Gender Issues in the Workplace

Gender Issues in the Workplace

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Gender Issues in the Workplace
  • How Can I Disrupt Bias Against Women?

    In this example video, learn how to interrupt everyday bias against the women in your office. Here is our suggested course of action to stop microaggressions in a firm, yet non-confrontational, manner.

  • How Women Managers Benefit the Workplace

    Men in top leadership roles outnumber women by a ratio of two to one. In order to achieve gender equality in the workplace, women need greater access to management positions. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of hiring women managers.

  • How Your Job Descriptions Might Be Excluding Women

    Tremendous progress has been made toward achieving workplace equality for women, but the work isn’t complete. One contributing factor is the way employers word job descriptions. Find out why and learn how we can start to fix this problem.

  • How Can I Empower Women Employees?

    Women make up almost half the global workforce but just 8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In order to expand opportunities for women in leadership and career development, we must understand how to empower them in our workplaces on a daily basis.

  • What is Toxic Masculinity?

    Toxic masculinity is associated with a winner-take-all mentality, emotional toughness, physical stamina, and sabotaging colleagues or coworkers to get ahead. This video will help you understand the meaning of this phrase and why it matters in the workplace.

  • Do Quotas for Women Work?

    Despite the many advancements made toward achieving gender equality around the world, women are still underrepresented in business leadership and governmental organizations. Are gender quotas a viable option for furthering equality? Let’s find out.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Say “Girl” At Work

    Referring to women as “girls,” or other child-like terms, is disrespectful and undermines their workplace engagement and productivity by denying their maturity and human dignity. Learn more about infantilizing terms and how they work as microaggressions.

  • Common Microaggressions Against Women at Work

    Women in the workplace face a number of gender-based microaggressions, including interruptions, pet names, and unpaid tasks. Understand what to look out for so you can better empower your women colleagues to do their best work.

  • What Is Misogyny?

    In the workplace, misogyny can manifest in many different ways, from gendered microaggressions to outright sexual harassment. Unfortunately, the effects of misogyny in society aren’t limited to the workplace. Learn what this term means and how to identify it in action.

  • What To Do If You Suspect You're Being Paid Less Than Your Male Counterparts

    In this example video, learn the first steps to take if you suspect you’re being paid less than your male counterparts for doing the same work. Here are our suggested phrases to broach the topic respectfully with consideration of the Equal Pay Act and the gender gap between men and women.

  • You Might Be a Feminist and Not Know It

    What do you think of the word feminist? For some people, this term can raise a strong reaction. We’re here to break down what being a feminist is means and why you might be one without really knowing it.

  • What Is The Glass Ceiling?

    The “glass ceiling” is a metaphor for an invisible boundary that women are unlikely or unable to cross in a workplace culture dominated by men. Specifically, the glass ceiling refers to women’s barriers in ascending to higher management and leadership positions, due to overt or covert bias.

  • Highlighting Gender Equity on Women’s Equality Day

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  • How Did Affirmative Action Benefit White Women?

    Learn about the history of affirmative action in the United States and discover why its main beneficiaries haven’t just been people of color. Other women have also benefited, particularly White women.

  • What is Women's History Month?

    Familiarize yourself with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day -- how they originated, how they’re celebrated, and the value of observing them at your organization each year.

  • How to Become a WBE (Women-Owned Business), and its Benefits

    Becoming certified as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) is a great way to gain access to unique opportunities and capital. It’s also a sure way to stand out from the enterprises around you.

  • What is Office Housework?

    Women were restricted to performing domestic duties for much of human history, and there are still remnants of this system in today’s workplaces. Office housework, which includes tasks like tidying up and taking notes during meetings, disproportionately falls to female employees.

  • What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like Today?

    For centuries, women have faced sexual harassment in society and at work, in a variety of forms. Based on historical context, what does sexual harassment look like today, what are its effects, and what can we do to end it and empower women at work?

  • Women in the Modern Workforce

    Understanding how women figure into the modern workforce helps companies better align their corporate and DEI strategies with expanded representation. Let’s take a closer look at how women really fit into today’s labor force.

  • Do Women Get Paid Less Than Men?

    Learn about the pay gap between men and women as well as the significant gaps between women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

  • How Can I Support the Only Woman on My Team?

    Women still face pay inequity, covert discrimination, and unconscious bias. Learn actionable steps to be more inclusive and support your women colleagues as an ally. And remember, these are great tips to follow if you have one woman teammate or a hundred.