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JUN 10, 2020
WORLD AT WORK WEBINAR - ALL PAY EQUITY IS NOT CREATED EQUAL. ENSURE YOU'RE DOING IT RIGHT Companies want to do the right thing to facilitate pay equity but lack universally recognized best practices governing how to do it right or a standard assessment to validate and benchmark their actions. With many approaches to take, it’s easy to get it wrong to the detriment of your affected employees and your organization’s credibility.
HOW SYNDIO'S CEO RAISED $7.5 MILLION FOR PAY EQUITY SOFTWARE WITH 6 KIDS AT HOME
Maria Colacurcio was two months into raising a Series A round for her company, the pay equity software platform Syndio, when the coronavirus brought her constant travel from her Seattle HQ to the Bay Area—home to the investors she was courting—to a halt.... Read Article
WORKLOAD DISPARITIES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TAKING TOLL ON WOMEN'S CARREERS: SURVEY
14% of women are considering quitting their jobs to spend more time managing family responsibilities... Read Article
WHY LONG-TERM FLEXIBLE WORK OPTIONS COULD BE A GAME CHANGER FOR WOMEN
Balancing the demands of office life and home life can be overwhelming for any working parent. But with women spending a disproportionate amount of time handling housework and childcare responsibilities... Read Article
14% OF WOMEN CONSIDERED QUITTING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Less than two weeks into Seattle's coronavirus lockdown, Angela sat down with her husband. Juggling childcare and job responsibilities was becoming unmanageable—would it make more sense for her to stop working as long as their two children were home from school?... Read Article
WHY PAY EQUITY SHOULD BE TOP OF MIND DURING MASS LAYOFFS
As the COVID-19 pandemic has settled in across the globe, leaders at companies large and small have watched their business sharply plummet. The CEO of Syndio explains how layoffs done wrong will only compound the problems in business, and in our society... Read Article
WHAT'S REALLY HOLDING WOMEN BACK?
As scholars of gender inequality in the workplace, we are routinely asked by companies to investigate why they are having trouble retaining women and promoting them to senior ranks. It’s a pervasive problem... Read Article
EVER WONDER IF THE GENDER PAY GAP IS BOGUS? YOU'RE NOT ALONE
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 they’re producing work that is equal in both quality and impact... Read Article
HOW TO ERADICATE WORKPLACE DISPARITIES
Research shows that women earn less than men in 18 of the 20 most common occupations filled by women. Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio joins the On The Move panel to discuss the changing employment landscape... Watch Video
PAY INEQUITY IS STILL A THING - AND IT MATTERS
With the war for talent still raging, CEOs should be sending the message to both current and future employees that they value work fairly... Read Article
NEW STUDY FINDS 64% OF PEOPLE TRUST A ROBOT MORE THAN THEIR MANAGER
We can probably all agree that it's great when robots perform those routine, mundane workplace tasks that we hate - because it frees us up to focus on management, leadership, and strategic planning... Read Article
'PAY EQUITY IS NOT A FAD' SAYS SYNDIO CEO ON THE WAY TO WINNING GEEKWIRE'S ELEVATOR PITCH
“The biggest thing for an early stage entrepreneur is to command people to follow you.” That bit of wisdom about what stands out in a good business pitch was shared on stage at the 2019 GeekWire Summit — and it was apparently followed — as a winner emerged in Season 2 of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch series... Watch Video
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PARTNERS ON PAY EQUITY SOFTWARE
Willis Towers Watson entered into an agreement with HR analytics platform provider Syndio to create a solution designed to better enable organizations to address issues related to pay equity and fair pay... Read Article
HERE ARE THE FOUR ELEVATOR PITCH FINALISTS WHO WILL COMPETE AT THE GEEKWIRE SUMMIT
GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch challenges startup founders to pitch their concepts in the time it takes to get to the top of Seattle’s Smith Tower... Read Article
TIME'S UP FOR THE PAY GAP: WHY WE WON'T WAIT ANOTHER 200 YEARS TO ACHIEVE TRUE PAY EQUITY
TIME’S UP, an advocacy organization “working to create solutions that cross culture, companies, and laws to increase women’s safety, equity, and power at work” hosted a closed-door session last month in New York City to brainstorm ways to push for more equitable public policy and coach businesses on addressing pay equity... Read Article
SYNDIO HELPS COMPANIES ERADICATE PAY DISPARITIES
With the EEOC requiring companies to report pay gaps, Syndio helps companies eradicate pay disparities and promotes fairness in employment. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung, Julia La Roche and Brian Cheung discuss with Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio... Watch Video
GEEKWIRE ELEVATOR PITCH EP.4: CEOS USING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING MAKE THEIR CASE IN 32 SECONDS
It’s the last ride to the top for season two of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch, the show where entrepreneurs use a 32-second ride inside Seattle’s historic Smith Tower to pitch their business concepts.... Read Article
HOW TO MAKE EXIT INTERVIEWS COUNT
Exit interviews are usually perfunctory and meaningless for two reasons: departing employees don’t really care to provide insight to a company they’re leaving, and organizations tend to brush off these remarks... Read Article
LESSONS FROM THE US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM PAY DISPUTE
The United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) deserves a right to pay equity, and after investigating all of the publicly available data (Google Drive or downloadable Excel) on the complex compensation levers for the men’s and women’s national teams, I believe the men should actually be making less... Read Article
THIS IS HOW TO PUT POWER BEHIND THE FIGHT FOR EQUAL PAY
Time’s Up and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team are partnering to put more muscle behind the push for pay equity across all industries... Read Article
SYNDIO LAUNCHES NEW SMALL GROUP ANALYSIS FEATURE ON PAY EQUITY PLATFORM
Feature allows companies of all sizes to resolve pay disparities for small groups of employees performing similar work... Read Press Release
"DAMN RIGHT YOU HAVE TO DO IT MORE THAN ONCE A YEAR"
What will it take to get to 100 percent pay equity? Maria Colacurcio and her organization, Syndio, believe they've cracked the code — and you can learn that secret for yourself... Read Article
ADDRESS GENDER PAY GAP ISSUES BEFORE RECRUITING FEMALE TALENT
Although the Equal Pay Act of 1963 technically prohibits employers from paying women less money than men, research continues to show that women earn less money in the workplace (especially women of color), and that women aren’t in as many executive-level roles as men... Read Article
I'M A SUCCESSFUL CEO AND MOTHER OF 6. HERE'S HOW PARENTING MADE ME A BETTER LEADER
Maria Colacurcio’s skills include tackling tough situations where emotions are high, being unflappable under stress, and coaching–none of which were earned in a job... Read Article
CLOSING THE PAY GAP REQUIRES TRANSPARENCY AND COMMITMENT
Many states have recently adopted laws that require companies of all sizes to close the gender pay gap. The principle underlying these laws is simple: Pay men and women based on their contributions to the work being performed without regard to gender... Read Article
EIGHT BENEFITS FOR WORKING PARENTS
Mother’s Day may be over but employers should keep family-friendly benefits that support working mothers and fathers on their radar all year long. Benefits including financial wellness, paid parental leave and flexible scheduling can all help parents balance work and home life... Read Article
SOCIAL IMPACT HEROES: HOW MARIA COLACURCIO OF SYNDIO IS HELPING TO ERADICATE PAY DISPARITIES
After realizing that female founders in the tech space often don’t get the same equity that males do when they start a company — and learning that the motherhood penalty is a reality that working mothers face every day — I joined Syndio... Read Article
SEVEN PAY EQUITY QUESTIONS EVERY HR PROFESSIONAL SHOULD ASK
In part 1 of this article we explored problems with pay equity and discussed an approach for getting pay equity right. Today we’ll provide you with 7 questions that every HR professional should ask about pay equity... Read Article
GETTING PAY EQUITY RIGHT
Fairness is a major factor that tends to color how employees view the workplace. If a happy, engaged employee learns that another employee doing the same job is getting 15% more than he or she is getting, all the other things that made the job seem great turn to ash... Read Article
SLACK, MATCH LEAD FIRMS PLEDGING TO FIND AND CLOSE GENDER PAY GAPS
Analyzing employee pay data is hard and expensive, but a Seattle data firm is pushing companies to hew to a common standard important lessons they needed... Read Article
WHAT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ACTUALLY MEANS FOR AN ORGANIZATION
Digital transformation is one of the tech's top buzzwords; however, the concept now proliferates through all industries. With the enterprise on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, organizations are making huge investments in digital advancements... Read Article
3 WAYS MANAGERS CAN PROMOTE A HEALTHY WORK-LIFE BALANCE
More than half of US employees suffer from job burnout, according to a University of Phoenix report. Burnout can result from a multitude of factors, including a heavy workload, workplace stress, low job satisfaction, lack of appreciation from higher ups, and more... Read Article
3 MISTAKES TECH COMPANIES MAKE RETAINING WOMEN
Gender diversity in the tech industry is a notorious issue, leaving women consistently at a disadvantage to their male counterparts. While the conversation around women in tech has improved, women still only make up 21% of computer programmers and 22% of all other computer professionals... Read Article
15 GREAT BOOKS FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET AHEAD IN BUSINESS
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 and expend your energy on pursuits which will have the most impact. Here are more than a dozen books recommended by executives who say these titles taught them important lessons they needed to know... Read Article
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. One of the world’s largest banking groups, Citigroup revealed that its female employees earn 29% less than men performing similar work... Read Article
GENDER PAY EQUITY ANALYSIS IS HERE TO STAY. IS YOUR COMPANY DOING IT RIGHT? 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 report noting the gender pay gap is on track to persist for the next twenty decades... Read Article
MATCH GROUP'S CEO AUDITED THE COMPANY'S PAYROLL TO MAKE SURE SHE WAS PAYING WOMEN EQUALLY AND WAS SURPRISED AT THE RESULTS
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 "bro culture" world... Read Article
PAY EQUITY LEADER SYNDIO ANNOUNCES $7.5M IN FUNDING CO-LED BY EMERSON COLLECTIVE, VOYAGER CAPITAL
A leading HR analytics platform with a mission to eradicate pay disparities, today announced it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Emerson Collective and Voyager Capital, with participation from existing investors Sirius, Contour Venture Partners, and Frontier Venture Capital.... Read Article
GEEKWIRE ELEVATOR PITCH WINNER SYNDIO RIDES HIGH WITH A SOFTWARE SOLUTION TO ADDRESS PAY BIAS
Twelve entrepreneurs rode to the top of Seattle’s Smith Tower for Season 2 of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch. One of them kept going beyond that historic skyscraper elevator ride, all the way to victory at the 2019 GeekWire Summit on Wednesday... Read Article
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON AND SYNDIO JOIN FORCES ON A PAY EQUITY SOLUTION
Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Syndio, a leading HR analytics platform company with a mission to eradicate pay disparities... Read Article
SYNDIO APPOINTS KATIE BARDARO AS ITS VICE PRESIDENT OF ANALYTICS AND ADVICE
Syndio, the HR analytics platform with a mission to eradicate pay disparities, announced that the Company has appointed former PayScale executive Katie Bardaro to the role of Vice President of analytics and advice, effective immediately... Read Article
PAY EQUITY SAAS STARTUP, SYNDIO, APPOINTS NEW CEO, AND CLOSES $5.2 MILLION SEED ROUND
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 for addressing fair compensation, empowers organizations to find and fix pay equity issues and stay in compliance over time... Read Article
MAY 28, 2020
THE RIVETER: ASK ME ANYTHING WITH MARIA COLACURCIO: Join us for a virtual sit down with Syndio's CEO, Maria Colacurcio. Syndio Solutions published findings and key takeaways from a recent Workload Impact Survey that indicates the COVID-19 crisis may increase the gender pay gap and decrease diversity in the workplace. We'll dive into the learnings of this survey and the story it tells. We'll also discuss pay equity, and cover the importance of equitable leadership in today's climate. ZOOM PASSWORD: 6z*ola^E
APR 29, 2020
HOW TO REDUCE LEGAL RISK THROUGH PAY FAIRNESS IN HOSPITALITY: In volatile economic times, costly and time-consuming employment litigation tends to spike, which can harm your brand and make it harder to run daily operations. In the restaurant and hospitality industries, high turnover, threats of outside employee representation and other factors create the perfect storm for possible litigation when the economic environment sours.
APR 21, 2020
MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYERS: DO THESE 3 THINGS NOW TO WEATHER THE COVID-19 STORM AND COME OUT ON TOP: Join us as we discuss compensation and compliance for Massachusetts employers. In this session you will learn:
- Risk factors for MA employers that may be worse or more pronounced during the current pandemic
- What can MA employers do now to set themselves up for success after quarantine
- Best practice advice for ongoing pay practices in light of Massachusetts Equal Pay Law
APR 8, 2020
PAY EQUITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY: Research shows pay gaps in healthcare can be wide with some healthcare occupations paying women only $0.67 to the man's dollar. Join Katie Bardaro, VP Analytics and Advice at Syndio and Lindsay Wiggins, Director - Rewards at Willis Towers Watson for this free webinar.
HR IN HOSPITALITY: Hear from leading industry experts from hospitality organizations of all sizes on proven HR strategies. Leading experts sharing their thoughts on the hottest topics affecting the industry today and get essential advice from seasoned attorneys with expertise in the particularities of hospitality labor and employment law. Zev Eigen, Syndio Founder & Chief Science Officer, will be speaking.
FEB 26, 2020
THE CONFERENCE BOARD - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNCIL: The Labor and Employment Council of the Conference Board explores and discusses changing legal and regulatory requirements, emerging technologies, and best practices in this very dynamic field. Rob Porcarelli, our Chief Legal Officer, will be participating.
MAR 4, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
RAISE HER VOICE - STORY SLAM: Join us at Airbnb HQ for fun evening of untold stories of women in the workplace. This special International Women's Day initiative is focused on the celebration of incredible women. Maria Colacurcio, our CEO, will be speaking.
FEB 5, 2020
THE STATE OF PAY EQUITY: This virtual event will focus on issues relating to pay equity and pay gaps. Pay equity issues in today’s diverse workforce have gained increased prominence both inside and outside the HR function over the last few years. Gender-related issues have gained special prominence due to the #metoo movement and the highly publicized lawsuit around pay equity brought by the US women’s soccer team.
JAN 29-30, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
WORK REBOOTED: The time is now to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce. Join us January 29-30 in San Francisco to learn how leading organizations are already moving the needle by incorporating new approaches, technologies and data-driven solutions to help create scalable, responsive and diverse organizations that foster intrapreneurship, purpose-driven and highly effective teams that drive business innovation and meet bottom line objectives. Our CEO, Maria Colacurcio, will be speaking.
JAN 28, 2020
FROM DAY ONE FORUM: The From Day One conference is a gathering of 250 Founders, CEOs as well as principals across HR, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent, Corporate Citizenship and CSR, as well as media personalities and leaders from the NGO sector. The event is designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community – starting today?
DEC 11, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA
FROM DAY ONE FORUM - LOS ANGELES: The From Day One conference is a gathering of 250 Founders, CEOs as well as principals across HR, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent, Corporate Citizenship and CSR, as well as media personalities and leaders from the NGO sector. The event is designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community – starting today?
Nov 13, 2019
5 STRATEGIES TO SUCCESSFULLY ADVANCE WOMEN TO LEADERSHIP: Join us for a FREE webinar to hear directly from Wall Street veteran Anne Greenwood. Anne spoke with leaders at over 70 companies through her role on the Pax Ellevate team and learned how these companies are successfully advancing women -- and achieving real results...
Oct 30, 2019
THE PARENTHOOD @ WORK VIRTUAL SUMMIT LAUNCH AND LIVE FILMING - SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Join us for a live filming and screening of the Parenthood @ Work Virtual Summit, featuring experts and innovators in parental inclusion..
Oct 23-26, 2019
AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNCIL 2019 CONFERENCE - OJAI, CA: The nation’s premier organization of high level labor and employment attorneys practicing on the management side hosts an annual conference to provide the highest quality learning experience and the opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers in the profession.
Oct 7-9, 2019
GEEKWIRE SUMMIT & ELEVATOR PITCH FINALS - SEATTLE, WA: Explore the future of AI, health tech, transportation, privacy and more. Also, watch the Elevator Pitch Finals: four finalists have 32 seconds to travel from the ground floor to the top of Smith Tower to try to sell their idea to a judge.
Oct 1, 2019
9-10AM PT/ 12-1PM ET
WORLD AT WORK CONFERENCE - WEBINAR: How Nordstrom and Match Group Implemented an Iterative Approach to pay equity using the Syndio Pay Equity software
Sep 23-24, 2019
CONVERGE: GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY, WORK, TALENT CONFERENCE - SUNNYVALE, CA: Spark the Digital Transformation of the Employee Experience. Get ready to boost your change and growth mindsets and start supercharging your innovation strategy. Maria Colacurcio and Rob Porcarelli will be speaking.
Sep 13-14, 2019
RESPONSIVE CONFERENCE - LAS VEGAS, NV: A unique, interactive experience for HR and People Ops professionals. Embark on a two-day exploration of the Future of Work, with a program that’s built around experiential learning, critical discussion, and practical actions for your own organization. Zev Eigen will be speaking.