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August 24, 2014
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August 24, 2014
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Regender is a fraud. They removed my comments and my review on their Regender Facebook page! No more comments and no reviews anymore from August 29, 2014 on their 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.

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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Force the Corporate circle of Regender to publish their diversity employee information so that all could see that they are NOT hiring minority women in any meaningful numbers and stop acting as PR for companies that talk the talk and don't walk the walk.

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No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 14, 2014
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June 14, 2014
111 people found this review helpful

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.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that regender should try to find other sources to fund their non-profit other than corporations that have proven unworthy of being part of Regender's mission. Regender needs to look no further at the root causes of discrimination against women and girls since they are part and a contributor.

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2014

June 13, 2014
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June 13, 2014
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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.
Complaint's accusations

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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Regender should look into Chubb and its part in defending Donald Sterling

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2014

June 10, 2014
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June 10, 2014
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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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Regender needs to examine its corporate circle to see if they support its mission statement. Working with Time Warner is not a way to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women and it does not shape a world that demands fairness across difference.

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None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

June 8, 2014
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June 8, 2014
87 people found this review helpful

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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start fresh with new people and bring back The National Council of Research on Women. Ditch this new branding, advertising, and marketing gimmick and get back to building a community of women across the world for the benefit of women. I think that the former CEO who left in 2013 that is now at Harvard should return the millions in compensation that she got since 1996 if in fact the allegations are true that NCRW never had member centers all across the US and it falsely claimed to be national.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
84 people found this review helpful

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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I hope Regender will ask its members to take campus rape and assault seriously and ask the college and university presidents to come out with a plan to punish those who offend.

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2014

June 5, 2014
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June 5, 2014
86 people found this review helpful

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.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Regender should collaborate with corporations that actually support women and don't just talk the talk but walk the walk. Regender should hire minority women in executive positions. Also Regender needs a forum on their website for women to air their views and become more democratic instead of the top down approach of experts vs. the public. Less expensive wasteful award ceremonies especially in these hard times.

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May 8, 2014
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Review from Guidestar
May 8, 2014
127 people found this review helpful

Is anyone reading Re:Gender’s research? $346 is the number on NCRW’s (Re:Gender) 2012 990 (year 2011) Revenue Part VIII Publications Revenue 2a. No wonder why NCRW (Re:Gender) has no impact on guidestar. During the former CEO’s nearly 17 years at the helm of NCRW (Re:gender), it never succeeded in developing a real national member center base. No member centers in Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Montana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, Florida and Connecticut. Not even in Puerto Rico.
Did these esteemed experts and highly placed figures running the show care if they really did not have much of a national organization? Most of the “member centers” were just colleges and Universities.
But the real question is if NCRW (Re:Gender) never managed to create a network of women member centers around the USA then does that not reveal the truly sorry sad state of Women’s Rights Organizations in 2014? What happened to the Women’s Movement that took off in the late 60’s? And is that the real reason NCRW suddenly dropped its name and rebranded? Or did the ex-CEO and the board feel that it was not worth bothering with member centers in the missing states? Is there any real difference in Re:Gender's mission and vision compared to it's earlier version – NCRW? Or is it just window dressing?

In the 60’s there were few non-profits representing women or women's issues, yet now there are over ten thousand non-profits with the word girl or women in their title. But has that helped the situation of women in the US or around the world, in reality? The reality is that non-profits have been co-opted or we have witnessed the Gentrification of Advocacy, Philanthropy and Non-profits. Lea Pool’s Documentary “PINK RIBBONS, INC.” showed how corporations have managed to co-opt breast cancer and breast cancer research and exploit it for their own benefit with little of the money actually going towards research - not to mention little progress.

Is the same true for NCRW (Re:Gender)? Now that it eliminated its membership centers, it is left with its “corporate circle” and “President’s circle”. What does that mean? Are corporate interests the same as women’s interests? Do corporations really want to have a national mandated maternal paid leave act passed in the US? Not likely. Do Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock and Morgan Stanley really support women’s advancement in their actual corporate offices? Read Marie Myung-Koo Lee's The Atlantic article on "What it Was Like Working at Goldman Sachs". Now that membership is free at Re:gender and there are no membership dues, is Re:gender now so dependent on its corporate overseers that its mission has changed?

The reality is that corporations give money to non-profits, and for them it is great PR and a tax reduction strategy. The employees in these corporate-funded non-profits often have cushy well-paid jobs, with security and benefits. The corporations hire "women of color" to head their HR diversity departments, thereby deflecting any criticism, and the band plays on. People are told to join the nonprofits’ membership ranks, in effect diluting advocacy and real progress by usurping the actual grass roots advocacy that leads to real legislative changes. “Just sign up and we the experts will do the work for you. We give out awards, have conferences, meetings etc. just send in your donations and leave it up to us! Sit back and enjoy the show.”

Meanwhile, women are being shut out of executive and upper management and are leaving the corporate world. Monetizing, commodification, capitalizing, gentrification of women's issues. No wonder why there has really been no progress since the early 70’s.

Is Re:Gender being truthful to its base about its "rebranding"? Transparency and accountability are crucial. Who is running the show at Re:gender? The corporate dominated Board and Corporate Circle? Consultants? I give it a one star because it has an attractive website design and feel. I guess substance is not everything these days…

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change its mission to something it can realistically achieve given the income that it has

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November 22, 2013
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November 22, 2013
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I have been involved with NCRW for many years as a participant in their programs, partner, volunteer and advisor and have been continually impressed by the quality of their work and the high standards of their team. I am particularly inspired by their new President and the energy and expertise she is bringing to the leadership of the organization. My deepest involvement has been with their leadership development program for emerging women leaders in the nonprofit sector. I have been tremendously impressed by the caliber and diversity of the young women they have attracted to this program, and I believe that the curriculum of the program is thoughtfully designed and highly effective in supporting these women in advancing their leadership.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 20, 2013
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November 20, 2013
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I volunteered my coaching and leadership development expertise to support NCRW's women's leadership fellowship program, so what I know about the organization comes from that experience and perspective. The staff are a joy to work with, providing clear and timely information about expectations and goals, while still being incredibly open and collaborative. The leadership fellows as a class were extraordinarily committed and cool. There are not enough programs offering leadership development for women in the middle stages of their careers, and this one is well executed and sorely needed. Aine is a new leader for the organization, and so far I've been very impressed with her presence and guidance. Overall, can't say enough good things about the staff and their good work in the world.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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