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The robot revolution is here, and it’s taken over the manager’s desk — or, at the very least, begun to share the chair.

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) tools have begun to edge their way into the day-to-day conventions of work and leadership. In 2019, the Oracle and Future Workplace AI@Work Global Study reported that nearly 50 percent of respondents said that they currently used some form of AI at work — a notable leap from the year before, when only 32 percent said the same. …


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After the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, many people across the world reacted in shock at the news and photographs documenting the brutality suffered by the Jewish people in concentration camps across Europe. As Jewish support groups and organizations cropped up in its aftermath, many seemed convinced that the world had learned an important lesson, and the ethnic-based violence and bigotry that caused the Holocaust would steadily decrease.

Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.

Across the globe, antisemitic attacks on the Jewish community continue to inflict major human rights violations. The Associated Press reported…


Recognizing the myth of the meritocracy is the first step toward ending the gender pay gap for women in tech.

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Silicon Valley is known for its innovation, high-skilled talent and its meritocratic ethos — that is, the focus on evaluating and rewarding employees based not on who they are, but on what they achieve. Big tech companies like Google and Uber famously promote company values that emphasize those ideas as a way of creating equality in the workplace.

When taken at face value, that all seems fair and good. However, reality captures a…


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Unicorns have been a huge trend in and out of the tech world in the last few years. While silver hair and rainbow eyelashes characterized a nostalgia-inspired beauty trend, the “unicorn” label more prominently describes disruptive startup companies valued at $1 billion or more.

Yet the age of unicorns could soon see its dusk. As bloggers voted “Baba Yaga” the next unicorn in beauty, the “zebra” emerged as a practical-yet-fantastical unicorn alternative in the tech world. …


Companies can consciously integrate, adjust and support gender-equal policies to create a safe environment for everyone…

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Amid the #MeToo movement, widespread reports of sexual assault and harassment exposed the unsafe and hostile workplaces that women regularly experience in every industry across the nation.

Research from Lean In and SurveyMonkey found that 57 percent of working women have experienced some form of harassment in the workplace, not only sidelining their security, but also their career progression.

While 71 percent of companies have reviewed their sexual harassment policies since the advent of the #MeToo movement…


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When the New York World’s Fair opened in 1964, its long-lasting influence would not only extend to the far reaches of the nation, but it would also leave a lasting impact on one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks: Lincoln Center.

Although the World’s Fair was stationed in Flushing, Queens, Lincoln Center served as the official performing arts venue during the exposition’s run. Many may be surprised to learn that the arrangement itself was the impetus for creating Lincoln Center’s New York State Theater, later renamed the David H. Koch Theater in 2008.

While Lincoln Center and the World’s…


Virtual technology can help create a more equal reality.

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Virtual reality (VR) is changing the way we view the world and each other, literally. Already, the innovation has made advancements throughout numerous industries — entertainment, business, healthcare, etc. — reimagining the way we communicate, learn and work.

Still, critics counter that its software and programming foster sexism and gender bias, evidenced by the traditional power structures that prevail in leadership positions today. However, interest has increased in using the immersive tech for social change, so it’s worth asking: Can we truly realize VR’s potential to help, and not hinder, working women?

The…


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We know that women have long suffered misrepresentation in the business world. They are scarce in corporate leadership roles and male-dominated fields like science, technology and entrepreneurship. We also know that gender diversity is good for business, resulting in greater profitability and innovation. We all know these facts, and yet the problem persists.

There are a number of ways to address this, but one that is less discussed is the idea of supporting girls and women as a part of a company’s social responsibility program. …


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In May, the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened up its much anticipated Auschwitz exhibit to the public. Titled “Auschwitz: Not long ago, Not far away,” the New York City exhibition is the most comprehensive showcase on Auschwitz that’s ever been shown in North America. It also marks the seventy-fourth anniversary of the Jewish liberation from the infamous concentration camp.

Exploring the camp’s dual identity as a historical preservation site and as a symbol of how hatred and human barbarity impact us today, the exhibit has already brought over 200,000 visitors through its doors…


AI can guard against gender bias and empower women in the workplace…

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Forbes reported last year that 80 percent of companies have already implemented some form of artificial intelligence (AI) while 30 percent plan to expand their AI investments in the next three years. It’s clear why: AI promises to reduce costs, boost efficiency and help employees achieve more productivity.

While AI offers us many advantages in the way we work, it also provides a seemingly random benefit: helping women become better negotiators.

Women have long suffered from fewer economic opportunities as men, and they continue to earn only 82 cents to a man’s dollar…

Debrah Charatan

Debrah Charatan is the President and Co-Founder of BCB Property Management. Read more at www.DebrahLeeCharatan.com

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