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.
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?
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.