Tuesday's News & Ideas - 10/10/2017

  • The hidden battle of the sexes at work
  • Church-backed cleaning firm offers living wage
  • Small senior church opens refugee welcome house
  • Assessing emotional intelligence
  • The denominator mindset for scaling social change
  • Move to Hawaii, become less racist

The hidden battle of the sexes at work
The Wall Street Journal: When it comes to equality in U.S. companies, women see a work in progress while men view it as mission accomplished.
Christianity Today: The faith-work gap for professional women

Church-backed cleaning firm to give staff London living wage and guaranteed hours
The Guardian: A church-backed commercial cleaning company which pays its staff the London living wage is aiming to win business from established firms by promoting ethical principles. Clean for Good aims to provide a fairer deal for workers in an industry known for low wages, antisocial hours and poor working conditions.

Bucking anti-refugee attitudes, small N.C. church opens ‘welcome house’
Baptist News Global: Anti-refugee hostility wasn’t the challenge a congregation faced in opening a refugee house on its Raleigh property this year. “There was a lot of skepticism because we didn’t feel like we could take this on,” says Charles Allard, part-time pastor at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church. “We are a small church. We are basically a senior church.”

Investors explain how (and why) they assess founders’ emotional intelligence
Fast Company: These are five key questions investors ask to determine whether they’re being pitched by emotionally intelligent founders. The first: How often do they consult with others?

The denominator mindset for scaling social change
Stanford Social Innovation Review: How do India’s social innovators extend their reach to many constituents? They focus on the entire problem and adapt as they confront it.

The Spark

Move to Hawaii, become less racist
It is harder to hold onto racial prejudices -- either subtle or overt -- when your social circle features people of various ethnicities. A new study, reported in Pacific Standard magazine, shows that a group of young white adults demonstrated a decline in racist beliefs and enhanced cognitive flexibility after living in the multicultural state for nine months.

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