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Featured Updates

Equitable Workplaces: Evidence & Action. 

The evidence is clear: workplaces are critical to women’s health and well-being. One of the five dimensions of a woman’s life that is critical to her flourishing, revealed in The XX Factor, is economic empowerment. And, we know from the research in Four for Women: A Framework for Evaluating Companies’ Impact on the Women They Employ, that the four critical factors that positively impact female employees are representation, pay, health, and satisfaction. With growing evidence and need, Tara Health is taking action and investing in data, products, and new ideas…and through a new workstream: Equitable Workplaces. Read the full update here.

Tara Health featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy featured Tara Health Foundation President Dr. Ruth Shaber’s work in its January edition. “‘Ultimately, I believe that the traditional para­digm for how foundations drive social change should be turned upside down,’ Shaber says.”

In the interview, Dr. Shaber discusses the power of 100% mission alignment and the foundation’s approach to impact, ranging from grants to equity positions in startups to mission-aligned investments in public markets.

Corporate Political Giving in the Spotlight.

Watchdog group Equity Forward’s new report calls on large corporations to stop funding legislators that have supported restrictive abortion legislation in a number of U.S. states. The report calls on these companies to pull this funding and instead make comparable donations to organizations supporting access to reproductive healthcare to support their workforce.

See the report “Funding the Bans, A Look at Major Corporations Funding the Lawmakers Behind State Abortion Bans”  and Forbes article.

Equileap’s Gender Equality in the U.S. 2019 report measures companies on healthcare factors.

The nonprofit, Equileap, provides data on gender equality in the workplace on publicly traded corporations to the investor community, and launched its most recent report at an event at BlackRock’s offices in San Francisco.

Tara Health Foundation President Ruth Shaber, at the event, spoke about the foundation’s commitment to using evidence-backed standards to measure and track progress in gender equality in the workplace. Read the press coverage of Equileap’s report on CNBC.

Wharton’s Four for Women unveils framework for evaluating workplaces for women.

Tara Health is proud to have supported Four for Women, a research-backed framework evaluating companies’ impact on the women they employ. The study highlighted the critical categories for understanding and measuring how employers treat female talent, isolating four key factors of representation, pay, health and satisfaction. The study has been featured in CNN and Fast Company, among others.