On International Women’s Day, Wall Street’s iconic charging bull might have
met its match.
In a campaign to increase workplace diversity, one firm recently placed a
bronze statue titled, "Fearless Girl" in front of the bull, staring the animal down.
Placing the diminutive, grade-school-aged girl in front of the massive bull
on the eve of International Women's Day was a way of calling attention to
the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards and the pay gap of women
working in financial services, a spokeswoman for State Street Global
"A lot of people talk about gender diversity, but we really felt we had to
take it to a broader level," said Anne McNally, whose firm is an investment
management subsidiary o
f State Street Corp.
State Street Global Advisors’ chief executive Ron O’Hanley said in a
Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase
gender diversity on their boards, and have issued clear guidance to help
them begin to take action.
Though we’ll have to wait and see whether it produces the desired effect on
organizations, female PR and marketing pros can take motivation from the
deed and get started on breaking through the glass ceiling themselves.
[RELATED: Bring PR enlightenment to your team and become a hero.]
You can start with an opening in a tech organization: Dropbox is looking
internal communications lead
in its San Francisco headquarters.
Sharpen your storytelling skills if you want to apply: The position is
responsible for executing how Dropbox “tells [its] key stories internally.”
The organization is looking for an effort that will inspire and engage
employees both in the United States and worldwide.
Candidates should have at least six years of experience in PR (with at
least two years experience in internal communications), excellent writing
skills and experience developing an organization’s brand, including
implementing its messaging strategy.
Candidates should also be comfortable working directly with senior
executives, as this position requires the person to work alongside the
organization’s head of internal communications.
Not the job for you?
See what else is in this week’s professional pickings:
Corporate communications writer—American College of Physicians(Pennsylvania)
PR associate—500 Startups (California)
Social media manager—Influenster (New York)
Marketing coordinator—Nestlé Nespresso (Canada)
Marketing specialist—Omaha Steaks (Nebraska)
Editor—Lerner Publishing Group (Minnesota)
Consumer brand marketing manager—The New York Times (New York)
Digital and social media manager—Western Digital (United Kingdom)
Marketing and PR assistant—CMX Austin (Texas)
Social media intern—Shinola (Michigan)
Marketing specialist—Dolby Laboratories (China)
PR senior associate, corporate communications —Ciena (Maryland)
Associate product marketing manager—Google (California)
Account executive—Ketchum (Illinois)
Marketing and PR assistant—MarketStorm Global (Florida)
PR and social media specialist—Bass Pro Shops-Wonders of WildlifeMuseum (Missouri)
Entry-level PR associate—Caster Communications (Rhode Island)
Marketing assistant—MAC Management Group (South Carolina)
Communications intern—eBay (United Kingdom)
PR account director—TorchLight Hire (Washington, D.C.)
Marketing and PR assistant—Red Crown (Maryland)
Junior marketing associate—Standard Marketing Events (Washington)
VP, public affairs and communications—The Coca-Cola Company (Canada)
PR communications associate—Peak Enterprises (Georgia)
Senior social media specialist—Sallie Mae (Delaware)
Editor—Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (Iowa)
Marketing specialist—Insight (Arizona)
Community marketing manager—Dick’s Sporting Goods (California)
Account executive—Scoppechio (Kentucky)
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