The plaintiff in a sex discrimination suit filed against J.P. Morgan in April has launched a Web site to help other women find information about discrimination in the brokerage business.
Former investment banking associate Amy Segal launched www.womenonwall.com in May. It includes articles published on sex discrimination cases against firms like ING, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney; information on mandatory arbitration, court decisions (including some transcripts of testimony), a discussion board, links to other resources and a list of press contacts for female brokers and other employees who are interested in telling reporters about their discrimination experiences.
“I started the Web site as a result of my own gender discrimination case against J.P. Morgan in an effort to provide information and networking resources for other women experiencing discrimination and/or mandatory arbitration on Wall Street and to encourage others to come forward,” Segal says. “It was triggered by the fact that when this happened to me, I didn’t have a specific resource to turn to, nor a way to get in touch with other women for advice.”
The womenonwall.com site also provides a link to information about Deutsche Bank’s upcoming Seventh Annual Women on Wall Street Conference, scheduled Oct. 29, 2001, at the Grand Hyatt in New York(www.db.com/wows/).
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