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The passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, more than 40 years ago, banned employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. However, court decisions have weakened some of the federal law’s provisions over the years.

“Women of color and immigrants are at particular risk because they're disproportionately likely to work in jobs and industries where accommodations during pregnancy are not typically provided,” says Katherine Eyster of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

In alignment with the robust conversations around stakeholder capitalism, companies such as Microsoft, Patagonia, Unilever, Salesforce and MasterCard have started to get involved. We’ve seen that diverse teams increase innovation, leading to better business performance, and this is just one way companies have embraced this idea and are putting the value of workplace diversity into action. By striving to create more equitable workplaces, companies increase the likelihood of women staying in the workforce and continuing to advance in their careers.

In addition to recent corporate efforts to increase voter turnout, it’s heartening to see many corporates continue to take public stances that are good for  their employees and their bottom lines.
Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. Ensure everyone's voice is heard by making sure you're registered to vote and then remind your friends and family too. 🗳️ 🇺🇸 
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Mastercard is doubling an earlier pledge, now committing $500 million to bring a billion people and 50 million small businesses into the digital economy by 2025.
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Changing the Investment Algorithm to Advance Racial Justice
ImpactAlpha notes that identifying the ways finance drives racial injustice is essential for investors looking to do the opposite: Use their portfolio to root out racism.
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The Root 100
The Root’s annual list of the most influential African Americans honors the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and the changemakers whose work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation.
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New Data on Black, Latinx and Woman Founders
Y Combinator released three new lists on Black-, Latinx– and women-founded portfolio companies as a part of its startup directory. This is part of an effort to allow investors to seek out and invest in these companies as well as further diversify both Y Combinator and the industries’ innovator pipeline.
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Being Fearless with Suzanne Clark and Jean Case
Register to join Suzanne Clark, President of the US Chamber of Commerce and Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, on September 28 at 3pm for a conversation about how to be fearless in your life and career and why taking risks is what ultimately leads to achieving your greatest successes.
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Honoring a Changemaker
Today, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the US Capitol, an honor granted since 1852 to America’s “most distinguished citizens.” Only 32 people, including 12 presidents, have been mourned this way — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first woman to receive this honor.
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