I’m a mid-level working in a niche area in NYC. I like the work I do, put in long hours, high quality work, take time to mentor juniors, etc. I see myself at a law firm long term but now wondering if this is the right firm to make partner. Among others, one big concern I have is the non-existent emphasis on diversity and inclusion initiatives (they aren’t even pretending to care...), no committees, no statements in support of POC, etc. How do I find firms really committed to these issues?
It blew my mind to learn about compulsory heterosexuality and gender performativity. It’s weird because even years later of being aware of these concepts, I find myself having to unlearn things that were buried deep inside me without even realizing. It’s hard but it’s worth it.
Did you know? “Women receive ‘negative personality criticism’, such as being called bossy or told to ‘watch their tone’ in around 75% of performance reviews. Men, on the other hand, rarely do.” From https://cultureplusconsulting.com/2018/03/10/gender-bias-work-assertiveness-double-bind/
NYTimes headline this morning: “Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Underpaid Women, U.S. Says.” Settling out $5mil in a gender/race discrimination lawsuit.
Do you show your human side at work? Also share your gender if you’re comfortable. I’m F and I generally do, but wondering if this is not perceived well. For example, sometimes I talk to my peers about my weekend plans, sometimes about how tired I am because of work, I recently had surgery and shared with them details about it.
Parents are deciding between moving to WVirginia vs Virginia for retirement to be closer to us based in fairfax, va(ideally be at 1 hour driving distance). They currently in the mid west but WVirginia appeals to them because of low taxes, low cost of living. We are also poc so appreciate some diversity. What are some areas you would recommend both in Va and WV? What else should they consider prior to house hunting? Dad likes to garden/farm as well so looking for homes with large backyards. Tia!
Tim Castree (GroupM NA CEO) announced the creation of GroupM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board today via email. Out of 12, only 4 are women and 1 is POC.
Any women on here make significantly more than their (male) SO? I’m trying to be a good millennial and not tie my happiness to gender norms but every few months I get upset (cont)..
Do other firms have an Asian Diversity or affinity group? If so, what are some of the things the networks have done which have been helpful?
Yay! It’s “diversity” y’all! 🙄
Long story short - my nanny has many conservative values - mom shaming breastfeeding in public, gender specific roles, considering boys better than girls etc. it never bothered me before and I have learned to co exist with her however now my toddler is speaking and understanding more I am worried about him being influenced by her. Further she also has comments against my SO being too involved parent & calling out son as cutie, hugging toddler etc as he is a boy. Contd..
Does anyone feel like the 'token' diversity person in a room/meeting and how do you deal with it?
Do any firm/office LGBT organizations recognize / incorporate intersectionality in their strategy and initiatives? I.e collaborating with other professional networks such as Latino, black professional networks, etc (overall diversity and inclusiveness) If so - would love to hear how!
trying to decipher: Persons background is very technical and they are the "go to" for technical matters on the team. When projects are being considered, they are usually last in line for inclusion
Looking to be inspired here... what are some of the innovative ways you’ve seen companies reduce unconscious gender bias? 🤔
Can you one whose worked at multiple firms gove insight on which ones are/were better in terms of diversity, compensation, and culture?
I’m rounding up my Ph.D. in Forest Management and I’m looking for consulting Or project management positions. I have +8 years experience in project management, data (acquisition, analysis, and visualization), and interactions with stakeholders. I taught myself SQL, Tableau, R and SAS. I’m also taking project management classes online. Any suggestions? 😊
Hi Fishes, Looking for a referral at EY. Note: I have given the interview in Sept for a client & they didn't offer the role to me.
I am a relatively new Project Leader at BCG and have a very crazy and packed schedule with no time to care for my food, exercise, etc. I just found out I am pregnant and I am nervous about how I will take care of myself and the baby with this busy lifestyle. I would love tips on how some of you navigated through this phase. How to ensure you are eating/exercising right? When/how to tell your bosses/team so that they are mindful? General tips for the first trimester? Should I change jobs?
Important Zoom Person, “Could everyone go on mute.” Text from coworker, “We can hear you poop.”
How much notice is required before taking parental leave at BCG? Is there something required per rule or is it more just best practice to give 60/90 days notice to give folks time to plan/schedule around it?
If you make a lump sum after tax HSA contribution, can you still deduct that from your taxes? Assuming it’s all under the applicable limits. Haven’t really contributed much to date, but wife is pregnant and has lots of bills due before year end and would like to use HSA if possible. Thanks!
Any business affairs managers/PBMs available for remote hire for a fast growing Atlanta agency on an iconic brand? Must be knowledgeable with production, social media/influencers, talent management. DM me for more info.
Hi fishers, I'm a Programmer Analyst with over 2.8 years of experience in SAS and SQL. My preferred location is Chennai/Bangalore. Currently I'm looking for a job switch and it's kind of urgent. Can someone please refer me in any of the Big 4 companies if there are any openings for SAS and SQL. Thanks in advance..
What are the exit opportunities/salary ranges for roles in sustainability consulting? I hear all this attention for sustainability but I don’t see a lot of positions or roles for this work
Has anyone used a recruiter to find an in house job? Really want to get out of insurance defense, but I feel I'm not marketable.
Anyone works in industry - do you mind doing mindless work for the rest of your life and getting zero to very little raise each year?
Currently interested in Valuation Services at Alvarez & Marsal. Any advice, info anybody wants to share or referral? Thank you!
westin, W or another beachside spg/marriott in Fort Lauderdale? Long weekend with husband.
I recently became PMP certified and am working as a Project Coordinator on a large ERP project. I’ve been in the position for 2 months, enjoy the work, and would like more responsibility and work from home. The director made an inappropriate (sexual) comment; it was so inappropriate that I don’t want to work with the company and am looking for a new opportunity. I would like to get into IT, but I don’t have a speciality. What are tech companies looking for in a Project/Product Manager?
Anyone from Deloitte get laid off this week?
General question: If you get laid off from a job, and have ~6 month’s of expenses saved, would you simply focus on getting a new job, or getting a new job that pays more? Should you ever take a pay cut, especially in times like these?
What's the salary range for Senior Associate at PwC India in Assurance? Also how many levels are there in this rank before the next promotion to Manager? Can you also share the avg years of experience required for Senior Associate?
Are stub years supposed to give Holiday bonuses to their assistants? I haven’t even met mine, dunno if it would be weird.
Auditor looking to transition to Advisory and relocstion. Can I apply for my own company through online application? Instead of internal referral?
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