Regender is a Do Nothing, Say Nothing, No Comment Non-Profit. My daughter has a degree in economics from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford and had to sign a forced arbitration employment contract in order to get her job on Wall Street! I have tried to get non-profits like Regender to take up this awful end run around the constitution , but they really don't care; they listen and say no comment. Forced arbitration deprives women of their most basic rights and makes many employee and consumer protections unenforceable. The laws that protect us from discrimination based on age, sex, religion , disability, and unequal pay for equal work, sch as the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay act, become meaningless and unenforceable in arbitration.
No comment Regender? Banking, insurance and financial corporations are forcing their employees into silence with non-disparagement agreements, not to participate in class actions and strict gag orders in settlements. Companies fire complainers and seal damaging documents that would end up in a public court file. And corporations hire the arbitrators who are friendly to these corporations. Kathy Frazier has filed a class-action lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, accusing it of making "an end run around the civil rights laws" with a forced employee arbitration contract. Instead of changing what Ms. Frazier referred to as "entrenched discrimination" at the company, Morgan Stanley "has sought to quietly institute mandatory arbitration and a class action waiver," according to the complaint which was filed last month in the United States District Court in San Francisco.
So if my daughter is harassed by her male coworkers or finds out that she has not been payed as much as her male colleagues; shush woman and keep it zipped. Lawyers for the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes filed a motion on Friday arguing that the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by former anchor, Gretchen Carlson, should be moved from a New Jersey Court into federal court and submitted for arbitration. Mr. Ailes's lawyers said that Ms. Carlson's suit , which they called a "tar-and-feather campaign," was a breach of her contract. the contract, they said, included a confidentiality agreement stipulating that any disputes should first go into arbitration.
Please support real non-profits like Alliance for Justice and Public Citizen. Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Time Warner Cable, Citibank all use arbitration contracts. What about Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Blackrock? To the women of Regender: what if your daughter was placed in that position? Re:Gender claims that it "works to end gender inequity, and discrimination against girls and women, by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference." Yeah really?
Slacktivist advocacy nonprofit Version 2.0. NCRW was v.1.0, otherwise known as the Milli Vanilli version. I worked for NCRW for quite a number of years and slogged through the short interval during its reinvention as "Regender". Although I did not survive long for the official launch of the beta version, I managed to document the elaborate machinations and plan to some day write an e-book about what transpired. The characters who run this 501 (c)3 are business like hucksters who value and trade in deceit and the fraud continues, since Regender already spent nearly $400,000 on the consulting elite from 2014 to 2016: image makers , opinion leaders, marketeers, PR firms, accounting firms, lawyers, web design experts; all in an effort to salvage a brand that had been exposed as a fraud by another reviewer (Robins1) in September 2013. But don't bother to look at their most recent 990's, since these expenses are no where to be found. Just look at page one of their 2014 990 and you will see that Regender is in the red for about $325,000.
What is Regender? It is simply a business set up as a 501(c)3 advocacy claiming to change the world, but it solely benefits a rather small group of elites: The Starry Night Fund and The Ford Foundation which use Regender as a tax reduction scheme/tax avoidance tool, corporations (the few remaining) use it as a tax write off and as an image burnishing prop, the well connected tenured academia (who sold out long ago) use it to appear engaged, and the elite consultants who gather at the trough to charge hefty sums by the hour (or project) as well as the handful of entitled women who use Regender as their own source of income. But let's be clear. What drives this market are the "buyers". Like Morgan Stanley and Blackrock locking arms with Regender, what these virtue-consumers are doing is purchasing liberalism offsets, like an ideological version of carbon offsets that polluters buy in order to compensate for the smog they churn out. A recent study that appeared in the NYT's revealed that as women enter more job sectors wages plummet.
But the real culprit here lies with the former president, who for nearly two decades collected millions in salary while neglecting NCRW and handing it over to her hand picked underlings. She tended to hire women who were of her own image, background, and class; never mind that others were far better qualified. She should return her undeserved millions in salary and benefits - since she was running a con, not a non-profit. If anything, she was hardly ever a presence; spending much of the time lunching with the 1%ers, schmoozing and entertaining the well connected at her estate by the water in Riverdale. After the late 2013 implosion, she falsely claimed that she went on a "listening tour' which led to the re-branding of NCRW into regender. The listening tour was simply an idea of one of the PR firms she conspired with.
But the past president's worst decision was the hiring of the now VP of Operations in 2005, as she slowly took over the direction of NCRW, becoming a sort of Mini-me of the president. She was Director of Operations for the now defunct 501(c)3 Food & Hunger Hotline where she "operated" in a similar manner as she does at NCRW/Regender. The non-profit F&HH's mission was serving the hungry and the homeless of NYC, but along with her colleagues she siphoned off millions of dollars in funds and failed to file any 990's in the 1990's. Then she worked for The American Red Cross homeless services division in NYC and was instrumental in shutting down its operations- too much drag on their bottom line. She was also put in charge of giving away $100,000,000 that the American Red Cross received from public donations intended for victims of 9/11. Who knows where all those dollars went? Yet knowing all that , she was hired and kept on board despite her sordid past. NYS Attorney General Elliot Spitzer sued the Food & Hunger Hotline in 2002 for fraud ( NYCivil Supreme #403518/2002) among other things and closed it down after launching an investigation in late 2000. Who says crime does not pay? She currently gets a salary of over $120,000. After I brought this to the attention of the board my days were numbered.
Employees who voice concerns and stand up to criminals and fraudsters are tossed aside! The big joke in the NCRW office was that all these corporate circle financial and investment members as well as accounting firms like EY and PWC who donated to us failed to realize that there was nothing much to NCRW. Yes, it was never a national organization, it never had any real member centers, and it did little of any meaningful research. So much for due diligence. For example, the Regender PR gimmick "Male Allies" is simply made up of people who are in some way associated or affiliated with Regender. I will miss the yearly half a million dollar awards gala, where all concerned parties are brought together: the moral superstars, the millionaires, and of course the professionals, who organize, intone, and advise. Virtue changes hands. Good causes are promoted. Compassion is radiated, absorbed and next day back to reality.
Regender is a perfect expression of hypocrisy, since it brings together wealthy financial interests with rhetoric that sounds outrageously idealistic. Regender permits all manner of networking, posturing, and profit taking by Regender's valued employees and expert consultants, while doing nothing to change the actual power relations that are sinking women today-the ultimate win-win. The war on women continues while Regender marches on!
Review from Guidestar
Wells Fargo is a proud corporate supporter of NCRW (aka Regender) and Regender should be ashamed of itself for working with and accepting money from this company considering the tremendous damage the company has inflicted on working women in the USA when it came to the mortgage fiasco and now the now the subprime auto loan industry. The NYT's has recently run a series of articles highlighting how companies like Wells Fargo have focused on the subprime auto loan market in the US and how they are taking full advantage of the weakest people in the US; low income working women who have poor credit. Who can afford to pay usury interest rates of 39% + and penalties on top of late fees? Is that helping girls and women succeed in life?
Taking advantage of poor hardworking women (mostly minority women) who desperately need a car to get to work and charge usury interest rates companies like Wells Fargo rip off women and leave them at the mercy of the repo man as well as credit collecting services. It is modern day slavery as women are forced to pay insane interest rates on autos that are used and old as well as often non-functional. So thank you Regender for accepting funding from Wells Fargo who have done so much damage to women in the US even with the hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements with the Federal government and the States. Shame on you all that work at REGENDER. Destroying peoples lives leading to bankruptcy and loss of ones future? How does that mesh with REGENDER's mission statement?
Regender is a fraud and acts as a front organization for corporations. They removed my comments and my review on its Regender Facebook page! No more comments and no reviews anymore from August 29, 2014 on its Facebook page -just Likes and Share this or that article! They also refuse to answer any questions about their phony operation front for corporations. Call (212) 785-7335 and someone will take your name and say they will get back to you but they don't. The operator says no one is here to speak to you and it goes to voice messaging and you get no call back. They come to work after 10AM then lunch is next some meetings then as 4:30PM approaches it is time to scoot. They still do not have their current 990 financials on the Regender website and have one that is two years old!
I don't know why we need non-profits like DiversityInc, Catalyst, and Regender (NCRW) acting as fronts for corporations like Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, Time Warner, Bank of America etc. and running defense for them while these companies refuse to reveal their employee diversity makeup of their workforce. Ebay, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Pandora, Pinterest, as well as other corporations have come clean so why not corporations that fund Regender? Regender is being hypocritical and deceitful since this runs counter to their mission statement of focusing on the sources of discrimination. As other reviewers have mentioned, all Regender has to do is look at its own corporate sponsors. All publicly traded companies must file their diversity information with the EEOC.gov but are not required to make them public. So what are they hiding?
The sad reality is that the people who run this non-profit have sold out for attractive paychecks. Where is the transparency here at guidestar? Regender has not posted their latest 990 financials. Nealy all their $ come from corporations. The executives at Regender are out of touch and out of mind and have little understanding with work- family balance issues that the average woman has to deal with. Most have no children and are not married and have little experience in the for profit dog eat dog world. If corporations published their diversity numbers and hired women of color then there would be no need for a Catalyst, Diversityinc or Regender.
NCRW AKA Regender has always been a corporate front claiming that it had 120 + member centers in the U.S.A, 3,000 affiliates, and 200+ international centers. Over the years they lost most corporate funding:
Past Institutional Funders Member Centers Affiliated Organizations Corporate Circle Presidents Circle
Aetna Life & Casualty Company
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Express Foundation
Apple Computers, Inc.
Arthur Ross Foundation
Ballantine/Del Ray/Fawcett/Ivy Books
Steven H. & Alida Brill Foundation
Caritas Fund for the Tides Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Compton Foundation Inc.
Charles A. Dana Foundation
The James R. Dougherty Foundation, Jr. Foundation
The Equitable Financial Companies
First Interstate Bank of California Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Girl's Best Friend Foundation
The Global Fund for Women
William T. Grant Foundation
Mary W. Harriman Foundation
Harper Collins Publishers
Mary W. Harriman Foundation
The Hygeia Foundation
International Business Machines (IBM)
James Irvine Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lipper & Company,L.P.
Joyce Mertz -Gilmore Foundation
Metropolitan Life Foundation
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Science Foundation
New York Community Trust
Norton & Company
Partnership for Democracy
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
The Prudential Foundation
Remmer Family Foundation
Rockefeller Family Fund
Russell Sage Foundation
Samuel Rubin Foundation
Sara Lee Foundation
Scheuer Foundation, Inc.
Sears Roebuck and Company
The Sister Fund
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
Jules and Doris Stein Foundation
The L.J. Skaggs & Mary C. Skaggs Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Prudential Insurance Company
Transamerica Leasing, Inc.
United Nations Development Programme
Walter Laband Foundation
W.W. Norton & Inc.
Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor
Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church
The Xerox Foundation
As a retired woman who has worked for two of the companies in Regender's Corporate Circle I can agree with the other reviewers who have pointed out the contradictions between these corporation's actions in reality compared to Regender's mission statement.
A lawsuit filed in December, accuses Citigroup of engaging in a "continuous pattern" of discrimination since at least 2004 by targeting minorities for high-cost mortgage loans, violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act. L.A. is seeking damages from the bank for the costs of extra services and lost tax revenue in blighted neighborhoods. Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan were hit with similar lawsuits by the city of Los Angeles.
Prudential insurance was hit by a rash of lawsuits involving discrimination. The marathon litigation stems from a dispute in the late 1990s after agents left Prudential because they said the company pressured agents not to sell insurance to minorities. A total of 359 agents were involved in the original conflict. And the battle goes on.
The Wells Fargo settlement ($175M) with the nation’s largest home mortgage lender is rooted in a lawsuit filed four years ago by Baltimore over fair-lending violations. It culminated in what federal officials called “systemic discrimination” spanning 36 states and involving more than 34,000 minority customers over five years.
Prudential Insurance Co. has historically been battered by forces from the outside — specifically, lawsuits alleging fraudulent sales practices such as "churning." The company has been torn from the inside by current and former employees in Minnesota who have stepped forward with individual lawsuits alleging not only rampant race, gender, and age discrimination, but also wild violations in the company's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, a system that resulted from the company's 1996 $2 billion class action settlement. Being a woman and working for Prudential can be a painful and arduous experience. For some women working for Prudential is a Horror.
Corporations violate and harm women every day of the year. They get fined or are sued and just pay up and move on without admitting and wrong doing. It is nice to know that there are non-profits like Regender (NCRW) that take money from these corporations so that these corporations can buy Good Will and appear to be interested in ending discrimination against women and girls. What a laugh. How these women who work at Regender (NCRW) sleep at night is a mystery to me. These types of people will take money from almost anyone or any institution no matter what.
Chubb is a corporate circle member of Regender yet in 2006 Federal Insurance Co.a unit of Chubb defended Donald Sterling's 2006 housing discrimination suit. How does that jive with Regender's goal of ending discrimination and working towards a fair playing field? If you don't believe it here is the link http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120927/NEWS07/120929928?tags=|68|75|76|303
Why do companies sell insurance policies that protect against owners who are sued for racial discrimination? Minorities were blocked from renting and they were treated to substandard inhumane conditions. Elderly black women were forced to live without running water and in rat and vermin infested apartments! Young innocent African-American girls were deprived of their rights and humanity.
A Chubb Corp. unit had the duty to defend a landlord in a discrimination case under its excess policy because it had the only policy that explicitly provided coverage for discrimination, a California appellate court has ruled.
The decision Monday in Federal Insurance Co. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. and Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. by the state appellate court in Los Angeles related to a lawsuit filed in 2006 by the U.S. Justice Department against landlord Donald T. Sterling and other parties charging housing discrimination on the base of race, national origin and family status.
The complaint charged that the defendants refused to rent to non-Korean prospective tenants, misrepresented the availability of apartment units to non-Korean prospective tenants, and provided “inferior treatment” to non-Korean tenants in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, according to the DOJ.
The lawsuit also charged the defendants had refused to rent to African-Americans and misrepresented the availability of apartment units to African-American prospective tenants in Beverly Hills.
The Sterling defendant's primary insurers — Schaumburg, Ill.-based Steadfast Insurance Co., a unit of Zurich North America, and Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp., a unit of Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group — insured against claims for wrongful eviction, wrongful entry and invasion of the “right of privacy occupancy,” according to the ruling.
Federal, the excess and umbrella insurer, insured against those claims and also specifically insured against claims for discrimination, said the ruling.
Regender's Corporate circle member Time Warner does not seem to mirror Regender's Mission statement:
Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
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Ten ways that Sports Illustrated disrespects Women: 10. Sports Illustrated disrespects women through sex-discriminatory coverage of women's sports. (Fewer than 10 percent of Sports Illustrated pages are devoted to women's athletic achievements.) SI is owned by TimeWarner.
9. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by displaying demeaning stereotypes of female sexuality. The swimsuit issue features women models posed not as athletes of strength, skill, and endurance but as playthings--in costumes no one could possibly swim in competitively.
8. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue disrespects women by showing women's primary value to be their value as sex objects.
7. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by photographing their bodies as if they are merely body parts--breasts, buttocks, and crotches.
6. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by encouraging boys and young men to view women as sex toys and by turning voyeurism into a sport.
5. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue disrespects women by imitating an idea of women that originates in pornography. Mimicking magazines like Playboy and Penthouse, Sports Illustrated spreads out women's bodies on the page for male "readers" to ogle at.
4. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by numbing men to women's humanity.
3. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by exhibiting women to men as the "other"--as if women were a different species from the "real" athletes who are men.
2. Sports Illustrated disrespects women by sending a message to girls and young women that no matter how much they excel in athletics, all that matters is how they look to men.
1. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue disrespects women by directly contradicting Time-Warner's corporate hype, which claims the magazine stands for serious sports journalism and respects the ability and dignity of women and girls in athletics. If that were true, where is the magazine with all the scantily clad men wearing nothing but Speedos?
And lets not forget GoldmanSach's 16% ownership of Backpage.com. THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com. This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution. And what about that Bloomberg class-action lawsuit, which was filed in 2007 on behalf of 65 employees who argued that the business had engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leave. Mr. Bloomberg was also sued in 1997 by a sales executive who claimed that after she became pregnant, he urged her to have an abortion, telling her, “Kill it!” Mr. Bloomberg adamantly denied any wrongdoing and settled the case out of court for an undisclosed amount. GoldmanSachs and Bloomberg are proud members of Regender's Corporate Circle.
Changing the name of the National Council of Research on Women (NCRW) to Regender was a big mistake. Call it rebranding, a marketing gimmick but I think it was a terrible mistake. Even if it is true that NCRW did not have a true national network in many states in the U.S., they should have kept the name and worked on building a nationally based member center infrastructure instead of copping out and just changing their look and logo. This non-profit should really start from scratch and get a professional dedicated team together in order to bring back NCRW to its rightful core values.
NCRW needs to hire Hispanic and African Americans and focus on the most disadvantaged population of women in the United States- minority women who are in a crisis situation in relation to areas of discrimination, equal pay, violence against women, poverty, child abuse, upward mobility, education... Google just released their diversity numbers and just 1% of its tech staff is black and just 2% is Hispanic. I agree with another reviewer who demanded that Regender's Corporate Circle should release their job diversity figures. How many women of color are working at BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg? How many women period? Lets have some transparency and honesty here. Regender should insist that all its corporate members on the board or Presidents and Corporate circle come clean and release their job diversity breakdowns. One former female board member and owner of Aptmetrics has only white men as the top executives and hardly any women of color working at the company-not an example of diversity at the work place.
A recent study by HRxAnalysts, a Bodega Bay, Calif.-based analyst firm covering the HR industry entitled- What HR Thinks and Feels: The 2011 HRxAnalysts Psychographic Survey of HR Professionals reveals that women now account for 71 percent of all HR professionals. They found that the typical HR professional is a 47 year old white woman. The root causes of workplace discrimination is that white men dominate the executive positions in companies but it a sad reality that these white women to a large degree contribute to the problem since they go along with these white men who do not hire women of color and hire people that they identify with- their own kind.
Review from Guidestar
The number of women who experience sexual assault on campus is about one in four. After months of advocating for changes in the way the administration handles cases of sexual assault, 23 Columbia and Barnard students have filed a federal complaint that alleges violations of Title IX, Title II and the Clery Act by the university. Lee Bollinger is Columbia University's 19th President and member of Regender's President's Circle.
Regender's mission statement is: Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. So maybe Regender should ask where has Lee Bollinger been for the last few years? The University allows accused perpetrators of sexual assault to remain on campus, has too-lenient sanctions for perpetrators, discourages victims from reporting assault and denies accommodations to students with mental health disabilities (which they say result from their attacks). The students also claim that LGBTQ students are discriminated against in advising, counseling and Greek Life.
Review from Guidestar
Is Regender really a front for the financial corporations that support this non-profit? Its support comes from corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Bank of America, RBS, Blackrock, Citi, Wells Fargo... Now that they opened up their membership to the public and it is free and they have no member centers paying dues what do they stand for? Google just released its employee data voluntarily and the figures show that only 29.7% of its labor force is made up of women. Only 1.9% of Google's workforce is black! 2.8% are Hispanic!
WHY DOESN'T REGENDER ASK ITS CORPORATE CIRCLE TO VOLUNTARILY RELEASE THEIR EMPLOYEE DATA SO WE CAN REALLY SEE HOW MANY WOMEN THEY EMPLOYEE AND IN WHAT POSITIONS!!! We all know that when it comes to the financial and banking sectors these companies are down right awful with few women as executives and top mangers. Come on REGENDER ask your corporate circle to reveal its women workforce data.
The so called NEW mission statement makes no sense with the corporate donors supporting Regender.
Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference. Really?
Regender cites meaningless statistics like the 77 cents pay gap for "women" but that is a meaningless figure because there is no average or typical woman in America. It varies by occupation, by race, class, zip code, ethnic group, rural or urban living setting, marital situation... A black woman who is 30 years old living in NYC is not in the same boat as a urban white 30 year old woman in NYC with the same education level. The women's wage gap is closer to 45% for Hispanic women in the central and southern states.
Forget about the pay gap, now the wealth gap between minority women is extreme according to new analysis of the recent census data. The wealth gap between minority women and white women in the U.S. is the largest in the last thirty years with the median wealth gap for a minority woman is just $100 in assets while white women have $100,000 in assets. So lean in to that! I doubt the women working at Regender with their $100,000 + salaries understand or can relate to that horrific reality.
Guess what Regender the ROOT CAUSES of inequity and discrimination against girls and women can probably be found in many of the corporations in YOUR own Corporate circle. In an article on April 24, 2014 in the NYT's entitled "For Women in Tech, Pay Gap is Unusually Small" Harvard labor economist Claudia Goldin found that women were payed almost the same as men in the tech field while the worst pay gap existed in the Financial industry with women making 65.7 cents for every dollar a man made. Financial and Banking were among the worst in women's pay gap. So for the women who work at Regender for root causes all you have to do is look at yourselves in the mirror. How are you shaping a world of fairness when you are collaborating with corporations who may be part of the problem.