. According to World at Work, 73% of businesses … Continue reading How Often Should You Analyze Pay Equity? The Answer Might Surprise You…

Rebecca Scully, April 7, 2021

The 3 Missing Ingredients to Resolve Pay I...

Why can’t we kick pay inequity once and for all? Why — according to a recent World at Work survey — did 73% of businesses analyze … Continue reading The 3 Missing Ingredients to Resolve Pay Inequity Once and For All

Rebecca Scully, March 31, 2021

Equal Pay Day: The Anti-Holiday We Can All...

Equal Pay Day is an anti-holiday—one that’s meant to raise awareness for the pay inequities in the U.S., but that ultimately, shouldn’t exist at all.  … Continue reading Equal Pay Day: The Anti-Holiday We Can All Strive to Eliminate

Maria Colacurcio, CEO , March 24, 2021

The State of Pay Equity Laws in the U.S. —...

READ THE REPORT As the Biden administration ramps up execution of its agenda, including priorities around equality, there’s increasing discussion about new legislation and regulations … Continue reading The State of Pay Equity Laws in the U.S. —2021

Maria Colacurcio, March 11, 2021

7 Reasons Enterprises are Switching to Pay...

Wanting to pay employees fairly is nothing new. In fact, since the Equal Pay Act of 1963, most organizations have been trying to achieve fair … Continue reading 7 Reasons Enterprises are Switching to Pay Equity Software for Fair Pay

Rebecca Scully, March 6, 2021

For Medallia, Pay Equity Is an Always-On P...

We’re pleased to feature one of our customers, Lauren Jackman, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Medallia, to learn more about her perspective on … Continue reading For Medallia, Pay Equity Is an Always-On Proposition

Lauren Jackman, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Medallia, March 3, 2021

What Really Determines Pay? Introducing Pa...

Take two hypothetical employees: Jim and Kim. Jim and Kim are both Level 3 software engineers at the same technology company. Jim makes $178,000 a … Continue reading What Really Determines Pay? Introducing Pay Policy Analytics

Syndio, February 2, 2021

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act—Wh...

Colorado’s “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” went into effect on January 1. If you’re a business with employees in Colorado (at least one, actually), … Continue reading Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act—What Employers Need to Know

Zev Eigen, Founder + Chief Data Scientist, Syndio, January 11, 2021

Syndio Raises $17.1M in Series B

Today we announced that Syndio has raised $17.1 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, with additional investment coming from Next … Continue reading Syndio Raises $17.1M in Series B

Maria Colacurcio, CEO , January 7, 2021

How to Analyze Pay Equity

Steps to find, fix, and prevent pay equity issues Equal pay for equal work is table stakes. And it’s not just because lawsuits are becoming … Continue reading How to Analyze Pay Equity

Syndio, December 18, 2020

For One Black Woman, the Opportunity Gap M...

New report helps employers understand where pay disparities start—and what to do about it I’m going to tell you a story—about real women, based on … Continue reading For One Black Woman, the Opportunity Gap Means A Lifetime Loss of Nearly $1M

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, December 11, 2020

When You’re Fixing Pay Equity Issues, Make...

New report offers guidance on how to fix the pay gap and opportunity gap for people of color The Black Lives Matter movement has challenged … Continue reading When You’re Fixing Pay Equity Issues, Make Race a Priority

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, December 2, 2020

Reflections on the 2020 U.S. Election

We are publishing the note that CEO Maria Colacurcio sent today to Syndio employees about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Dear Syndio Team: As millions … Continue reading Reflections on the 2020 U.S. Election

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, November 3, 2020

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 Latina Equal Pay Day

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 The Gap is Widening: Why We Need to Pay Careful Attention to Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

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 Fairness at Work Episode 3: Best Practices for Preventing Pay Equity Erosion in a COVID World

Andrea Palmiter, September 29, 2020

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

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 Is California’s New Law a Step Towards Lasting Fair Pay?

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 Fairness at Work Episode 2: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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 How We Solve the Pay Gap for Black Women: Accountability

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 As Offices Reopen, Beware an Unintentional Divide

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 Fairness at Work Episode 1: Best Practices for Revamping the Remote Workplace

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 As Offices Reopen, Companies Need Renewed Focus on Equity

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 The Risk for Women and Minorities as Offices Reopen

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 Juneteenth Is An Opportunity To Affirm Companies Do Not Pay Less Based on Race

Maria Colacurcio, CEO, Syndio, June 22, 2020

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

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 How Does The Supreme Court’s Latest Opinion on LGBT Workplace Rights Potentially Impact Pay Equity?

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 Action Against Racial Injustice Must Include Fair Pay

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 How to Embed Fairness into Total Compensation with Ongoing Pay Equity Analyses

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 Time to listen

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 WFHWK Part II: Men are Spending More Time “at Work,” Women Are Not.

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 Fairness at Work is More Important Than Ever

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 After Equal Pay Day

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 A New Normal: Balancing Productivity & Reality While WFHWK

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 9th Circuit Says Prior Salary Cannot Justify Pay Disparities Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

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 Ever Wonder If the Gender Pay Gap Is Bogus? You’re Not Alone

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 When Companies Shy Away From Pay Transparency…

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 Setting the Standards for Equal Pay for Equal Work

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 Law Firms Get Terrible Scores on Internal Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, October 28, 2019

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

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 The “Flex Schedule” versus the “Four Day” Fallacy

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 Keep Asking About Equal Pay

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 De-Coding Pay Equity: 5 Terms To Know

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 Keep the Action in the Fight for Equal Pay

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 U.S. Soccer Misses the Whole Picture When Confronting Pay Equity

Maria Colacurcio, August 1, 2019

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

“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 Colorado’s New Equal Pay Act Means Big Changes for Your Business

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 The Rise of the Pay Gap Truther and Why this Should Concern All of Us

Maria Colacurcio, April 26, 2019

A Response to “Why Companies Attempts to C...

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 A Response to “Why Companies Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail”

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 Being Transparent About Pay Transparency

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 3 mistakes tech companies make retaining women

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 Gender Pay Equity Analysis Is Here to Stay. Is Your Company Doing It Right?

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 Anchoring Pay on Previous Pay

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 15 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Business

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 Syndio appoints new CEO, and closes $5.2 million seed round

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 Match Group’s CEO audited the company’s payroll to make sure she was paying women equally and was surprised at the results

Julie Bort, December 15, 2018