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Google needs to do more on bridging gender gap

SAN FRANCISCO: Although the percentage of women in leadership roles at Google has increased from 20.8 to 25 percent in the last four years, women still make up only 30.9 percent of its global workforce while men 69.1 percent, the tech giant has revealed. In its annual diversity report released on Thursday, Google said it has made some progress in leadership ranks by gender and ethnicity. "The data in this report shows that despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our…

Workplace harassment not just a Hollywood problem

LOS ANGELES: The Weinstein revelations have once again shone a light on Hollywood's seedy underbelly - but rampant sexual harassment in the workplace is hardly confined to the glamorous world of show business. From the cleaning industry to the corporate world, a common thread is bosses or colleagues who abuse positions of authority to coerce their victims, often safe in the knowledge their behaviour can remain hidden. Show business is particularly vulnerable because of its highly competitive nature and a traditional…