Janet Manuel

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Women account for 50.5 percent of the population of the United States, but across the country, that number is not reflected in boardrooms, which are only 12 percent female. In Pittsburgh that number is a little higher, hovering now at 17.5 percent. Despite the evidence that diverse boards make for stronger companies, corporate culture has been slow to change

Jake Savitz / 90.5 WESA

In an effort to have a more diverse workforce, the City of Pittsburgh is increasing its recruitment for people with physical and development disabilities. 

Kathleen Davis / 90.5 WESA

Hundreds of Pittsburgh’s city employees will be eligible to take paid "safe" leave starting July 3.

Under an executive order announced by Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday, the policy aims to accommodate workers who face intimate partner violence and need to find safe housing, file Protection from Abuse orders and obtain necessary care.

 

The directive notes that many must take time off work to meet these needs.

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From elected officials to interns, City of Pittsburgh employees would be required to undergo yearly anti-harassment training under legislation proposed Tuesday by three City Council members.