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Aug 18, 2020

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TRANSPARENCY ALONE WON'T FIX PAY GAPS. HERE'S WHAT WILL

The CEO of Syndio says that a crowdsourced spreadsheet of individuals’ pay may get attention from management and the media, but may be masking real problems..... Read Article

Jul 16, 2020

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WHY FAIR PAY MATTERS NOW 

Women tend to earn less than men in 18 of the 20 most common occupations for women, and women earn less than men in all of the occupations most commonly held by men. The numbers are worse when factoring in race and ethnicity.... Read Article

Jul 15, 2020

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NEW TECH SOLUTIONS TO HELP COMPANIES CURB SEXISM AND RACISM

The last few months, from the spread of Covid-19 to the protests following the death of George Floyd, have only further exposed the systemic racism in society and the huge problem of inequality in the workplace... Read Article

June 24, 2020

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OPTION TO RETURN TO WORK AMPLIFIES INEQUITY FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS LIKE SINGLE MOTHERS OF COLOR

As people start going back to work, what will happen to working mothers who don’t have a place for their children to go because their child care is still closed? What about those who can’t commute or can’t afford to? This conversation needs to start before your doors open... Read Article

June 4, 2020

THE 10 COMMITMENTS COMPANIES MUST MAKE TO ADVANCE RACIAL JUSTICE

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many major corporations are tweeting out statements of concern and support for the Black community. That’s a start, but what is needed at this moment is action... Read Article

June 3, 2020

A DECADE'S WORTH OF PROGRESS FOR WORKING WOMEN EVAPORATED OVERNIGHT 

Men have not been spared, but preliminary research suggests women have been impacted disproportionately... Read Article

May 20, 2020

SEATTLE STARTUP RAISES $7.5M TO HELP COMPANIES MEASURE EQUITY IN PAY

The funding came as female-led startups began facing more hurdles raising capital amid the Covid-19 pandemic... Read Article

May 15, 2020

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

May 15, 2020

SYNDIO RAISES $7.5M TO SQUASH PAY GAPS; CEO SAYS COVID-19 CRISIS PUTS WOMEN AND MINORITIES AT RISK

Seattle startup Syndio just raised a $7.5 million investment round to bolster its HR technology that helps companies maintain equal pay and eliminate disparities... Read Article

May 4, 2020

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

Apr 29, 2020

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

Apr 27, 2020

THINKING OF QUITTING YOUR JOB BECAUSE OF THE QUARANTINE? READ THIS FIRST.

recent survey by Syndio found that 14% of working women surveyed were considering quitting their jobs because of increased responsibilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts... Read Article

Apr 23, 2020

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

Apr 3, 2020

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

Mar 31, 2020

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, EQUAL PAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Advocates are viewing this year’s date through the lens of the ongoing coronavirus crisis...  Read Article

Mar 25, 2020

'A WEEK OF SNOW DAYS?' HA! FAMILIES DEAL WITH CABIN FEVER

As people become hostages in their own homes, hired clowns and costume nights may not be enough to maintain sanity...  Read Article

March-April 2020

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

Feb 23, 2020

SXSW PITCH FINALIST PROFILE: SYNDIO

Seattle-based Syndio has a bold ambition: to eradicate unlawful pay disparities in the workplace... Read Article

Feb 20, 2020

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

Jan 27, 2020

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

Jan 24, 2020

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

Dec 17, 2019

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

Dec 13, 2019

THIS IS HOW PAY DATA CAN GET THE WAGE GAP WRONG

A more careful study of the self-reported pay data in a spreadsheet called “Real Media Salaries” revealed some surprising facts...  Read Article

Nov 18, 2019

THE REAL NUMBERS BEHIND THE USWNT REVENUE DEBATE

Finally, some real numbers we can rely on to back the fight for equal pay by the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team....  Read Article

Oct 24, 2019

'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

Oct 14, 2019

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

Oct 4, 2019

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

Oct 4, 2019

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

Sept 30, 2019

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

Sept 26, 2019

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

Sept 5, 2019

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

Aug 29, 2019

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

Aug 5, 2019

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

July 18, 2019

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

June 25, 2019

"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

June 18, 2019

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

June 10, 2019

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

May 15, 2019

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

May 13, 2019

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

May 6, 2019

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

May 3, 2019

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

Apr 30, 2019

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

Apr 30, 2019

FORTUNE | THE BROADSHEET

The dish on the world's most powerful women... Read Article

Apr 23, 2019

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

Apr 10, 2019

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

Apr 8, 2019

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

Mar 27, 2019

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

Mar 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. One of the world’s largest banking groups, Citigroup revealed that its female employees earn 29% less than men performing similar work... Read Article

Mar 15, 2019

3 MISTAKES TECH COMPANIES MAKE RETAINING WOMEN

It's no secret that women are underrepresented in the tech community. Here's what companies need to do to retain female tech talent... Read Article

Mar 05, 2019

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

Dec 15, 2018

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