Popular online bulletin board Pinterest would have to pay Rs 1,65,54,83,625 (over Rs 165 crore) to its former Chief Operating Officer (COO) Francoise Brougher in a lawsuit agreement for gender discrimination.
Brougher filed a lawsuit against Pinterest for allegedly paying her less than male colleagues and keeping her away from decision-making. The photo-sharing company, which is known for having a heavy female user base, claimed the action was part of a broader effort to ?improve its culture.
As per the regulatory filing, Brougher won the lawsuit against the company on Monday.
According to reports, Pinterest would be investing another Rs 18, 38, 96, 625 (over Rs 18 crores) to increase the presence of women, members from LGBTQIA and other under-represented groups in the IT industry.
Pinterest would continue to make its workplace more inclusive and improve its working culture, read a joint statement by Pinterest and Brougher.
In August while filing the lawsuit against Pinterest, Brougher said, Most of the Pinterest’s users are women, still the companies steering is in the hands of men, who take little input from female executives when it comes to decision making. Women were the first to embrace Pinterest, they make more than 60% of its platform and we should be proud of it.
After winning the lawsuit, Brougher took to Twitter and said, I will continue to advocate for workplace equity, including more women in the C-Suite.
According to the websites online bulletin, more than 440 million people (44 crore) around the globe use Pinterest each month and it enables users to decorate their boards with pictures showcasing their interests.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”