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This Week's Top Stories - May 6th, 2022

This Week's Top Stories - May 6th, 2022

Job openings and number of people quitting hit record highs—it’s ‘the pit of despair for employers’ - CNBC

'The Great Resignation' has stunned business leaders since last spring, when a wave of people began quitting their jobs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which led many to re-think where, how and why we work – and March’s JOLTS report suggests that it might be a while before this quitting contagion truly dies down.

Want to stem the tide of resignations from your own company? Attend Ellevate's Rising Leaders Roundtable: Three Communication Tools to Improve Employee Satisfaction.


Shareholders push for more board diversity at Tesla, Google, Wells Fargo and Home Depot - Market Watch

'This is the first time that investors have formally pressed any company to set more aspirational targets,' she said. 'Having a third woman or minority just doesn’t cut it, and that’s not what we should be aspiring to.'

Want to get on a board yourself? Attend Ellevate's Executive Roundtable: Behind the Scenes of Serving on a Board.


Women Have Been Disappearing From Science for As Long As They’ve Been Allowed to Study Science - Slate

It is all too easy even for women who have made meaningful contributions to science to be sidelined. It’s been happening for a very long time. Brooks’ stymied career and forgotten legacy serves as a good example.

Want to stand out more at work? Attend Ellevate's Rising Leaders Roundtable: Building Your Influence in Your Company.


Autistic people have been excluded from advocacy conversations. Julia Bascom is changing that. - The 19th

'I was learning all of this really scary information about my brain and about my future,' Bascom recalled. 'But at the same time, I was connecting to people who were telling me, ‘You’re going to be OK. There are a lot of people like you out there. You have value and worth and rights. I don’t think most autistic teenagers experience that when they start learning about autism.'

Want support in your own journey? Attend Ellevate's Women Seeking Confidence Roundtable: How to Feel Worthy.


Anita Hill: To prevent sexual harassment at work, leaders should empower bystanders to help - Fortune

In the campaign to eliminate sexual harassment at work, bystander training is not a nice-to-have: It is a must-have. Training that provides employees with clear and effective strategies for intervention when they witness workplace violations reduces harassment. Empowering workers to properly challenge abusive behavior can inspire cultures of accountability and safety.

Want to put this in action yourself? Attend Ellevate's Rising Leaders Roundtable: How to Step In and Speak Up for What's Right.


10 Directors of Color Whose Movies Changed the Film Industry - Biography

Directors of color have long been underrepresented in Hollywood, affecting which movies get made and whose stories get told. Fortunately, those who find success often wield it to pave the way for other directors of color to follow in their footsteps.

Want to boost your own voice in the media? Attend Ellevate's Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Grow Your Influence As A Podcast Host (or Guest).


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