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    PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting Gender Equality Panel Featuring No Women
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    Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion. 

    The invite, which started circulating on social media Thursday, reads: "Please join us for a discussion with our senior male leaders...about how men and women can partner to achieve a better workplace." 

    Many have questioned PayPal's suitability to host such a discussion in the first place, considering the company has an executive board composed of 15 men and only three women. 

    Following the criticism, PayPal released a statement from its President of Unity saying that the invite was a missunderstanding, and that the panel is subtitled: "A Conversation with our Male Allies."

    But the announcement only drew more ire.

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